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Public Health Sciences

Collaborative Degrees

Language and International Health, BS

Clemson Public Health Sciences students in a classroom

Do you have a passion for language and a desire to serve? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Do you understand that bilingual communication goes beyond a few signs posted on the wall? The need for bilingual health care providers has grown exponentially in recent years, not just in hospital settings and multicultural community centers but throughout the health care industry, which is why the Department of Languages and the Department of Public Health Sciences teamed up to offer the Bachelor of Science in Language and International Health.

This program pairs a modern language concentration (Chinese, French, or Spanish) with coursework in public health theory and practice. The language component emphasizes linguistic and cultural proficiency in the target language by studying specific peoples, cultures, literatures, technical language, health environments, and multicultural issues. The public health component includes the history and philosophy of public health and medicine; the organization, management, and financing of health services; the social and behavioral aspects of health, epidemiology, health evaluation methods, and health communications.

Biomedical Data Science and Informatics, M.S./Ph.D.


The nation’s transition to new healthcare delivery models and the exponential growth in biomedical data translate to a need for professionals with expertise in data science focused on biomedical research who can leverage big data to improve health in the state and the nation. Specialized tracks will initially include precision medicine, population health, and clinical and translational informatics.

Biomedical data science and informatics is an interdisciplinary field that applies concepts and methods from computer science and other quantitative disciplines together with principles of information science to solve challenging problems in biology, medicine and public health.

Department of Public Health Sciences
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