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Department of Math & Statistics

Offering graduate and undergraduate programs in Biostatistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Quantitative Analysis, and Statistics.

Incoming Students

All incoming freshman must take the Mathematics Placement Test.

Undergraduate transfer students who have taken a course in mathematics or statistics prior to transferring to American University may take the Mathematics Equivalency Exam.


For mathematics help at the undergraduate level, visit the Tutoring Center.

For undergraduate statistics help, visit the Statistical Consulting Center.


  • AU holds math circles for elementary and middle schoolers where kids get together to discuss challenging problems of the sort that they are unlikely to encounter in school.

  • Michael Robinson received $16,700 (total estimated award amount for Phase I, $150,000) from the Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for his project "DARPA AIDA, Topological Hypothesis Management in a Hypergraph Knowledgebase."

  • Math prof Monica Jackson discusses the film Hidden Figures, mentoring mathematics, and challenges facing women of color in STEM fields.

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