Undergraduate Degrees

AU’s academically rigorous curriculum challenges you to combine intense theoretical study with meaningful, real-world learning experiences. Whatever major you choose, you will acquire a solid foundation in the liberal arts and pursue in-depth study in your chosen fields. Faculty at AU are both world-class academics and serious practitioners. Our professors teach, mentor, and invest in the success of every student. AU is a vibrant scholarly community offering first-rate opportunities for internships, research, and creative expression.

icon-college-ofCollege Of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences at American University offers you a challenging liberal arts education within a vibrant and diverse community of students from all 50 states and 150 countries.

  • African American and African Diaspora Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology*
  • Applied Mathematics*
  • Arab World Studies
  • Arabic Studies
  • Art History
  • Asia, Pacific, and Diaspora Studies
  • Audio Production
  • Audio Technology*
  • Biochemistry*
  • Biology*
  • Chemistry*
  • Computational Science*
  • Computer Science*
  • Dance
  • Data Science
  • Economics*
  • Environmental Science*
  • Environmental Studies
  • Foreign Language and Communication Media
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Promotion*
  • History
  • Jewish Studies
  • Language and Area Studies:
    • French/Europe
    • German/Europe
    • Russian/Area Studies
    • Spanish/Latin America
  • Languages:
    • Arabic
    • Chinese
    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Swahili
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Economics
  • Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Neuroscience*
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics*
  • Psychology*
  • Public Health*
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology*
  • Spanish Studies
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Theatre
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Note: Some degree programs may have an additional application or prerequisite requirements. Students should consult with their advisor upon arrival at American University.

*STEM-designated degree

icon-kogod-schoolKogod School of Business

Kogod students get hands-on experience in all facets of business through real-world projects inside and outside the classroom.

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
    • Accounting
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance
    • Information Systems & Technology
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
  • Business and Entertainment
  • Business, Language & Culture Studies*
    • Arabic
    • French
    • German
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Finance

*This degree may take longer than four years to complete. Please contact the IAP office at admissions@auaccelerator.com for additional details.

International and Global Studies@2xSchool Of International Service

American University’s School of International Service (SIS) is a top-10 school of international affairs. The SIS creates leaders who are ready to serve. Students who come to SIS know that service is not a moment, it's a mindset.

  • International Studies:
    • Environmental Sustainability and Global Health
    • Foreign Policy and National Security
    • Global and Comparative Governance
    • The Global Economy
    • Global Inequality and Development
    • Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture
    • Justice, Ethics, and Human Rights
    • Peace, Global Security, and Conflict Resolution

icon-school-of-communicationSchool of Communication

AU's School of Communication inspires leaders through excellence in teaching, research, creativity, and unique real-world opportunities.

  • Communication Studies
  • Film and Media Arts
  • Foreign Language and Communication Media
  • Journalism
  • Photography
  • Public Relations and Strategic Communication

Public Administration@2xSchool Of Public Affairs

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) empowers those who seek knowledge to conduct and apply research, to build a bridge between academic thought and policy planning, and to inspire change at every level.

  • Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG)
  • Data Sciences for Justice, Law, & Criminology
  • Data Sciences for Political Science
  • Justice and Law
  • Political Science

AMU-icon-ac-7000-undergraduateSchool of Education

Students studying in American University’s School of Education master the interdisciplinary approaches for teaching students and our future leaders.

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education

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Whatever major students choose, they acquire a solid foundation in the liberal arts and pursue in-depth study in their chosen fields.
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