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 easily 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):

  • 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

General Track (BS): 

  • 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

Computational Track (BS): 

  • 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

Statistical Data Science (BS): 

  • 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