Biostatistics Major

Description: A program that focuses on the application of descriptive and inferential statistics to biomedical research and clinical, public health, and industrial issues related to human populations. Includes instruction in mathematical statistics, modeling, clinical trials methodology, disease and survival analysis, longitudinal analysis, missing data analysis, spatial analysis, computer tomography, biostatistics consulting, and applications to such topics as genetics, oncology, pharmacokinetics, physiology, neurobiology, and biophysics. Is Biostatistics the right major for you?
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Biostatistics Major

What Courses Do Biostatistics Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Biostatistics majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Mathematics
  • Neurobiology
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
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