The Sciences at American University

SOC Ben Stokes

Communications ·

Augmented Reality Games Provide New Opportunity for Cities to Strengthen Communities

A new study from American University reveals how cities can leverage augmented reality (AR) games for civic engagement and to build stronger communities.
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Man with a visual reality head set.

Communications ·

Krzysztof Pietroszek to Lead Game Design Program

Krzysztof Pietroszek has been named the Director of the American University School of Communication Game Design MA program.
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Freshman Harrison Eichelberger standing near the Cherry Blossoms.

Student Life ·

Year One Done

Freshman Economics and Political Science double major Harrison Eichelberger returns to talk about his first year experience.
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Zebra Finch

Research ·

Gene Discovery Boosts Understanding of Zebra Finch Biology

Using sophisticated genome-sequencing techniques, American University researchers identified a gene in the zebra finch that could pave the way for further research into what makes a bird male or female.
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Liliana Zigo seated on campus in front of building.

Achievements ·

Inspiring Grad Stories: Lili Zigo

Faith and family fueled this AU grad’s improbable journey.
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Kim Blankenship

Announcement ·

New CAS Associate Dean for Research Announced

Following a national search, Professor of Sociology Kim Blankenship has been appointed to the position of Associate Dean for Research in the College of Arts and Sciences, effective June 15, 2018.
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Students playing each other's games at a Game Lab showcase

Communications ·

A Busy Year for American University's Game Lab

American University's game design master's program is on a roll.
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Mantled howler monkey on a tree branch in Costa Rica. To understand habitat quality, Dorian Russell observes mantled howler monkeys in the Costa Rican rainforest. Credit: Aspen Russell.

Research ·

In the Rainforest: Grad Student Found Costa Rica and a Passion

Dorian Russell is finishing her master’s in environmental science.
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Person reviewing reports on computer screen

Professional News ·

A Graduate Economics Degree: Five Things You Need to Know

A degree in economics opens doors to careers in business, policy, law, technology, and a myriad of other fields. Here are five things you should know about the field and how American University’s graduate economics program can help you get there.
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Faith Lewis, Matilda Kitabwalla, Danielle Smith

Environment ·

Three Students, One Mission: Promoting Sustainability at AU

Danielle Smith, Faith Lewis, and Matilda Kitabwalla discuss their work as Student Sustainability Educators.
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Why a Master's?


Science graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.