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American University Catalog 2017-2018

Mathematics and Economics (BS) [CAS/MATH]


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Offered jointly by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics  and Department of Economics , College of Arts and Sciences , this program is recommended for students interested in social science applications of mathematical concepts and for those interested in preparing for admissions to PhD programs in Economics.

Admission to the Program


Formal admission to the major requires a grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) in the gateway courses and approval of the program coordinator.

University Requirements


  • 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


  • 65 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.00
    • No more than 6 of the 65 credit hours may be fulfilled by Washington Economic Policy Semester courses or economics courses from study abroad programs
    • No more than 3 credit hours of independent reading and study courses or internships may be applied to the major

Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees


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.

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