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Howard University Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

Washington, DC

Academic Calendar System
Summer Session
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Drama Therapy
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Economics
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
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
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: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 41% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 36% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

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
Speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education

Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts in Public Administration, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Computer Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Music Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Art History
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • French
  • History
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Law
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Dentistry
  • Educational Psychology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • History
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Law
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Social Work

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