AUC offers majors in Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. All students choose one of the three majors when applying and confirm their choice at the end of their first year of studies.
The three majors (sciences, social sciences, humanities) are at the top of the chart in bold, followed by the various fields of study.
|Earth & Environment||Sociology||Philosophy|
Economics & Policy
Listed below are the courses necessary to fulfil the requirements per major. Please keep in mind that students must also fulfil the necessary Academic Core requirements (see Academic Standards and Procedures) in addition to electives in order to fulfil all the requirements for the degree.
Together with your tutor, you will choose 10 courses in your major with consideration to your chosen theme, subjects that interest you and your future ambitions. Your tutor will ensure that the courses you choose are coherent and will qualify you for specific Master's programmes or career paths.
The major courses you choose are also relevant to one or more of AUC's themes and are designed not only to deepen your knowledge, but also to build your understanding of the relationships between different fields of knowledge. Please note that a theme serves as the background to a major. AUC students major in sciences, social sciences or humanities.
Your package of major courses will include a concentration. This means that you will select specific fields of knowledge and 'concentrate' your studies on them, taking a certain number of courses up to an advanced level. This brings coherence to your programme and ensures that you achieve sufficient depth of knowledge in a specific subject area.
Your choice of major also influences the set of Academic Core courses that you have to complete, with different mathematics and methodology courses for the different majors.