AU’s General Education Program consists of 150 courses arranged into five curricular areas. These curricular areas represent the best efforts of numerous scholars to divide human knowledge and intellectual activity into manageable pieces: The creative arts, traditions that shape the western world, global and multicultural perspectives, social institutions and behavior, and the natural sciences.
American University's Department of History encourages interdisciplinary study, individually designed programs, and close contact between faculty and students. Our outstanding faculty is dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and helping students use the matchless resources of Washington, DC.
It is our hope that conducting the business of living and dining on-campus is a smooth and enjoyable process for students and their families. By offering services such as on-campus housing, off-campus resources, meal plans and EagleBucks, and the university ID card program in one department, our goal is to allow students to focus on their education in and out of the classroom.
Hours Main Office
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm;
One Card Office
Mon-Thu: 9:00 am-5:00 pm;
Fri: 11:30 am-5:00 pm;
Sat: 11:00 am-3:00 pm*;
*Open on Saturday during academic year only, minus University holidays
American University has had an Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) since the 1960's. Institutional research is well developed on this campus, and currently includes several distinct areas of responsibility: Monitoring and Reporting &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;Vital Statistics&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;, External Reporting, Survey Research Program, Research Reports and Projects, and Data Stewardship.
The School of International Service (SIS) is a community comprised of scholars, practitioners,and students from around the world. Providing a unique environment for learning and professional development, SIS faculty focus on interactive learning and involve students in ongoing research projects. From coffee houses to workshops, proseminars to skills modules, SIS students have the unique opportunity to individually tailor their program of study to meet career goals.
The School of International Service (SIS) is a community comprised of scholars, practitioners,and students from around the world.&nbsp; Providing a unique environment for learning and professional development, SIS faculty focus on interactive learning and involve students in ongoing research projects.&nbsp; From coffee houses to workshops, proseminars to skills modules, SIS students have the unique opportunity to individually tailor their program of study to meet career goals.&nbsp;
Engage in learning that's energetic and intellectually stimulating. AU is home to a close-knit, suppportive community, now and for years to come. We're small where we need to be. Big where it makes sense to be. Just the right environment for bright, curious minds to thrive. Welcome.
Jews and Judaism constitute a distinct yet integral component of the heritage of Western civilization. At American University Jewish Studies is an interdisciplinary program enabling you to analyze the civilization of the Jews and its various cultural and religious expressions from the patriarchal period to the present. The Jewish Studies Program offers students the opportunity to receive a major or minor in Jewish Studies, as well a minor in Israel Studies. Read more about the program.
JobCorps makes it easy for American University students and employers to connect. A production of the AU Student Government, JobCorps provides you with resources, tips and a marketplace to find just what you need...quickly and hassle-free.
Our programming puts the best art of our region in a national and international context. Our collections enable us to present the art history of Washington, while our Kunsthalle attitude brings the most provocative art of our time to our place.
For more than 35 years, the Key Executive Leadership MPA Program has transformed good leaders into extraordinary leaders. The Key MPA Program largely serves leaders employed by the federal government, though a significant number of state, local, nonprofit and private leaders also graduate from the program.
American University's Kogod School of Business is a leading business school in Washington, D.C., and is the school of choice for students who want to combine their study of management with another discipline that will enhance their ability to lead with vision in a rapidly changing global business environment.
American University's Department of Literature is also unique because, in addition to award-winning scholars and teachers concerned with the aesthetic and historical elements of literary study, our faculty includes accomplished creative writers and teachers of film. Thus our students are able to complement traditional literary study with the additional film and creative writing curriculum.