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American University

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Academic Programs
College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences offers numerous majors and minors in the arts, education, humanities, sciences and social sciences as well as premedical and prelaw programs. This liberal arts curriculum is designed not only to impart knowledge, but to build the intellectual skills nece...
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American University exploits its Washington, D.C., location—that facilitates a strong faculty, prestigious guest lecturers, and “a wealth of internship opportunities”—to offer “incredibly strong programs” in political science and international relations. “The poli-sci kids are all going to be president one day, and the international studies ones ar... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20016-8001

United States

Phone: 202-885-6000

Fax: 202-885-1025


Majors & Special Programs
Academic Rating: 85
Most Popular Majors: Business/Commerce, General
International Relations and Affairs
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mass Communication/Media Studies
All Majors: Accounting
American Government and Politics (United States)
American History (United States)
American/United States Studies/Civilization
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Degrees Offered: Certificate
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Combined Degree Programs: BA/MA
Other Joint Degree Programs: BS/MS, BA/MPA, BA/MS
Special Study Options: Accelerated
Distance Learning
Double Major
Honors Program
Liberal Arts Career Combo
Student Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Weekend College

Other Special Study Options:
A few three year bachelor degree programs are available. One semester, full-year and alternative....
Required Coursework: Arts/fine arts
English (including composition)
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science

Other required coursework:
Please visit: http://www.american.edu/provost.gened/inex.cfm for Information on American University's
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Online Courses
Online Courses Offered:Yes

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Faculty & Class Information
Student Faculty Ratio:12:1
Total Faculty:1382
Full-time & part-time faculty with Phds:714
Classes Taught by TAs:0%
Most Frequent Class Size:10 - 19
Most Frequent Lab & Sub-Section Size:10 - 19
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