The science of statistics is the science that deals with the data and phenomena, and how they are analyzed and presented in a concise and possible way in order to draw conclusions and making decisions. It is used in the application of various sciences, as multiple applications in all areas of life (population studies, social, agricultural, industrial, commercial, engineering and medical), which led to increased demand for specialists in statistics and econometrics. Whereupon, the Department of Economics and Social Statistics has been established in 1978 in the Faculty of Economic and Social Studies in order to sustain itself with the rest of the other Departments.
The student joins the department in the third year after he meets the general conditions of the department and awarded the B.Sc. (general degree - four years), and B.Sc. (honors - five years) in econometrics and social statistics. The department also awards post-graduate diploma, masters and Ph.D. in econometrics and social statistics, in addition to the mediator Diploma in Social Statistics and data analysis.
Department of Econometrics and social statistics is currently equipped with laboratory computer for teaching students of undergraduate and postgraduate different statistical and econometric packages and how to analyze data. It contains a collection of computers developed to teach the courses of statistical data analysis in the department and assist in conducting statistical analysis.
The Department of Econometrics and Social Statistics seeks fulfill its mission by providing educational programs of high quality and that through the diversity of teaching methods and curricula to be correlated with the overall needs of society and the labor market.
It also provides significant research, training and consulting in the field of research, surveys and data analysis, and it is seeking to become a serious part in leading the Sudan majoring in Statistics and Econometrics, through its educational opportunities and effective in distinct phases of graduate and undergraduate studies in accordance with the following objectives: