WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$19,241 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus:Cairo campus
Application Deadline: March 2021
Programme Overview

The undergraduate program aims to present the main themes and trends in cultural and social anthropological thought and practice and thereby to nurture critical, intercultural, and reflexive perspectives as part of liberal education. In doing so, it seeks to foster an understanding of the transformation of society and culture in Egypt and the region. The program also engages with other parts of the world, such as Africa, South Asia and Latin America. Our aim is to prepare students for graduate studies and for living and working in an increasingly complex and changing world. Upon graduation, our students are well-positioned to pursue careers in teaching, research and applied anthropology, such as in international development agencies, non-governmental organizations, private sector, social service, media, and heritage preservation.

The minor in Anthropology provides students with a basic knowledge of anthropological method and theory from a cross-cultural perspective on selected aspects of the world’s cultures and societies.

To declare a major in Anthropology:
1) A student must earn a B in “Introduction to Cultural Anthropology” ANTH 2101
2) A student must have an overall GPA at the time of the declaration of C+ (2.3 GPA)
3) Successful interview by unit head at the time of declaring the major

Upper-division (300-400 level) courses are normally taken during the junior and senior years. Students must take ANTH 3102 and ANTH 3104 during the junior year. Students must take ANTH 4107 in their last full academic year. Most of the other courses are offered in alternate years and so may be taken in any order. Courses at the 500-level are also open to selected advanced undergraduates.


A total of 120 credits is required for the bachelor’s degree in Anthropology:

Concentration Requirements (42 Credits)
– Cultural Anthropology (3 cr.)
– History of Social Theory (3 cr.)
– Contemporary Anthropological Theory (3 cr.)
– Fieldwork Methods (3 cr.)
– Senior Seminar (3 cr.)

One of the Following People-and-Culture Courses
– Anthropologies of Middle East and North Africa (3 cr.)
– Anthropologies of Africa (3 cr.)
– Anthropologies of Latin America (3 cr.)
– Anthropologies of Asia (3 cr.)
– Selected People and Culture Areas (3 cr.)

Eight Additional Anthropology Courses selected below of which three must be at the 400 level
– Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)
– Arab Society (3 cr.)
– Youth Cultures (3 cr.)
– Anthropology of the Occupied: Palestine/ Israel (3 cr.)
– Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Community Development (3 cr.)
– Global Families: Kinship and Relatedness in Late Modernity (3 cr.)
– Social Movements (3 cr.)
– States, Capital and Rural Lives (3 cr.)
– The Urban Experience (3 cr.)
– Social Constructions of Difference: Race, Class and Gender (3 cr.)
– Participatory Action Research in Community Settings (3 cr.)
– Anthropology and Film (3 cr.)
– Language in Culture (3 cr.)
– Gender, Sexuality and Social Change (3 cr.)
– Environmental Issues in Egypt (3 cr.)
– Public Anthropology (3 cr.)
– Selected Topics in Anthropology (3 cr.)
– Independent Study (1-3 cr.)
– Psychological Anthropology (3 cr.)
– Anthropology of Violence (3 cr.)
– Religion in a Global World (3cr.)
– Women, Islam and the State (3 cr.)
– Practicum in Community Development (3 cr.)
– Selected Topics in Coptic Studies (3 cr.)
– Critical Approaches to Development (3 cr.)
– Seminar in African Studies (3 cr.)
– Development Studies Seminar (3 cr.)
– Culture, Economy and the Everyday (3 cr.)
– Political Anthropology (3 cr.)
– Migrants and Transnationals (3 cr.)

Collateral Requirements (21 Credits)
– Two 300 or 400 level courses in the social sciences

Core Curriculum (40 Credits)
Students with Thanawiya’Amma art or equivalent background should take BIOL 100 (Introductory Biology); those with Thanawiya ‘Amma science or equivalent must take BIOL 104 (Unity of Life).

Electives (11 – 23 Credits)

Admission Requirements

The university and the Egyptian Ministry of Education require that all students joining AUC undergraduate program complete a minimum of twelve years of primary and secondary education prior to enrollment in university courses. Applicants must provide proof, that they have completed at least twelve years of education.

All undergraduate degree-seeking admission applicants are required to submit official secondary school academic transcripts, and certificates. Applicants who have attempted post-secondary studies must also submit official academic transcripts, and/ certificates from each post-secondary school attended regardless of whether they have earned credit or seek transfer credit. All academic records not in English or Arabic must be accompanied by certified English translations.

All undergraduate degree applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting valid Academic IELTS, or International TOEFL or completed college-level English coursework.

Non-Egyptian Applicants and/or their sponsors must provide official evidence indicating that a minimum of $36,000 is available to cover the tuition, fees, travel, and living expenses for the first year of study at the University

Application Process
Application Fees for Egyptian Students: $84
Application Fees for International Students: $84

How to Apply
1- Submit the online application form. (Application is available online only). The application can be renewed from the fall to the spring semester of the same academic year only. A new application should be submitted for a new academic year.
2- Fulfill the requirements of your secondary school certificate. The most common secondary school certificates accepted by AUC are listed below. The minimum cut-off scores for each certificate may change from one semester to another according to University requirements. Having the minimum academic requirements does not grant you an offer of a place but rather ensures entry to the selection process.
– Thanawiya Amma
– German Abitur
– IGCSE/GCSE/GCE British Certificate
– International Baccalaureate
– French Baccalaureate
– American High School Diploma
– Canadian Certificates
– Other Certificates

1. Late submission of admission credentials decreases your chances of declaring science and engineering majors because places in these programs are limited.
2. Check that you have fulfilled all the University’s language requirements, as demonstrated by your TOEFL/IELTS scores.
– Results of the TOEFL/IELTS exams may be sent directly to the admissions office. AUC’s code number is 0903
– Both tests should be completed no more than two years prior to the first day of the term for which you are applying for admission
– English placement depends on your TOEFL/IELTS test scores
– Students who believe their placement in the ELI is not appropriate for their level of English proficiency are encouraged to re-take the TOEFL or IELTS. AUC does not offer “exemption” exams of any kind
– The deadline to submit improved English placement test scores is the last working day before the first day of classes each semester

3. Check that you have submitted all required documents by the set deadlines. Your application and a final admission decision will be pending the submission of all these documents. Applications submitted after the set deadlines will be considered according to space availability.
4. Provisional Admission: AUC considers the most academically qualified applicants for provisional admission if they earned excellent grades or submitted the necessary documents prior to the set deadlines.
5. Final acceptance will be given after submitting your final transcript and proof of graduation by or before the assigned deadlines.

About the Application Deadlines:
**Spring Semester (American system) which begins in January and ends in early May, has as Undergraduate Application Deadline October 1, 2020.
**Fall Semester (American system) which starts in late August and ends in late December, has as Undergraduate Application Deadline March 1, 2021.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology include:
– Clinical research coordination
– Human resources
– Inter-cultural communication
– International trade
– Lobbyist
– Market research
– Medical anthropology

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Tuition Fees for Egyptian Students: $19,241
Tuition Fees for International Students: $21,858

**Tuition Fee per year for Egyptian Students: 305,827EGP ($19,410)
**Tuition Fee per year for International Students: 347,424EGP ($22,050)
– The tuition rate is based on a flat rate of $647 for Egyptian students per credit hour and $735 for international students per credit hour.
– Tuition fees for Egyptian students may be paid in Egyptian pounds according to CIB (Commercial International Bank) exchange rate on the day of payment. Tuition fees for international students must be paid in US dollars.
– Tuition fees are collected each semester. No student with an outstanding bill (including charges for breakage or library fines) will be admitted to any examination, given any certificate or report of academic standing, or be permitted to register for a subsequent semester.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Helen Rizzo
Chair, Department of Sociology, Egyptology, and Anthropology
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries