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Why American University?

Located in Washington, DC, the capital of the United States, American University (AU) is one of the top-ranked universities in the country. Our students share the desire to understand and shape tomorrow’s world, knowing that an excellent education and opportunities are the keys to success.

As a global university, AU has a long tradition of welcoming students from across the world to our campus. AU is home to more than 1,370 international students representing diverse cultures and viewpoints from 129 countries. This diversity is also reflected in our faculty, academic programs, and exchanges.

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Find your home at American University

Nestled amid the upscale neighborhoods and embassies of upper northwest Washington, AU offers a safe and welcoming community in the midst of a bustling city.

A Historic and Beautiful Campus

American University was chartered by an Act of Congress in 1893. Over the years, six sitting U.S. presidents have served on our Board of Trustees, and multiple presidents—from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama—have spoken on campus. Our beautiful and safe campus is recognized as an arboretum, and boasts everything from sculpture gardens to serene parks.

A Thriving Art Community

As an AU student, you will never lack for activities. AU has over 200 clubs, everything from language to sports to dance, and there is always something happening on campus, whether it’s an exhibit at our campus museum, an event at the Katzen Arts Center, or a show at the Greenberg Theatre.

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We Know Success

A degree from AU prepares students for success. Industry leaders like Pepsico, YouTube, World Bank, the United Nations, and the International Monetary Fund all recruit students from AU. In fact, nine out of ten AU graduates have landed jobs in their desired fields, enrolled in graduate school, or both, within six months of graduation.

A Global Network

American University has 38 alumni chapters around the world. Our alumni live in all U.S. states and territories, 160 countries, and all 6 continents.

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  1. Located in Washington, DC
  2. A top school in the nation for internships
  3. Founded in 1893
  4. 12:1 Student-faculty ratio
  5. 65+ Bachelor's academic programs
  6. Top producer of Fulbright scholars
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Accounting

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington

Offered by the Kogod School of Business, the BS in Accounting program meets the needs of students pursuing professional accounting careers in public accounting or in industrial, financial, governmental, not-for-profit, and consulting organizations. [+]

Offered by the Kogod School of Business, the BS in Accounting program meets the needs of students pursuing professional accounting careers in public accounting or in industrial, financial, governmental, not-for-profit, and consulting organizations. Requirements include university writing, mathematics, and General Education courses, the Kogod School of Business (KSB) undergraduate business core, advanced-level accounting courses, and sufficient electives to permit students to pursue a minor or other area of interest. Students successfully completing the requirements for the BS in Accounting should be well prepared to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination and for additional study required for professional licensure. Admission to the Program Freshman applicants should have demonstrated above average performance in their college preparatory courses in secondary school. Scores on the SAT or ACT should indicate that the applicant has the potential for success in a rigorous university degree program. Due to the quantitative emphasis of the business administration curriculum, it is strongly recommended that applicants take the SAT II Math test for placement purposes. In addition to university requirements for transfer admission, transfer applicants (including non-degree and degree seeking from other academic units) to KSB should have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.00 scale). All transfer students are required to take MGMT-458 and at least 18 upper-level credit hours toward their major requirements in residence. Transfer credits for 300-level and above business courses are subject to validation by the appropriate department chair and may be conditional on successful completion of a more advanced course at American University. 120 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better Completion of college writing requirement Completion of university mathematics requirement General Education Requirements A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas. At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component. No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline. Note: Foundational Area 4 should be fulfilled by ECON-100 Macroeconomics FA4 (3) and ECON-200 Microeconomics FA4 (3). Major Requirements A total of 120 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher. Students must ensure that no more than 60 of the 120 credit hour graduation requirement are taken within the Kogod School of Business. IBUS-200 and FIN-200 are considered business courses and may not count toward the non-business course requirement even if they are taken for General Education credit. At least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the BS in Accounting must be earned at American University. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 to be eligible to enroll in business courses. A total of 72-74 credit hours with grades of C or better for the major requirements. Business core courses: 38 credit hours with grades of C or better (pass/fail grades are not permitted). Advanced accounting requirements: 21 credit hours with grades of C or better (pass/fail grades are not permitted). Economics requirement: 6 credit hours in ECON-100 and ECON-200 with grades of C or better (pass/fail grades are not permitted). Math requirement: 7-9 credit hours in ITEC-320 or MATH-211 or MATH-221, and STAT-204 with grades of C or better (pass/fail grades are not permitted). (In lieu of STAT-204, students who transferred statistics from another institution, or completed STAT-202 or STAT-203 prior to enrollment in Kogod, must complete ITEC-210 with grade of C or better.) A student may count no more than three internship credits in total towards the 120 credit graduation requirement for an undergraduate business degree. Course Requirements The sequencing of courses is particularly important in the case of the BS in Accounting. For this reason, students are responsible for consulting with advisors in the KSB Office of Academic Programs as they plan their overall programs and semester class schedules. Economics (6 credit hours) ECON-100 Macroeconomics FA4 (3) (3) ECON-200 Microeconomics FA4 (3) (3) ... [-]

Business Administration

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Washington

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree (BSBA) is a four-year program designed to teach broad business functions, develop students' professional skills, expand technological literacy, and build global perspective. Kogod students tailor their degree program by specializing in a particular business discipline. Additionally, they may add a major or minor in another academic area. [+]

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree (BSBA) is a four-year program designed to teach broad business functions, develop students' professional skills, expand technological literacy, and build global perspective. Kogod students tailor their degree program by specializing in a particular business discipline. Additionally, they may add a major or minor in another academic area. Offered by the Kogod School of Business. Admission to the Program Freshman applicants should have demonstrated above average performance in their college preparatory courses in secondary school. Scores on the SAT or ACT should indicate that the applicant has the potential for success in a rigorous university degree program. Due to the quantitative emphasis of the business administration curriculum, it is strongly recommended that applicants take the SAT II Math test for placement purposes. In addition to university requirements for transfer admission, transfer applicants (including non-degree and degree seeking from other academic units) to KSB should have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.00 scale). All transfer students are required to take MGMT-458 and at least 18 upper-level credit hours toward their major requirements in residence. Transfer credits for 300-level and above business courses are subject to validation by the appropriate department chair and may be conditional on successful completion of a more advanced course at American University. 120 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better Completion of college writing requirement Completion of university mathematics requirement General Education Requirements A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas. At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component. No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline. Note: Foundational Area 4 should be fulfilled by ECON-100 Macroeconomics FA4 (3) and ECON-200 Microeconomics FA4 (3). Major Requirements A total of 120 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher. Students must ensure that no more than 66 of the 120 credit hour graduation requirement are taken within the Kogod School of Business. IBUS-200 and FIN-200 are considered business courses and may not count toward the non-business course requirement even if they are taken for General Education credit. Business core courses: 38 credit hours with grades of C or better (pass/fail grades are not permitted). Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 to be eligible to enroll in business courses. Area of specialization: a minimum of 12 credit hours with grades of C or better (pass/fail grades are not permitted). Students should declare an area of specialization before the end of their junior year. All areas of specialization must be approved in advance by the Office of Academic Programs. Students must meet the following minimum standards of performance prior to approval: minimum grade of C in ECON-100 Macroeconomics FA4 (3) and ECON-200 Microeconomics FA4 (3). minimum grade of C in MATH-211 Applied Calculus I (4) and STAT-204 Introduction to Business Statistics (4) (In lieu of STAT-204, students who transferred statistics from another institution or completed STAT-202 Basic Statistics (4) or STAT-203 Basic Statistics with Calculus (4) prior to enrollment in Kogod must complete ITEC-210 Data Analysis for Business (1) with grade of C or better). Note: With the approval of the Office of Academic Programs, BSBA students pursuing a second major may fulfill a custom specialization with courses from their non-KSB major coursework. Free electives: 24 credit hours. At least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the BSBA must be earned at American University. A student may take no more than three internship credits in total towards the 120 credit graduation requirement for an undergraduate business degree. Course Requirements Students are responsible for fulfilling university and school requirements following a prescribed sequence. The academic advisors in the Kogod School's Office of Academic Programs must be consulted for counseling and advice when preparing class schedules. However, it is the student's responsibility to consult course descriptions to identify course prerequisites and when courses are offered. Non-Business (14-15 credit hours) ECON-100 Macroeconomics FA4 (3) (3) ECON-200 Microeconomics FA4 (3) (3) MATH-211 Applied Calculus I (4) (4) or MATH-221 Calculus I (4) (4) STAT-204 Introduction to Business Statistics (4) (4) or ITEC-210 Data Analysis for Business (1) (1) and STAT-202 Basic Statistics (4) / STAT-203 Basic Statistics with Calculus (4) (Available only to students who transferred statistics from another institution or completed STAT-202 or STAT-203 prior to enrollment in Kogod) Business Core (38 credit hours) AT = analytical tool emphasis; provides a strong foundation in business analytical software C = case analysis emphasis; provides growth opportunities for students to evaluate cases O = oral communication emphasis; assists in the development of oral presentation skills T = teamwork emphasis; focuses on teamwork and the importance of interpersonal relationships and communication W = written communication emphasis; develops business writing skills, written assignments account for a significant part of the course grade ACCT-240 Principles of Financial Accounting (3) (3) ACCT-241 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3) (3) (AT) ACCT-244 Introduction to Business Law (3) (3) or MGMT-203 The Legal Environment of Business (3) (3) FIN-365 Business Finance (3) (3) (AT) IBUS-300 Fundamentals of International Business (3) (3) (C/W) ITEC-200 The Edge of Information Technology (3) (3) (AT) ITEC-355 Production/Operations Management (3) (3) (AT/C) KSB-100 Business 1.0 (3) (3) (students not taking KSB-100 in their freshman year take a 300- or 400-level business course in its place) KSB-211 Business Professionalism (2) (2) MGMT-201 Global Corporate Citizenship FA3 (3) (3) (O) MGMT-353 Management and Organizational Behavior (3) (3) (T) MGMT-458 Business Policy and Strategy (3) (3) (C/O/T/W) MKTG-300 Principles of Marketing (3) (3) (W) Specialization (12-15 credit hours) Kogod students select an area of specialization from the approved programs below or design a custom specialization with the assistance and approval of their academic advisor. Specializations are 12 credit hours, with the exception of finance, which requires 15 credit hours. Students who choose to pursue two specializations must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours (or 15 credit hours for finance) for each specialization. With the approval of the Office of Academic Programs, BSBA students pursuing a second major may fulfill a custom specialization with courses from their non-KSB major coursework. Students who choose the specialization in International Business must demonstrate proficiency in a second language at the intermediate level. For options and more information, see the Kogod School's Office of Academic Programs. Students who choose the specialization in International Business must also satisfy a global experience requirement. This can be met either through completion of an approved study abroad program, an international internship, or successful completion of a comparable American University global immersion course. Exceptions to this requirement may be granted on a case by case basis by the Department of International Business. International students are exempt from this requirement. Accounting (12 credit hours) ACCT-340 Intermediate Accounting I (3) (3) ACCT-341 Intermediate Accounting II (3) (3) ACCT-345 Cost Accounting and Strategic Cost Management (3) (3) ACCT-443 Federal Income Taxation of Individuals (3) (3) Entrepreneurship (12 credit hours) Required MGMT-382 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3) (3) MGMT-383 Entrepreneurship Business Plans: Creating and Building Ventures (3) (3) 6 credit hours from the following: MGMT-360 Nonprofit and Social Entrepreneurship (3) (3) MGMT-361 Global Entrepreneurship and Micro Enterprises (3) (3) MGMT-409 Leading High Performance Teams (3) (3) or MGMT-465 Negotiation (3) (3) MGMT-469 New Venture Startup: Operational, Financial, and Legal Strategies (3) (3) MGMT-471 Peace through Entrepreneurship and Global Business Practicum (3) (3) Finance (15 credit hours) Required FIN-468 Intermediate Corporate Finance (3) (3) FIN-469 Investment Analysis (3) (3) 6 credit hours from the following: FIN-460 Financial Modeling (3) (3) FIN-462 Private Wealth Management (3) (3) FIN-463 International Finance (3) (3) / IBUS-463 International Finance (3) FIN-464 Financial Markets and Institutions (3) (3) FIN-465 Derivative Securities (3) (3) FIN-467 Mortgage Finance (3) (3) FIN-472 Fixed Income (3) (3) FIN-573 Corporate Valuation and Financial Strategy (3) (3) FIN-574 Quantitative Methods in Finance (3) (3) FIN-575 CFA Level I Intensive Review (3) (3) FIN-576 Student-Managed Investment Fund (1-3) (1-3) (maximum 3 credit hours) 3 credit hours from the courses above or from the following: ACCT-340 Intermediate Accounting I (3) (3) ECON-301 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3) (3) ECON-322 Applied Econometrics I (4) (4) ECON-341 Public Economics (3) (3) ECON-345 Introduction to Game Theory (3) (3) ECON-346 Competition, Regulation, and Business Strategies (3) (3) FIN-466 Real Estate Principles and Transactions (3) (3) FIN-475 Real Estate Management and Development (3) (3) Information Systems and Technology (12 credit hours) Required ITEC-455 Business Process Analysis (3) (3) ITEC-470 Database and Big Data (3) (3) 6 credit hours from the following: ITEC-320 Business Analytics (3) (3) ITEC-333 Topics in Information Technology (3) (3) ITEC-334 Online Application Development (3) (3) ITEC-350 Digital Leadership and Strategy (3) (3) ITEC-454 Fundamentals of Digital and Mobile Commerce (3) (3) ITEC-460 Business Intelligence (3) (3) ITEC-466 Cyber Security Risk Management (3) (3) International Business (12 credit hours) Students who choose the specialization in International Business must demonstrate proficiency in a second language at the intermediate level. For options and more information, see the Kogod School's Office of Academic Programs. Students who choose the specialization in International Business must also satisfy a global experience requirement. This can be met either through completion of an approved study abroad program, an international internship, or successful completion of a comparable American University global immersion course. Exceptions to this requirement may be granted on a case by case basis by the Department of International Business. International students are exempt from this requirement. Global Emerging Markets IBUS-350 Global Emerging Markets (3) (3) 6 credit hours from the following: FIN-463 International Finance (3) (3) / IBUS-463 International Finance (3) IBUS-301 International Marketing (3) (3) IBUS-401 Cultural Environment of International Business (3) (3) IBUS-402 International Human Resource Management (3) (3) 3 credit hours from the following: IBUS-303 Learning from Global Enterprise Failure (3) (3) IBUS-396 Selected Topics: Non-Recurring (1-6) (1-6) (approved topics) IBUS-408 Export-Import Management (3) (3) IBUS-450 Microfinance in Global Business Development (3) (3) IBUS-471 Peace through Entrepreneurship and Global Business Practicum (3) (3) / MGMT-471 Peace through Entrepreneurship and Global Business Practicum (3) IBUS-496 Selected Topics: Non-Recurring (1-6) (1-6) (approved topics) MGMT-361 Global Entrepreneurship and Micro Enterprises (3) (3) Management (12 credit hours) Required MGMT-381 Managing Human Capital (3) (3) MGMT-409 Leading High Performance Teams (3) (3) 6 credit hours from the following: IBUS-303 Learning from Global Enterprise Failure (3) (3) IBUS-402 International Human Resource Management (3) (3) MGMT-360 Nonprofit and Social Entrepreneurship (3) (3) or MGMT-382 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3) (3) MGMT-465 Negotiation (3) (3) MGMT-484 Consulting and Project Management (3) (3) Marketing (12 credit hours) Required MKTG-301 Consumer Behavior (3) (3) MKTG-302 Marketing Research (3) (3) 6 credit hours from the following: IBUS-301 International Marketing (3) (3) MKTG-311 Internet Marketing (3) (3) MKTG-411 Advertising and Marketing Communications Management (3) (3) MKTG-412 Advertising and Promotion Campaigns (3) (3) MKTG-421 Brand Management (3) (3) MKTG-431 Direct Response Marketing (3) (3) MKTG-471 New Product Management (3) (3) MKTG-496 Selected Topics: Non-Recurring (1-6) (1-6) MKTG-541 Sports Marketing Management (3) (3) MKTG-551 Marketing for Social Change (3) (3) MKTG-561 Data Driven Marketing and Customer Management (3) (3) Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. Advanced undergraduates admitted to a combined degree program that includes a master's degree from Kogod are eligible to take graduate-level courses and may apply up to 9 graduate credit hours earned as an undergraduate toward the requirements for both degrees. See Combined Bachelor's and Kogod School of Business Master's Programs for more information. [-]

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Audio Production

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington

American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. See Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees for more information. [+]

Offered by the Department of Performing Arts, College of Arts and Sciences. Admission to the Program Formal admission to the program requires a grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and departmental approval. 120 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better Completion of college writing requirement Completion of university mathematics requirement General Education Requirements A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline Major Requirements 59 credit hours with grades of C or better Course Requirements Core (34-39 credit hours) ATEC-101 Fundamentals of Audio Technology (3) (3) ATEC-102 Audio Technology Laboratory (1) (1) ATEC-301 Digital Audio Workstations I (3) (3) ATEC-311 Sound Studio Techniques I (4) (4) ATEC-321 Sound Synthesis I (3) (3) ATEC-401 Digital Audio Workstations II (3) (3) ATEC-403 Production Mixing and Mastering (3) (3) ATEC-411 Sound-Studio Techniques II (4) (4) ATEC-421 Sound Synthesis II (3) (3) ATEC-431 Studio Management (3) (3) ATEC-441 Business of the Audio Industry (3) (3) ATEC-450 Audio Technology Capstone (1-6) (1-6) Electives (10 credit hours) Complete 10 credit hours from the following or other courses with the approval of the department: ATEC-491 Internship (1-6) (1-6) PHYS-300 Acoustics (3) (3) PHYS-310 Electronics (4) (4) Area of Specialization (15 credit hours) Complete 15 credit hours from an area of specialization, either communication or music: Communication COMM-100 Understanding Media FA4 (3) (3) COMM-105 Visual Literacy FA1 (3) (3) COMM-300 Interpersonal Communication (3) (3) COMM-330 Principles of Photography (3) (3) COMM-331 Film and Video Production I (3) (3) COMM-434 Film and Video Production II (3) (3) COMM-438 Production Practicum (1-3) (1-3) (topics) Music PERF-124 Music Theory I (3) (3) PERF-125 Music Theory II (3) (3) PERF-126 Musicianship I (3) (3) PERF-127 Musicianship II (3) (3) PERF-224 Music Theory III (3) (3) PERF-320 History of Rock Music (3) (3) PERF-321 Evolution of Jazz and Blues (3) (3) PERF-322 History of Music I: From Antiquity to 1750 (3) (3) PERF-323 History of Music II: From 1750 to the Present (3) (3) PERF-325 Counterpoint (3) (3) Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. See Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees for more information. [-]

Communication

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington

The Communication Studies program is the School of Communication’s sole cross-divisional, interdisciplinary undergraduate course of study. It is a liberal arts-oriented major that draws on the strengths of the School’s Journalism, Public Communication, and Film and Media Arts curricula. Comm Studies thus reflects the convergence that characterizes the communications disciplines. [+]

The Communication Studies program is the School of Communication’s sole cross-divisional, interdisciplinary undergraduate course of study. It is a liberal arts-oriented major that draws on the strengths of the School’s Journalism, Public Communication, and Film and Media Arts curricula. Comm Studies thus reflects the convergence that characterizes the communications disciplines. The Comm Studies program is intended for students seeking a broad-based, intellectually challenging course of study that will allow them to expand and deepen their understanding of the political, social, cultural, global, and historical dimensions of communications disciplines. Majors focus their studies in one of four areas of concentration: History of Media, International Media, Media and Government, and Media and Society. The program offers students in-depth exposure to the scholarship and intellectual trends in communication while allowing students to gain familiarity with fundamental skills that define journalism, public communication, and film and media arts. The breadth and rigor of the Comm Studies major prepare students to pursue graduate studies and research, and/or professional careers in communication. Graduates of the program have enrolled in graduate school or law school, and have landed entry-level professional positions. Admission to the Program Formal admission to the major requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale). Students should declare their major by the end of the sophomore year and no earlier than the end of the freshman year. Students who are unable to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 and declare a major in communication are not allowed to take courses in the school after they have completed 60 hours of undergraduate credit. 120 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better Completion of college writing requirement Completion of university mathematics requirement General Education Requirements A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline Major Requirements 36-40 credit hours with grades of C or better within the School of Communication including core, media ethics and legal aspects, concentration, and media studies courses. With approval of the student's advisor, up to 6 credit hours taken abroad may be applied toward the communication major requirements. Subject to the approval of an advisor, a maximum of 12 credit hours in communication transferred from another university may be substituted for required communication courses. Concentrations: History of the Media, International Media, Media and Government, or Media and Society. Related requirements taken outside the School of Communication with grades of C or better. Note: These courses are not included in the major GPA. 3 credit hours in United States history (HIST-xxx). 3 credit hours in economics (ECON-xxx). Minor or second major outside the School of Communication. Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA. Course Requirements Related Requirements Complete the following with grades of C or better: United States History 3 credit hours in United States history (HIST-xxx) Economics 3 credit hours in economics (ECON-xxx) Outside Minor or Second Major Minor or second major outside of the School of Communication Communication Requirements (36 credit hours) Core (15 credit hours) COMM-100 Understanding Media FA4 (3) (3) COMM-105 Visual Literacy FA1 (3) (3) COMM-200 Writing for Communication (3) (3) COMM-209 Communication and Society FA4 (3) (3) COMM-305 Digital Skills (3) (3) Media and Legal Ethics (3 credit hours) Complete one of the following: COMM-401 Communication Law (3) (3) COMM-409 Journalism Ethics (3) (3) COMM-533 Ethics in Strategic Communication (3) (3) Concentrations (18 credit hours) Complete one of the following concentrations: History of the Media, International Media, Media and Government, Media and Society. History of the Media Complete 18 credit hours from the following: COMM-270 How the News Media Shape History FA2 (3) (3) COMM-275 Dissident Media: Voices from the Underground FA4 (3) (3) COMM-359 Decisive Moments in Communication (3) (3) COMM-360 Myths of the Media (3) (3) COMM-391 Communication Careers Internship (2) (2) COMM-401 Communication Law (3) (3) if not used to fulfill media and ethics requirement above COMM-409 Journalism Ethics (3) (3) if not used to fulfill media and ethics requirement above COMM-411 History of Documentary (3) (3) COMM-414 History of Cross-Cultural Cinema (3) (3) COMM-416 Topics in Film and Media Arts (3) (3) with permission of the student's advisor COMM-420 Topics in Mass Media (3) (3) with permission of the student's advisor COMM-477 History of Photography (3) (3) COMM-491 Senior Professional Internship (3) (3) COMM-514 Censorship and Media (3) (3) COMM-520 History of Animation (3) (3) COMM-533 Ethics in Strategic Communication (3) (3) if not used to fulfill media and ethics requirement above COMM-558 Survey of American Cinema (3) (3) An approved elective outside of SOC International Media Complete 18 credit hours from the following: COMM-280 Contemporary Media in a Global Society FA3 (3) (3) COMM-359 Decisive Moments in Communication (3) (3) COMM-360 Myths of the Media (3) (3) COMM-391 Communication Careers Internship (2) (2) COMM-407 Media in Britain (3) (3) (London) COMM-414 History of Cross-Cultural Cinema (3) (3) COMM-416 Topics in Film and Media Arts (3) (3) with permission of the student's advisor COMM-420 Topics in Mass Media (3) (3) with permission of the student's advisor COMM-443 Foreign Policy and the Press (3) (3) COMM-445 Global Journalism: Issues and Trends in the Twenty-First Century (3) (3) COMM-449 International Strategic Communication (3) (3) COMM-489 Communication, Culture, and the Environment (3) (3) COMM-491 Senior Professional Internship (3) (3) COMM-514 Censorship and Media (3) (3) COMM-538 Contemporary Media Issues (3) (3) An approved elective outside of SOC Media and Government Complete 18 credit hours from the following: COMM-275 Dissident Media: Voices from the Underground FA4 (3) (3) COMM-327 The PR Presidency (3) (3) COMM-359 Decisive Moments in Communication (3) (3) COMM-360 Myths of the Media (3) (3) COMM-365 Digital Media and Culture (3) (3) COMM-391 Communication Careers Internship (2) (2) COMM-401 Communication Law (3) (3) if not used to fulfill media and ethics requirement above COMM-409 Journalism Ethics (3) (3) if not used to fulfill media and ethics requirement above COMM-415 Children, Youth, and Digital Culture (3) (3) COMM-416 Topics in Film and Media Arts (3) (3) with permission of the student's advisor COMM-420 Topics in Mass Media (3) (3) with permission of the student's advisor COMM-439 Political Communication (3) (3) COMM-443 Foreign Policy and the Press (3) (3) COMM-445 Global Journalism: Issues and Trends in the Twenty-First Century (3) (3) COMM-489 Communication, Culture, and the Environment (3) (3) COMM-491 Senior Professional Internship (3) (3) COMM-509 Politics and the Media (3) (3) COMM-514 Censorship and Media (3) (3) COMM-533 Ethics in Strategic Communication (3) (3) if not used to fulfill media and ethics requirement above An approved elective outside of SOC Media and Society Complete 18 credit hours from the following: COMM-275 Dissident Media: Voices from the Underground FA4 (3) (3) COMM-280 Contemporary Media in a Global Society FA3 (3) (3) COMM-359 Decisive Moments in Communication (3) (3) COMM-360 Myths of the Media (3) (3) COMM-365 Digital Media and Culture (3) (3) COMM-391 Communication Careers Internship (2) (2) COMM-401 Communication Law (3) (3) if not used to fulfill media and ethics requirement above COMM-409 Journalism Ethics (3) (3) if not used to fulfill media and ethics requirement above COMM-411 History of Documentary (3) (3) COMM-414 History of Cross-Cultural Cinema (3) (3) COMM-415 Children, Youth, and Digital Culture (3) (3) COMM-416 Topics in Film and Media Arts (3) (3) with permission of the student's advisor COMM-443 Foreign Policy and the Press (3) (3) COMM-489 Communication, Culture, and the Environment (3) (3) COMM-491 Senior Professional Internship (3) (3) COMM-503 Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism Management (3) (3) COMM-514 Censorship and Media (3) (3) COMM-533 Ethics in Strategic Communication (3) (3) if not used to fulfill media and ethics requirement above COMM-538 Contemporary Media Issues (3) (3) COMM-558 Survey of American Cinema (3) (3) An approved elective outside of SOC Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. 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Film and Media

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington

The Film and Media Arts Program BA provides undergraduate students with a professional skill set in photography, film, video, and digital media for successful careers in the media industry. Students can take advantage of Washington, DC internships at national media organizations, such as USA Today, National Geographic Television, and the Public Broadcasting System. Students are positioned on the forefront of social purpose filmmaking at nonprofits, NGOs and government agencies such as the World Wildlife Fund and Smithsonian Museum, and the National Park Service. [+]

The Film and Media Arts Program provides undergraduate students with a professional skill set in photography, film, video, and digital media for successful careers in the media industry. Students can take advantage of Washington, DC internships at national media organizations, such as USA Today, National Geographic Television, and the Public Broadcasting System. Students are positioned on the forefront of social purpose filmmaking at nonprofits, NGOs and government agencies such as the World Wildlife Fund and Smithsonian Museum, and the National Park Service. Admission to the Program Formal admission to the major requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale). Students should declare their major by the end of the sophomore year and no earlier than the end of the freshman year. Students who are unable to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 and declare a major in communication are not allowed to take courses in the school after they have completed 60 hours of undergraduate credit. 120 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better Completion of college writing requirement Completion of university mathematics requirement General Education Requirements A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline Major Requirements 39-42 credit hours with grades of C or better within the School of Communication including core, basic, professional, media studies, internship, independent study and independent reading courses. Subject to the approval of an advisor, a maximum of 12 credit hours in communication transferred from another university may be substituted for required communication courses. With approval of the student's advisor, up to 6 credit hours taken abroad may be applied toward the communication major requirements. Related course requirements taken outside the School of Communication with grades of C or better. Note: These courses are not included in the major GPA. 3 credit hours in United States history (HIST-xxx). 3 credit hours in economics (ECON-xxx) or MKTG-250. A minor or second major outside the School of Communication. Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA. Course Requirements Related Requirements Complete the following with grades of C or better: United States History 3 credit hours in United States history (HIST-xxx) Economics or Marketing 3 credit hours in economics (ECON-xxx) or MKTG-250 Fundamentals of Marketing and Business for Communications (3) (3) Outside Minor or Second Major A minor or second major outside of the School of Communication Communication Requirements (39-42 credit hours) Core (9 credit hours) COMM-100 Understanding Media FA4 (3) (3) COMM-105 Visual Literacy FA1 (3) (3) COMM-200 Writing for Communication (3) (3) Basic (9 credit hours) COMM-250 Digital Imaging (3) (3) COMM-330 Principles of Photography (3) (3) COMM-331 Film and Video Production I (3) (3) Professional (21-24 credit hours) Intermediate (9 credit hours) Required COMM-382 Writing for Visual Media (3) (3) At least 6 credit hours from the following: COMM-434 Film and Video Production II (3) (3) COMM-435 Studio Television Production (3) (3) COMM-453 Web and Mobile Development (3) (3) COMM-454 Motion Graphics and Effects I (3) (3) COMM-479 Fine Art Photography (3) (3) COMM-528 Community Documentary: Stories of Transformation (3) (3) Film and Media Studies (6 credit hours) Complete 6 credit hours from the following: COMM-365 Digital Media and Culture (3) (3) COMM-408 Social Media Strategies and Tactics (3) (3) COMM-411 History of Documentary (3) (3) COMM-412 Social Documentary (3) (3) COMM-413 Producing Film and Video (3) (3) COMM-414 History of Cross-Cultural Cinema (3) (3) COMM-415 Children, Youth, and Digital Culture (3) (3) COMM-416 Topics in Film and Media Arts (3) (3) COMM-477 History of Photography (3) (3) COMM-503 Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism Management (3) (3) COMM-514 Censorship and Media (3) (3) COMM-520 History of Animation (3) (3) COMM-524 Producing Environmental and Wildlife Films (3) (3) COMM-558 Survey of American Cinema (3) (3) COMM-564 Documentary Storytelling for Social Change (3) (3) COMM-569 Executive Suite (3) (3) Advanced (6-9 credit hours) Additional credit hours may be selected from the following, or as approved by academic advisor, to bring the total to 39-42 credit hours: COMM-391 Communication Careers Internship (2) (2) or COMM-491 Senior Professional Internship (3) (3) COMM-438 Production Practicum (1-3) (1-3) COMM-455 Motion Graphics and Effects II (3) (3) COMM-456 Dramatic Production (3) (3) COMM-463 Techniques and Aesthetics of Editing (3) (3) COMM-464 Directing Actors for Camera (3) (3) COMM-466 Advanced Writing for Film (3) (3) COMM-471 Film Technology and Practice (9) (9) (Prague) COMM-476 Photojournalism and Social Documentary (3) (3) COMM-478 Large Format and Commercial Photography (3) (3) COMM-483 Advanced Writing for Documentary Film (3) (3) COMM-484 Advanced Writing for Television (3) (3) COMM-486 Documentary Production (3) (3) COMM-556 Cross Cultural Film and Video Production (3) (3) COMM-557 Art of Visual Storytelling: From Concept to Storyboards (3) (3) COMM-560 Backpack Documentary (3) (3) COMM-565 Advanced Visual Media Portfolio (3) (3) COMM-568 Environmental Filmmaking for Public Television (3) (3) Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. 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