Prospective Undergraduate Students

Students listen to guest speaker Joan Gillings during the 2016 Student Appreciation Luncheon for organizational leaders in the school.

Welcome to the Gillings School of Global Public Health

Thank you for your interest in our undergraduate programs.

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree includes majors in the following areas: Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy and Management, and Nutrition.

Undergraduates at UNC-Chapel Hill will typically apply to the majors of their choice during the Fall or Spring of their sophomore year.  In addition, all the majors require that students meet certain prerequisites prior to applying.  These prerequisites along with other course specific details can be found in the UNC-Chapel Hill Undergraduate Bulletin. We encourage students to meet with their adviser and contact their department prior to applying.

For BSPH Admissions questions, contact Gregory Bocchino, EdD or complete our inquiry form to receive more information.

Visit the Undergraduate Open House to learn more about the upcoming 2017 Open House.

Department

Prerequisite Information

How to Apply

Department

Biostatistics

Prepares students for entry-level professional statistical and programming careers, and provides a firm academic base for subsequent studies in biostatistics, medicine and other fields.

Prerequisite Information

For information about prerequisites, visit the BIOS undergraduate degree information page.

How to Apply

Prospective and Current UNC-CH Students: Visit the undergraduate application page for BIOS.

Transfer Students from outside UNC-CH: Please visit the Gillings Transfer Page for specific information regarding your application process.

Department

Environmental Health Sciences

Provides students with a fundamental grounding in the basic and applied sciences for advanced scientific education, professional schools, or careers in practice in the field of public health with emphasis in environmental health sciences.

Prerequisite Information

For information about prerequisites, visit the ESE undergraduate degree information page.

How to Apply

Prospective and Current UNC-CH Students: Visit the undergraduate application page for ESE.

Transfer Students from outside UNC-CH: After being admitted to UNC-CH, students are able to apply to this major during their first year here.

Department

Health Policy and Management

To develop responsible graduates who have the necessary knowledge, skills, and values to pursue successful careers in service to others in health systems in the U.S. and abroad. The program aims to prepare students for both entry-level positions and for advanced degree programs (e.g. graduate school, medical school, law school).

Prerequisite Information

For information about prerequisites, visit the HPM undergraduate degree information page.

How to Apply

Prospective and Current UNC-CH Students: Visit the undergraduate application page for HPM.

Transfer Students from outside UNC-CH: Please visit the Gillings Transfer Page for specific information regarding your application process.

Department

Nutrition

Combines the study of the biochemical, behavioral, food and nutrition sciences.

Prerequisite Information

For information about prerequisites, visit the NUTR undergraduate degree information page.

How to Apply

Prospective and Current UNC-CH Students: Visit the undergraduate application page for NUTR.

Transfer Students from outside UNC-CH: After being admitted to UNC-CH, students are able to apply to this major during their first year here.

Transfer Students

In preparing for transfer admission, visit the Undergraduate Admissions Transfer Student page.