Career Outlook

Statisticians earn a median annual salary of $87,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018).

Top employers for undergraduates from AU's Department of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Pew Research Center
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers


See more about Statistics alumni career outcomes.

Statistics (BS)

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

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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.

AU Core Requirements

For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum.

Major Requirements

  • 54 credit hours with grades of C or better, including 23 credit hours at or above 300-level

Course Requirements

Required (23 credit hours)

Basic Statistics (4 credit hours)

Complete 4 credit hours from the following:

Intermediate Statistics (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Capstone (3 credit hours)

Track (21 credit hours)

Complete one of the following tracks:

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 300-level
Mathematics or Statistics

Note: CSC-208 may count toward this requirement.

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

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 Admission to a Combined Bachelor's / Master's Program and Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degreesfor more information.

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