Immunology and Infectious Disease Major
Our degree can help you become a skilled specialist combating bioterrorism or a cutting-edge researcher finding cures for deadly diseases.
Immunology describes how the body copes with bacterial, viral, or parasitic infections, cancer, and other diseases. It requires expertise and analysis from the level of the molecules and cells of the immune system all the way up to disease dynamics in populations and ecosystems.
Our program is truly unique. One of only five majors in immunology in the United States, it is the only one that blends study of molecular and cellular immunology with epidemiology of infectious diseases.