Applied Mathematics (BS)
Admission to the Program
Formal admission to the major requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and departmental approval.
- 120 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better
- Completion of college writing requirement
- Completion of university mathematics requirement
General Education Requirements
- A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas
- At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component
- No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline
- 56 credit hours with grades of C or better
- CSC-280 Introduction to Computer Science I (4)
- MATH-221 Calculus I (4)
- MATH-222 Calculus II (4)
- MATH-310 Linear Algebra (3)
- MATH-313 Calculus III (4)
- MATH-321 Differential Equations (3)
- MATH-501 Probability (3)
- MATH-503 Foundations of Mathematics (3)
- MATH-550 Complex Analysis (3)
- STAT-203 Basic Statistics with Calculus (4)
- STAT-202 Basic Statistics (4) (with permission of department)
- STAT-502 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (3)
A two-course sequence from the following:
Note: This requirement may be waived for students with more than one major in this department.
- BIO-110 General Biology I FA5 (4) and
- BIO-210 General Biology II FA5 (4)
- CHEM-110 General Chemistry I FA5 (4) and
- CHEM-210 General Chemistry II FA5 (4)
- PHYS-110 Principles of Physics I FA5 (4) and
- PHYS-210 Principles of Physics II FA5 (4)
- STAT-302 Intermediate Statistics (3) and
- STAT-515 Regression (3)
- STAT-516 Design of Experiments (3)
- Two additional MATH 500-level courses
- Four additional mathematics (MATH), statistics (STAT), or computer science (CSC) courses with approval of the student's advisor
University Honors Program
To graduate with University Honors in the major through the University Honors Program, students must meet the requirements detailed on the Honors website and have been enrolled as either a first-year student between Fall 1989 and Spring 2014, or as a transfer or self-nominated student through Spring 2015. The University Honors Program should not be confused with the AU Honors Program, which begins in Fall 2014 and has separate requirements, also detailed on the Honors website.
Combined BS in Applied Mathematics and MA in Mathematics
American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. See Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees for more information.
This program enables students to earn both a BS in Applied Mathematics and an MA in Mathematics.
- All requirements for the BS in Applied Mathematics
- Undergraduate students may apply up to 9 credit hours of approved graduate-level coursework to satisfy the requirements of both degrees.
- All requirements for the MA in Mathematics, including a minimum of 18 credit hours completed in residence in graduate status after the undergraduate degree has been awarded. Students must finish the master's degree requirements within three years from the date of first enrollment in the master's program.