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

Psychology is the multifaceted scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. The program at AUC emphasizes physical, cognitive, emotional, personal, and social development from conception to death. Biopsychosocial development is studied against a background of major theoretical and applied domains of psychology, concentrating on important influences of individual, group, and multicultural dynamics.

AUC’s mission is to provide undergraduate students with a solid grounding in the theory, methodology, and core content areas of contemporary psychology by involving them in experiential learning, community engagement, and scientific research. This foundation of knowledge is enriched by the incorporation of cultural diversity, local context and interdisciplinary Perspectives.

The program will prepare students wishing to continue further studies leading to a professional career in psychology.

Declaration Requirements
The psychology major at AUC is very competitive, and not everyone who meets the minimum application standards will be accepted. We accept a limited number of students interested in majoring in the field per semester based on the department's capacity. If your application is rejected, you may reapply the following semester.

Curriculum

A total of 120 credit hours is required for the bachelor’s degree in psychology:

**Core Curriculum (40 Credits)
Students must take one of the following for the science requirement:
– Introduction to Life Sciences (3 cr. + 1 cr. lab)
– Introductory Biology I (3 cr. + 1 cr. lab)

**Concentration Requirements (49 Credits)
– Introduction to Psychology (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Psychological Statistics (3 cr.)
– Research Methods for Psychology (3 cr. + 1 cr. lab)
– Social Psychology (3 cr.)
– Lifespan Development (3 cr.)
–  Cognitive Psychology (3 cr.)
– Learning and Behavioral Psychology (3 cr.)
– Psychological Testing and Assessment (3 cr.)
– Theories of Personality (3 cr.)
– Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.)
– Biopsychology (3 cr.)
– History and Systems of Psychology (3 cr.)

**Additional Requirements
– One additional 300-level psychology course- Three additional 400-level psychology courses (not including

PSYC 4001

or

PSYC 4002

**Collateral Requirements (24 Credits)
Six courses to be approved by the adviser in addition to:
– Cultural Anthropology (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)

**Electives (7 Credits)
**Community Based Learning Requirements
Students must complete at least one designated community-based learning course (in psychology or from another department). Semester abroad experience can also meet this requirement.

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.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities  for Bachelor of Arts in Psychology include:
– Clinical psychologist
– Counselling psychologist
– Educational psychologist
– Forensic psychologist
– Further education teacher
– Health psychologist
– High intensity therapist
– Occupational psychologist

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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. Mona M. Amer
Chair, Department of Psychology
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries