You will learn to conceptualize a public health problem, design epidemiological studies, collect and analyze data, then interpret and disseminate results to a broad range of individuals and communities. In addition to core subject areas of biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, public health administration, and social and behavioral science, you will complete advanced coursework in epidemiological methods, and the epidemiology of chronic, infectious and social diseases. Many epidemiology students choose to earn an additional major or graduate certificate in Biostatistics.
You will also have many opportunities to work on public health research projects with faculty members. Our research interests include cardiovascular and cancer epidemiology using large, ongoing cohorts. In your final semester, you will complete an in-depth applied learning experience, providing you with a practical understanding of some of the day-to-day work of this exciting field. Epidemiologists are in demand in state, county, and city public health agencies; private corporations; the federal government; and international organizations. Coaches in our Office of Career Services will help you navigate the professional landscape.