American Univesity of Beirut

Undergraduate Mathematics

    PROGRAMS

    The Department of Mathematics offers the following majors and minors in the undergraduate studies:

    • BA or BS in Mathematics
    • BA or BS in Applied Mathematics
    • BA or BS in Statistics
    Students can find additional support for their studies here:

    • The Math Clinic is a tutorial for undergraduate students offered by the Department of Mathematics. The tutors are graduate students in Mathematics who are available at the following days and times.
    • Monday 5PM-6:30PM Zeinab Alharakeh, Fatima Allouch, Estepan Ashkarian
      Tuesday 5PM-6:30PM Maya Assidi, Mohammad Hamdar, Sara Maad
      Wednesday 5PM-6:30PM (only for MATH 202) Lara Baalbaki, Nizar Bou Ezz
      Thursday 5PM-6:30PM Tatiana Abd El Naim, Hiba El Owayed, Youmna Layoun
      Friday 5PM-6:30PM Roa Akhdar, Youmna El Hajj, Ali Halawi

      Please ask your course instructor for the contact details/Skype ID of the tutors.

    • AUB Students have created a mathematical community to discuss and share anything related to Mathematics. Join the Mathematics Student Society AUB on facebook.

    The following details on programs and courses are based on the official information which can be the found in the AUB catalogue.

    BA or BS in Mathematics:

    The department requires 9 credits in courses numbered 200 or above in the sciences
    for the BS degree, and at least 9 credits in courses numbered 200 or above in the arts
    (Humanities or Social Sciences) for the BA degree. In both cases, it is recommended
    that at least 6 of these 9 credits be in disciplines that use quantitative methods and be chosen in conjunction with the student's faculty advisor. In addition, the departmental requirements are as follows:

    MATH 201, MATH 210, MATH 214, MATH 219, MATH 223, MATH 227, MATH 233, MATH
    241, and at least one of MATH 220 or MATH 242, and 12 more credits chosen from MATH
    202 and mathematics courses numbered 213 or above. In addition, students must take
    CMPS 200, which is a first course in programming. Students should note that MATH 211
    and MATH 212 do not count towards the major course requirements for the BS and BA
    in Mathematics. For pure mathematics major, MATH 211 and MATH 212 may be taken as
    free electives.

    A transfer student who has done well in MATH 218 can count it toward the mathematics
    major instead of MATH 219, subject to departmental approval. In such a case, the
    department will usually require the student to take MATH 220.

    Students wishing to pursue graduate study in mathematics are strongly urged to take
    MATH 220, MATH 242, and MATH 213 or MATH 215. They may also want to consider taking
    one or more graduate course in their senior year. Students with an interest in applied
    mathematics are urged to take MATH 202, MATH 220, MATH 224, MATH 251, and MATH
    234, and to choose their additional courses from those that include a significant use of
    mathematical techniques. Students interested in high school teaching are encouraged
    to include MATH 202, MATH 213, MATH 251, and MATH 261 among their courses.

    A minor in mathematics requires 18 credits which involve MATH 201, MATH 210, either
    MATH 218 or MATH 219, and 9 more credits in mathematics courses numbered MATH
    202, MATH 211 or above, or statistics courses numbered 230 or above.

    BA or BS in Applied Mathematics:

    A student opting for the program in Applied Mathematics can earn either a BA or a BS
    degree. The science requirements for the BS are fulfilled by at least 2 science courses
    (or 6 science credits) chosen in departments in the FAS; the arts requirements for the
    BA are fulfilled by 2 courses (6 arts credits) chosen in departments in the FAS. The
    Mathematics requirement is the same for both degrees and consists of 39 credits in
    Mathematics courses as follows:

    MATH 201, MATH 202, MATH 210, MATH 212, MATH 218 or MATH 219, MATH 223, STAT
    233, MATH 251, MATH 281, at least one of MATH 224 and MATH 227, and at least 9
    additional credits numbered 211 and above. These additional credits must include at
    least two of the following three areas:

    • Analysis and Geometry: MATH 213, MATH 214, MATH 215, MATH 225, MATH 224, MATH 227
    • Discrete Math and Algebra: MATH 211, MATH 220, MATH 241, MATH 242, MATH 261
    • Probability and Statistics: STAT 231, STAT 234 or higher
    In addition, the student must take CMPS 200, which is a first course in programming. Moreover, 9 credits must be chosen in one applied discipline or track from the following list, as detailed in the matrices of the BA and BS in Applied Mathematics:

    • Computer Science
    • Economics/Econometrics
    • Natural Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Health Sciences
    • Statistics

    A minor in Applied Mathematics requires 18 credits which include MATH 201, MATH 210,
    either MATH 218 or MATH 219, and 9 more credits in mathematics courses numbered
    MATH 202, MATH 211 or above, or statistics courses numbered STAT 230 or above.

    ​BA or BS in Statistics

    The department requires 9 credits in courses numbered 200 or above in the sciences
    for the BS degree, and at least 9 credits in courses numbered 200 or above in the arts
    (humanities or social sciences) for the BA degree. In both cases, it is recommended
    that at least 6 of these 9 credits be in disciplines that use quantitative methods and be
    chosen in conjunction with the student's faculty advisor. The Mathematics and Statistics requirements are the same for both degrees and consists of 39 credits as follows:

    • In Statistics: STAT 231, STAT 233, STAT 234, STAT 235, STAT 236, STAT 237 and STAT 238, and 9 more credits chosen from MATH 202 and from mathematics, statistics, and computer science courses numbered 211 or above, excluding STAT 230
    • In Mathematics: MATH 201, MATH 210, and MATH 218 or MATH 219
    • In Computer Science: CMPS 200.

    A minor in statistics can be pursued via one of two options:

    • Option 1: MATH 201, MATH 218 or MATH 219, STAT 231, STAT 233, STAT 234 and STAT 235.
    • Option 2: MATH 201, MATH 218 or MATH 219, STAT 230, STAT 234, STAT 235 and one additional advanced course in statistical sciences to be selected with the approval of the department chair. A list of recommended courses includes: STAT 236 or above, EPHD 320, EPHD 321, EECE 603, EECE 641, EECE 644, EECE 667, EECE 693, INDE 303, and INDE 430.

    General University Requirements

    The General Education requirements are 6 credits in English Communication Skills
    and 3 credits in Arabic Communication Skills, 12 credits in the Humanities, 6 credits
    in Social Sciences (covered by the departmental requirements for BA), 6 credits in
    Natural Sciences (covered by the departmental requirements for BS), and 3 credits in
    Quantitative Thought (covered as a Math major).

    Courses

    ​The following courses are offered, see also the AUB catalogue for the official information.

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