Central to the vision of UCA is to create an outstanding teaching institution that excels in the generation and application of knowledge. Academic programmes combine the student-centred environment of a liberal arts college with the intellectual excitement of being at the frontiers of knowledge offered by a research university.
UCA is building three residential campuses of the same stature, facility and standards, and the Naryn campus will enrol its first students in September 2016. Undergraduate specialisations in Computer Science, and Communications and Media will be offered in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic. The second campus opening in Khorog, Tajikistan in September 2017 will offer Economics as well as Earth and Environmental Sciences. The third campus, at Tekeli, Kazakhstan is anticipated in 2019 and will offer Engineering Sciences and Business and Management.
UCA will enrol its inaugural class to the School of Arts and Sciences Naryn Campus in 2016. The School advances innovations in undergraduate education: a core curriculum providing general education in the liberal arts in the first two years to expose students to modes of thought and method of inquiry in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. It includes teaching of ethics across the curriculum to support the moral reasoning students need to become responsible, compassionate, and active civic minded members of society; and features a university-wide undergraduate entrepreneurship programme. The undergraduate programme seeks to foster a research-oriented education culture by having students engage in original research projects starting in their second year.
UCA’s structured five-year undergraduate programme includes the choice of six specialisations or majors, and the choice of three minors: Globalisation Studies, Development Studies, Central Asian Studies. At UCA, you will have the opportunity to graduate with a major and minor. UCA features the lowest student to faculty ratio in the region (9 to 1) and is the first university in Central Asia to offer integrative majors and minors, which are also responsive to labour market opportunities. A heavy emphasis on science and technology is also central to the UCA undergraduate experience.
|Naryn (2016)||Khorog (2017)||Tekeli (2019)|
|BSc||Computer Science||Earth and Environmental Studies||Engineering Sciences|
|BA||Communications and Media||Economics||Business and Management|
|Minor||Central Asian Studies||Development Studies||Globalisation Studies|