The Department of Social Statistics which is one of the most progressive departments of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. The department conducts Honours degree programs in Social Statistics, Business Statistics and Information Technology which is the pioneer department in the Sri Lankan University System which offers degrees in these fields under the stream of Humanities and Social Sciences. Concurrently, the department offers two main fields of study as Social Statistics and Management and Information Technology for the Bachelor degree programs.
The Honours degree program in Social Statistics focuses on Statistics, Mathematics, Population Studies and Information Technology while The Honors degree program in Business Statistics focuses on Statistics, Mathematics, Management and Information Technology. The newly introduced Honors degree program in Information Technology focuses on e-Learning, Information Systems, Computer-aided designing and other key areas of Information Technology. Currently, the department offers Postgraduate Diploma in Business/Social Statistics for graduates who are willing to expertise in the fields of Business and Social Statistics.
All the degree programs that are offered guide students to follow globally demanding fields of study and to cope up with modern competitive world. Furthermore, the department promotes research culture with collaboration of staff and students in order to poster a live and stimulating learning environment within the department. Moreover, under the supervision of academic staff, the Students’ Association of the department plays a vital role in the department in order to learn to see beyond the horizon. The department measures success in term of collaborative team work not as in individual achievement.