The strength of The American University of Rome education lies in the blending of an in-depth major field of study that combines theory, practice and a capstone experience with a broad general education program that provides breadth of knowledge and the development of life-long learning skills. Add to this, the opportunity for practical experience through fieldwork courses and internships and an AUR degree prepares you for further study or work anywhere in the world.
AUR has adopted an interdisciplinary approach to a liberal arts and professional education. Our academic programs emphasize the intellectual connections among fields of study. Students in International Relations, for instance, engage in the study of history, political theory, government, economics, law and public administration as they focus on the regions of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. The Business Administration program has an international focus with opportunities for students to explore the social and cultural ramifications of operating in a global economy. Archeology, Art History, Business Administration and Italian Studies collaborate to offer programs in The Business of Art, Cultural Heritage Management and The Italian Business Environment.
At AUR students take a wider, more interdisciplinary and holistic perspective on their university education. All degree-seeking students complement their major with a well-established General Education program. These courses are rooted in the mission of the university: to develop practical skills that can lead to successful careers and professions, draw on the rich instructional resources of Rome, enhance understanding of ethics and multiculturalism in our society and identify and address social issues of diversity.
Skills for Life-long Learning
All AUR degree students develop and achieve the following skills through the General Education program: Writing, Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning, Italian Language, Information Technology, Information Literacy and Oral Presentation. These skills are honed in applications in their major courses. Through a broad array of minors, fieldwork and intern- ships related to current interests and future careers and capstone experiences in the senior year, AUR students strive to realize the University’s mission “to live and work across cultures as skilled and knowledgeable citizens of an interconnected and rapidly changing world.”