of Arts in Statistical Science
B.A. in Statistical Science is a basic degree intended for students
interested in general training and statistics and the use of statistical
methods in the social sciences, psychology, business and management,
biological and environmental sciences, etc.
Department typically advises students to choose the B.S. in Statistical
Science degree because it provides a better preparation for the work
force, as such; a majority of our students complete the B.S. requirements.
Some students however, choose the B.A. option because it allows them
to graduate earlier or it is easier to complete when opting to double
note that the difference between the Minor in Statistics requirements
and the B.A. requirements is small, and is essentially three Upper Division
courses. Many students begin the Statistics minor but complete the full
B.A. requirements and graduate with a double major.
Bachelor of Arts degree differs from the Bachelor of Science program
in two ways, 1) by requiring less upper-division units (40 units versus
52 units, in total, 3 courses) and 2) by allowing flexibility in the
choice of major courses.
Students opting for the B.A. degree are advised to consult our faculty
undergraduate advisor about their choice of electives. For example,
some of our B.A. graduates were successfully hired in the financial
industry (e.g., Franklin Templeton, Capital One, Deutsche Bank, etc)
due to their strategic choice of courses such as: PSTAT 126, 130, 131,
174 and several actuarial courses as electives.
Recommended preparation for major:
two years of algebra and courses in plane geometry and trigonometry
at high school.
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Plan of Study
Abroad for Statistics Major