Information for Prospective Transfer Students

Admissions

Admissions to UC Davis is managed by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Please utilize their website for information about admissions requirements and transferring.  

Statistics Major Programs

The statistics undergraduate program at UC Davis offers a large and varied collection of courses in statistical theory, methodology, and application. Based on these offerings, a student can complete a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachalor of Science degree in Statistics.  The Bachelor of Science has four emphases. Please follow the links below to find out more information about our major tracks.

Bachelor of Arts

  • Applied Statistics Track: emphasizes statistical applications. This major track is recommended for students who are interested in applications of statistical techniques to various disciplines, especially the social sciences.

Bachelor of Science

  • Applied Statistics Track: emphasizes statistical applications. This major track is recommended for students who are interested in applications of statistical techniques to various disciplines including the biological, physical and social sciences.
  • Computational Statistics Track: emphasizes computing. This major track is recommended for students interested in the computational and data management aspects of statistical analysis.
  • General Track: emphasizes statistical theory and is especially recommended as preparation for graduate study in statistics.
  • Statistical Data Science Track: emphasizes data handling skills and statistical computation. This track is recommended for students interested in statistical learning methodology, advanced data handling techniques and computational aspects of statistical analysis.

You are encouraged to contact the Statistics Department's Undergraduate Program Coordinator at stat-undergrad@ucdavis.edu if you have any questions about the statistics major tracks.  

Recommended Major Courses to Take Before Transferring

In order to ensure that you are able to transfer to UC Davis with sufficient progress made towards your major, below is information regarding the courses you are recommended to take before transferring.  Most transfer students start UC Davis at the beginning of their junior year and are usually able to complete their major and university requirements in the next two years.  Most UC Davis transfer students come from California community colleges.  You can find course articulations for California community colleges using assist.org.  

PLEASE NOTE:  These are only guidelines to help prepare yourself to transition to UC Davis with sufficient progress made towards your major.  Admissions decisions are not handled by the Department of Statistics.  Please check the Undergraduate Admissions website for information about admissions requirements.  

Applied Track (AB or BS):

Pre-Matriculation Course Recommendations:

  • Coursework in Calculus
    • UC Davis Courses MAT 16ABC or 17ABC or 21ABC (21 recommended)
  • One Course in Linear Algebra
    • UC Davis Course MAT 22A
  • One Programming Course
    • UC Davis Course ECS 10 or 30 or 40
  • One Introductory Statistics Course
    • UC Davis Course STA 13 or 32 or 100

If the courses above are completed pre-matriculation, your major course schedule at UC Davis will be similar to the one below.

  • Post-Matriculation Course Schedule (AB):

Ist Year (Junior Year)

 Fall

Winter

Spring

 

STA 130A

STA 130B

STA 106
 

Approved Elective 

STA 108

Approved Elective

2nd Year (Senior Year

Fall

Winter

Spring

 

STA 137 or  141A

STA/MAT 1XX STA 1XX
 

STA 138

STA 1XX

Approved Elective

  • Post-Matriculation Course Schedule (BS):

Ist Year (Junior Year)

 Fall

Winter

Spring

 

STA 130A

STA 130B

Approved Elective
 

Approved Elective

STA 108

STA 141A

2nd Year (Senior Year

Fall

Winter

Spring

 

Approved Elective

STA/MAT 1XX STA 1XX
 

STA 138

STA 1XX

Approved Elective

 
  STA 106    

General Track (BS): 

Pre-Matriculation Course Recommendations:

  • Coursework in Calculus
    • UC Davis Courses MAT 21ABCD
  • One Course in Linear Algebra
    • UC Davis Course MAT 22A or 67
  • One Programming Course
    • UC Davis Course ECS 10 or 30 or 40
  • One Introductory Statistics Course
    • UC Davis Course STA 13 or 32 or 100

If the courses above are completed pre-matriculation, your major course schedule at UC Davis will be similar to the one below.

  • Post-Matriculation Course Schedule:

Ist Year (Junior Year)

 Fall

Winter

Spring

 

STA 131A

STA 131B

STA 131C
 

STA 108

STA 106

MAT 108*

2nd Year (Senior Year

Fall

Winter

Spring

 

MAT 25/127A

MAT 125A/127B MAT 167
 

STA 1XX

STA 1XX

STA/MAT 1XX

 
 

STA 138

UD Elective

MAT 125B/127C*

*Choose one of MAT 108 or MAT125B/127C.  MAT 108 is recommended. 

Computational Track (BS): 

Pre-Matriculation Course Recommendations:

  • Coursework in Calculus
    • UC Davis Courses MAT 21ABCD
  • One Course in Linear Algebra
    • UC Davis Course MAT 22A
  • Coursework in Programming
    • UC Davis Courses ECS 30, 40, and 60
  • One Introductory Statistics Course
    • UC Davis Course STA 13 or 32 or 100

If the courses above are completed pre-matriculation, your major course schedule at UC Davis will be similar to the one below.

  • Post-Matriculation Course Schedule:

Ist Year (Junior Year)

 Fall

Winter

Spring

 

STA 131A

STA 131B

STA 141A
 

STA 108

STA 106

STA 1XX

2nd Year (Senior Year

Fall

Winter

Spring

 

ECS 130A or 145

MAT 1XX MAT 1XX
 

STA 1XX

STA 141B or ECS 1XX

STA 141C or ECS 1XX

 
   

ECS 165A

 

Statistical Data Science (BS): 

Pre-Matriculation Course Recommendations:

  • Coursework in Calculus
    • UC Davis Courses MAT 21ABCD
  • One Course in Linear Algebra
    • UC Davis Course MAT 22A
  • Coursework in Programming
    • UC Davis Courses ECS 10 or 30 or 40
  • One Introductory Statistics Course
    • UC Davis Course STA 13 or 32 or 100

If the courses above are completed pre-matriculation, your major course schedule at UC Davis will be similar to the one below.

  • Post-Matriculation Course Schedule:

Ist Year (Junior Year)

 Fall

Winter

Spring

 

STA 131A

STA 131B

STA 131C
 

STA 108

STA 106

STA 141A

2nd Year (Senior Year

Fall

Winter

Spring

 

ECS 171

STA 135 STA 160
 

STA/MAT/ECS 1XX

STA 141B 

STA 141C 

 
 

MAT 167 or 168