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Mathematics & Statistics

Mathematics (BS)

Offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences.

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.

Students who wish to obtain credentials for teaching grade 7-12 mathematics may take a 36-credit hour second major. Students must have a 3.00 grade point average to be admitted to the second major in secondary education. For information on admission and program requirements, see the School of Education secondary education program.

  • 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

Major Requirements

  • 53 credit hours with grades of C or better

Course Requirements

Required (38 credit hours)

Elective 1 (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Elective 2 (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Elective 3 (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Natural and Mathematical Sciences (6-8 credit hours)

Note: This requirement may be waived for students with more than one major in this department.

Complete a two-course sequence from the following:

Mathematics Majors with a Second Major in Secondary Education

Course Requirements

Required (44 credit hours)

Natural and Mathematical Sciences (6-8 credit hours)

Note: This requirement may be waived for students with more than one major in this department.

Complete a two-course sequence from the following:

Combined Mathematics (BS) and Mathematics (MA)

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.

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for combined bachelor's/master's programs: