BSPH in Epidemiology

Improve Population Health with Epidemiology

Do you want to help find and address serious health disparities that influence not just one person, but entire populations? Does focusing more on preventing sickness than on treating sickness sound interesting to you?  Earn your Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) in Epidemiology. 

Since the beginning of the 20th century, life expectancy in America has grown from 48 years of age to 78 years, and much of that success is due to public health and discoveries using epidemiology. While the typical American’s lifespan has increased, chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and lung disease have also increased.

Medicine and medical interventions are helpful sources of treatment, but epidemiology can help us find out why disease occurs and use population health and prevention as an alternative to treatment. Gain the skills necessary to enter the growing field of public health in our BSPH in Epidemiology program!

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The Department of Epidemiology is comprised of highly effective researchers, educators and practitioners to meet the educational needs of our students. You will learn and work closely with renowned, award-winning faculty who have expertise in various types of epidemiology, including cancer prevention, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, clinical, infectious disease, injury, genetic and molecular, nutritional, pharmacoepidemiology, and public health informatics.  

Epidemiology Faculty


Upon completing this degree, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the existence of a public health problem
  • Collaborate with others inside and outside the agency to identify the problem
  • Identify surveillance data needs
  • Assist in design of investigation, including creating hypotheses
  • Develop an understanding of the social and behavioral determinants of health
  • Analyze and understand complex biological and disease risk factors in the US and globally
  • Describe fundamental research methods used in the field of Public Health

Students will also have opportunities to develop research skills, team work and leadership skills, and have international health experiences through additional coursework and practical opportunities.