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American University Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

Washington, DC

Academic Calendar System
Summer Session
Not reported
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Computational Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • General Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • International Public Health/International Health
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Technology
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Health, General
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Business/marketing, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction

Full-Time Faculty
Part-Time Faculty
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Sophomore Standing
Not reported

Academic Resources

Library Available on Campus
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education

Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Public Administration and Policy, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Organizational Development

Master's Programs of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Arts Administration
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biopsychology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Economics
  • Ethics
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • International Economics
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Juridical Sciences

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Biopsychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Economics
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • International Economics
  • Law
  • Neuroscience
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy

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