American University: Majors & Ratings

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - OustandingQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Bad
ReviewMajors / RatingsTuition / LoansFaculty / SalariesCampus CrimeAdmissions

American University offers 97 majors and allows you to earn your several-month certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

Below we list majors offered at American University as well as diplomas and certificates available for each major.

Accounting and Finance Majors

Accounting
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
Financial Mathematics
· bachelor's degree
General Finance
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
Taxation
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
+ Best-Accounting-Schools.com program rating: Accounting and Finance Program Rating - Excellent
+ All Accounting and Finance colleges in District of Columbia

Art Majors

Art History, Criticism and Conservation
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
Fine and Studio Arts Management
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
General Fine and Studio Arts
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
Intermedia and Multimedia
· bachelor's degree
+ Best-Art-Colleges.com program rating: Art Program Rating - Excellent
+ All Art colleges in District of Columbia

Biology Majors

Biochemistry
· bachelor's degree
General Biology
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
· bachelor's degree
+ Biology-Colleges.com program rating: Biology Program Rating - Excellent
+ All Biology colleges in District of Columbia

Business Majors

Entrepreneurial Studies
· postbaccalaureate certificate
General Business Administration and Management
· bachelor's degree
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
International Business, Trade and Commerce
· postbaccalaureate certificate
Other Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services
· bachelor's degree
· postbaccalaureate certificate
Real Estate
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
Taxation
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
+ Best-Business-Colleges.com program rating: Business Program Rating - Oustanding
+ All Business colleges in District of Columbia

Chemistry Majors

Biochemistry
· bachelor's degree
General Chemistry
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
+ Chemistry-Schools.com program rating: Chemistry Program Rating - Excellent
+ All Chemistry colleges in District of Columbia

Communication and Journalism Majors

International and Intercultural Communication
· master's degree
Journalism
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
Mass Communication
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
Other Communication and Media Studies
· master's degree
+ Journalism-Schools.com program rating: Communication and Journalism Program Rating - Oustanding
+ All Communication and Journalism colleges in District of Columbia

Computer Science Majors

General Computer Science
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
+ Computer-Science-Schools.com program rating: Computer Science Program Rating - Excellent
+ All Computer Science colleges in District of Columbia

Criminal Justice Majors

Criminal Justice and Safety Studies
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
· doctoral degree
+ Police-Schools.com program rating: Criminal Justice Program Rating - Oustanding
+ All Criminal Justice colleges in District of Columbia

Economics Majors

General Economics
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
· doctoral degree
International Economics
· postbaccalaureate certificate
Other Economics
· postbaccalaureate certificate
+ Economics-Colleges.com program rating: Economics Program Rating - Oustanding
+ All Economics colleges in District of Columbia

Education Majors

Curriculum and Instruction
· master's degree
Elementary Education and Teaching
· bachelor's degree
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
General Education
· doctoral degree
International and Comparative Education
· master's degree
Mathematics Teacher Education
· doctoral degree
Secondary Education and Teaching
· bachelor's degree
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
· several-month certificate
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
Teaching Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
· master's degree
+ Best-Education-Schools.com program rating: Education Program Rating - Oustanding
+ All Education colleges in District of Columbia

English and Literature Majors

Creative Writing
· master's degree
General Literature
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
· several-month certificate
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
+ Literature-Schools.com program rating: English and Literature Program Rating - Excellent
+ All English and Literature colleges in District of Columbia

Ethnic and Cultural Studies Majors

Asian Studies
· several-month certificate
· postbaccalaureate certificate
European Studies
· postbaccalaureate certificate
French Studies
· bachelor's degree
German Studies
· bachelor's degree
International and Intercultural Communication
· master's degree
Latin American Studies
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
· several-month certificate
Other Cultural and Gender Studies
· bachelor's degree
Russian Studies
· bachelor's degree
United States Studies
· several-month certificate
· bachelor's degree
Women's Studies
· bachelor's degree
· postbaccalaureate certificate
+ Foreign-Language-Colleges.com program rating: Ethnic and Cultural Studies Program Rating - Excellent
+ All Ethnic and Cultural Studies colleges in District of Columbia

Film and Acting Majors

Cinematography and Film Production
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
Film and Cinema Studies
· master's degree
+ Film-Colleges.com program rating: Film and Acting Program Rating - Excellent
+ All Film and Acting colleges in District of Columbia

Foreign Languages Majors

French Language and Literature
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
German Language and Literature
· bachelor's degree
Language Interpretation and Translation
· several-month certificate
· postbaccalaureate certificate
Russian Language and Literature
· bachelor's degree
Spanish Language and Literature
· bachelor's degree
+ Foreign-Language-Colleges.com program rating: Foreign Languages Program Rating - Excellent
+ All Foreign Languages colleges in District of Columbia

General Studies Majors

General Social Sciences
· bachelor's degree
Liberal Arts and Sciences
· associate's degree
· bachelor's degree
Other Interdisciplinary Studies
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
+ All General Studies colleges in District of Columbia

Graphic Design and Animation Majors

Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects
· bachelor's degree
Graphic Design
· bachelor's degree
+ Graphic-Schools.com program rating: Graphic Design and Animation Program Rating - Excellent
+ All Graphic Design and Animation colleges in District of Columbia

History Majors

General History
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
· doctoral degree
+ History-Schools.com program rating: History Program Rating - Excellent
+ All History colleges in District of Columbia

Law Majors

American Law and Jurisprudence
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
· doctoral degree
International Law and Legal Studies
· master's degree
Law
· doctoral degree - Popular
Other Legal Professions and Studies
· master's degree
+ Law-Colleges.com program rating: Law Program Rating - Oustanding
+ All Law colleges in District of Columbia

Management Majors

Entrepreneurial Studies
· postbaccalaureate certificate
General Business Administration and Management
· bachelor's degree
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
Other Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services
· bachelor's degree
· postbaccalaureate certificate
+ Best-Management-Schools.com program rating: Management Program Rating - Oustanding
+ All Management colleges in District of Columbia

Marketing and Advertising Majors

General Marketing and Marketing Management
· postbaccalaureate certificate
Other Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services
· bachelor's degree
· postbaccalaureate certificate
+ Best-Marketing-Schools.com program rating: Marketing and Advertising Program Rating - Very Good
+ All Marketing and Advertising colleges in District of Columbia

Mathematics Majors

Applied Mathematics
· bachelor's degree
Financial Mathematics
· bachelor's degree
General Mathematics
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
General Statistics
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
· doctoral degree
Mathematics Teacher Education
· doctoral degree
Other Statistics
· bachelor's degree
+ Math-Colleges.com program rating: Mathematics Program Rating - Excellent
+ All Mathematics colleges in District of Columbia

Medical Majors

Clinical Psychology
· doctoral degree
Pre-Medical Studies
· postbaccalaureate certificate
+ Med-Colleges.com program rating: Medical Program Rating - Very Good
+ All Medical colleges in District of Columbia

Music Majors

Fine and Studio Arts Management
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
General Music
· bachelor's degree
Music History, Literature, and Theory
· bachelor's degree
+ Best-Music-Colleges.com program rating: Music Program Rating - Excellent
+ All Music colleges in District of Columbia

Natural Resources and Environment Majors

Environmental Science
· bachelor's degree
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
Environmental Studies
· bachelor's degree
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
· bachelor's degree
+ Environmental-Colleges.com program rating: Natural Resources and Environment Program Rating - Excellent
+ All Natural Resources and Environment colleges in District of Columbia

Occupational Therapy Majors

General Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
· postbaccalaureate certificate
General Health and Physical Education
· bachelor's degree
Sport and Fitness Administration
· master's degree
+ All Occupational Therapy colleges in District of Columbia

Paralegal Majors

Other Legal Professions and Studies
· master's degree
+ Law-Colleges.com program rating: Paralegal Program Rating - Oustanding
+ All Paralegal colleges in District of Columbia

Philosophy Majors

Ethics
· master's degree
Philosophy
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
+ Philosophy-Colleges.com program rating: Philosophy Program Rating - Excellent
+ All Philosophy colleges in District of Columbia

Physics Majors

Acoustics
· bachelor's degree
General Physics
· bachelor's degree
+ Physics-Schools.com program rating: Physics Program Rating - Excellent
+ All Physics colleges in District of Columbia

Political Science Majors

General Political Science and Government
· several-month certificate
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
· doctoral degree
International Relations and Affairs
· several-month certificate
· bachelor's degree - Popular
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
· doctoral degree
International and Intercultural Communication
· master's degree
Other Political Science and Government
· several-month certificate
· postbaccalaureate certificate
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
· master's degree
+ Political-Science-Schools.com program rating: Political Science Program Rating - Oustanding
+ All Political Science colleges in District of Columbia

Psychology Majors

Clinical Psychology
· doctoral degree
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
· doctoral degree
Experimental Psychology
· master's degree
General Psychology
· bachelor's degree
· master's degree
· doctoral degree
Personality Psychology
· master's degree
+ Psycolleges.com program rating: Psychology Program Rating - Excellent
+ All Psychology colleges in District of Columbia

Retailing and Wholesaling Majors

Other Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services
· bachelor's degree
· postbaccalaureate certificate
+ Best-Marketing-Schools.com program rating: Retailing and Wholesaling Program Rating - Very Good
+ All Retailing and Wholesaling colleges in District of Columbia

Social Work Majors

General Social Sciences
· bachelor's degree
Other Public Administration and Social Service Professions
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
Public Administration
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
· doctoral degree
Public Policy Analysis
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
+ Social-Work-Colleges.com program rating: Social Work Program Rating - Oustanding
+ All Social Work colleges in District of Columbia

Sociology and Anthropology Majors

Anthropology
· bachelor's degree
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
· doctoral degree
Other Social Sciences
· postbaccalaureate certificate
Sociology
· bachelor's degree
· postbaccalaureate certificate
· master's degree
· doctoral degree
+ Sociology-Schools.com program rating: Sociology and Anthropology Program Rating - Excellent
+ All Sociology and Anthropology colleges in District of Columbia

Theater and Drama Majors

General Drama and Theatre Arts
· bachelor's degree
+ Theatre-Schools.com program rating: Theater and Drama Program Rating - Very Good
+ All Theater and Drama colleges in District of Columbia

Theology and Religion Majors

Religious Studies
· bachelor's degree
+ Philosophy-Colleges.com program rating: Theology and Religion Program Rating - Excellent
+ All Theology and Religion colleges in District of Columbia

Work and Family Studies Majors

General Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
· postbaccalaureate certificate
+ All Work and Family Studies colleges in District of Columbia

Learn More About American University

ReviewMajors / RatingsTuition / LoansFaculty / SalariesCampus CrimeAdmissions

District of Columbia Colleges Offering Similar Degree Programs

Accounting and Finance
Get details on 11 accounting and finance schools and colleges in Washington. About 1,000 accounting and finance diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition cost for accounting and finance degree programs in DC - $35,500.

Art
Detailed information about 9 art schools and colleges in Washington. About 300 art diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition cost for art programs in DC is about $34,100.

Biology
Learn more about 8 biology schools and colleges in Washington. Around 1,000 biology diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition charges for biology programs in DC is about $38,400.

Business
Learn more about 12 business schools and colleges in Washington. Approximately 2,800 business diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition price for business degree programs in DC - $34,000.

Chemistry
Our directory contains 8 chemistry schools and colleges in Washington. About 200 chemistry degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition for chemistry degree programs in DC is about $35,800.

Communication and Journalism
Get details on 8 communication and journalism schools and colleges in Washington. About 1,100 communication and journalism diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for communication and journalism degree programs in DC is about $35,000.

Computer Science
Read about 12 computer science schools and colleges in Washington. Approximately 600 computer science diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition cost for computer science degree programs in DC is around $34,900.

Criminal Justice
Detailed information about 9 criminal justice schools and colleges in Washington. Approximately 400 criminal justice diplomas and certificates are awarded every year. Average tuition for criminal justice degree programs in DC - $35,400.

Economics
Our listing contains 10 economics schools and colleges in Washington. Around 600 economics diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition cost for economics programs in DC is around $40,400.

Education
Our listing contains 12 education schools and colleges in Washington. Approximately 1,200 education diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition charges for education programs in DC is about $35,800.

English and Literature
Get details on 8 english and literature schools and colleges in Washington. Approximately 500 english and literature diplomas and certificates are awarded every academic year. Average tuition for english and literature degree programs in DC is about $38,400.

Ethnic and Cultural Studies
Learn about 5 ethnic and cultural studies schools and colleges in Washington. Approximately 500 ethnic and cultural studies degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition price for ethnic and cultural studies programs in DC is about $39,900.

Film and Acting
Our directory contains 5 film and acting schools and colleges in Washington. Approximately 200 film and acting diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for film and acting programs in DC is approximately $38,600.

Foreign Languages
Learn more about 7 foreign languages schools and colleges in Washington. Around 400 foreign languages degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for foreign languages programs in DC: $36,700.

General Studies
Detailed information about 8 general studies schools and colleges in Washington. About 500 general studies degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition price for general studies programs in DC: $38,200.

Graphic Design and Animation
Read information about 4 graphic design and animation schools and colleges in Washington. About 100 graphic design and animation diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition charges for graphic design and animation programs in DC is roughly $26,100.

History
Get details on 8 history schools and colleges in Washington. Approximately 400 history degrees are awarded every year. Average tuition cost for history programs in DC - $38,900.

Law
Learn about 7 law schools and colleges in Washington. About 3,100 law diplomas and certificates are awarded each year. Average tuition for law degree programs in DC is roughly $40,400.

Management
Get details on 13 management schools and colleges in Washington. Approximately 2,800 management diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition charges for management degree programs in DC: $35,900.

Marketing and Advertising
Detailed information about 8 marketing and advertising schools and colleges in Washington. Around 400 marketing and advertising diplomas and certificates are awarded every academic year. Average tuition cost for marketing and advertising programs in DC: $35,900.

Mathematics
We list 8 mathematics schools and colleges in Washington. Approximately 300 mathematics diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition charges for mathematics programs in DC: $39,300.

Medical
Detailed information about 12 medical schools and colleges in Washington. About 1,700 medical degrees are awarded every year. Average tuition for medical degree programs in DC: $38,500.

Music
Read about 6 music schools and colleges in Washington. About 200 music degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for music programs in DC is about $35,500.

Natural Resources and Environment
Get details on 5 natural resources and environment schools and colleges in Washington. Approximately 100 natural resources and environment diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition for natural resources and environment degree programs in DC is about $41,400.

Occupational Therapy
Learn about 6 occupational therapy schools and colleges in Washington. About 400 occupational therapy diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition price for occupational therapy degree programs in DC is roughly $33,600.

Paralegal
Detailed information about 5 paralegal schools and colleges in Washington. Approximately 200 paralegal diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for paralegal degree programs in DC is approximately $40,600.

Philosophy
Learn about 7 philosophy schools and colleges in Washington. About 200 philosophy degrees are granted each year. Average tuition price for philosophy degree programs in DC is roughly $39,300.

Physics
Our listing contains 7 physics schools and colleges in Washington. Approximately 100 physics diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition for physics degree programs in DC: $40,100.

Political Science
We list 9 political science schools and colleges in Washington. Approximately 3,400 political science degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition price for political science programs in DC is about $40,700.

Psychology
Get details on 9 psychology schools and colleges in Washington. About 1,000 psychology diplomas and certificates are awarded each year. Average tuition price for psychology programs in DC is roughly $34,600.

Retailing and Wholesaling
Get details on 5 retailing and wholesaling schools and colleges in Washington. About 100 retailing and wholesaling diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition charges for retailing and wholesaling programs in DC is approximately $24,800.

Social Work
We list 10 social work schools and colleges in Washington. About 1,100 social work diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition price for social work degree programs in DC is roughly $35,800.

Sociology and Anthropology
We reviewed 8 sociology and anthropology schools and colleges in Washington. Around 400 sociology and anthropology degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition price for sociology and anthropology degree programs in DC is approximately $36,000.

Theater and Drama
Read about 8 theater and drama schools and colleges in Washington. Approximately 200 theater and drama degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition price for theater and drama degree programs in DC - $29,300.

Theology and Religion
Read about 9 theology and religion schools and colleges in Washington. About 400 theology and religion diplomas and certificates are granted each academic year. Average tuition price for theology and religion programs in DC - $34,700.

Work and Family Studies
Read information about 4 work and family studies schools and colleges in Washington. About 100 work and family studies degrees are granted every year. Average tuition charges for work and family studies programs in DC is roughly $22,300.

Quick College Search

Click to Search Colleges

search by college name, city, or state

Top Competitors










Other Nearby Colleges