Statistics deals with the problem of making inductive inferences in the face of uncertainty. It provides the reasoning and the methods for producing and understanding data. It is learning from data and includes collecting, organizing, analyzing, and interpreting results. Statisticians identify patterns in data to understand them and make decisions in business and industry and in the biological, physical, psychological, and social sciences. Statisticians provide the methodology for making important advances in medical and other scientific research arenas, and work at various tasks such as market research, opinion polling, survey management, data analysis, designing statistical experiments, and teaching statistical techniques and theories.
The Department of Statistics has a reputation for outstanding teaching, research, and consulting services. The undergraduate program offers B.A. and B.S. degrees with options in Statistical Computing and Quantitative Management. Students have unusually free access to the faculty, many of whom have received national and international recognition for their work. The degree programs offer students opportunities to diversify their study to include research areas in a variety of academic disciplines. The Statistical Consulting Collaboratory provides faculty and students a rich environment for collaboration in research and instruction, emphasizing statistical/ quantitative approaches. The faculty serves the academic community in many roles—as editors of major academic publications, as authors of major textbooks and research monographs, and as consultants to business, government, and international organizations.
Click on the drop-menus below for more information and documents related to the Statistics major.
Change of Major Criteria
Click on the link below to see what courses you need to have completed to be eligible to declare the Statistics major:
Statistics Additional Documents
Statistics Degree Summary Sheets
- STAT BS Degree Summary Sheets by Concentration - Fall 2018 Catalog to current
- STAT BS Degree Summary Sheets by Concentration - Fall 2017 Catalog or earlier
- STAT BA Degree Summary Sheet (all Catalog years)
Statistics Sample Four-Year Course Plans
Statistics Schedule of Course Offerings
- Schedule of Course Offerings - A tentative list of Statistics courses that will be offered this academic year
Statistics Academic Advisors
Professional Advising at CNAS provides individual guidance towards achieving realistic academic goals and making decisions regarding your academic career at UCR. Professional Academic Advisors can assist you with declaring or changing your major or minor, course repeats, taking courses outside of UCR, taking a leave from UCR, questions about withdrawing or readmitting to UCR.
Statistics Lead Faculty Advisor
A Lead Faculty Advisor is assigned for each major. Faculty advisors are available to assist students with guidance regarding graduate or professional school, opportunities to participate in research, independent study, or internships. Faculty advisors also may provide students with advice and mentoring regarding career goals.