Department of Statistics and Biostatistics

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PALiISaDS Scholarship - Apply NOW !

Application Deadline May 1st, 2023 


We are proud to announce the formation of the Pacific Alliance for Low Income Inclusion in Statistics and Data Science (PALiISaDS), a new partnership supported by a $5,000,000 investment from the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics  (SSTEM) Program.
We are recruiting our first cohort of:
  • Rising Juniors/Transfer students
  • Need-based scholarships of up to $10,000/year
  • Third-year support for students continuing on to grad school
  • Faculty & peer mentoring
  • Community-building events
  • Support for applying to graduate programs + career development advice
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Meet with Your Advisors

Statistics and Biostatistics majors are highly encouraged to meet with their Faculty and Major Advisor each semester. This is incredibly valuable time where you can get helpful suggestions and information regarding classes, research at East Bay (and other universities), and future career opportunities!

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Your Faculty or Major Advisor

Welcome Message From the Chair


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. 

Dr. Ayona Chatterjee

Associate Professor & Chair


Founded in 1964, the Department of Statistics and Biostatistics has offered applied statistics and computing to our students for 7 decades. CSU East Bay is one of the most diverse universities in the United States. We have valued and admitted students with diverse backgrounds. We have also admitted many students transitioning into Statistics and Data Analysis careers. Our Department has always been at the forefront of software and computational methods for Data Analysis.



Our library has many of the books we use in classes and as references available online. 


Contact Us

Department of Statistics and Biostatistics
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • North Science 229
  • Hayward, CA 94542