WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$19,198 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus:Cairo Campus
Application Deadline: March 2021
Programme Overview

Sociology is the systematic study of society with special attention to social interaction and the social making of humans. It investigates the forces that hold society together and that threaten to pull it apart through the analysis of interaction at every level from micro-group interaction to competition of nation-states. Having as its goal a holistic understanding of human society, human beings and their lives, sociology is relevant to a wide range of other disciplines and everyday life issues. As a result, sociology has a broad scope that includes culture, family, gender, crime, religion, politics, development, population, and urbanization, among others. Besides their coursework, sociology majors are given the opportunity to carry out supervised field research as a part of their undergraduate program.

The minor in sociology introduces students to the central concepts and methods of the field. Emphasis is on the theoretical perspectives of sociology in the study of society, culture, and the individual.

In addition to the possibility of pursuing advanced graduate work in sociology or related fields, majors are trained for employment in international development agencies, government, non-governmental organizations or the private sector in social and community services or research and managerial positions.
Students need to fill out the application for declaration form. Upon review and approval of the application, students may be asked to sit for a short interview.


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

**Core Curriculum (40 credits)
**Concentration Requirements (42 credits)
– Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)
– Social Statistics (3 cr.)
– History of Social Theory (3 cr.)
– Contemporary Sociological Theory (3 cr.)
– Doing Survey Research in the Social Sciences (3 cr.)
– Critical Approaches to Development (3 cr.)
– Senior Seminar (3 cr.)

One of either
– Social Problems of the Middle East (3 cr.)
– Arab Family Structure and Dynamics (3 cr.)

One of either
– Social Movements (3 cr.)
– Social Class and Inequality (3 cr.)

Two additional 3000 level courses in sociology from among the following:
– Selected Topics in Sociology (3 cr.)
– Social Psychology (3 cr.)
– Development Agencies (3 cr.)
– Sociology of Literature (3 cr.)
– The Urban Experience (3 cr.)
– Rural Sociology (3 cr.)
– Fundamentals of Population Studies (3 cr.)
– Social Constructions of Difference: Race, Class and Gender (3 cr.)
– Participatory Action Research in Community Settings (3 cr.)
– Environmental Issues in Egypt (3 cr.)

Three additional 4000 level courses in sociology from among the following:
– Selected Topics in Sociology (3 cr.)
– Independent Study (3 cr.)
– Sociology of Work (3 cr.)
– Educational Sociology (3 cr.)
– Criminology (3 cr.)
– Religion in a Global World (3 cr.)
– Political Sociology (3 cr.)
– Gender and Power in Development (3 cr.)
– Practicum in Community Development (3 cr.)
– Selected Topics in Coptic Studies (3 cr.)
– Seminar in African Studies (3 cr.)
– Development Studies Seminar (3 cr.)

Certain courses listed with other disciplines can be substituted with the approval of the adviser and unit head to our 3000 level and 4000 level requirement.

**Collateral Requirements (24 credits)
Three of the following courses:
– Cultural Anthropology (3 cr.)
– Fieldwork Methods (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Computers and their Applications (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Mass Communication (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Political Science (3 cr.)
– Introduction to Psychology (3 cr.)

Additional Requirements
Five additional courses from any social science or humanities discipline, or relevant substitutes, to be approved by the advisor, at least three of which must be at the 300 or 400 level.

Electives (14 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 Sociology include:
– Guidance Counselor
– Human Resources (HR) Representative
– Lawyer
– Management Consultant
– Market Research Analyst
– Media Planner
– Policy Analyst
– Public Relations (PR) Specialist

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Tuition Fees for Egyptian Students: $19,198
Tuition Fees for International Students: $21,809

**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