Epidemiology Major

Epidemiology Studies is a major program that focuses on the scientific study of disease, disability, and trauma patterns within and across populations and the development of health management mechanisms to prevent and control disease outbreaks and injurious behaviors.

A major program in Epidemiology Studies will likely include instruction in biostatistics, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, disease and injury determinants, genetic disease and disability factors, behavioral studies, health services research, environmental disease and injury factors, and population studies.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Epidemiology Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Epidemiology Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Epidemiology Studies?

With a degree in this field, you may find yourself collecting and analyzing data to investigate health issues. As well, you also may research trends in populations of survivors of certain diseases, such as cancer, to identify effective treatments. Epidemiologists typically work in applied public health or in research. Applied epidemiologists work for state and local governments, often addressing public health problems through education outreach and survey efforts in communities. Research epidemiologists typically work for universities or in affiliation with federal agencies.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Epidemiology Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Epidemiology Studies?