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Program Overview

Epidemiology is the study of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations. Epidemiology’s main role is preventing the onset and spread of disease by finding the reasons why some groups of people are healthier than others and then removing or controlling these causes.

Program Summary

Program Credits: 56.0 Credits

Status: Open Enrollment

Introductory Course: HLTH 210


To learn more, schedule an appointment with Life Sciences Advisement at 801-422-3042.

Epidemiology Major Snippets

Beyond The Classroom

Engaging in internships, mentored research, associations and clubs related to your program is an important step in linking your education with the real world. These experiences enhance your education and prepare you for both further schooling and your future career.

Occupations and Employers

Possible Occupations

With a Bachelors

  • Program Director
  • Health Educator
  • Project Manager
  • Researcher
  • Evaluation Specialist

With a Masters

  • Epidemiologist
  • Academic Policy Advisor
  • Legislative Policy Advisor
  • Policy and Research Analyst
  • Health Policy Specialist

With a Doctorate

  • Surgeon
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician
  • Medical Scientist

Potential Employers

Meet Your Academic Advisor: Beth Liechty

Beth Liechty

Beth meets with Health Promotion, Epidemiology, and Environmental/Occupations Health emphases students.

For students in the Health Science emphasis please contact Life Sciences Advisement at 801-422-3042 to schedule an appointment with Carol Stepan.

To schedule an appointment - Health Promotion, Epidemiology, and Environmental/Occupations Health students looking for advising services please call the Dept of Public Health Office at 801-422-3386 to schedule an appointment with Beth Liechty.