# 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)

- CSC-280 Introduction to Computer Science I (4) 4
- MATH-221 Calculus I (4) 4
- MATH-222 Calculus II (4) 4
- MATH-310 Linear Algebra (3) 3
- MATH-313 Calculus III (4) 4
- MATH-321 Differential Equations (3) 3
- MATH-403 Foundations of Mathematics (3) 3
- MATH-412 Introduction to Modern Algebra (3) 3
- MATH-420 Introduction to Analysis (3) 3
- MATH-450 Complex Analysis (3) 3
- STAT-202 Basic Statistics (4) 4 (with permission of department)
*or*- STAT-203 Basic Statistics with Calculus (4) 4

### Elective 1 (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

- MATH-404 Advanced Calculus of Several Variables (3) 3
- MATH-410 Geometry (3) 3
- MATH-421 Measure Theory and Integration (3) 3
- MATH-440 Topology (3) 3
- MATH-480 Advanced Topics in Mathematics (3) 3 (approved topic)

### Elective 2 (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

- MATH-405 Mathematical Logic (3) 3
- MATH-413 Rings and Fields (3) 3
- MATH-415 Number Theory (3) 3
- MATH-480 Advanced Topics in Mathematics (3) 3 (approved topic)

### Elective 3 (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

- MATH-401 Probability (3) 3
- MATH-451 Partial Differential Equations (3) 3
- MATH-465 Numerical Analysis: Basic Problems (3) 3
- MATH-470 History of Mathematics (3) 3
- MATH-480 Advanced Topics in Mathematics (3) 3 (approved topic)

### 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:

- BIO-110 General Biology I FA5 (4) 4
*and* - BIO-210 General Biology II FA5 (4) 4
- CHEM-110 General Chemistry I FA5 (4) 4
*and* - CHEM-210 General Chemistry II FA5 (4) 4
- PHYS-110 Principles of Physics I FA5 (4) 4
*and* - PHYS-210 Principles of Physics II FA5 (4) 4
- STAT-302 Intermediate Statistics (3) 3
*and* - STAT-402 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (3) 3
- Two additional MATH 500-level courses

## Mathematics Majors with a Second Major in Secondary Education

### Course Requirements

#### Required (44 credit hours)

- CSC-280 Introduction to Computer Science I (4) 4
- MATH-221 Calculus I (4) 4
- MATH-222 Calculus II (4) 4
- MATH-310 Linear Algebra (3) 3
- MATH-313 Calculus III (4) 4
- MATH-401 Probability (3) 3
- MATH-403 Foundations of Mathematics (3) 3
- MATH-410 Geometry (3) 3
- MATH-412 Introduction to Modern Algebra (3) 3
- MATH-420 Introduction to Analysis (3) 3
- MATH-470 History of Mathematics (3) 3
- STAT-202 Basic Statistics (4) 4 (with permission of department)
*or*- STAT-203 Basic Statistics with Calculus (4) 4
- 3 credit hours in MATH or STAT at the 300-level or higher

#### 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:

- BIO-110 General Biology I FA5 (4) 4
*and* - BIO-210 General Biology II FA5 (4) 4
- CHEM-110 General Chemistry I FA5 (4) 4
*and* - CHEM-210 General Chemistry II FA5 (4) 4
- PHYS-110 Principles of Physics I FA5 (4) 4
*and* - PHYS-210 Principles of Physics II FA5 (4) 4
- STAT-302 Intermediate Statistics (3) 3
*and* - STAT-402 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (3) 3
- Two additional MATH 500-level courses

## 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:

- Applicants should have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 in major courses;
- Applicants should have completed one of the following sequences: