**Applied Statistics**

Statistics is the science and art of collecting and analyzing data. It is to mine information through the data and explore the law, and to predict the unknown. The purpose of this specialized major is to make the industrial and agricultural production, as well the enterprise management more refined, promote efficiency, and to realize high quality and low cost production and management mode. Nowadays there are more and more demands to talents for data analysis in society. The graduates of applied statistics will have a very good career prospect.

#### Education Requirements:

The students mainly study the statistics, basic theory and methods of data processing. What’s more, through data analysis, using statistical methods and SAS, SPSS, R statistical software to build statistical model, so as to grasp the basic principles of modern statistics, the basic model and the main statistical analysis techniques, possess excellent quality of statistical applications, strong data collection, collation, analysis and development capabilities. The main professional goal is training of specialized personnel for national statistical systems, social surveys, consulting and information industry, finance and insurance industries, economic management departments, government agencies, companies, factories and mines as well as education and research institutions. The one who has a good mathematical foundation and a foundation of expertise in economics, and could embark on survey expertise, quality information management, data analysis, risk assessment and so on. The graduates can continue to pursue a graduate degree in statistics, but also suitable in mathematics, finance, economic management and information graduate.

#### Major Courses Offered:

Mathematical Analysis, Advanced Algebra, Analytic Geometry, Differential Equation, Real Variable Function, Probability Theory, Mathematical Statistics, Sampling Investigation ，Application of Random Process, The Application of Regression Analysis, Multivariate Statistical Analysis, Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, Statistical Computing and Software, Statistical Forecasting and Decision-making, Statistical Modeling, Experiment Design, Data Mining, Nonparametric Statistics, Economics , Interest Theory, Insurance, Life Insurance Actuarial Science, Risk Theory, Securities Investment, etc.

The length of schooling of this major is four years. Students can receive a Bachelor of Science degree after graduation. The master's degree can also be granted in this major.