The Undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences
UCA's School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) offers a five-year undergraduate programme that cultivates the knowledge and skills students need to integrate different approaches to solve problems and create innovations in professional life and public service.
UCA's undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences began classes in 2016. It's undergraduate programmes are located at its residential campuses in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan, and Khorog, Tajikistan. The Tekeli campus in Kazakhstan is expected to start classes in 2021/2022.
The curriculum combines a liberal arts and sciences education, where students study integrative majors and minors combining several disciplines. Undergraduate students also gain work experience through internships as part of UCA's Cooperative Education Programme.
- BSc, Computer Science
- BA, Communications and Media
Minor: Central Asia Studies
- BSc, Earth and Environmental Sciences
- BA, Economics
Minor: Development Studies
Tekeli, Kazakhstan (2021/2)
- BSc, Engineering Sciences
- BA, Business and Management
Minor: Globalisation Studies
Admission to the School is based purely on merit, and UCA guarantees financial assistance to all students offered admission. The average contribution of students, towards their tuition, room and board, a laptop computer, health insurance, and numerous facilities is only a fraction of the cost of education. This makes education and living at UCA particularly affordable for students from rural communities.
Students admitted to UCA have a demonstrated record of academic achievements. They are winners of academic competitions, presidents of student government, passionate advocates for the disadvantaged, talented artists and musicians, award-winning athletes, and enthusiastic volunteers who lend a hand in their communities. While many students joining UCA come from urban centres, more than half are from secondary cities and small villages. Based on the current intake (2017-2018) of students, 79% are from Central Asia, and 21% from neighbouring countries. About 46% of all students are women.