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Epidemiology Emphasis

The Epidemiology emphasis (PHEP) is designed for students who are interested in attending graduate school as preparation for careers in health-based research and epidemiology (the science of how disease spreads in populations). It is also a useful for students in pre-professional programs for medicine and dentistry who are interested in promoting health in their communities . Students in the epidemiology emphasis take core courses in public health. In addition they take a series of courses in statistics, biology and chemistry.