American University Catalog 20152016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Mathematics (BS)


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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.
Students who wish to obtain credentials for teaching grade 712 mathematics may take a 36credit 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.
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
 53 credit hours with grades of C or better
Required (38 credit hours)
One course (3 credit hours) from the following:
One course (3 credit hours) from the following:
One course (3 credit hours) from the following:
A twocourse sequence (68 credit hours) from the following:
Note: This requirement may be waived for students with more than one major in this department.
Mathematics Majors with a Second Major in Secondary Education
Required (44 credit hours)
A twocourse sequence (68 credit hours) from the following:
Note: This requirement may be waived for students with more than one major in this department.
Combined BS in Mathematics and MA in Mathematics
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.
This program enables students to earn both a BS in Mathematics and an MA in Mathematics.
Optional Sequences
Undergraduate students should apply by the end of the junior year. Students should have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 in major courses and have completed one of the following sequences: All requirements for the BS in Mathematics
Undergraduate students may apply up to 9 credit hours of approved graduatelevel coursework to satisfy the requirements of both degrees. All requirements for the MA in Mathematics
Including a minimum of 18 credit hours completed in residence in graduate status after the undergraduate degree has been awarded. Students must finish the master’s degree requirements within three years from the date of first enrollment in the master’s program. 
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