# Statistics, B.S.

## Statistics B.S. Program Learning Outcomes

- Students should develop effective thinking and communication skills.
- Students should learn to link applications and theory.
- Students should learn to use technological tools.
- Students should develop mathematical independence and experience open-ended inquiry.

In addition, students should be able to:

- Describe data sets using appropriate numerical and graphical techniques
- Develop mathematical tools necessary to perform statistical calculations and to understand distributions and statistical theory
- Design experiments and survey sampling methods that allow results to be statistically analyzed to test hypotheses
- Determine which statistical analyses are suitable, perform the analyses using technology, and assess the validity of necessary assumptions and interpret the results
- Construct and apply probability models for both discrete and continuous random variables; and communicate with non-statisticians in written and oral formats to learn what a client is interested in ascertaining and to present the results from a statistical analysis
- Construct and verify mathematical proofs
- Discuss properties of estimators and explain the rationale and assumptions behind statistical procedures
- Apply stochastic models to solve real-world problems

## Faculty Advisors

- Rodrigo Gaitan (email gaitan@sonoma.edu for appointment)
- Susan Herring (email susan.herring@sonoma.edu for appointment)
- Elaine Newman (email elaine.newman@sonoma.edu or appointment)

## Program Information

Degree Requirements | Units |
---|---|

General education (48 units, 8 units covered by major requirements) | 42 |

Major (includes 8 units in GE) | 52 |

Electives | 28 |

Total units needed for graduation | 120 |

For more information, please consult Statistics, B.S in the Catalog.

## Major Requirements

- MATH 161 - Differential and Integral Calculus I
**Unit(s):**4 - MATH 165 - Elementary Applied Statistics
**Unit(s):**4 - MATH 211 - Differential and Integral Calculus II
**Unit(s):**4 - MATH 220 - Reasoning and Proof
**Unit(s):**4 - MATH 241 - Linear Algebra with Applications in Differential Equations
**Unit(s):**4 - MATH 261 - Multivariable Calculus
**Unit(s):**4 - MATH 265 - Intermediate Applied Statistics with SPSS
**Unit(s):**4 - MATH 322 - Linear Algebra
**Unit(s):**4 - MATH 340 - Real Analysis I
**Unit(s):**4 - MATH 345 - Probability Theory
**Unit(s):**4 - MATH 367 - Statistical Consulting and Communication
**Unit(s):**2 - MATH 381 - Computing for Statistics: SAS Programming Language
**Unit(s):**2 - MATH 445 - Mathematical Statistics and Operations Research
**Unit(s):**4 - MATH 465 - Experimental Design and Regression Analysis
**Unit(s):**4

## Units

**Total units in B.S. program: 52**

**Total Units: 120**

### Sample Four-Year Program

## Bachelor of Science in Statistics

#### Fall Semester (16 Units)
- MATH 161 - Differential and Integral Calculus I
**Unit(s):** 4
- MATH 165 - Elementary Applied Statistics
**Unit(s):** 4
- Freshman Learning Community
- GE

**Unit(s):**4**Unit(s):**4#### Spring Semester (15 Units)

- MATH 211 - Differential and Integral Calculus II
**Unit(s):**4 - MATH 265 - Intermediate Applied Statistics with SPSS
**Unit(s):**4 - Freshman Learning Community
- GE

#### Fall Semester (16 Units)
- MATH 241 - Linear Algebra with Applications in Differential Equations
**Unit(s):** 4
- MATH 367 - Statistical Consulting and Communication
**Unit(s):** 2
- MATH 220 - Reasoning and Proof
**Unit(s):** 4
- GE

**Unit(s):**4**Unit(s):**2**Unit(s):**4#### Spring Semester (15 Units)

- MATH 261 - Multivariable Calculus
**Unit(s):**4 - MATH 322 - Linear Algebra
**Unit(s):**4 - GE
- Elective

#### Fall Semester (15 Units)
- MATH 345 - Probability Theory
**Unit(s):** 4
- Elective
- GE
- UD GE

**Unit(s):**4#### Spring Semester (15 Units)

- MATH 381 - Computing for Statistics: SAS Programming Language
**Unit(s):**2 - MATH 445 - Mathematical Statistics and Operations Research
**Unit(s):**4 - Elective
- UD GE

#### Fall Semester (14 Units)
- MATH 340 - Real Analysis I
**Unit(s):** 4
- UD GE
- Elective

**Unit(s):**4#### Spring Semester (14 Units)

- MATH 465 - Experimental Design and Regression Analysis
**Unit(s):**4 - Elective
- GE