Graduates earn 4,028 degrees, certificates from American University


About 28.2 percent of the 4,028 degrees and certificates handed out by American University in 2017-18 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 647 bachelor's degrees and 418 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 418 bachelor's degrees in international relations and affairs, followed by 370 doctor's degrees in law and 332 master's degrees in international relations and affairs.

The university enrolled 13,858 students for 2017-18, including 8,123 in undergraduate programs and 5,735 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
International Relations and Affairs
418
335
1
754
Political Science and Government, General
140
15
32
187
Economics, General
40
51
-
91
Anthropology
19
23
-
42
Sociology
17
4
-
21
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
13
-
-
13
International Economics
-
6
3
9
Development Economics and International Development
-
7
-
7
Political Science and Government, Other
-
-
7
7
Economics, Other
-
-
2
2
Medical Anthropology
-
-
2
2
Social Sciences, Other
-
-
-
-
Social Sciences total
647
441
47
1,135
28.2
Business Administration and Management, General
202
117
-
319
Accounting
30
35
11
76
Finance, General
43
24
-
67
Management Science
-
57
-
57
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
25
-
-
25
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
-
19
-
19
Taxation
-
14
2
16
Real Estate
-
9
1
10
International Business/Trade/Commerce
-
-
3
3
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
-
-
1
1
Project Management
-
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
300
275
18
593
14.7
Law
-
370
-
370
International Law and Legal Studies
-
84
-
84
Legal Studies, General
31
-
-
31
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
-
18
-
18
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
-
7
-
7
Intellectual Property Law
-
7
-
7
Legal Professions and Studies total
31
486
-
517
12.8
Mass Communication/Media Studies
26
102
-
128
Public Relations/Image Management
117
-
-
117
Journalism
57
25
-
82
Political Communication
-
16
-
16
International and Intercultural Communication
-
13
-
13
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
-
4
-
4
Communication and Media Studies, Other
-
-
-
-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
200
160
-
360
8.9
Public Administration
-
168
-
168
Public Policy Analysis, General
-
39
-
39
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
-
-
4
4
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
-
207
4
211
5.2
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
115
1
39
155
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
-
40
4
44
International/Global Studies
-
-
3
3
Computational Science
-
-
-
-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
115
41
46
202
5
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
46
18
-
64
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
-
33
-
33
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
11
7
-
18
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General
-
14
2
16
Graphic Design
13
-
-
13
Fine/Studio Arts, General
3
7
-
10
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
10
-
-
10
Musical Theatre
10
-
-
10
Game and Interactive Media Design
-
6
-
6
Music, General
6
-
-
6
Visual and Performing Arts total
99
85
2
186
4.6
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
-
18
-
18
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
-
17
-
17
Elementary Education and Teaching
13
4
-
17
International and Comparative Education
-
15
-
15
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
-
9
1
10
Secondary Education and Teaching
-
9
1
10
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
-
5
1
6
Curriculum and Instruction
-
1
-
1
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
-
1
-
1
Multicultural Education
-
-
-
-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
-
-
-
-
Education total
13
79
3
95
2.4
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
42
15
-
57
Homeland Security
-
36
-
36
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
42
51
-
93
2.3
Public Health, General
71
-
-
71
Public Health Education and Promotion
11
10
-
21
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
-
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
82
10
-
92
2.3
Psychology, General
59
23
-
82
Clinical Psychology
-
5
-
5
Health/Medical Psychology
-
-
-
-
Psychology total
59
28
-
87
2.2
Language Interpretation and Translation
-
-
58
58
Spanish Language and Literature
6
-
-
6
Arabic Language and Literature
1
-
-
1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
7
-
58
65
1.6
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
23
8
-
31
Neuroscience
6
5
-
11
Biochemistry
5
-
-
5
Biotechnology
-
4
-
4
Biostatistics
-
1
-
1
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
34
18
-
52
1.3
History, General
30
20
-
50
History total
30
20
-
50
1.2
General Literature
21
9
-
30
Creative Writing
-
13
-
13
English Language and Literature/Letters total
21
22
-
43
1.1
Ethics
-
23
-
23
Philosophy
8
4
-
12
Religion/Religious Studies
3
-
-
3
Jewish/Judaic Studies
3
-
-
3
Applied and Professional Ethics
-
-
1
1
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
14
27
1
42
1
Environmental Science
13
7
1
21
Environmental Studies
10
9
-
19
Natural Resources and Conservation total
23
16
1
40
1
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
16
20
1
37
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
16
20
1
37
0.9
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
-
36
1
37
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
-
36
1
37
0.9
Women's Studies
7
-
1
8
Latin American Studies
1
5
-
6
American/United States Studies/Civilization
6
-
-
6
Asian Studies/Civilization
5
-
-
5
Russian Studies
2
-
-
2
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
1
-
-
1
German Studies
1
-
-
1
French Studies
-
-
-
-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
23
5
1
29
0.7
Statistics, General
5
7
1
13
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
-
-
8
8
Mathematics, General
4
2
-
6
Applied Mathematics, General
2
-
-
2
Mathematics and Statistics total
11
9
9
29
0.7
Computer Science
19
-
-
19
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
19
-
-
19
0.5
Physics, General
7
-
-
7
Chemistry, General
3
3
-
6
Physical Sciences total
10
3
-
13
0.3
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
-
-
1
1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
-
-
1
1
0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
-
-
-
-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
-
-
-
-
-

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