Immunology and virology respectively study the strengths and weaknesses of our body’s immune system, and some of the most dangerous threats to them: viruses. As new viral outbreaks emerge and familiar viruses mutate into new threats, it’s crucial to know how our bodies can adapt.
Five years ago, you may not have thought that much about your own immune system or the ancient, forgotten viruses thawing out of glaciers in rural Tibet. But we’re in a brave new world now, one where masking is more commonplace and concerns about how our bodies will handle new illnesses. Virologists and immunologists help protect humans from future pathogens. While many immunologists and virologists have PhDs in their field, they’re not necessarily required.
The Degrees of the Future 2022 top Immunology & Virology programs are: