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        The Department of Statistics, formerly known as the Department of Accounting and Statistics, was one of the founding departments in NCCU in 1958. It was formally established in 1966, and is the first statistics department in Taiwan. In response to the needs of the statistical profession, the Master program was established in 1968, and the Ph.D. program in 1988. These two programs were pioneers in Taiwan, in that the department was the first to offer a complete program in Statistics in Taiwan.
        The Department of Statistics offers courses that are both theory- and application-oriented, and it has been taking the responsibility to educate and train students in practicing statistics for the whole school. Currently, the department has 16 full-time faculty members, 2 Joint Appointment, 1 adjunct professors, 2 staff assistants, and 290 students including 221 undergraduates, 66 Master students, and 3 Ph.D. students.
         Over the past four decades, the department has produced thousands of outstanding statisticians, whose performances have made the department highly recognized. The job market for our alumni is very promising with abundant opportunities in government, industry, business, academia, and other research organizations. Due to the strong academic tradition and outstanding training of the department, our alumni also play active roles in their professions. Many of our alumni hold influential positions in governmental statistics and accounting units, such as the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS), while others hold positions in banking, financial holdings, insurance, high-tech, computer-related and sampling/survey industries, and academic units.