A program that focuses on scientific study of the biological mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of disease, host-pathogen interactions, and host response to disease. Includes instruction in antigen and antibody structure and function, effector mechanisms, receptors, histocompatibility, host-pathogen recognition, disease modeling, autoimmune systems, antibody formation, cytotoxic responses, regulation of immune response, virulence determinants, intercellular signaling, immunosuppression, immunotherapy, immunogenetics, disease markers, transplantation, antibody humanization, and microbial pathogenesis.
Students majoring in Immunology can advance up to a Masters degree. On average, 49% percent of men and 51% percent of women make up the degrees awarded across all college campuses. Immunology is most common in Illinois. The average annual income for an undergraduate degree in Immunology is $44,600.
The top ranked schools for Immunology majors include Washington University in St Louis, Yale University and the University of Chicago with 13 students receiving degrees in Immunology at Washington University in St Louis. Learn more about college options in the table below.
Majoring in Immunology, your education can be applied to different careers. Immunology majors go on to pursue jobs including Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists and Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary which are in high demand. Some of the jobs with the highest salary for Immunology majors include Natural Sciences Managers, Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists and Biological Scientists, All Other.