Stanford University

Typical Program

Typical Program without AP Credit

  • Year 1: Math 19, 20, 21; CS 106A & 106B
  • Year 2: MATH 51, 52, 53; CS 103 & 107; STATS 116 (after MATH 52)
  • Year 3: MATH 104 or 113; MS&E 211x; MCS Elective; CS course from section; WIM course; STATS 191 (or STATS 203 in year 4)
    • (if desired, Year 3 is the ideal year for a quarter abroad - no MCS courses would be required during the quarter abroad.)
  • Year 4: MS&E 221, STATS 200 ; 2 MCS Electives.

Typical Program Timetable (with 10 units of AP credit from Calculus BC)

  • Year 1: Math 51, 52, 53; CS 106A & CS 106B/X
  • Year 2: Math 104 or 113; CS 103 & 107; Stats 116; 
  • Year 3: CS course from section; MS&E 211x; MCS Elective; Stats 191(or STATS 203 in year 4); WIM course 
    • (if desired, Year 3 is the ideal year for a quarter abroad - no MCS courses would be required during the quarter abroad.)
  • Year 4: STATS 200; MS&E 221; 2 MCS Electives.

Students who decide to pursue one of the MCS tracks, follow the same course scheduling (relatively) for year 1 and 2 as shown above.

Helpful hints:

  • Math 52 before STATS 116
  • Math 53 can be taken prior to 52
  • STATS 191 before 200
  • Save STATS 200 for year 4
  • Plan your WIM early! Don't wait until senior year!