The overall mission of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology is to provide students with strong analytic and quantitative skills needed to conduct professional level public health research, disease surveillance, program evaluation, and public health practice. Biostatistics and Epidemiology are complementary disciplines both academically and professionally. These related fields are based on the mathematical, natural, and social sciences. The Department meets its mission by preparing public health professionals who will work to improve the health of the public. The academic program includes a base of theoretically sound courses complemented by hands-on research experiences and public health agency practice experiences.
The Department offers concentrations in Biostatistics and Epidemiology. For more information on academic offerings within those concentrations, please consult either the Biostatistics program website or the Epidemiology program website.