Mathematics - BSc

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Program Overview

In today’s world, mathematics plays an important role in climate research, data science, cryptography, and artificial intelligence. The American University in Cairo's (AUC) mathematics major prepares students for advanced study in mathematics and other fields and enables them to work in related areas in industry and teaching. Students study various topics, including calculus, discrete mathematics, probability, statistics, differential equations, optimization, linear and abstract algebra, real and complex analysis, number theory, formal logic, and graph theory.

Program Objectives

Graduates of the mathematics program will be able to:

  • Apply their knowledge in the modern industry or teaching, or secure acceptance in high-quality graduate programs in mathematics and other fields such as the field of quantitative/mathematical finance, mathematical computing, statistics, and actuarial science
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Work effectively in teams
  • Exhibit ethical and professional behavior

Learning Outcomes

  • Formulate and analyze mathematical and statistical problems, precisely define the key terms, and draw clear and reasonable conclusions
  • Use mathematical and statistical techniques to solve well-defined problems and present their mathematical work, both in oral and written format, to various audiences (students, mathematicians, and non-mathematicians)Read, understand and construct correct mathematical and statistical proofs and use the library and electronic databases to locate information on mathematical problems
  • Explain the importance of mathematics and its techniques to solve real-life problems and provide the limitations of such techniques and the validity of the results
  • Propose new mathematical and statistical questions and suggest possible software packages and/or computer programming to find solutions to these questions
  • Continue to acquire mathematical and statistical knowledge and skills appropriate to professional activities and demonstrate the highest standards of ethical issues in mathematics

Statistics and Data Analysis

As an option within the bachelor's degree in mathematics, students may choose to study statistics and data analysis.

Double Major

Double-majoring in mathematics together with another program from the School of Sciences and Engineering is a winning strategy and is very popular in the department. Candidates should note that several SSE courses can be counted for the fulfillment of both the mathematics and another program, and this double-counting will normally allow students to complete both the mathematics program and another one by adding at most one or two semesters (9 to 30 credits) to the total required by their “other” major, depending on what this other major is and on how many general electives a particular student is required to take.

  • For a double major in Actuarial Science and Mathematics, consult with Noha Youssef, assistant professor and director of Actuarial Science by emailing
  • For a double major in Data Science and Mathematics, consult with Ali Hadi, a distinguished university professor by emailing
  • For any other questions on double-majoring in Mathematics and other majors consult with Michel Hébert, professor emeritus by emailing, or Daoud Siniora, assistant professor by emailing

Students of the Program

This program is suitable for students who are interested in the following:

  • Abstract thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Rigorous proofs
  • Analytical thinking
  • Quantitative reasoning

Career Paths

Graduates of the program have gone on to become:

  • Mathematicians
  • Statisticians
  • Economists
  • Data scientists
  • Computer scientists
  • Theoretical physicists
  • Financial analysts
  • Professors
  • Teachers
  • Researchers

Faculty Spotlight

Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science Wafik Lotfallah holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lotfallah has been published in top international journals and refereed for various journals and conferences in the fields of mathematics and construction engineering. 

Top Employers

Our alumni have worked for the top companies in the field, including Google and Emaar Misr.

Assistant professor, Isabel Muller, gives a short brief about AUC’s mathematics undergraduate program


Double-Major Actuarial Science/Mathematics

Zeinab Amin

Noha Youssef



Michel Hébert

Daoud Siniora

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Wafik Lotfallh
Department Chair


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