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.
  • (New!) Statistical Data Science Trackemphasizes 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

MAT 125A MAT 167

STA 1XX

STA 1XX

STA/MAT 1XX

STA 138

UD Elective

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