Our thriving biostatistics department is recognized as a worldwide leader in research and practice. Members of our faculty are interested both in development of statistical methodology and application of statistics in applied research. Collaboration is not only encouraged; it is expected. Your research projects likely will involve members of the Gillings School faculty, investigators at the UNC medical school and scientists at other organizations, including the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and biopharmaceutical companies.
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Biostatistics is the discipline concerned with the improvement of human health through the application and advancement of statistical science. Our highly ranked Department of Biostatistics prepares students to use innovative statistical methods to address public health and medical issues. A BSPH in Biostatistics provides an excellent foundation for employment or continued study, including admission into medical school.