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Mathematics & Statistics

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; 38 credit hours of core coursework and 15 credit hours in track coursework
  • Tracks: Mathematical Statistics, or Applied Statistics

Course Requirements

Required (38 credit hours)

Tracks (15 credit hours)

Complete one of the following:

Mathematical Statistics

  • 6 credit hours of approved statistics coursework at the 300-level or above
    • Note: STAT-514 may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
  • 9 credit hours of approved mathematics or statistics coursework at the 300-level or above
    • Note: CSC-281 may count toward this requirement. STAT-514 may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

Applied Statistics

  • 3 credit hours of approved coursework in mathematics or statistics
  • 12 credit hours of approved coursework in a related field

Combined Mathematics or 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: