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 2017. Requirements from previous years can be found in 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
    • Effective Summer 2018, MAT 25 will be discontinued; students may take MAT 127A instead.
  • 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.
  • 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
      • Effective Winter 2019, MAT 125A will be discontinued; students may take MAT 127B instead.
  • MAT 108 Abstract Math or 125B Real Analysis
      • Effective Spring 2019, MAT 125B will be discontinued; students may take MAT 127C instead. 
  • 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 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