The BSPH in Epidemiology is a four year undergraduate degree offered through the Department of Epidemiology at in the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. This degree teaches students the foundations of public health including epidemiology, health policy, environmental health, social and behavioral health, and biostatistics.
Substantive coursework teaches and applies epidemiology – the science of public health – to identify, understand, control, and prevent diseases in populations. Students will learn the principles of data collection, epidemiological study design and analysis, public health surveillance, infectious disease and field epidemiology, risk factor identification and control/prevention of chronic disease, and how to gather evidence to establish and enhance public health programs that improve population health. Students will further apply epidemiology principles to additional fields of public health, including public health informatics, perinatal epidemiology, substance abuse, cancer, injuries, and more.