A program in Biostatistics trains students in methods and techniques used for the collection and analysis of biological data as generated in such fields as biotechnology, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and environmental sciences. It prepares students for entry-level positions requiring skills in statistics.
Courses in this program may include:
- DNA and protein laboratory techniques and assays
- Laboratory record keeping
- Mathematical analysis of laboratory outcomes
- SAS (Statistical Analysis System) programming. SAS programing language is used for analysis of large data sets such as patient data in clinical trials, analysis of DNA, RNA, or protein sequence data, and in micro array gene expression analysis.