Music at American University goes beyond the studio, rehearsal hall, stage, or classroom: students choose a focus in performance, music history and literature, composition, theory, arts management, or a self-designed concentration.
The National Center for Health Fitness (NCHF), a leader in the field of health promotion and wellness, was established in 1980. At the time of its charter, the central purpose of NCHF was to provide leadership for the nation in the area of health risk identification, and lifestyle improvement.
The Office of Finance and Treasurer is responsible for the financial stewardship of the university. It also aims to deliver the best services possible to support the academic mission of the university.
The Office of Information Technology is the staff administrative function for American University, providing the central information technology and communications services and management to the AU community.
The Career Center’s Office of Merit Awards prepares AU students and alumni to apply for nationally competitive, merit-based scholarships that fund study abroad, undergraduate research, and graduate education.
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American University is committed to acting on our values through social responsibility, service, and an active pursuit of sustainability. Our work in the Office of Sustainability honors the university's history of practical idealism, commitment to public service, and global outlook. Working together, we are greening the American dream.
The Office of General Counsel represents American University and may not represent individual students, faculty, or staff except when these individuals are named as defendants in litigation as a result of actions or omissions within the course and scope of their employment or institutional representation. For personal legal advice, employees and students should consult a private attorney.
Online learning simply means learning through remote methods outside the traditional "bricks and mortar" classroom. Technological advances and the Internet have enabled teachers to create virtual classrooms, which offer the same high quality learning experience and even some advantages over the traditional campus.
Your decision to attend AU is one of the most important ones that you'll ever make. The staff of the Office of the Dean of Students is here to make sure all of AU's new students-first year, transfer, and graduate-start the academic year off right. The people you meet and the activities you participate in during orientation programs and Welcome Weeks activities will help to shape your AU experience. We hope that you'll look, listen, discover, and ask questions. Staff members from our office as well as other members of the university community, will do everything possible to help you on your journey towards success.
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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is an association of, by, and for people who wish to continue to study and learn. OLLI is dedicated to the proposition that learning is a lifelong process, and curiosity never retires.
Departmental Complimentary Guest Parking Permits are provided to the University departments for distribution to the department’s guests. We ask that requests be submitted to Transportation Services 48 hours in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of philosophy and religion explores the nature of the real world, the basis of human values, and foundations of reason. Students approach these issues through study of both historical literature and contemporary developments.
Office of University Architect is a group of design professionals managing the design and construction of the Campus. We consist of architects, planners, construction managers, construction coordinators, intern architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and space managers.
The Department of Psychology offers a BA, Minor, BA/MA, MA, and PhD. Courses are offered in clinical, social, personality, development, behavioral neuroscience, and experimental psychology.&nbsp; Students may design programs that approach psychology as a social science, a natural science, or a combination of both.
Ranked among the top schools of its kind, American University’s School of Public Affairs offers education in the fields of political science, public administration, public policy, and justice. Our location in the scenic neighborhood of upper northwest Washington, D.C., our position, programs, and professors—all provide us a distinct advantage in educating and preparing leaders for careers in public service.
The American University Residence Hall Association is committed to its residents. Through excellent programming and outreach, we strive to make your time in the residence halls feel like home. As a student run organization, we provide leadership opportunities, ranging from hall council to executive board positions. We are here to make your living environment what you want it to be.
The Risk Management and Safety Services Office partners with the AU community to protect university assets and reduce financial, operational, technological, and reputational risks.
The office administers insurance, environmental, health, and safety needs; and assists departments in monitoring compliance with federal and local laws and regulations.