Department of Mathematics

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Statistics is basic to quantitative research in the biological, physical, and social sciences. Because its methods are based on mathematics, it requires a thorough understanding of mathematical methods as well as an appreciation of scientific methods, computation, and practical problems.

The Bachelor of Science in Statistics is an interdisciplinary program offered for students who intend to pursue an advanced degree, or who are planning careers as statisticians in industry, business, government, or scientific research.

To give the students both breath and depth and to introduce the student to a variety of fields where statistics may be applied, we offer three emphases for the degree: science, business, and economics.


42 units: Required Core Courses

Course Description Units
Offered
CSC 210
CSC 309
Introduction to Computer Programming or
Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers
3
Fall, Spring
MATH 226 Calculus I 4
Fall, Spring
MATH 227 Calculus II 4
Fall, Spring
MATH 228 Caculus III 4
Fall, Spring
MATH 301 Exploration of Proof (GWAR) 3
Fall, Spring
MATH 325 Linear Algebra 3
Fall, Spring
MATH 338 Introduction to SAS 3
Fall
MATH 340 Probability and Statistics I 3
Fall, Spring
MATH 441 Probability and Statistics II 3
Spring
MATH 424 Linear Models 3
Fall
MATH 442 Probability Models 3
Fall
MATH 447 Design and Analysis of Experiments 3
Fall
MATH 448 Statistical Learning & Data Mining 3
Spring
MATH 449 Categorical Data Analysis 3
Spring
Total Core 45  
One area of emphasis (Business, Economics, or Science) 9  
Total Units for the major 54  

9 units: Emphasis in Science

3 upper-division or graduate courses with advisor's approval (partial list of possible choices)

Course Description Units
Offered
MATH 370 Real Analysis 3
MATH 376 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
MATH 400 Numerical Analysis 3
Spring
MATH 430 Mathematics of Optimization 3
Every Other Fall
MATH 460 Mathematical Modeling 3
Fall
MATH 490 Nonparametric Statistics 3
MATH 490 Introduction to Time Series 3
MATH 490 Sampling Surveys 3
MATH 490 Multivariate Data Analysis 3
MATH 490 Mathematical Seminar 3
MATH 491 Game Theory 3
Fall

9 units: Emphasis in Economics

3 upper-division or graduate courses with advisor's approval (partial list of possible choices)

Course Description Units
Offered
ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomics Theory 3  
ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics Theory 3  
ECON 312 Introduction to Econometrics 3  
ECON 601 Applied Microeconomics 3  
ECON 616 Experimental Economics and Games Theory 3  
ECON 715 Mathematical Economics 3  
ECON 731 Econometric Theory 3  
ECON 825 Applied Time Series Econometrics 3  

9 units: Emphasis in Business

3 upper-division or graduate courses with advisor's approval (partial list of possible choices)

Course Description Units
Offered
DS 408 Computer Simulation 3  
DS 412 Operation Management 3  
DS 604 Applied Business Forcasting 3  
DS 612 Data Mining with Business Applications 3  
DS 851 Computer Simulation and Decision Making 3  
DS 853 Seminar in Data Analysis 3  
BUS 776 Data Analysis for Managers 3  
BUS 786 Operation Analysis 3  
ISYS 363 Information System for Management 3  
ISYS 463 Information Systems Analysis and Design 3  
ISYS 464 Managing Enterprise Data 3  
ISYS 650 Business Intelligence 3  

CR/NC grades are not acceptable in courses required for the mathematics major or minor program.

If you have any questions regarding the Statistics BS, please contact Dr. Mohammad Kafai.

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