Do you want to help identify and address serious health disparities that influence entire populations? Does improving population health by focusing more on prevention than treatment sound interesting to you? Earn your Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) with a concentration in Epidemiology.
Improve Population Health with Epidemiology
At the beginning of the 20th century, life expectancy was around 48 years of age, but by the end of the 20th century, our life expectancy had grown to 78 years, and much of that success is due to public health and discoveries using epidemiology. While the lifespan of the typical American has increased, chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and pulmonary disease have increased.
Drugs and medical interventions are helpful sources of treatment, but knowledge of epidemiology can help us better understand the social and environmental factors, or policies that influence us to make healthier lifestyle choices. In the BSPH in Epidemiology program, you will learn how to embrace prevention and population health as an approach to treatment, and gain the skills necessary to enter the growing field of public health.