American University

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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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Learn More about American University

  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 DC

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... [-]

Business Administration

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Washington DC

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... [-]

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Audio Production

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

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... [-]

Communication

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

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... [-]

Film and Media

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

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,... [-]

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