Do you want to have an impact on national and international health issues? Are you interested in working with real data to fuel real world change?
Biostatistics is a rapidly-growing field that applies statistical methods to improve public health and reduce illness. As a biostatistician, you'll be a critical member of the research team. You'll design studies, analyze the resulting data and communicate the results.
You might design a clinical trial of a new medication, craft a study to determine the most effective way to prevent teen smoking, or help identify factors which predict a particular disease—fascinating and important projects that impact people and society.
Our students gain the confidence they need to work with very large data sets (often called "big data") using various computer techniques (with some additional computer science courses.). They use their finely honed quantitative analysis skills every day to make a difference in many fields.