Pre-Approved Applied BS Electives

Reminders

1. All courses should follow a coherent sequence in one discipline. The pre-approved courses are divided into clusters that may contain courses with different subject codes (ex. ARE and ECN).  You may take a combination of courses with different subject codes as long as they are within the same cluster. 

2. A minimum of three courses in the cluster must be quantitative in nature.  The courses in each cluster are categorized as "quantitative" and "non-quantitative."  The courses may all be quantitative if you choose, but at least three must be quantitative. 

3. Prerequisites for the courses below vary.  Be sure to check the General Catalog for an up to date list of prerequisites. 

4. Any deviation from the clusters and any addition of courses must be pre-approved by the Undergraduate Vice Chair.  This is not a complete list.  There are many other subject areas and courses that may be approved as well. Please e-mail stat-undergrad-adviser@ucdavis.edu for approval.  Please include the list of which courses you would like to use and their descriptions. 

Course Clusters

Agricultural and Resource Economics/Economics/Management

Non-Quantitative:

  • ARE 100A Intermediate Microeconomics: Theory of Production and Consumption
  • ARE 100B Intermediate Microeconomics: Imperfect Competition, Markets, and Welfare Economics
  • ECN 100 Intermediate Micro Theory 
  • ECN 101 Intermediate Macro Theory
  • ECN 100A Intermediate Micro Theory: Consumer and Producer Theory
  • ECN 100B Intermediate Micro Theory: Imperfect Competition and Market Failure

Quantitative:

  • ARE 106 Quantitative Methods in Agricultural Economics (duplicates ECN 140)
  • ARE 107 Econometrics for Business Decisions 
  • ARE 136 Managerial Marketing
  • ARE 155 Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions
  • ARE 156 Introduction to Mathematical Economics
  • ARE 157 Analysis for Production Management
  • ARE 171A Financial Management of the Firm (duplicates ECN 134)
  • ARE 171B Financial Management of the Firm
  • ECN 103 Economics of Uncertainty and Information
  • ECN 106 Decision Making
  • ECN 116 Comparative Economic System
  • ECN 122 Theory of Games and Strategic Behavior
  • ECN 132 Health Economics
  • ECN 134 Financial Economics (duplicates ARE 171A)
  • ECN 135 Money and Banking
  • ECN 140 Econometrics (duplicates ARE 106)
  • ECN 145 Transportation Economics
  • MGT 100 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • MGT 120 Managing and Using Information Technology
  • MGT 140 Marketing for the Technology-Based Enterprise
  • MGT 160 Financing New Business Ventures
  • MGT 180 Supply Chain Planning and Management
Biomedical Engineering

Non-Quantitative:

  • NPB 101 Systemic Physiology
  • BIM 106 Biotransport Phenomena

Quantitative:

  • BIM 105 Probability and Statistics for Biomedical Engineering
  • BIM 107 Mathematical Methods for Biological Systems
  • BIM 116 Physiology for Biomedical Engineers
  • BIM 117 Analysis of Molecular and Cellular Networks
  • BIM 142 Biomedical Imaging: Basic Principles and Practice
Civil Engineering

Quantitative:

  • EAD 115 Numerical Solution of Engineering and Scientific Problems
  • ECI 119 Parallel Processing for Engineering Applications
  • ECI 153 Deterministic Optimization and Design
  • ECI 165 Transportation Policy
  • ECI 114 Probabilistic Systems Analysis for Civil Engineers
  • ECI 131 Matrix Structural Analysis
  • ECI 153 Deterministic Optimization and Design
Communication

Non-Quantitative:

  • CMN 101 Communication Theories 

Quantitative:

  • CMN 102 Empirical Methods in Communication 
  • CMN 141 Media Effects: Theory and Research 
  • CMN 170 Communication, Technology, and Society 
  • CMN 172 Computer-Mediated Communication 
Engineering

Non-Quantitative:

  • ENG 180 Engineering Analysis

Quantitative:

  • EAD 115 Numerical Solution of Engineering and Scientific Problems
  • EAC 116 Computer Solution of Physical Problems
  • EAD 117A Simulation and Modeling of Deterministic Dynamical Systems
  • EAD 117B Simulation and Modeling of Statistical Systems
  • EAD 117C Topics in Simulation and Modeling
  • EAD 118 High Performance Computing
  • EAD 119 Applied Computational Linear Algebra
Environmental Science and Policy

Non-Quantitative:

  • ESP 100 General Ecology
  • ESP 101 Ecology, Nature, and Society
  • ESP 110 Principles of Environmental Science

Quantitative:

  • ESP 121 Population Ecology
  • ESP 160 The Policy Process
  • ESP 168A Methods of Environmental Policy Evaluation
  • ESP 168B Methods of Environmental Policy Analysis
  • ESP 178 Applied Research Methods
Evolution and Ecology

Non-Quantitative:

  • EVE 100 Introduction to Evolution
  • EVE 101 Introduction to Ecology

Quantitative:

  • EVE 102 Population and Quantitative Genetics
  • EVE 103 Phylogeny and Macroevolution
  • EVE 104 Community Ecology
  • EVE 119 Population Biology of Weeds
  • EVE 180A Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (deferred grading only)
  • EVE 180B Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (deferred grading only)
Food Science & Technology/Nutrition

Non-Quantitative:

  • FST 100A Food Chemistry
  • FST 100B Food Properties

Quantitative:

  • FST 109 Principles of Quality Assurance in Food Processing
  • FST 107 Food Sensory Science
  • FST 117 Design and Analysis for Sensory Food Science
  • FST 127 Sensory Evaluation of Foods
  • NUT 112 Nutritional Assessment: Dietary, Anthropometric, and Clinical Measures

 

Genetics

Non-Quantitative:

  • BIS 101 Genes and Gene Expression (prerequisite: BIS 1A-B, CHM 8B or 118B or 128B)
  • BIS 102 Structure and Function of Biomolecules

Quantitative:

  • BIS 132 Introduction to Dynamic Models in Modern Biology
  • BIS 181 Comparative Genomics
  • BIS 183 Functional Genomics
Human Development/Psychology

Non-Quantitative:

  • HDE 100A-Infancy and Early Childhood
  • HDE 100B– Middle Childhood and Adolescence
  • PSC 140 Developmental Psychology
  • HDE 101 Cognitive Development
  • PSC 141 Cognitive Development

Quantitative:

  • HDE 117 Longevity
  • HDE 120  Research Methods in Human Development
  • HDE 121  Psychological Assessment
  • PSC 103A Statistical Analysis of Psychological Data
  • PSC 103B Statistical Analysis of Psychological Data
  • PSC 104 Applied Psychometrics: An Introduction to Measurement Theory
  • One of PSC 180A-B-C Research in Cognitive and Perceptual Psychology/Psychobiology/Personality and Social Psychology
Molecular and Cellular Biology

Non-Quantitative:

  • BIS 101 Genes and Gene Expression ((prerequisite: BIS 1A-B, CHM 8B or 118B or 128B)
  • BIS 102 Structure and Function of Biomolecules

Quantitative:

  • MCB 123 Behavior and Analysis of Enzyme and Receptor Systems
  • MCB 162 Human Genetics
  • MCB 182 Principles of Genomics

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Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior

Non-Quantitative:

  • NPB 100 Neurobiology
  • NPB 101 Systemic Physiology

Quantitative:

  • NPB 100L Neurobiology Laboratory
  • NPB 166 Math Tools for Neuroscience
  • NPB 167 Computational Neuroscience

Other upper-division BIS, ANG, MIC, or MCB courses

Political Science

Quantitative:

  • POL 109 Public Policy and the Governmental Process
  • POL 110 The Strategy of Politics
  • POL 114 Quant Analy of Pol Data
  • POL 121 Scientific Study of War
  • POL 164 Public Opinion
  • POL 170 Political Psychology
Sociology

Non-Quantitative:

  • SOC 100 Classical and Modern Sources of Sociological Theory

Quantitative:

  • SOC 103 Evaluation Research Methods
  • SOC 106 Intermediate Social Statistics
  • SOC 170 Population
  • SOC 154 Soc of Health Care
Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Non-Quantitative:

  • EVE 101 Introduction to Ecology
  • WFC 110 Biology and Conservation of Wild Mammals

Quantitative:

  • WFC 122 Population Dynamics and Estimation
  • WFC 152 Ecology of Human-Wildlife Conflicts
  • WFC 100 Field Methods in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology