Biostatistics uses statistical reasoning and methods to address major problems in public health. Students who concentrate in biostatistics are interested in how data, population studies, and health intersect. They study advanced statistical methodologies and apply them to better understand health trends among populations. Biostatistics students interpret results of statistical analyses from public health studies and translate the information into easily understandable facts for scientific and non scientific audiences.

Sample Courses

Biomedical science explores the process of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Students gain understanding in the basic principles of biochemistry and molecular biology to increase their knowledge of the fields of physiology and biomedical research.

Public health interventions are only as good as the data that support them. Data management and data analysis are critical to biostatistics and the interpretation of data. A student enrolled in biostatistics or informatics develops an understanding of data analysis.

Understanding the prevalence and causes of disease transmission relies on strong surveillance information systems. Informatics allows for the development of comprehensive public health databases and surveillance systems. Students study the infrastructure and resources that are needed to successfully coordinate between local, state, and federal surveillance systems.