Saint Louis University

Major in Biostatistics

Offered by the Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice

Download a fact sheet about SLU's undergraduate biostatistics degree.

Saint Louis University Biostatistics Degree Overview

Saint Louis University's undergraduate degree in biostatistics teaches you manage, analyze and interpret biological and health science data. Students in this degree program, offered by SLU's College for Public Health and Social Justice, explore the principles of mathematics, computer programming, statistics and public health as they learn how the field of biostatistics helps improve the health of communities.

If you choose to major in biostatistics as an undergraduate at SLU, you will be encouraged to participate in immersion trips and to study abroad so that you may understand the realities of difficult public health issues facing people and communities around the world. You will have the opportunity to serve in communities in Puebla, Mexico and Honduras, or to take public health core classes at SLU's campus in Madrid, Spain.

What You'll Learn in SLU's Biostatistics Program

Students in SLU's undergraduate biostatistics program take 12 credit hours in biostatistics, 12 credit hours in computational skills, 15 credit hours in mathematics and 12 credit hours in public health. Students in the University Honors program can elect to take honors sections of major and core classes.

Biostatistics students at SLU who are interested in going on to careers in medicine can choose the pre-med track, which combines pre-med requirements with biostatistics and public health courses. You can also apply for SLU's Medical Scholars program.                                              

What Can You Do With Biostatistics Degree from SLU?

The job outlook for biostatisticians is excellent, as the U.S. government has recently reported a shortage of biostatistics professionals in the public health profession. Skilled biostatisticians are needed to manage and analyze data to better understand and address the health problems facing communities around the globe for governments and in private industry and academia.

Learn more about SLU's undergraduate admission requirementsscholarships and financial aid, or take our majors quiz to find other SLU undergraduate degrees that might interest you.

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