Statistics

Statistics, construed broadly, is the study of uncertainty: how to measure it (using ideas and methods in probability theory), and what to do about it (using concepts from statistical inference and decision theory). Statistics is a key foundational discipline for data science, and has applications in a wide variety of fields. You can learn more about Statistics by visiting the the American Statistical Association.

At the graduate level, the department offers both an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Statistical Science, as well as a Designated Emphasis in Statistics, which is available to all graduate students at UCSC. At the undergraduate level, the department offers a Minor in Statistics and a 4+1 contiguous pathway into its M.S. for students from any quantitative major who satisfy the course requirements. The minor complements any major in the Baskin School of Engineering, as well as many of the majors in the Social, Physical, and Biological Sciences.

People
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People in Statistics at UCSC

Meet people in Statistics.

Research
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Research in the Statistics Department at UCSC

Learn about the research being conducted within our department.

Degree Programs
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Degree programs offered by the UCSC Statistics Department

Learn about the Graduate and Undergraduate programs in the Statistics Department.

Job Opportunities

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Statistical Consulting

Learn about our Statistical Consulting offered by our Department.

Statistics and Statistical Modeling

News

Each department is gaining at least one new faculty member this academic year, furthering the school’s effort to expand and diversify course offerings and research opportunities.
During the week of September 20, Baskin Engineering will recognize our exceptional postdoctoral scholars and their tremendous contributions to university research and the academic and professional development of undergraduate and graduate students.

Events

Manuel Mendoza
Organizer: Visiting Assistant Professor, Claudia Wehrhahn
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