Immunology and Infectious Disease

Whether you want to become a skilled specialist combating bioterrorism or a cutting-edge researcher finding cures for deadly diseases, Immunology and Infectious Disease can help you reach your goal.

In this major, you have an opportunity to really make a difference. You'll learn about disease dynamics from the level of molecules and cells all the way up to entire populations and be able to apply your knowledge to many career fields.

Why major in Immunology and Infectious Disease?

You may choose this major if you want to:

  • apply scientific principles to real-life situations that affect human and animal diseases
  • prepare for advanced study in veterinary or human medicine, graduate studies, or other biomedical professional schools 
  • help solve issues of public health and biosecurity

Career Opportunities for Graduates

The number of job openings in the agricultural industry annually exceeds the number of available qualified graduates.

A variety of career choices are available to you:

  • Biosecurity
  • Biotechnology
  • Cancer research
  • Education
  • Government
  • Graduate study
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Research
  • Vaccine development

Learn More

Visit the Immunology and Infectious Disease Major website for course requirements, opportunities, and more information.

Contact Information

Pamela A. Hankey Giblin
  • Professor of Immunology
Phone: 814-863-0128