Biostatistics

Assured enrollment into the Gillings School of Global Public Health Biostatistics program

Available to:

First-year students, applying Early Action

Consider this opportunity if:

You’re loving your math and computing classes and want to use your skills to make the world healthier.

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is the top public school of public health. The school’s mission is to improve public health, promote individual well-being, and eliminate health inequities across North Carolina and around the world.

program includes:

  • Assured enrollment into the highly selective BSPH Biostatistics program (student will maintain a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA and complete all pre-requisites with a C or better)
  • Participation in social, service, and professional development events specifically designed for students in the Gillings School’s Assured Enrollment Program
  • Priority enrollment in SPHG 101 (Introduction to Public Health) and BIOS 500H (Introduction to Applied Biostatistics)
  • Peer advising from a current Biostatistics major

First-year students who take advantage of this program are under no obligation to pursue a degree in Biostatistics if their interests lead them elsewhere. All of the knowledge gained through this program is transferable to other areas.

A BSPH in Biostatistics provides an excellent foundation for employment or continued study, including admission into medical school or prestigious programs in biostatistics. Approximately 45% of recent graduates have continued to graduate programs in biostatistics or closely related fields; 15% have gone directly to medical school; and 40% have landed jobs.

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