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Social Sciences at American University

We've pulled together some essential information you should know about the program, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, and more. We've also included details on how The American University ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in social sciences.

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Social Sciences Degrees Available at The American University

  • Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) in Social Sciences
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences
  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences
  • Doctorate Degree in Social Sciences

The American University Social Sciences Rankings

In College Factual's most recent rankings for the best schools for social sciences majors, The American University came in at #22. This puts it in the top 5% of the country in this field of study. It is also ranked #3 in District of Columbia.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Colleges for Social Sciences 41
Highest Paid Social Sciences Graduates 93
Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences 302

Popularity of Social Sciences at The American University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, American University handed out 688 bachelor's degrees in social sciences. Due to this, the school was ranked #41 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 2% over the previous year when 699 degrees were handed out.

In 2018, 418 students received their master’s degree in social sciences from The American University. This makes it the #4 most popular school for social sciences master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 23 students received their doctoral degrees in social sciences in 2018, making the school the #64 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

The American University Social Sciences Students

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the social sciences majors at American University.

The American University Social Sciences Bachelor’s Program

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 688 social sciences majors earned their bachelor's degree from The American University. Of these graduates, 37% were men and 63% were women.

The American University Gender Breakdown of Social Sciences Bachelor's Degree Grads

The majority of the students with this major are white. About 61% of 2018 graduates were in this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from American University with a bachelor's in social sciences.

Ethnic Diversity of Social Sciences Majors at American University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 57
Black or African American 31
Hispanic or Latino 83
White 422
Non-Resident Aliens 53
Other Races 42

The American University Social Sciences Master’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 43% of social sciences master's degrees went to men and 57% went to women.

The American University Gender Breakdown of Social Sciences Master's Degree Grads

The majority of the students with this major are white. About 50% of 2018 graduates were in this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from American University with a master's in social sciences.

Ethnic Diversity of Social Sciences Majors at American University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 26
Black or African American 37
Hispanic or Latino 24
White 210
Non-Resident Aliens 57
Other Races 64

Areas of Concentration for Social Sciences

Social Sciences students may decide to concentrate in one of the following focus areas. Individual focus areas may not be available for all degree levels.

Concentration Annual Graduates
International Relations & National Security 760
Political Science & Government 201
Economics 147
Anthropology 44
Sociology 24

Related Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Journalism 373
Education 101
Psychology 98
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 59
History 58

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