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

The Philosophy major stresses a firm grounding in both the history and the various fields of philosophy. Because of the ways in which the study of philosophy complements other disciplines, it is always good for a student to double-major in another discipline.

Students interested in language, logic and communication, for example, might double-major in Philosophy and Journalism and Mass Communication or in Computer Science. Students who are interested in religion and politics might double-major in Philosophy and Comparative Religion or in Political Science. Students interested in questions about human behavior, consciousness, or perception might double-major in Philosophy and Psychology.

Students interested in development, business ethics or corporate responsibility might double-major in Philosophy and Business Administration. Whatever a student’s interest in philosophy, courses that deepen that interest from other disciplines will significantly enhance philosophical insight.

Did you know that a BA in Philosophy provides you with:
– superior language skills
– a profound grasp of argumentative processes
– the ability to identify relevant points of view in uncharted fields and decision-making processes
– an affinity for both the natural and human sciences
– the ability to discover connections and fruitful synergies between work in different fields of research
– the capacity to plan and steer interdisciplinary research > informed leadership: leading by asking the right questions

Curriculum

A total of 120 credit hours are required for the bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Declared majors must enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours of philosophy every semester. Exception to the 6 credit per semester minimum requires written permission from the department. It is strongly recommended that students majoring in philosophy minor in another discipline and explore other areas of study offered by the university. To major in Philosophy students must have taken at least one PHIL course with not less than a C grade and be registering for the required program of the major.

Core Curriculum (40 credits)
Required Courses (9 credits)
– Truth, Lies, and Logical Reasoning (3 cr.)
– Classical Philosophy (3 cr.)
– Modern Philosophy (3 cr.)

Area Electives (9 credits)
Two of the following:
– Philosophy of Religion (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Ethics (3 cr.)
– Political Philosophy (3 cr.)
– Philosophy and Art (3 cr.)
– Metaphysics and Epistemology (3 cr.)
– Philosophy of Science and Technology (3 cr.)
– Philosophy of Language (3 cr.)
– Philosophical Logic (3 cr.)

One of the following:
– Advanced Seminar in Classical Philosophy (3 cr.)
– Advanced Seminar in Islamic Philosophy (3 cr.)
– Kant and Idealism (3 cr.)
– Advanced Seminar in Phenomenology (3 cr.)

Electives in Philosophy (18 credits)
Any six courses in philosophy excluding 1000-level courses, PHIL 220/2100 – Philosophical Thinking (core curriculum requirement) (3 cr.) (core curriculum requirement) and PHIL 299/2099 – Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.) .

General Electives (38 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

Note:
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.

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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

 
Dr Richard Fincham
Chair of the Department of Philosophy
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries