Statistics (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.

  • 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, including 32 credit hours of core coursework and 21 credit hours in track coursework, and at least 22 credit hours at or above the 300-level
  • Tracks: Applied Statistics, Data Science, or Mathematical Statistics

Course Requirements

Required (32 credit hours)

Tracks (21 credit hours)

Complete one of the following:

Applied Statistics

Required
Mathematics or Statistics
  • 3 credit hours of approved coursework in mathematics or statistics
Related Field
  • 12 credit hours of approved coursework in a related field

Data Science

Mathematical Statistics

Required
Statistics
  • 6 credit hours of approved statistics coursework at or above the 300-level

Note: STAT-514 may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

Mathematics or Statistics
  • 9 credit hours of approved mathematics or statistics coursework at or above the 300-level

Note: CSC-281 may count toward this requirement. STAT-514 may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

Combined Statistics (BS) and Statistics (MS)

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 Degreesfor more information.

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

Combined Statistics (BS) and Professional Science: Biostatistics (MS)

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: