Stats is definitely quite intertwined with computer science. Although, despite its apparent utility, it's the first subjective domain of mathematics I've seen -- also the newest by a "statistically significant" margin :)
Therefore, I tell my co-workers all the time, when prompted for additional "metrics", that, "According the 'powers that be' and statistically-speaking, (yada yada yada) [...] But note, this is not an endorsement of statistics as being an accurate or even appropriate measure in the absolute sense. I'm just trying for 'industry standard' expectations here."
Unfortunately, I had that same mind-set about it as you until I got smacked in the face with a massive software endeavor in which it was mission-critical. If you're a programmer, you don't often get the luxury in most courses to say "I'll never use this", as you probably will :-/
Either way, sorry for the verbose reply / meandering; good luck on your assessment!