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Undergraduate Studies

AUC seeks students who have distinguished themselves in a meaningful way and who show outstanding academic performance. The University’s rigorous undergraduate program and high-quality liberal arts education equip students with the knowledge and skills to compete in a rapidly changing world.

Explore All PROGRAMS

You have a broad range of options when pursuing your AUC degree. Explore more than 35 undergraduate majors across a variety of disciplines. You can also further enrich your studies with a minor. Choose from over 40 minors to supplement your major program.

Undergraduate Programs               Graduate Programs

Academic Experience

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Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum is the foundation of every AUC student’s education — the heart of the liberal arts experience. It includes courses in writing, language and information literacy; philosophic and scientific thinking; Arab history, literature and society; and foundational classes in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.

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Liberal Arts Education

Liberal Arts education provides students with the skills needed to meet this fast-paced and dynamic world, building well-rounded individuals ready to pursue any career and excel in it.

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Academic Community Engagement

The Academic Community Engagement (ACE) program provides support for faculty members who wish to engage students in service to local communities in ways that enhance their learning.


First-Year Program

The First-Year Program is a year-long orientation program for new undergraduate students.

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Freshman Program

The Freshman Program also fosters participation in a wide variety of extracurricular activities that allow students to extend and apply new skills and knowledge. 

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Language Exchange Partners Program

This is a people-to-people program sponsored by both the Department of English Language Instruction (ELI) and the Department of Arabic Language Instruction (ALI) as an extracurricular activity for students in their courses.

Academic Resources

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Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center guides undeclared students from the moment they join AUC until the declaration of their majors.

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Academic Integrity

The American University in Cairo (AUC) is committed to the highest standards of academic integrity and has accordingly adopted a Code of Academic Ethics.

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Center for Learning and Teaching

The mission of the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) at AUC is to create a stimulating learning environment by promoting excellence in teaching, facilitating the effective application of technology to the teaching and learning process, providing support and resources and engaging in outreach activities.


Mohamed Taymour Writing and Communication Center

The Writing and Communication Center helps graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines improve their writing skills and communication abilities.

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The AUC Libraries is an integral and active leader of the educational and academic process. It creates an environment that provides access, tools, content and services to advance learning, teaching and research, scholarship and personal enlightenment locally and globally.

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University Registrar

The University Registrar is dedicated to the principles of service, applying administrative and academic policies and procedures.

Study Abroad

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Outgoing Students

The American University in Cairo is proud to be part of a longstanding and deep commitment to international education to help students become active leaders and conscientious members of an increasingly global society.

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Incoming Students

AUC is Egypt’s global university, allowing study abroad students to build relationships with a diverse student body and gain important global perspectives.

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International Programs and Services Office

The International Programs and Services Office (IPSO) is responsible for all academically-related partnerships with which AUC engages.