Howard University (HU)

Washington, DC

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Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Art/Art Studies
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Divinity, Ministry, Seminary (BD, MDiv)
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Interior Design
Modern Greek Language and Literature
Other Theological and Ministerial Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Theatre / Theatre Arts Management


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion/Apparel Design
Hospitality Management and Administration
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Other Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Other Marketing

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Other Communication, Journalism and Related Programs
Radio and Television


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Early Childhood Education
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Other Educational Administration and Supervision
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Child Development
Consumer Economics

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Health and Physical Education
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Other Communication Disorders Sciences and Services
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physician Assistant
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
International/Global Studies
Nutrition Sciences

Legal Professions

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law (LL.M., J.S.D), S.L.J)
Other Legal Professions and Studies

Life Science

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Cell Biology and Anatomy
General Zoology/Animal Biology
Pharmacology and Toxicology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
School Psychology
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Social Work


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)

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HU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

50% of students gave Howard University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Academics Rating

Workload is intense but worth it. The technology needs to be updated but that is the only downfall. The professors have your best interest in mind, well most of them and ultimately, you will learn as long as you want to.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

With me being a biology major it is very tough but there are several things you need to do to make it successful. In order to succeed you must find your party group, your study group and the right help. Sometimes you will have sleepless nights in order to be successful. It takes determination and integrity to pull it off.

HU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 81%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Domestic Exchange Schools

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Other: architecture, biological/life sciences, communications/communications technologies, physical sciences, public administration/social work, psychology, visual and performing arts

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Other: podiatry

Class Sizes at Howard University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 63%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 3%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 34%
  • 100+ Students: 1%
Fewer than 20 Students 63%
50 - 100 Students 3%
20 - 49 Students 34%
100+ Students 1%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • African American: 61
  • Unknown and Other: 20
  • Caucasian: 14
  • Asian: 3
  • Latino: 2
African American 61
Unknown and Other 20
Caucasian 14
Asian 3
Latino 2

Faculty at Howard University

Total Faculty 1,339
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 10
Full-Time Professors 2,961
Male Faculty 740
Part-Time Professors 530
Women Faculty 599

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