During the past several decades, the social and economic structure of the United States has shifted from an industrialized base to an information and services base. Rapid development of computer technology has led to an increase in the use of statistics as a tool for analyzing data across all disciplines. Increasing demand exists for individuals with training in statistical analysis. The unprecedented growth of research institutes nationwide confirms the importance of sampling and statistical analysis.
Statistics is now widely used in a broad spectrum of disciplines. There is substantial demand among students and various entities within the community for this program.