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The Office of Admissions seeks promising, talented, and well prepared (or motivated) students who aim to make a positive difference in their societies. We look forward to reviewing your application.
The Access Academy is an intensive, year-long, pre-undergraduate program that prepares talented students for a rigorous university education. The Access Academy develops students academically, socially, and culturally for success in an international, undergraduate, residential college environment. The main focus of the Access Academy curriculum is to foster English communication skills, critical thinking, problem solving, and strategies for life-long learning. Through these holistic efforts, the Access Academy trains young women to be assertive, confident, and culturally sensitive thinkers, and compassionate citizens of a global community.
The undergraduate program offered at AUW seeks to blend the best of American liberal arts and sciences traditions into an interdisciplinary curriculum that speaks to Asia. Through our three year curriculum we seek to develop – in each student – creativity of thought and vision, critical thinking and reasoning skills, exceptional writing and speaking skills, and love of learning. We also aim to prepare student for graduate study, careers, and leadership roles at the local, national, and international levels.
The undergraduate curriculum consists of a liberal arts core curriculum, majors, and optional minors to complement and supplement the majors.
Core Curriculum of the Undergraduate Program:
The core curriculum offers the breadth in our liberal arts curriculum. The core follows a “modes of thought and reasoning” model and requires students to take courses in social analysis, ethical reasoning, literature, civilization studies, and the arts, science and mathematics, writing and rhetoric intensive seminars, and regional challenges in Asia. Typical types of courses offered include Social and Political Thought, World Literature, An Introduction to Asian Religions through Art, Human Rights, Art of the Personal Essay, Physics, Calculus, and Public Health Challenges in Asia
• Economics (B.A.)
• Environmental Sciences (B.S.)
• Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (B.A.)
• Public Health Studies (B.S.)
• Asian Studies
• Biological Sciences
• Chinese Studies
• Computer Science
• Development Studies
• Environmental Sciences
• Fine Arts
• Gender Studies
• Information and Communication Technology
• Public Health