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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 website of 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 MS 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. 

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Diverse Voices 2021: Promoting diversity in STEM education and careers

Diverse Voices, a Baskin School of Engineering professional speaker series spotlighting industry leaders and Baskin Engineering alumni, returns April 2021 for its third season. The Diverse Voices series aims to promote diversity in engineering and tech and inspire more individuals from... Read More

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Baskin Engineering celebrates Presidents’ Day 2021

February 15, 2021 is Presidents’ Day, which falls just shy of Engineers Week, a national event to celebrate the impactful work of engineers. To honor Presidents’ Day, and in preparation for Engineers Week starting February 21, Baskin Engineering commemorates past “engineer” presidents.  Did... Read More

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Celebrating women and girls who are leading innovation in science and engineering

According to data from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), less than 30 percent of STEM researchers worldwide are women and only around 30 percent of all female students select STEM-related fields in higher education. This highlights the ongoing need to... Read More

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