A.B. in Statistics: Applied Statistics
This track emphasizes statistical applications. It is recommended for students who are interested in applications of statistical techniques to various disciplines, especially the social sciences.
This track allows students to take some of their elective major courses in another subject area where statistics is applied. A list of preapproved electives can be found here.
Notes:
These requirements were put into effect Fall 2017. Requirements from Fall 2010 to Summer 2017 can be found at the bottom of this page. Requirements from previous years can be found in the General Catalog Archive.
Preparatory Subject Matter (2023 units)
 MAT 16 ABC or MAT 17 ABC or MAT 21 ABC Calculus
 MAT 22A Linear Algebra
 ECS 10 or ECS 30 or ECS 40 Programming
 Effective Fall 2018, ECS 10, 30, and 40 will be discontinued; students may take either ECS 32A or ECS 36A instead.
 STA 32 Gateway to Statistical Data Science
Depth Subject Matter (4548 units)
 STA 106 Analysis of Variance
 STA 108 Regression Analysis
 STA 138 Analysis of Categorical Data
 STA 130A Mathematical Statistics: Brief Courses
 STA 130B Mathematical Statistics: Brief Courses
 STA 137 Applied Time Series Analysis or STA 141A Fundamentals of Statistical Data Science (formerly called STA 141)
Three courses from:
 STA 104 Nonparametric Statistics
 STA 135 Multivariate Data Analysis
 STA 137 Applied Time Series Analysis*
 STA 141A Fundamentals of Statistical Data Science (formerly called STA 141)*
 STA 141B Data & Web Technologies for Data Analysis
or STA 141C Big Data & High Performance Statistical Computing  STA 142 Reliability (discontinued)
 STA 144 Sampling Theory of Surveys
 STA 145 Bayesian Statistical Inference
 STA 160 Practice in Statistical Data Science
 MAT 168 Optimization
 One approved course of 4 units from STA 199, 194HA, or 194HB may be used.
Three elective courses outside of Statistics:
The electives must be approved by the major advisor. They should follow a coherent sequence in a single discipline in the social sciences where statistical methods and models are applied and should cover the quantitative aspects of the discipline. You can view a list of preapproved courses here. Any deviation from this list must be approved by the major adviser.
Total Units: 6571
*Course may not be used if it is already being used for another requirement for the major.
Sample Four Year Schedule
Freshman 
Fall 
Winter 
Spring 
MAT 16/17/21 A 
MAT 16/17/21 B 
MAT 16/17/21 C 

ECS 10, 30, or 40 
STA 32 

Sophomore 
Fall 
Winter 
Spring 
MAT 022A 
STA 108 
STA 106 

Approved Elective 
Approved Elective 

Junior 
Fall 
Winter 
Spring 
STA 130A 
STA130B 
STA 137 or 141A 

Approved Elective 

Senior 
Fall 
Winter 
Spring 
STA 138 
STA/MAT 1XX 
STA 1XX 

STA 1XX 
Reminders
 Foreign Language Requirement
 In the College of Letters and Science if you receive a Bachelor of Arts (AB), you are required to fulfill a foreign language requirement. You can find out more about this requirement and ways to satisfy it on the Letters and Science website.
 Double Major Unit Overlap Rules
 In the College of Letters and Science at least 80 percent of the upper division units used to satisfy course and unit requirements in each major selected must be unique and may not be counted toward the upper division unit requirements of any other major undertaken. If the major programs differ in the number of upper division units required, the major program requiring the smaller number of units will be used to compute the minimum number of units that must be unique.
 MajorMinor Course Overlap Rules
 No more than one course applied to the satisfaction of requirements in the major program shall be accepted in satisfaction of the requirements of a minor.
Fall 2010Summer 2017 Requirements
 A.B. in Statistics  Applied Statistics Option (Fall 2010Summer 2017)
Notes:
These requirements were put into effect Fall 2010. For requirements from previous years please consult the General Catalog Archive.
Beginning Fall 2016 the Department of Statistics will be offering several new data science couses (STA 141B, 141C, and 160) that may be used to fulfill some of the major requirements for the A.B major. You can view how these courses may be substituted below. A printable PDF can be found here.
Preparatory Subject Matter (1922units)
 MAT 16 ABC or MAT 17 ABC or MAT 21 ABC Calculus
 MAT 22A Linear Algebra
 ECS 30 Programming and Problem Solving or ECS 40 Software Development and ObjectOriented Programming (ECS 10 should be taken before ECS 30 or 40 if programming experience is limited)
 STA 32 Introductory Statistical Analysis Through Computers
Depth Subject Matter (4548 units)
 STA 106 Analysis of Variance
 STA 108 Regression Analysis
 STA 138 Analysis of Categorical Data
 STA 130A Mathematical Statistics: Brief Courses
 STA 130B Mathematical Statistics: Brief Courses
 STA 137 Applied Time Series Analysis or STA 141A Fundamentals of Statistical Data Science (formerly called STA 141)
Three courses from:
 STA 104 Nonparametric Statistics
 STA 135 Multivariate Data Analysis
 STA 137 Applied Time Series Analysis
 STA 141A Fundamentals of Statistical Data Science (formerly called STA 141)
 STA 141B Data & Web Technologies for Data Analysis (~New Course~)
or STA 141C Big Data & High Performance Statistical Computing (~New Course~)  STA 142 Reliability (discontinued)
 STA 144 Sampling Theory of Surveys
 STA 145 Bayesian Statistical Inference
 STA 160 Practice in Statistical Data Science (~New Course~)
 Note: One approved course of 4 units from STA 199, 194HA, or 194HB may be used.
Three elective courses outside of Statistics:
The electives must be approved by the major advisor. They should follow a coherent sequence in a single discipline in the social sciences where statistical methods and models are applied and should cover the quantitative aspects of the discipline. You can view a list of preapproved courses here. Any deviation from this list must be approved by the major adviser.
Sample Four Year Schedule
Freshman
Fall
Winter
Spring
MAT 16/17/21 A
MAT 16/17/21 B
MAT 16/17/21 C
STA 32
Sophomore
Fall
Winter
Spring
STA 108
STA 106
ECS 030*
MAT 022A
UD Elective
Junior
Fall
Winter
Spring
STA 130A
STA130B
STA 1XX
STA 137 or 141 or 141A
UD Elective
UD Elective
Senior
Fall
Winter
Spring
STA 138
STA 1XX
STA 1XX
*ECS 10 should be taken before ECS 30 or 40 if programming experience is limited
UD=Upper Division