Statistical Science

What is a Statistical Science Major?

Statistics is basic to quantitative research in the biological, physical, and social sciences, and is the most interdisciplinary of all subjects. Statistics is based on mathematics and also uses methods from computer science to solve practical problems that arise in almost all areas of our society including business, insurance, industrial manufacturing, research and development, social and behavioral studies, marketing, agriculture, law, public policy, and medicine.

At UCSB, the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Statistical Science.  The Bachelor of Arts in Statistical Science is a basic degree intended for students interested in general training in statistics and the use of statistical methods in the social and decision sciences. It is suitable as a terminal baccalaureate degree, or as preparation for advanced training in business administration, management science, or operations research. 

The Bachelor of Science in Statistical Science is a specialized statistics degree intended for students interested in the use of statistical theory and methods in the biological, physical, and technological sciences. It is suitable as a terminal baccalaureate degree, or as preparation for advanced training in applied statistics, biostatistics, or probability and statistics. This degree offers two areas of concentration: Applied Statistics and Probability and Statistics.

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