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    Feb 29, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
American University Catalog 2023-2024

Mathematics and Economics (BS)

Administered jointly by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics  and Department of Economics , College of Arts and Sciences , the Mathematics and Economics (BS) 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 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) in the gateway courses and approval of the program coordinator.

University Requirements

AU Core Requirements

For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements

  • 66 credit hours with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
    • No more than 6 credit hours may be fulfilled by economics courses from study abroad programs, except students attending the London School of Economics may fulfill a maximum of 12 credit hours
    • No more than 3 credit hours of independent reading and study courses or internships may be applied to the major

Course Requirements

Gateway (18 credit hours)

Core (36 credit hours)

Capstone (3 credit hours)

Electives (9 credit hours)

Note: Students may take no more than 6 credit hours from the following: ECON-361 Economic Development (3) , ECON-362 Microeconomics of Economic Development (3) , and ECON-363 Macroeconomics of Economic Development (3) .

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 Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.