The Engineering Mathematics and Statistics major offers students an opportunity to study pure and applied mathematics as essential components of modern engineering. By combining courses for pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, the physical sciences, and engineering, a student may individualize a program of study, of theory, or applications of both. It provides a broad foundation for graduate studies in theoretical branches of engineering, as well as in mathematics, and can prepare students for a career in specific sectors of industry or business.
The Possibilities: Provides a solid foundation for graduate studies in math, economics, business, or law.
Job Opportunities: Financial engineering, business, law, banking, insurance, hightech industries, and numerous other areas.
Degree Worksheets (PDF): Engineering Math and Statistics: 2011, 2012, 2013  2014  2015  2016
Course  Fall  Spring 

Freshman Year  
Chemistry 1A and 1ALGeneral Chemistry or Chemistry 4AGeneral Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis^{(6)} 
4

–

Mathematics 1ACalculus 
4

–

Mathematics 1BCalculus 
–

4

Physics 7APhysics for Scientists and Engineers 
–

4

First Computer Science Course (E7Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers or CS 61AStructures and Interpretation of Computer Programs) 
–

4

Lower Division Technical Elective^{(2)} 
–

34

Reading and Composition Course from List A^{(1)} 
4

–

Humanities/Social Science Course^{(1)} 
34

–

Total 
1516

1516

Sophomore Year  
Mathematics 53Multivariable Calculus 
4

–

Mathematics 54Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 
–

4

Lower Division Technical Elective^{(2)} 
34

–

Physics 7BPhysics for Scientists and Engineers 
4

–

Physics 7CPhysics for Scientists and Engineers 
–

4

Second Computer Science Course (E177Advanced Programming with MATLAB or CS 61B or 61BLData Structures) 
–

34

Reading and Composition Course from List B^{(1)} 
4

–

Humanities/Social Science Course^{(1)} 
–

34

Total 
1516

1416

Junior Year  
Mathematics 110Linear Algebra 
4

–

Mathematics 104Introduction to Analysis 
4

–

Mathematics 105Second course in Analysis or Mathematics 185Introduction to Theory of Probability 
–

4

Mathematics 128ANumerical Analysis 
–

4

Statistics 134Concepts of Probability 
3

–

Upper Division Technical Elective^{(3)}^{(4)} 
–

4

Humanities/Social Science Courses^{(1)} 
34

34

Total 
1415

1516

Senior Year  
Upper Division Technical Electives^{(3)}^{(4)} 
12

12

Free Electives^{(5)} 
34

34

Total 
1516

1516

Notes
Because of the interdisciplinary nature of this major, electives must be selected and approved in consultation with a faculty adviser.
1: The Humanities/Social Science (H/SS) requirement includes two approved reading and composition courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. Reading and Composition “A” and “B” must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year. The remaining courses may be taken at any time during the program. See Humanities and Social Science Requirements for complete details and a list of approved courses.
2: Two lower division courses in engineering, mathematics, or statistics, chosen in consultation with your faculty advisor; options include CS C8, 61A, 61B or 61BL, 61C or 61CL, 70; CE C30/ME C85; E7,25, 26, 27 (two of E 25, 26, 27 must be completed to count as one course), 28, 45; Math 55, but other courses may also be used. Courses used to satisfy the two computer science course requirement may NOT also be for lower division technical electives. They can only be used to complete one requirement.
3: Technical electives must include 16 units of upper division engineering courses, selected with the help of your faculty adviser in order to provide depth in an area of engineering with high mathematical content–typically, most of these courses will come from a single engineering department, but courses that complement each other from different departments are also permissible. NOTE: IEOR 172 is an alternate course to Statistics 134. Students may not receive credit for both Statistics 134 and IEOR 172. IEOR 172 cannot be used to fulfill engineering unit requirements; it can only be used as a substitution for Stat 134.
4: Three additional upper division technical courses as follows: One in mathematics, one in statistics, and one from either math or statistics from among: Math 105, 113, 118, 123, 125A, 126, 130, 135, 140, 142, 170, 185, 189, and E117; Statistics 135, 150, 151A, 151B, 152, 153, 154, 157, 158.
5: Free electives can be any technical or nontechnical course. A course of your interest offered by any department at Cal; there are no restrictions.
6: Chemistry 4A is intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely related field.
* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.