UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Statistics and Applied Probability

Department of Statistics and Applied Probability
Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
South Hall 5607A
Telephone: (805) 893-2129
Undergraduate E-mail: undergradinfo@pstat.ucsb.edu
Graduate E-mail: gradinfo@pstat.ucsb.edu
Website: www.pstat.ucsb.edu
Department Chair: John Hsu
Vice Chair: Michael Ludkovski


 
Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science—Actuarial Science (Requirements - PDF)

The B.S. in actuarial science is a specialized degree intended for students interested in a career as an actuary, a professional who advises businesses about economic risks. This degree is particularly suited for students with good math skills who are: business-oriented, self-motivated, enjoy analyzing problems, and think of exams as challenges rather than ordeals.

Combined Five-Year Bachelor of Science and Master of Science —Actuarial Science

The five-year combined B.S./M.S. degree in actuarial science prepares students for careers in actuarial industry by combining advanced mathematics (probability and stochastic processes) with deep knowledge of finance and advanced statistical and computational techniques. As part of the program, students will gain first-hand actuarial research experience by working on an actuarial project in partnership with a company. Please note: this program is only available to current UCSB undergraduates.

Bachelor of Science—Financial Mathematics and Statistics (Requirements - PDF)

This is a joint major between the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability. This degree is intended for students who would like to learn how mathematics, probability, and statistics play a key role in pricing and hedging securities in the financial markets.

Bachelor of Science--Pre-Financial Mathematics and Statistics (Requirements - PDF)

Bachelor of Arts—Statistical Science (Requirements - PDF)

The B.A. 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.

Bachelor of Science—Statistical Science (Requirements - PDF)

The B.S. 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.

The B.S. in statistical science offers two areas of concentration: applied statistics, and probability and statistics. Completion of one of these concentrations will not be formally acknowledged on the student’s official transcript or diploma.

Minor—Statistical Science (Requirements - PDF)