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Department of Statistics and Biostatistics

Joshua Kerr teaching a group of students

Statistics and Biostatistics 

There are many job opportunities locally for Statisticians in many diverse areas of application, such as Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Medical Statistics, Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Finance, Banking, Government, Education, Consulting, and many others. So, we encourage you to consider the fields of Statistics and Biostatistics as a program of study, whether graduate or undergraduate. Many of our undergraduate students are double-majors. Math, Economics, and Psychology majors, in particular, have found double-majoring with Statistics to be valuable in getting a job or pursuing higher degrees.
Our department offers many courses in Statistical Methods and Probability at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Most of the courses include the use of computers and computer software to perform the statistical analysis of data. The software includes JMP, MS EXCEL, MINITAB, SPSS, TABLEAUSAS, and R. We are a growing department in the growing field of Statistics.

Welcome Message From the Chair

Joshua Kerr

On behalf of the Department of Statistics and Biostatistics here at CSU East Bay, I am writing this welcome message for any prospective student interested in a Statistics major, minor, or graduate degree. Our department is comprised of engaged faculty who strive for excellence in both teaching and research. Our programs are designed for a diverse student population with a diverse set of goals, whether it be to join the workforce or continue their education at the graduate level. We are excited to offer concentrations in Data Science in our newly redesigned undergraduate and graduate programs. I grew up in a small town in southern Maine and completed my undergraduate and Master’s degrees in that area. It was during that time, interacting with quality professors who possessed genuine care for their students, that I was led to take my first Statistics courses. My love for both Statistics and teaching stemmed from these positive experiences. I now wish to pay it forward to educate, guide, and mentor students who find their way into my classes and programs to set them on a path for lifelong success.

Dr. Joshua Kerr

Associate Professor & Chair


For Spring semester, 2019, the Department of Statistics and Biostatistics will administer the comprehensive exam on April 12th and 19th.  If you intend to take the exam, please contact Dr. Chatterjee for a permission number to enroll in STAT 692. 

Applications for the 2018-2019 scholarships are due on Monday, January 28, 2019.


Contact Us

Department of Statistics and Biostatistics
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • North Science 229
  • Hayward, CA 94542
  • Office Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm M-F
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