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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.

MAJOR COURSES
STAT 150Introduction to the Discipline of Statistics2
MATH 141Calculus I (B4) 14
MATH 142Calculus II (GE Electives) 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 330Statistical Computing with SAS4
STAT 331Statistical Computing with R4
STAT 334Applied Linear Models4
STAT 365Statistical Communication2
STAT 425Probability Theory4
STAT 426Estimation and Sampling Theory4
STAT 427Mathematical Statistics4
STAT 466Senior Project - Statistical Consulting4
Statistics Electives:
Select from List A below:12
Applied Probability Models
Multilevel and Mixed Modeling
Bayesian Reasoning and Methods
Statistical Analysis of Time Series
Survival Analysis Methods
Categorical Data Analysis
Applied Multivariate Statistics
Survey Sampling and Methodology
Design and Analysis of Experiments II
Statistical Learning: Methods and Applications
Select from List B below:12
Any 400-level STAT course (including those in List A)
Data Structures
Project-Based Object-Oriented Programming and Design
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
SUPPORT COURSES
Select from the following:4
Fundamentals of Computer Science
Fundamentals of Computer Science for Scientists and Engineers
MATH 248Methods of Proof in Mathematics4
Approved Support Electives 28
GENERAL EDUCATION (GE)
(See GE program requirements below.)64
FREE ELECTIVES
Free Electives8
Total units180

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 8 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • If any of the remaining 64 units is used to satisfy a Major or Support requirement, additional units of Free Electives may be needed to complete the total units required for the degree.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • A grade of C- or better is required in one course in each of the following GE Areas: A1 (Oral Communication), A2 (Written Communication), A3 (Critical Thinking), and B4 (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning). 
Area AEnglish Language Communication and Critical Thinking
A1Oral Communication4
A2Written Communication4
A3Critical Thinking4
Area BScientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
B1Physical Science4
B2Life Science4
B3One lab taken with either a B1 or B2 course
B4Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (4 units in Major) 10
Upper-Division B4
Area CArts and Humanities
Lower-division courses in Area C must come from three different subject prefixes.
C1Arts: Arts, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theater4
C2Humanities: Literature, Philosophy, Languages other than English4
Lower-Division C Elective - Select a course from either C1 or C24
Upper-Division C4
Area DSocial Sciences - Select courses in Area D from at least two different prefixes
D1American Institutions (Title 5, Section 40404 Requirement)4
D2Lower-Division D4
Upper-Division D4
Area ELifelong Learning and Self-Development
Lower-Division E4
Area F Ethnic Studies
Lower-Division F4
GE Electives in Areas B, C, and D
Select courses from two different areas; may be lower-division or upper-division courses.
GE Electives (4 units in Major plus 4 units in GE) 14
Total units64