The American University is a private United Methodist-affiliated research university in Washington, D.C., United States; its main campus is located near Ward Circle in the northwest portion of the District of Columbia. With eight school as follows; the School of International Service, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Communication, School of Professional & Extended Studies, School of Public Affairs , school of Washington College of Law and school of education and over 160 programs including bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, American University students choose a personalized curriculum of theoretical study and experiential learning, taught by internationally-recognized faculty in courses that take them from the classroom, to the nation’s capital, and all around the globe.
Moreover, the University is ranked 69th among "national universities" and 925th among "global universities" according to U.S. News & World Report's 2017 rankings. AU's schools are consistently ranked highly in national college rankings; the School of International Service is ranked 8th for graduate programs and 9th for undergraduate programs in the world according to Foreign Policy. The School of Public Affairs is ranked 19th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.
For international students thinking about studying for a Bachelor's degree at American University, Shorelight offers an Undergraduate Pathway Program also referred to as an accelerated program. The University Pathway Program (UPP) provides students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to successfully complete their BACHELOR’s degree in the U.S. The University Pathway Program is offered in two entry options: Academic accelerated program (AAP) and extended accelerated program (EAP), following are equivalent to the first year of American University Bachelor’s degree program and Students are guaranteed progression to the second year of a relevant degree, providing that progression criteria are met.
Intakes: January and August

University Pathway Programs are available in the following disciplines

  • Architecture, Art and Design
  • Business, Finance and Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering and IT
  • Law, International Relations and Politics
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music, Theater and the Arts
  • Nursing, Health, Care and Sociology
  • Sciences

Progression Degrees at American University



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Bachelor of…

  • Accounting (BS)
  • Anthropology (BA)
  • Applied Mathematics (BS)
  • Art History (BA)
  • Audio Production (BA)
  • Audio Technology (BS)
  • Biochemistry (BS)
  • Biology (BS)
  • Business & Entertainment (BS)
  • Business Administration (BS)
  • Business, Language & Culture Studies (BS)
  • Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (BA)
  • Computational Science (BS)
  • Computer Science (BS)
  • Economics (BA, BS)
  • Elementary Education (BA)
  • Environmental Science (BS)
  • Environmental Studies (BA)
  • Finance (BS)
  • Fine Arts (BFA)
  • Graphic Design (BA)
  • Health Promotion (BS)
  • International Studies (BA)
  • Justice and Law (BA)
  • Law and Society (BA)
  • Literature (BA)
  • Mathematics (BS)
  • Mathematics and Economics (BS)
  • Mathematics and Economics (BS)
  • Neuroscience (BS)
  • Philosophy (BA)
  • Political Science (BA)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Public Health (BS)
  • Public Relations & Strategic Communication (BA)
  • Secondary Education (BA)
  • Sociology (BA)
  • Statistics (BS)
  • Studio Art (BA)

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