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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.

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Programs & Majors

AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
American/United States Studies/Civilization 6 - -
Asian Studies/Civilization 6 - -
French Studies 8 - -
German Studies 1 - -
Latin American Studies 5 11 -
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 4 - -
Russian Studies 2 - -
Women's Studies 12 - -
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biochemistry 7 - -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 28 8 -
Biotechnology - 3 -
Neuroscience 2 - 6
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting 24 48 -
Business Administration and Management, General 248 67 -
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 10 - -
Finance, General 31 21 -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General - 18 -
Real Estate - 10 -
Taxation - 32 -
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Communication and Media Studies, Other - 9 -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other - 8 -
International and Intercultural Communication - 8 -
Journalism 52 26 -
Mass Communication/Media Studies 112 96 2
Political Communication - 13 -
Public Relations/Image Management 29 - -
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Recording Arts Technology/Technician 23 12 -
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Science 17 1 -
EDUCATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Bilingual and Multilingual Education - 4 -
Curriculum and Instruction - 52 -
Early Childhood Education and Teaching - 3 -
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities - 19 -
Elementary Education and Teaching 16 10 -
International and Comparative Education - 22 -
Secondary Education and Teaching 11 25 -
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 5 1 -
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor - 15 -
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Creative Writing - 14 -
General Literature 32 7 -
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General - 9 -
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Arabic Language and Literature 8 - -
Spanish Language and Literature 15 - -
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Public Health Education and Promotion 19 16 -
Public Health, General 51 - -
HISTORY Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General 34 25 5
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 57 28 2
Homeland Security - 7 -
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence - 27 1
Intellectual Property Law - 1 -
International Law and Legal Studies - 80 -
Law - - 459
Legal Professions and Studies, Other - 8 -
Legal Studies, General 30 - -
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 - - -
Mathematics, General 13 3 -
Statistics, General 4 11 -
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 85 - -
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution - 42 -
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Science 11 11 -
Environmental Studies 10 11 -
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Ethics - 18 -
Jewish/Judaic Studies 1 - -
Philosophy 14 3 -
Religion/Religious Studies 6 - -
PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Chemistry, General 4 2 -
Physics, General 12 - -
PSYCHOLOGY Bachelor Master Doctorate
Clinical Psychology - - 7
Psychology, General 60 27 -
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Public Administration - 132 6
Public Policy Analysis, General - 42 -
SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology 11 10 5
Development Economics and International Development - 6 -
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 6 - -
Economics, General 74 31 13
International Economics - 4 -
International Relations and Affairs 457 311 3
Political Science and Government, General 150 18 3
Sociology 16 8 -
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 12 9 -
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General - 29 -
Cinematography and Film/Video Production - 24 -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 14 - -
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 59 11 -
Fine/Studio Arts, General 4 9 -
Game and Interactive Media Design - 3 -
Graphic Design 10 - -
Music, General 13 - -
Musical Theatre 7 - -
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…

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  • 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…

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