B.S. in Statistics: General Statistics

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

Notes:  

These requirements were put into effect Fall 2019. Requirements from previous years can be found in the General Catalog Archive.  New courses STA 142A and 142B may be used for the General Track as listed below Fall 2019 and beyond. 

Preparatory Subject Matter (27-28 units)

  • MAT 21A-B-C-D Calculus
  • MAT 22A or 67 Linear Algebra
  • ECS 32A or 36A Programming
    • Former courses ECS 10 or 30 or 40 may also be used.
  • STA 13, 32, or 100 
    • STA 32 or 100 preferred.

Depth Subject Matter (55-56 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 127A Real Analysis (or former course MAT 25)
  • MAT 127B Real Analysis (or former course MAT 125A
  • MAT 108 Abstract Math or 127C Real Analysis (or former course MAT 125B)
  • 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
  • STA 141B Data & Web Technologies for Data Analysis 
    or STA 141C Big Data & High Performance Statistical Computing 
  • STA 142A Statistical Learning I (New Course!)
  • STA 142B Statistical Learning II (New Course!)
  • 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. A list of pre-approved electives can be viewed here.  

Total Units: 82-84

 

Sample Plan

Freshman

  • Fall 
    • MAT 21 A
  • Winter
    • MAT 21B
    • ECS XX
  • Spring
    • MAT 21C
    • Intro STA*

Sophomore

  • Fall 
    • MAT 21D
    • MAT 022A or 67
  • Winter
    • STA 108
  • Spring
    • MAT 108**
    • STA 106

Junior

  • Fall 
    • STA 131A
    • MAT 25/127A
  • Winter
    • STA 131B
    • STA 1XX
  • Spring
    • STA 131C
    • Approved Elective

Senior

  • Fall 
    • STA 138
    • MAT 167
  • Winter
    • STA/MAT 1XX
    • MAT 125A/127B
  • Spring
    • STA 1XX
    • MAT 125B/127C**

*Intro STA:  Choose from STA 13, 32, or 100.  STA 032 is strongly recommended. 
**Choose 1 of: MAT 108 and 125B/127C