Graduates earn 3,928 degrees, certificates from American University

About 29.4 percent of the 3,928 degrees and certificates handed out by the American University in 2016-17 were to students in Social Sciences programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Dep


About 29.4 percent of the 3,928 degrees and certificates handed out by the American University in 2016-17 were to students in Social Sciences programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private not-for-profit institution in Washington conferred 651 bachelor's degrees and 428 master's degrees in Social Sciences programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in International Relations and Affairs. Data shows the school gave out 428 bachelor's degrees in International Relations and Affairs, followed by 370 doctor's degrees in Law and 354 master's degrees in International Relations and Affairs.

The university enrolled 13,346 students for 2016-17, including 7,900 in undergraduate programs and 5,446 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
International Relations and Affairs
428
363
1
792
Political Science and Government, General
124
16
30
170
Economics, General
57
44
-
101
Anthropology
14
27
-
41
Sociology
22
1
-
23
Development Economics and International Development
-
9
-
9
International Economics
-
5
3
8
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
6
-
-
6
Political Science and Government, Other
-
-
5
5
Economics, Other
-
-
1
1
Social Sciences, Other
-
-
-
-
Medical Anthropology
-
-
-
-
Social Sciences total
651
465
40
1,156
29.4
Business Administration and Management, General
226
56
-
282
Accounting
24
40
12
76
Finance, General
30
39
-
69
Management Science
-
26
-
26
Taxation
-
20
2
22
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
16
-
-
16
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
-
15
-
15
Real Estate
-
10
-
10
Project Management
-
-
8
8
International Business/Trade/Commerce
-
-
-
-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
-
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
296
206
22
524
13.3
Law
-
370
-
370
International Law and Legal Studies
-
67
-
67
Legal Studies, General
24
-
-
24
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
-
23
-
23
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
-
7
-
7
Intellectual Property Law
-
2
-
2
Legal Professions and Studies total
24
469
-
493
12.6
Mass Communication/Media Studies
57
101
-
158
Journalism
45
26
-
71
Public Relations/Image Management
61
-
-
61
Political Communication
-
18
-
18
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
-
13
-
13
International and Intercultural Communication
-
10
-
10
Communication and Media Studies, Other
-
-
-
-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
163
168
-
331
8.4
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
54
23
-
77
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
1
41
-
42
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General
-
15
5
20
Graphic Design
16
-
-
16
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
5
10
-
15
Fine/Studio Arts, General
5
8
-
13
Game and Interactive Media Design
-
12
-
12
Musical Theatre
9
-
-
9
Music, General
8
-
-
8
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
7
-
-
7
Visual and Performing Arts total
105
109
5
219
5.6
Public Administration
-
143
3
146
Public Policy Analysis, General
-
41
6
47
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
-
-
9
9
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
-
184
18
202
5.1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
76
-
23
99
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
-
47
1
48
Computational Science
3
-
-
3
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
79
47
24
150
3.8
International and Comparative Education
-
23
-
23
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
-
21
-
21
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
-
20
-
20
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
-
14
4
18
Elementary Education and Teaching
12
6
-
18
Secondary Education and Teaching
-
7
3
10
Curriculum and Instruction
-
7
-
7
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
-
5
-
5
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
-
5
-
5
Multicultural Education
-
3
-
3
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
-
2
-
2
Education total
12
113
7
132
3.4
Public Health, General
65
-
-
65
Public Health Education and Promotion
8
27
-
35
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
-
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
73
27
-
100
2.5
Psychology, General
64
24
-
88
Clinical Psychology
-
6
-
6
Health/Medical Psychology
-
-
1
1
Psychology total
64
30
1
95
2.4
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
43
18
-
61
Homeland Security
-
19
-
19
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
43
37
-
80
2
History, General
38
22
-
60
History total
38
22
-
60
1.5
Language Interpretation and Translation
-
-
49
49
Arabic Language and Literature
3
-
-
3
Spanish Language and Literature
3
-
-
3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
6
-
49
55
1.4
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
28
5
-
33
Neuroscience
6
5
-
11
Biochemistry
5
-
-
5
Biotechnology
-
5
-
5
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
39
15
-
54
1.4
General Literature
23
4
-
27
Creative Writing
-
13
-
13
English Language and Literature/Letters total
23
17
-
40
1
Ethics
-
20
-
20
Philosophy
8
4
-
12
Religion/Religious Studies
5
-
-
5
Jewish/Judaic Studies
2
-
-
2
Applied and Professional Ethics
-
-
-
-
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
15
24
-
39
1
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
-
37
1
38
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
-
37
1
38
1
Statistics, General
8
13
4
25
Mathematics, General
7
4
-
11
Applied Mathematics, General
-
-
-
-
Mathematics and Statistics total
15
17
4
36
0.9
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
20
12
2
34
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
20
12
2
34
0.9
Environmental Studies
8
8
-
16
Environmental Science
9
4
-
13
Natural Resources and Conservation total
17
12
-
29
0.7
Computer Science
28
-
-
28
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
28
-
-
28
0.7
Women's Studies
6
-
3
9
Latin American Studies
2
4
-
6
Asian Studies/Civilization
2
-
-
2
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
2
-
-
2
American/United States Studies/Civilization
1
-
-
1
Russian Studies
1
-
-
1
French Studies
-
-
-
-
German Studies
-
-
-
-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
14
4
3
21
0.5
Chemistry, General
2
3
-
5
Physics, General
5
-
-
5
Physical Sciences total
7
3
-
10
0.2
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
2
-
-
2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
2
-
-
2
0.1

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