B.S. in Statistics: General Option

This track emphasizes statistical theory and is especially recommended as preparation for graduate study in statistics.

B.S. in Statistics - General Statistics Track (Fall 2017 and Beyond)

Notes:  

These requirements were put into effect Fall 2017. For requirements from previous years please consult the General Catalog Archive.  

Preparatory Subject Matter (31-32 units)

  • MAT 21A-B-C-D Calculus
  • MAT 22A or 67 Linear Algebra
  • MAT 25 Advanced Calculus
  • ECS 10 or ECS 30 or ECS 40 Programming
  • Any one introductory statistics course except STA 10 (STA 32 recommended)

Depth Subject Matter (51-52 units)

  • STA 106 Analysis of Variance
  • STA 108 Regression Analysis
  • STA 138 Analysis of Categorical Data
  • STA 131A Intro to Probability Theory
  • STA 131B Intro to Mathematical Statistics
  • STA 131C Intro to Mathematical Statistics
  • MAT 125A Real Analysis
  • MAT 108 Abstract Math or 125B Real Analysis
  • MAT 167 Applied Linear Algebra

3 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 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. 

Related elective course:

One upper division course approved by major advisor; it should be in mathematics, computer science, or in quantitative aspects of a substantive discipline.

Total Units: 82-84

Sample Four Year Plan

Freshman

Fall

Winter 

Spring

MAT 21A MAT 21B MAT 21C
ECS 10 or 30 or 40 Intro STA*

Sophomore

Fall

Winter

Spring

STA 108 STA 106 MAT 108**
MAT 21D MAT 22A or 67

Junior

Fall

Winter

Spring

STA 131A STA 131B STA 131C
STA 1XX MAT 167 MAT 25

Senior

Fall

Winter

Spring

STA 138 STA/MAT 1XX STA 1XX
Elective MAT 125A MAT 125B**

*Intro STA:  Choose from STA 13, 32, or 100.  STA 032 is strongly recommended. 

**Choose 1 of: MAT 108 and 125B

B.S. in Statistics - General Statistics Option (Fall 2008-Summer 2017)

Notes:  

These requirements were put into effect Fall 2008. 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 B.S General track.  You can view how these courses may be substituted below. A printable PDF can be found here.  

Preparatory Subject Matter (30-32 units)

  • MAT 21A-B-C-D Calculus
  • MAT 22A or 67 Linear Algebra
  • MAT 25 Advanced Calculus
  • ECS 30 Programming and Problem Solving or ECS 40 Software Development and Object-Oriented Programming (ECS 10 should be taken before ECS 30 if programming experience is limited)
  • Any one introductory statistics course except STA 10 (STA 32 recommended)

Depth Subject Matter (51-52 units)

  • STA 106 Analysis of Variance
  • STA 108 Regression Analysis
  • STA 138 Analysis of Categorical Data
  • STA 131A Intro to Probability Theory
  • STA 131B Intro to Mathematical Statistics
  • STA 131C Intro to Mathematical Statistics
  • MAT 125A Real Analysis
  • MAT 108 Abstract Math or 125B Real Analysis
  • MAT 167 Applied Linear Algebra

3 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. 

Related elective course:

One upper division course approved by major advisor; it should be in mathematics, computer science, or in quantitative aspects of a substantive discipline.

Sample Four Year Plan

Freshman

Fall

Winter 

Spring

MAT 21A MAT 21B MAT 21C
ECS 030* Intro STA**

Sophomore

Fall

Winter

Spring

STA 108 STA 106 MAT 108**
MAT 21D MAT 22A or 67

Junior

Fall

Winter

Spring

STA 131A STA 131B STA 131C
STA 1XX MAT 167 MAT 25

Senior

Fall

Winter

Spring

STA 138 STA 1XX STA 1XX
Elective MAT 125A MAT 125B***

*ECS 10 should be taken before ECS 30 if programming experience is limited.

**Intro STA:  Choose from STA 13, 32, or 100.  STA 032 is strongly recommended. 

***Choose 1 of: MAT 108 and 125B