The American University in Cairo was founded by Americans in 1919 with the purpose of starting an English institute within the Middle East. It has maintained English as its language of instruction and has a strong emphasis on community service. The university is based around the liberal arts and encourages students to actively engage in the world around them and to incorporate a wide range of disciplines into their studies. The curriculum is designed not only to make students more knowledgeable about modern Egypt, but to highlight world issues and encourage critical thinking in order to work towards solutions that make a difference. A wide-range of classes is offered in many different majors and minors within the American University in Cairo's schools:
School of Business: Accounting, Economics, Management
School of Humanities and Social Sciences: Arab and Islamic Civilizations, English and Comparative Literature, History, Performing and Visual Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Rhetoric and Composition, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Egyptology, Arabic
School of Global Affairs and Public Policy: Law, Public Policy and Administration, Journalism and Mass Communication
School of Sciences and Engineering: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Engineering, Construction and Architectural Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mathematics and Actuarial Science, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum and Energy Engineering, Physics
Some courses that have been approved for transfer by the University of Arizona can be found below, but is not an exhaustive list. You may search for courses in the American University in Cairo course catalog but will need to submit information in your application to determine if the courses will transfer.
1 AUC credit = 1 U of A credit