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American University Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

Washington, DC

Academic Calendar System
Semester
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
Engineering
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
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
836
Part-Time Faculty
730
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
50%
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
Yes
Holdings
1,646,150
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
700
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
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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