The Department of Statistics was originally formed in 1964, when it broke with the Department of Mathematics and became the Department of Statistics and Computer Science. It remained such until 1984, when it became the Department of Statistics. Today, we maintain the three-fold mission of teaching, research, and service. Our teaching provides you with a broad foundation in statistical theory and applications. Such training has enabled our graduates to earn jobs in government, all branches of industry, and academia. We currently maintain a wide spectrum of research, with many of our faculty active in cross-disciplinary research projects.