Statistics is the science of collection, organization, analysis, and explanation of data. The field offers
many opportunities for people who enjoy interpreting the world in quantitative ways using numbers, surveys,
and computers. In this field, methods are developed and used to explain quantitative patterns observed in the
social, physical, and natural sciences and in business and industry.
The methods of probability and statistics have become essential tools in almost every walk of life in industry, business, medicine, computer science, economics, environmental studies, psychology, wildlife biology and fisheries, sociology, meteorology - the list seems never ending. These are exciting times for our discipline since probability and statistics are playing an increasingly crucial role in the advancement of science and technology.