The forerunner of the Department of Statistics was the Statistics Section in the Department of Accounting and Statistics founded in 1963. The Department of Statistics was organized as an independent department in 1973. The master's program was established in 1997.
The Department mainly emphasizes on the practice of sample survey, marketing analysis, actuarial science and industrial engineering. The Department offers broad undergraduate and graduate programs to fulfill many needs of students at different levels. Both programs give students sufficient flexibility to pursue their special interests and time to take courses in other departments.