Elective and substitute courses must be approved in advance of registration on an
individual basis. Approval is dependent upon the statistical and mathematical content
of the proposed course as well as how the proposed course is related to the student's
background and career goals.
See the university catalog or the individual departments for a more detailed description of these and other
courses.
Examples of possible elective/substitute courses for the MS Statistics (a degree primarily
intended for students AIMing to work in business, government, or industry) include
the following:
Math (Statistically Oriented)
 162 (Statistics for Bioinformatics)
 258 (Categorical Data Analysis)
 259 (Sampling Design and Analysis)
 265 (Time Series Analysis)
 266 (Survival Analysis and Reliability)
 285 (Advanced Topics in Mathematics)
Math (Applied)
 177 (Linear and Nonlinear Optimization)
 178 (Mathematical Modeling)
 143C, 143M, 243A, 243B (Numerical Analysis)
 235 (Wavelets)
Anthropology
 ANTH 235 (Quantitative Methods)
Biology
 BIOL 156 (Pattern Recognition and analysis)
Business
 BUS2 193 (Data Mining)
 BUS 138 (Marketing Research)
 BUS 231A (Market Forecasting)
 BUS 243 (Database Management)
 BUS 285 (Total Quality Management)
Communication Studies
 COMM 204 (Introduction to Quantitative Methods)
 COMM 204A (Advanced Quantitative Methods)
Economics
 ECON 138 (Business and Economic Forecasting)
Engineering
 EE 167 (Microelectronics Manufacturing Methods)
 EE 210 (Linear System Theory)
 EE 250 (Stochastic Processes)
 EE 251 (Digital Data Transmission
 EE 231 (Automatic Control Theory)
 EE 232 (SampledData Control Systems)
 EE 253 (Digital Signal Processing)
 EE 258 (Neural Networks)
 ISE 131 (Statistical Process Control)
 ISE 235 (Quality Assurance and Reliability)
 MATE 155 (Materials Selection, Process Design)
 ME 283 (Auto. Control of Manufacturing Processes)
 ENGR 201 (Engineering Analysis)
Geography
 GOEG 195 (Spatial Analysis)
Health Science
 HS 267 (Computational Public Health Statistics)
 HS 269
Justice Studies
 JS 203 (Seminar in Applied Statistics in Justice)
Linguistics
 LING 165 (Intro to Natural Language Processing)
Mass Communications
 MSCOM 295 (Mass Communications Research)
Occupational Therapy
 OCTH 130 (Evaluation in Occupational Therapy)
Physics
 PHYS 160 (Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics)
 PHYS 260 (Advanced Mechanics)
Psychology
 PSYC 121A (Advanced Research Methods)
 PSYC 121C (Advanced Research Methods)
Technology
 TECH 230 (Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement Systems Management)
 TECH 232 (Advanced Statistical Process Control)

Examples of possible elective/substitute courses for the MA/MS Math, emphasis in statistics
(a degree primarily intended for students Aiming to pursue a PhD in statistics) include
the following:
Math (Statistically Oriented)
 162 (Statistics for Bioinformatics)
 167 (SAS Programming)
 265 (Time Series Analysis)
 266 (Survival Analysis and Reliability)
 267 (Statistical Programming)
 285 (Advanced Topics in Mathematics)
Math (Applied)
 177 (Linear and NonLinear Optimization)
 178 (Mathematical Modeling)
 143C, 143M, 243A, 243B (Numerical Analysis)
 235 (Wavelets)
Math (Theoretical)
 128A (Abstract Algebra)
 138 (Complex Variables)
 231B (Functional Analysis)

Department of Mathematics, One Washington Square, San José, CA 951920103
Office: 308 MacQuarrie Hall * Hours: MF 8:3012:30pm, 1:305:00pm
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