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American University
Washington, DC
Academic Calendar System Semester
Summer Session Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin  
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
Undergraduate Majors

Accounting

American/United States Studies/Civilization

Anthropology

Applied Mathematics, General

Art History, Criticism and Conservation

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

Computer and Information Sciences, General

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

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

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

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

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UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION - continued
Most Popular Disciplines Social sciences, Business/marketing, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs Engineering
Special Programs Accelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Internships, Washington semester
Study Abroad Offered
Online Degrees Some online degree programs
CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Computer Not required
Foreign Language Not required
Math/Science Required for all students
ADVANCED PLACEMENT
International Baccalaureate Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing Available through AP examinations
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FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION
Full-Time Faculty Not reported
Part-Time Faculty Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree Not reported
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size Not reported
ACADEMIC RESOURCES
Libraries
Library Available on Campus Yes
Holdings 1,125,950
Computing
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 Offered
Tutoring Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students Not reported
Services for Physically Disabled Students Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access
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GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION
Master's Degrees Offered
Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of Science in Organizational Development, Master of Business Administration, Master of International Service, Master of Public Administration and Policy, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration
Master's Programs of Study

Accounting

American Studies

Anthropology

Applied Social Research

Applied Statistics

Art History

Arts Administration

Biopsychology

Biotechnology

Chemistry

Clinical Psychology

Cognitive Sciences

Communication--General

Comparative Literature

Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Cultural Studies

Curriculum and Instruction

Economics

Education--General

Educational Leadership and Administration

Educational Policy

English as a Second Language

Entrepreneurship

Environmental Management and Policy

Environmental Sciences

Ethics

Exercise and Sports Science

Film, Television, and Video Production

Finance and Banking

French

Game Design and Development

Gender Studies

Health Education

Health Promotion

History

Homeland Security

International Affairs

International Development

International Economics

International and Comparative Education

Journalism

Latin American Studies

Law

Legal and Justice Studies

Management Information Systems

Management Strategy and Policy

Marketing

Mass Communication

Mathematics

Media Studies

Multilingual and Multicultural Education

Music

Natural Resources

Neuroscience

Nonprofit Management

Nutrition

Organizational Management

Philosophy

Political Science

Project Management

Psychology--General

Public Administration

Public Affairs

Public Policy

Real Estate

Russian

Sociology

Spanish

Special Education

Statistics

Sustainability Management

Sustainable Development

Taxation

Western European Studies

Writing

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GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION - continued
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Philosophy, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Juridical Sciences
Doctoral Programs of Study

American Studies

Anthropology

Biopsychology

Clinical Psychology

Cognitive Sciences

Communication--General

Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Cultural Studies

Economics

Entrepreneurship

Environmental Management and Policy

Ethics

Gender Studies

History

Homeland Security

International Affairs

International Development

International Economics

Law

Legal and Justice Studies

Management Information Systems

Mass Communication

Media Studies

Natural Resources

Neuroscience

Nonprofit Management

Political Science

Psychology--General

Public Administration

Sustainable Development

Western European Studies