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Program Learning Objectives

  1. Have good working knowledge of the most commonly used statistical methods, including statistical modeling and omnipresent role of variability, efficient design of studies and construction of effective sampling plans, exploratory data analysis, and formal inference process.
  2. Have background in probability, statistical theory, and mathematics, including especially calculus, linear algebra and symbolic and abstract thinking.
  3. Be able to synthesize and apply knowledge of common inferential methods, understanding the limitations of procedures and appropriate conclusions.
  4. Communicate effectively (written and oral) with skills in collaboration (within and between disciplines) and teamwork, and in organizing and managing projects.
  5. Have a good mastery of several standard statistical software packages and facility with data management strategies.
  6. Have a focused concentration in an area of application outside the discipline of statistics.

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:

  • 60 units of upper division courses
  • Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
  • 2.0 GPA
  • U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)

Note: No course with a STAT prefix may be selected as credit/no credit.

STAT 150Introduction to Statistical Investigations4
MATH 141Calculus I (B1) 14
MATH 142Calculus II (B1) 14
MATH 143Calculus III4
MATH 206Linear Algebra I4
MATH 241Calculus IV4
STAT 301Statistics I4
STAT 302Statistics II4
STAT 305Introduction to Probability and Simulation4
STAT 323Design and Analysis of Experiments I4
STAT 324Applied Regression Analysis4
STAT 330Statistical Computing with SAS4
STAT 331Statistical Computing with R4
STAT 425Probability Theory4
STAT 426Estimation and Sampling Theory4
STAT 427Mathematical Statistics4
STAT 461Senior Project I1
STAT 462Senior Project II2
STAT 465Statistical Communication and Consulting4
Statistics Electives:
Select from List A below:12
Applied Probability Models
Statistical Analysis of Time Series
Survival Analysis Methods
Analysis of Cross-Classified Data
Applied Multivariate Statistics
Survey Sampling and Methodology
Design and Analysis of Experiments II
Select from List B below:12
Any 400-level STAT course (including those in List A)
Fundamentals of Computer Science II
Fundamentals of Computer Science III
Fundamentals of Computer Science for Scientists and Engineers II
Discrete Structures
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Introduction to Database Systems
Introduction to Distributed Computing
Introduction to Data Science
Quality Engineering
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Differential Equations I
Linear Algebra II
Graph Theory
Combinatorial Math
Linear Algebra III
Introduction to Analysis I
Introduction to Analysis II
Introduction to Analysis III
Game Theory
Numerical Analysis I
Select from the following:4
Fundamentals of Computer Science I
Fundamentals of Computer Science for Scientists and Engineers I
MATH 248Methods of Proof in Mathematics4
Approved support electives 28
(See GE program requirements below.)64
Free Electives5
Total units180

Required in Major; also satisfies GE.


Consultation with faculty advisor is required of students, to select and obtain approval for these courses. Students are requested to consult their advisors before the start of their junior year.

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 8 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • Minimum of 12 units required at the 300 level.
Area ACommunication
A1Expository Writing4
A2Oral Communication4
A3Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing4
Area BScience and Mathematics
B1Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Major) 10
B2Life Science4
B3Physical Science4
B4One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course
Area CArts and Humanities
C3Fine/Performing Arts4
C4Upper-division elective4
Area C elective(Choose one course from C1-C5)4
Area D/ESociety and the Individual
D1The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement)4
D2Political Economy4
D3Comparative Social Institutions4
D4Self Development (CSU Area E)4
D5Upper-division elective4
Area FTechnology
F Upper-division elective4
Total units64

Required in Major.