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Undergraduate Program

BA in Statistical Science

BS in Statistical Science
  Applied Statistics
  Probability and Statistics

BS in Actuarial Science

BS and MS in Actuarial Science

BS in Financial Mathematics
and Statistics

Minor in Statistical Science


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  Data Science Club


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There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science.
-Louis Pasteur

Applied Statistics is the right choice for students seeking a career or advanced graduate studies in a wide variety of fields. Graduates who have rigorous statistical training are in great demand in government, industry, business and research institutions. This is an excellent choice for students who like mathematics and computing, manipulating data, and an interest in real life applications. If you have an interest in the world of finance, banking, insurance or related fields, check the information on the B.S. Actuarial Science or B.S. in Financial Mathematics and Statistics degree.

Recommended preparation for major: Two years of algebra and courses in plane geometry and trigonometry at high school.

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Careers for Numbers People: STEM, Silicon Valley & Beyond

August 8, 2014 Wall Street Journal: Statisticians, also known as data scientists, are highly sought after by everyone from banks to retailers to app developers reports Elizabeth Dwoskin of the WSJ -- pdf of the article is attached.

April 12, 2010 Wall Street Journal: Employers Seek Statistical Experts Over Computer-Science Generalists; Stanford University to Computer Science Students: take probability and statistics courses!

Statistics jobs

Sloan Foundation Career Planning

Career Cornerstone Center review of statistical science

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Statistics & Applied Probability
University of California
Santa Barbara, California 93106-3110
(805) 893-2129
South Hall 5607A