The Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC) supports the academic development and educational goals of all American University students and is committed to providing access for individuals with disabilities within the university's diverse community.
Washington, D.C., the center of the nation's legal institutions, is also the nation's legal home, with federal and state agencies, courts, trade associations, public interest groups, corporations, and hundreds of private firms. With a lawyer population of 1 in 12, Washington is a lawyer's city unlike any other.
The American Studies program offers unique opportunities for undergraduate study. Our courses bring together faculty and students from many academic fields — anthropology, art history, biology, environmental studies. history, literature, Jewish studies, North American studies, sociology and women's and gender studies.
As a result of U.S. Army operations in Northwest Washington during World War I and the discovery of materials left over from their research and testing, the American University campus has been one of many sites targeted for environmental testing by the Army Corps of Engineers. With assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency and the D.C. Department of Health, the Army Corps has been sampling and testing soil throughout the Spring Valley area.
The Department of Art at American University encompasses the creative activities of the fine arts, painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and multimedia; the artistic applications of design; and theoretical and historical concerns of art history. We offer degree programs in Art History, Graphic Design, and Studio Art, as well as a an array of elective courses.
Balanced between a sound disciplinary foundation and innovative methodological approaches, the program offers small classes with individual attention, a close-knit and supportive student cohort, and internships in major museums, local galleries, and government agencies.
Since 1974, the program has trained students for careers in nonprofit performing and visual arts organizations, as well as government organizations: our students, who enjoy a nearly 100% job placement rate, become leaders in arts organizations nationally and internationally.
The American University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), whose governing body is committed to the student-athletes, their education and participation in sports while abiding by all rules and regulations. As a member of the Patriot League we ensure that our athletic programs promote and require the highest standards of sporting behavior and ethical conduct by all participants (student-athletes, coaches, staff and faculty).
Earn college credit, learn a foreign language, and gain international work experience and contacts--all while you explore a foreign region of the world!
AU Abroad offers over 100 programs in more than 30 countries around the world. This year alone, almost 800 AU students will have an international experience, and over 60% of all AU students will have a study abroad experience before they graduate.
American University's Gap Program offers an enriching internship and academic immersion experience in Washington, D.C. over a semester or a year. Students create a foundation for success because the AU Gap experience focuses on skills that can be applied later in an academia or career.
AU MSOD offers a rigorous theoretical and practical course of study that focuses on: the importance of the practitioner’s own presence or use of self; the pivotal role of groups and teams in creating and leading sustainable organization change; the action research and process consultation approaches to system change; and the importance of diversity, cultural competence, social justice and values in the ethical practice of transformational change.
Auxiliary Services is an administrative Office of the Vice President of Finance and Treasurer and is responsible for the fiscal and operational management of the Retail Shops and Vending Services at American University. Retail Services available on campus include bookstore, banking, copy and postal services, hair care, dining and vending.
Since its founding in 1893, American University has benefited greatly from the devotion, service, intellectual contributions, ethical behavior, and philanthropy of many thousands of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends. In a very real sense, they also are "trustees" of the institutions by virtue of their dedication, affection, and generosity that help to ensure that the University will faithfully serve this and future generations.
The Career Center teaches undergraduates, graduate students and alumni how to develop educational and career goals, decision-making skills and job search strategies needed to manage their professional and academic pursuits.
SUMMER HOURS (through August 19)
Regular hours will resume August 22.
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Initiative for Russian Culture (IRC) at American University promotes greater understanding of Russian culture's versatility and richness among all Consortium students in the Washington, DC, area. It builds lasting connections between Russians and Americans by reaching out to their hearts and minds.
Our programs introduce students to the many facets of our capital city beyond the monuments and museums. We build bridges between AU and the diverse communities of the Washington, DC metropolitan area, working to strengthen AU's committee to be an engaged member of the city and a collaborator in addressing local concerns.
The Center for Diversity & Inclusion is dedicated to enhancing LGBTQ, Multicultural, First Generation, and Women's experiences on campus and to advance AU's commitment to respecting & valuing diversity by serving as a resource and liaison to students, staff, and faculty on issues of equity through education, outreach, and advocacy.
Interdisciplinary community of scholars conducting research on the social dimensions of health and health-related risks, especially on their roots in social inequality, and on structural interventions aimed at addressing them.
Chemistry is the science that deals with the composition of&amp;amp;amp;nbsp; materials, their structures and properties, the transformations they undergo, and the energy changes that accompany these transformations. Areas of study&amp;amp;amp;nbsp; include general, organic, medicinal, physical, analytical, and inorganic chemistry, as well as biochemistry and earth science.
The Child Development Center serves the AU Community by providing an opportunity for the primary family caregiver to pursue a university education, supporting the family unit through child care for the university community, providing an educational experience for university students interested in young children and parenting, and offering an educational program for thirty children, ages 2 and a half to 6 years.
The Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) engages scholars and practitioners to promote cutting-edge research on compelling issues to enrich understanding of Latin America and of Latino communities in the U.S.
For more than 40 years, the School of Communication has delivered a strong professional education for undergraduate and graduate students, with a focus on public affairs and public service using the resources of Washington, DC.
The Counseling Center offers counseling, self-help resources, referrals to private care, workshops, and discussion groups to help students gain the skills and insights they need to overcome adversity and thrive in their life and learning.
Mon and Thurs: 9am-6pm
Tues, Wed, and Fri: 9am-5pm
The Center for Teaching, Research &amp;amp;amp;amp; Learning (CTRL), which first opened its doors as the Center for Teaching Excellence in 1998, is one of American University's newest organizations. It institutionalizes a distinctive AU tradition: that superb teaching and engaged learning must be combined with world-class research and professional practice as complementary, mutually reinforcing pursuits.
The dance program is grounded in the development of students as articulate movers, thinkers, writers, speakers and creators of dance, providing a balance between artistic expression, technical proficiency, and scholarly inquiry.
The office has many programs to help students learn outside the classroom and develop a sense of belonging to a diverse campus community. The programs bridge the academic and non-academic parts of student life.
EagleBucks are a convenient, cashless way to pay for purchases at on-campus merchants and some of the area's most popular off-campus businesses. A pre-paid, stored value account that is part of your AU ID Card, EagleBucks has you covered with whatever you need, whenever you need it, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We believe that theoretical understanding, empirical investigation, and policy analysis are enriched by study of the evolution of economic ideas and economic institutions. We believe that thoughtful empirical work is essential for testing theoretical models and their policy implications. Our commitment to pluralism, empirical analysis, and policy relevance is evident in the research of our faculty and is reflected in our undergraduate and graduate programs.
AU has a detailed emergency preparedness plan that provides notification instructions and operating procedures in the event of an emergency.
This site provides a central location to access links to emergency alerts and procedures, as well as university resources and policies relating to emergency preparedness.