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University of California, Santa Barbara
Financial Mathematics & Statistics B.S.

Modern financial industry is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the world. It demands graduates with diverse quantitatively oriented skills possessing deep knowledge of mathematics, statistics, statistical and computational techniques, complemented by background in economics, finance, and public policy. UCSB's Bachelor of Science (BS) in Financial Mathematics and Statistics is unique to the West Coast. It is offered jointly by the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability and the Department of Mathematics, in cooperation with the Department of Economics. This demanding major is intended for students interested in the role that mathematics, probability and statistics play in pricing and hedging securities in the financial markets. Students graduating in Financial Mathematics and Statistics have open to them a wide change of career choices, including commercial banking, corporate finance, financial planning, investment banking, money management and real estate or pursue a graduate degree.Transfer students are admitted to pre-major status until all prerequisites are satisfied.

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