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 Science or Arts degree in Statistics. Statistics majors choose to pursue one of these three emphases:

  • The Applied Statistics option is very flexible, facilitating a double major or extensive elective course work in a field in which statistics is applied.
  • The General Statistics option emphasizes statistical theory and is especially recommended as preparation for graduate studies in statistics.
  • The Computational Statistics option emphasizes computing and it is designed for students particularly interested in the computational and data management 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:

  • One Year of 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 in C/C++
    • UC Davis Course ECS 30 or 40
  • One Introductory Statistics Course
    • UC Davis Course STA 13 or 32 or 100

General Track: 

  • One Year of Calculus or More
    • UC Davis Courses MAT 21ABCD
  • One Course in Linear Algebra
    • UC Davis Course MAT 22A or 67
  • One Programming Course in C/C++
    • UC Davis Course ECS 30 or 40
  • One Introductory Statistics Course
    • UC Davis Course STA 13 or 32 or 100

Computational Track: 

  • One Year of Calculus or More
    • UC Davis Course MAT 21ABCD
  • One Course in Linear Algebra
    • UC Davis Course MAT 22A
  • One Course in Programming and Problem Solving
    • UC Davis Course ECS 30
    One Course in Software Development and Object-Oriented Programming
    • UC Davis Course ECS 40
  • One Course in Discrete Mathematics
    • UC Davis Course ECS 20
  • One Course in Data Structures and Programming
    • UC Davis Course ECS 60
  • One Introductory Statistics Course
    • UC Davis Course STA 13 or 32 or 100