The department was established under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Yalçın TUNCER in 1985. Firstly the education was started only with Master’s level then undergraduate education was begun in 1990. Statistics provide some kind of necessary information and methods for inference from proper model which include random events and process and test their validity. The department consists of 6 main science disciplines which include, Theory of Probability, Stochastic Processes, Theory of Statistics, Applied Statistics, Operations Research, Risk Analysis and Statistical Information Systems. Undergraduate and postgraduate levels education is carried out by 6 professors, 4 associate professors, 2 assistant professors, 5 lecturers and 12 research assistants.
Every year 60 student is accepted for formal education and 60 for evening education. Besides every year students who wishing to study minor or double major education from the following departments Astronomy, Space Science, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Sociology, Psychology, Archeology, Geography, Economy and Business Administration can be accepted under the proper criteria, according to determined quota. Students who can be accomplished compulsory and optional subject earn the statistician degree. Willing students can intern in special sector or public sector.
Job Opportunities for Statisticians
A statistician can be service variety of areas like: public or private institutions with forecasting in planning phase; process control in production phase; demographic, health, social or economical research for public. The statistician, who has knowledge about working area, can be required element for this institute. The students who graduate from the department can be hired by private sector for making decisions or government agencies such that; Turkish Statistical Institute, Ministry of Development, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Public Works and Settlement, Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Village Affairs, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Turkish National Police Department, Turkish Armed Forces, Social Security Institution, Government Water Works, General Directorate of Highways, General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration, The General Directorate of Post and Telegraph Organization, The Turkish Court of Accounts, Ministry of Customs and Trade, Under secretariat of Treasury, Central Bank of The Republic of Turkey, Turkish State Railways, Turkish Electricity Transmission Company, Turkish Electricity Distribution Company, Turkish Airlines, Turkish Radio and Television Institute, municipalities, Istanbul Stock Exchange, Company of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, Tourism, insurance, advertising, banking, finance, computer software companies, data processing centers, research companies, sport clubs, newspapers and TV channels.