Statistics Major (B.S.)
The field of statistics is one of the most important and fastest growing fields today.
A major in statistics requires 11 units, an SYE, and a unit in computing. An SYE in statistics would count toward the eleven units. A computing class in statistics would count toward the 11 units.
- 135. Calculus I.
- 136. Calculus II.
- 205. Multivariate Calculus.
- 217. Linear Algebra.
- 113. Applied Statistics.
- 213. Applied Regression Analysis.
- 325. Probability.
- 326. Mathematical Statistics.
- Three electives, all at the 200 level or above, with at least 2 at the 300 level or above.
- Math 280, Math 350, Math 305, or CS 219 can count as a 300+ elective
- At least two electives must have STAT prefix
Senior Year Experience
An SYE is required, either in statisitcs or outside the department.
- A statisitcs SYE would count as one of the three electives.
- All projects will include a written paper and a formal oral presentation. More information can be found on the SYE Info page.
- Students wishing to receive honors in statistics must conduct an honors project in Stats 498, and must also have a final major GPA of 3.5 or higher.
If you are planning on majoring in statistics without a major or minor in mathematics, here is a worksheet to help plan your course of study. If you are planning on including a mathematics major or minor, you should go here.
- You may not double major in statistics and math/econ.
- Students considering graduate work in statistics are strongly encouraged to take MATH 305.
A minor in statistics requires five units, at least three must have a STAT prefex. The remaining two units can be either from Statistics or from among the options listed below.
- Economics 200 (Quantitative Methods in Economics - 1.5 units),
- Environmental Studies 323 (Environmental Epidemiology),
- Psychology 205 (Research Methods in Psychology - 1.25 units),
- Sociology 301 (Quantitative Methods).
- With the permission of the Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics department, courses from outside the department which include a substantial statistics component may also count towards the minor.
If you are planning getting a minor in statistics without a major or minor in mathematics, here is a worksheet to help plan your course of study. If you are planning on including a mathematics major or minor, you should go here.