Epidemiology is the "basic science of public health," and as such epidemiologists are health professionals who study disease, illness, and injuries and attempt to determine: who becomes ill; why certain people are more likely to become ill: and how to prevent the spread of illness.

Epidemiology Concentration Requirements

Credit Hours

Public Health Core 16
Required Concentration Courses 12
Elective Courses 9
Culminating Experience 6
Total 43
Public Health Core 16
PUBH 5020 Philosophy of Public Health 1
ENVH 5100 Environmental Health Practice I 3
PUBH 5200 Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health 3
PUBH 5310 Biostatistics I 3

PUBH 5400 Epidemiology I

PUBH 5500 Health Services Administration 3
Epidemiology Concentration Courses 12
PUBH 5350 Biostatistics II 3
PUBH 5405 Epidemiology II 3
PUBH 5420 Epidemiology of Chronic Disease 3
PUBH 5430 Epidemiology of Infectious Disease 3
Epidemiology Concentration Elective Courses 9
Electives shall be selected in consultation with the student's academic advisor and may be taken in any area appropriate to the student's professional goals.
Culminating Experience 6
PUBH 5850 Public Health Program Field Experience 6