# Undergraduate Programs

## BA in Epidemiology

This major has 15 required courses and two pre-requisite courses. The epidemiology major leads to a **bachelor of arts** degree and satisfies the **social sciences** requirement of the Rochester Curriculum.

Key goals for this major:

- Understand the theories, concepts, and skills required to assess population health
- Understand the methodologies used to examine factors associated with the development and prevention of disease
- Apply the basic tools necessary for analysis of data applicable to public health outcomes

### Major Requirements

Some of these courses require prerequisites. These prerequisites are not counted toward the major. Prerequisites can be found on the courses page or in the CDCS.

#### Pre-requisite Mathematics Courses (Two Courses)

MATH 161: Calculus IA

MATH 162: Calculus IIA

Note: Students can also take MATH 141–143

#### Public Health General Core (Five Courses)

PHLT 101: Introduction to Public Health I

PHLT 102: Introduction to Public Health II

PHLT 103: Concepts of Epidemiology

STAT 212: Appl. Stat. for the Biological and Physical Sciences I **or** STAT 211: Appl. Stat. for the Social Sciences

PHIL 228 (PHIL 228W): Public Health Ethics **or** PHIL 225 (PHIL 225W): Ethical Decisions in Medicine

#### Specific Core Requirements (Five Courses)

PM 414: History of Epidemiology*

*PM 414W valid until spring 2018

PM 415: Principles of Epidemiology

STAT 216: Appl. Stat. for the Biological and Physical Sciences II

MATH 218: Introduction to Mathematical Models in the Life Sciences

PM 412: Survey Research

#### Electives (Five Courses)

**I. Epidemiology**

Choose four of the following:

- PM 413 (H): Field Epidemiology
- PM 418 (W): Cardiovascular Epidemiology
- PM 424 (W): Chronic Diseases Epidemiology
- PM 451 (W): Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
- PM 442 (W)(H): Nutritional Epidemiology
- PM 470 (W): Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
- PM 489 (W): Injury Epidemiology and Emergency Care Research Methods
- BST 465: Design of Clinical Trials
- PHLT 201W: Environmental Health
- PHLT 394D: Health Department Internship*
- PHLT 397W: Community Engagement Internship**

*Open to juniors, seniors, Take 5, and e5 public health majors; permission of EPD faculty advisor required

**Open to juniors, seniors, Take 5, and e5 public health majors; permission of EPD faculty advisor required

Students may to use up to 2 PHLT internship courses towards their public health major.

**II. Statistics**

Choose one of the following:

- MATH/STAT 201: Introduction to Probability
- MATH/STAT 203: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
- STAT 218: Integrative Categorical Data Analysis
- STAT 221W: Sampling Techniques
- STAT 276: Statistical Computing in R
- STAT 277: Introduction to Statistical Software and Exploratory Data Analysis
- STAT 226W: Introduction to Linear Models

#### Upper-Level Writing Requirement

Students are required to register for two upper-level writing courses within this major. The courses designated with (W) have writing requirements that would satisfy the Rochester Curriculum’s upper-level writing requirement. Students should register for the “W” section; for each PM (W) course there is a cap of five students who can register for the writing component.

*Overlapping Major Courses*

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the public health-related programs, no more than *two* courses may overlap between a public health major and another major.

*Transfer Credit*

Students are permitted (with the approval of their public health faculty advisor) to use up to *two* transfer courses towards their public health program.