College of Public Health students graduating

Biostatistics Concentration

Concentration Competencies

  • Apply the basic concepts of probability, random variation, and commonly used probability distributions.
  • Apply and interpret common univariate and multivariate statistical methods for inference.
  • Recognize the assumptions and limitations of common statistical methods and choose appropriate approaches for analysis.
  • Develop written and oral presentations based on statistical analyses for both public health professionals and educated lay audiences.

Area of Concentration Courses

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
*To concentrate in Biostatistics, an undergraduate course in calculus is a prerequisite. Undergraduate courses in Computer Programming and Statistical Methods are highly recommended as prerequisites.
**Courses cannot count for both Elective I and II simultaneously.
  Area Requirements  
CPH 630 Biostatistics II 3
  Electives I** (3 Courses Required)  
CPH 535 Database and SAS Programming 3
CPH 631 Design and Analysis of Health Surveys 3
CPH 636 Data Mining in Public Health 3
CPH 664 Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials 3
BST 639 Computing Tools 3
BST 655 Statistical Genetics 3
BST 761 Time to Event Analysis 3
  Electives II** (2 Courses Required)  
CPH 535 Database and SAS Programming 3
CPH 631 Design and Analysis of Health Surveys 3
CPH 636 Data Mining in Public Health 3
CPH 664 Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials 3
CPH 712 Advanced Epidemiology 3
BST 655 Statistical Genetics 3
BST 675 Biometrics I 3
BST 676 Biometrics II 3
BST 760 Advanced Regression Analysis 3
BST 761 Time to Event Analysis 3
BST 762 Longitudinal Data Analysis 3
BST 763 Analysis of Categorical Data 3
STA 673 Distribution Free Statistical Interference 3
STA 677 Applied Multivariate Methods 3
INF 520 Bioinformatics 3