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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.

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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

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
American/United States Studies/Civilization 5 - -
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other 2 - -
French Studies 7 - -
German Studies 3 - -
Latin American Studies 14 8 -
Russian Studies 1 - -
Women's Studies 15 - -
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biochemistry 5 - -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 20 8 -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting - 24 -
Business Administration and Management, General 241 100 -
Finance, General - 13 -
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General - - -
Real Estate - 1 -
Taxation - 40 -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Bachelor Master Doctorate
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric 88 70 -
International and Intercultural Communication - 3 -
Journalism 70 38 -
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 3 6 -
Education Bachelor Master Doctorate
Curriculum and Instruction - 4 -
Education, General - - 1
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities - 12 -
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - - -
Elementary Education and Teaching 10 52 -
International and Comparative Education - 16 -
Secondary Education and Teaching 5 81 -
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor - 24 -
English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor Master Doctorate
Creative Writing - 12 -
General Literature 37 8 -
Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
French Language and Literature 6 - -
German Language and Literature - - -
Russian Language and Literature 1 - -
Spanish Language and Literature 9 - -
History Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General 53 17 1
Legal Professions and Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence 43 51 14
International Law and Legal Studies - 105 -
Law - - 476
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 1 - -
Mathematics, General 5 2 -
Statistics, General 1 4 -
Statistics, Other - - -
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 25 4 -
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution - 51 -
Natural Resources and Conservation Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Science - 4 -
Environmental Studies 13 - -
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Health and Physical Education, General 9 - -
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management - 13 -
Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Ethics - 11 -
Philosophy 33 8 -
Religion/Religious Studies 2 - -
Physical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Acoustics 7 - -
Chemistry, General 2 2 -
Physics, General 4 - -
Psychology Bachelor Master Doctorate
Clinical Psychology - - 6
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics - - 5
Experimental Psychology - 3 -
Personality Psychology - 3 -
Psychology, General 84 27 -
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Bachelor Master Doctorate
Public Administration - 88 3
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other - 20 -
Public Policy Analysis - 48 -
Security and Protective Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 30 - -
Social Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology 16 11 4
Economics, General 62 15 10
International Relations and Affairs 412 304 7
Political Science and Government, General 169 31 2
Social Sciences, General 58 - -
Sociology 20 6 2
Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 10 5 -
Arts Management - 12 -
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 37 6 -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 10 - -
Film/Cinema Studies - 25 -
Fine/Studio Arts, General 7 11 -
Graphic Design 20 - -
Intermedia/Multimedia - - -
Music History, Literature, and Theory 14 - -
Music, General 5 - -