NUTR: Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH Residential) Application Details

UNC Gillings Application Details
NUTR: Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH Residential)

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) Program in Nutrition introduces the undergraduate student to the science of nutrition in health and disease and to social and behavioral aspects of eating in the context of public and individual health. The Department of Nutrition is one of the top-ranked Nutrition Departments in the country. The curriculum offers a wide range of courses on the nutritional and epidemiological aspects of human diseases. It also allows students to participate in nutrition research projects or explore other related areas of interest. A BSPH in Nutrition prepares students for graduate study in nutrition, medicine, pharmacy, or dentistry or for entry-level positions in public health and/or dietetics that do not require a registered dietitian.

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1. Complete online ApplyYourself application

Application Deadline: March 8, 2016    |    Fee: $0    |    Step Link

3-0-0-0 118800 (sec) (ApplyYourself is a common application system for UNC-Chapel Hill programs.)

  1. 3-1-0-0 118801 (prim) IMPORTANT NOTE(S):

    3-1-0-0 118801 (sec) See program details in GPS for requirements such as prequisites, prior degree, work experience, any test score waivers, as well as a tuition estimate and program overview.

    3-1-10-0 118811 (prim) Current UNC students are eligible to apply to a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree program after completion of department-specific BSPH program prerequisites and most General College requirements. Students are eligible for admission after completing 52-60 credit hours of coursework or by examination/advanced placement credit. UNC students typically apply to the Gillings School of Global Public Health in the second semester of their sophomore year of study for fall admission the following academic year. You may apply to more than one department; however you will need to complete and submit an application to each department.

    3-1-11 118812 (prim) All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted no later than the application deadline (listed above).    

  2. 3-3-0-0 118815 (prim) Applicant type
  3. 3-4-0-0 118816 (prim) Plans for undergraduate study
  4. 3-6-0-0 118826 (prim) Applicant information,  including North Carolina residency information.
  5. 3-8-0-0 118843 (prim) Educational history

    3-8-3-0 118849 (prim) Please upload an unofficial transcript, including your fall grades.

    3-8-4-0 118850 (prim) To obtain a copy of your UNC-Chapel Hill unofficial transcript:

    1. 3-8-4-1 118851 (sec) Log in to ConnectCarolina.
    2. 3-8-4-2 118852 (sec) View your transcript under academics.
    3. 3-8-4-3 118853 (sec) Copy and paste your transcript into a MS Word document.
    4. 3-8-4-4 118854 (sec) Save as a PDF file.

  6. 3-9-0-0 118855 (prim) Prerequisite courses
  7. 3-10-0-0 118856 (prim) Work and volunteer experience

    3-10-0-0 118856 (sec) (Upload your resume in this section.) It is not necessary to enter this information if it is included on your resume.

  8. 3-11-0-0 118857 (prim) Awards, recognitions and activities

    3-11-0-0 118857 (sec) It is not necessary to enter this information if it is included on your resume.

  9. 3-12-0-0 118858 (prim) Community standards

    3-12-0-0 118858 (sec) You will be asked about honor code, crime, academic sanction, military discharge, etc.

  10. 3-14-0-0 118872 (prim) Upload your personal statement.

    3-14-13-0 118888 (prim) Upload your statement in the Supplemental Documents section. Please address the following (no more than two pages, single-spaced):

    1. 3-14-17-55 118947 (sec) When/how/why did you become interested in the BSPH program?
    2. 3-14-17-74 118966 (sec) What experience (volunteer or paid) contributed to your interest in the field?
    3. 3-14-17-76 118968 (sec) What do you feel you have to offer to the program and field?
    4. 3-14-17-77 118969 (sec) How will this program prepare you for your projected career?

  11. 3-18-0-0 119000 (prim) Enter names of recommenders. UNC will then send them an email with instructions for submitting a letter on your behalf.

    1. 3-18-2-10 119011 (sec) Three (3) letters of recommendation are required. Two recommenders should be qualified to evaluate your academic and personal qualifications, as well as your potential for academic success in a professional program.

  12. 3-23-0-0 119031 (prim) Document submission (check legibility of uploads)

    3-23-1-0 119032 (prim) Applicants should preview all documents uploaded into the application system to ensure that all documents are legible for committee review.

  13. 3-25-0-0 119034 (prim) Track your progress.

    3-25-2-0 119036 (prim) You will be able to track status through ApplyYourself. Once a decision is made, you will receive an email instructing login to the ApplyYourself portal to see the decision letter.

2. FYI: costs and funding (separate from the admissions process)

  1. 6-1-0-0 119069 (prim)

    Check out our Costs and Funding page.

  2. 6-3 119071 (prim) Apply for FEDERAL financial aid by March 1, 2016 (please verify this date via FAFSA) via FAFSA. If you've been admitted and completed the FAFSA form by their deadline, the UNC Office of Scholarships and Student Aid will create a financial aid package for you.
  3. 6-6-0-0 119074 (prim) Department funding

    6-6-4-0 119078 (prim) Department does not offer funding for this program.

3. FYI: application review process

  1. 7-1-0-0 119085 (prim) SPH application review:

    7-1-1-0 119086 (prim) Interview

    1. 7-1-1-1 119087 (sec) No interview required.

    7-1-6-0 119118 (prim) You will be notified via email regarding program decision.

The Gillings Program Search is a tool for exploring academic programs at the School. It is a prospectus for the current year to be used in consultation with an academic adviser and does not constitute the complete degree or program requirements for graduation or program completion.

Program Contact:

Joanne O. Lee
Student Services Manager
(919) 966-7212
260 Rosenau Hall
CB 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7461
Mirek Styblo
Adjunct Associate Professor Associate Professor
(919) 966-5721
2302 Michael Hooker Res. Center
CB 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7461