Biostatistics utilizes statistical reasoning and quantitative methods applied to public health, medical settings, and research. Biostatistics involves the collection and analysis of data and the interpretation, inference, and visualization of these results.
The Department of Biostatistics and Data Science offers the following degrees:
Biostatistics is the choice for students who enjoy using data to solve problems in the areas of public health and medicine. The quantitative skills gained in this program are in high demand in healthcare organizations to analyze data for health outcomes related to medical treatment and procedures and in the assessment of effectiveness of public health programs.
Students with strong mathematical, analytical, and computing skills enter this field.
Graduates are employed by local, state, and federal governmental agencies, by industrial health and healthcare organizations and consulting firms, and by research programs in universities and the pharmaceutical industry.