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Statistics for Biological Sciences

On this Summer Abroad program, you can
  • Earn 8 quarter units in 4 weeks
  • Enroll in UC Davis courses to fulfill degree, major, minor, or GE requirements as listed in the General Catalog
  • Experience academic coursework enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities
Note to Non-UC Davis Students
  • Students from other campuses should consult with their home campus to determine whether courses may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 
  • Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid can get an additional unit to meet unit minimums for financial aid eligibility. Please contact Summer Abroad for additional information.


Statistics (STA) 100 - Draft Syllabus (PDF)

Class Format


Earn GE credit! Some courses on this program offer GE credit. Expand the sections below to view course descriptions and type of credit offered.


You will enroll in the course set below. Auditing is not an option. UC Davis programs are academic programs so participants should expect a substantial amount of course work.

  • Statistics (STA) 100. Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences (4 units)
  • Descriptive statistics, probability, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, contingency tables, ANOVA, regression; implementation of statistical methods using computer package. Only two units credit allowed to students who have taken STA 013, STA 032 or 103; not open for credit to students who have taken STA 102.
  • Statistics (STA) 198. Directed Studies (4 units, Pass/No Pass Grading Only)
  • This course includes participation on excursions and tours and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program.


Along with the general eligibility requirements, Study Abroad will be enforcing the completion of the following prerequisite. For non-UC Davis students, the equivalent at your campus:

Mathematics (MAT) 016B – Short Calculus (3 units)

Lecture—3 hour(s). Integration; calculus for trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; applications. Not open for credit to students who have completed MAT 017CMAT 021B, or MAT 021C; only 2 units of credit to students who have completed MAT 017B. GE Credit: SE, QL, SL.


Mathematics (MAT) 017B – Calculus for Biology & Medicine (4 units)

Lecture—3 hour(s), Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 016A C- or better or MAT 017A C- or better or MAT 021A C- or better or MAT 021AH C- or better. Introduction to integral calculus and elementary differential equations via applications to biology and medicine. Fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques of integration including integral tables and numerical methods, improper integrals, elementary first order differential equations, applications in biology and medicine. Not open for credit to students who have completed MAT 016CMAT 021B, or MAT 021C; only 2 units of credit for students who have completed MAT 016B. GE credit: SE, QL, SL.


Mathematics (MAT) 021B – Calculus (4 units)

Lecture—3 hour(s), Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (MAT 021A C- or better or MAT 021AH C- or better) or MAT 017A B or better. Continuation of MAT 021A. Definition of definite integral, fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques of integration. Application to area, volume, arc length, average of a function, improper integral, surface of revolution. May be taught abroad. Only 2 units of credit to students who have completed MAT 016BMAT 016CMAT 017B, or MAT 017C. GE credit: SE, QL