Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

GE Requirements (SF State Bulletin: General Education)

Major Department Website

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major? The number of units required for Stat major is 54 units and 9 units are electives to be taken with advisor consultation. The opportunities for Statistics majors are numerous and finding a job in their field immediately after graduation is common.
When should I first meet with my major department? As soon as possible.
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? There is only one Statistics major advisor.
Where can I find information about major advising? Refer to
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes?

If in doubt about any course that might be equivalent to SFSU’s MATH 124, 226, 227, or 228, please see the Math Office staff about the articulation protocol that we use.

What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full? Contact the major advisor, Kafai.
Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major? Come and see the major advisor as soon as possible

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?

Math 301

Math 325

Math 440

CSC 210

Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?

For MATH 301: Grade of C or higher from MATH 227.

For MATH 325: Grade of C or higher from MATH 227.

For MATH 440: Grade of C or higher from MATH 228, which may also be taken concurrently.

Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? Contact Kafai, the major advisor:
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap?

Yes, Mathematics (AS-T).

[Click here for ADT Roadmap]

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?

MATH 124 Elementary Statistics

Mathematics Pathway 2 students that are eligible for MATH 226* should take it in their first semester. Pathway 2 students not eligible for MATH 226 should take MATH 199*. Pathway 3 and 4 students should take MATH 197 in their first semester and MATH 198 in their second semester.

CSC 210* Computer Programming

*1-unit Supplemental Instruction courses (SCI) are offered for these classes as additional support. These courses can be found in the SFSU Class Schedule ( by searching for the SCI prefix.

Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

Calculus I

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major? AP Calculus (level AB or BC) with a score of 4 or higher.



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