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About CAS

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The College of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship, the arts, and service to its local, national, and international communities.

The college provides a rich education in the liberal arts and sciences for all of American University's undergraduate students, offering challenging programs of study for its undergraduate and graduate majors; and fosters outstanding research, practice, and creative activity.

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Discover Our Community: Inclusion, Sustainability, Engagement

Our Community: Sustainability


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Fast Facts

  • Students in the College
    Undergraduate students: 1,925 
    Graduate students: 1,097
  • Faculty in the College
    Full-time faculty: 409
    Adjunct faculty: 466
  • Average Class Size, 2019
    Undergraduate classes: 23
    Graduate classes: 12
  • Degrees Offered
    Doctoral: 5
    Master's: 36
    Graduate certificates: 21
    Undergraduate degrees: 50
    Undergraduate certificates: 13
    Minors: 53
  • Degrees Conferred, 2018-2019
    Undergraduate: 508
    Master's: 349
    Doctoral: 29