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American University Majors

Graduation Statistics

76%

graduate within six years
  • 76% within eight years
  • 70% within four years
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3,636 Graduates
American University offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

2,029 Faculty
Full Time
  • 1,286 Instructional
  • 11 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 721 Instructional
  • 11 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Weekend Programs

This college offers weekend classes.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

ROTC - Army

Get leadership training and money for tuition.

ROTC - Air Force

Develop valuable leadership skills and earn scholarships that cover tuition, books and extra expenses.

Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Bailey from Reno, NV
  • 5
  • I've found that the edge that American University has is the range of classes offered. The classes required for each major and much more focused than other schools I've looked…

  • Aug-18-2009 Read More
  • Kendall from Ridgefield, CT
  • 5
  • The professors here at American are some of the best I've met between visiting campuses or friends at other colleges. They are very approachable, and dedicated to their fields…

  • Jan-28-2010 Read More

Programs & Majors

AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
American/United States Studies/Civilization 3 - -
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 2 - -
French Studies 5 - -
German Studies 5 - -
Latin American Studies 10 7 -
Russian Studies - - -
Women's Studies 12 - -
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biochemistry 7 - -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 29 8 -
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 2 - -
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting 17 35 -
Business Administration and Management, General 294 106 -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 2 - -
Finance, General - 36 -
Real Estate - 10 -
Taxation - 36 -
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Communication and Media Studies, Other - 3 -
International and Intercultural Communication - 3 -
Journalism 56 53 -
Mass Communication/Media Studies 103 75 -
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects - - -
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Science 6 1 -
EDUCATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Curriculum and Instruction - 31 -
Education, General - - -
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities - 17 -
Elementary Education and Teaching 17 16 -
International and Comparative Education - 23 -
Mathematics Teacher Education - - 1
Secondary Education and Teaching 14 85 -
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor - 12 -
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Creative Writing - 15 -
General Literature 24 8 -
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
French Language and Literature 4 - -
German Language and Literature - - -
Russian Language and Literature 2 - -
Spanish Language and Literature 6 - -
HISTORY Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General 53 17 2
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 75 24 2
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence - 36 3
International Law and Legal Studies - 115 -
Law - - 468
Legal Professions and Studies, Other - 1 -
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 4 - -
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Applied Mathematics, General 1 - -
Financial Mathematics 7 - -
Mathematics, General 12 2 -
Statistics, General 3 1 2
Statistics, Other - - -
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 39 - -
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution - 58 -
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Science 1 6 -
Environmental Studies 23 - -
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 21 - -
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management - 23 -
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Ethics - 19 -
Philosophy 31 4 -
Religion/Religious Studies 6 - -
PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Acoustics 20 - -
Chemistry, General 2 1 -
Physics, General 7 - -
PSYCHOLOGY Bachelor Master Doctorate
Clinical Psychology - - 7
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics - - 2
Experimental Psychology - 1 -
Personality Psychology - 6 -
Psychology, General 67 14 -
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Public Administration - 105 6
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other - 20 -
Public Policy Analysis, General - 66 -
SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology 19 6 8
Economics, General 76 13 7
International Relations and Affairs 421 292 7
Political Science and Government, General 186 21 -
Social Sciences, General 49 - -
Sociology 19 7 11
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 11 17 -
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 38 13 -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 9 - -
Film/Cinema/Video Studies - 34 -
Fine and Studio Arts Management - 23 -
Fine/Studio Arts, General 2 9 -
Graphic Design 15 - -
Intermedia/Multimedia - - -
Music History, Literature, and Theory 12 - -
Music, General 6 - -