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Biostatistics students help to advance statistical science and ultimately, by practical application, help to improve human health.
For more information please contact Veronica Stallings, student services manager.
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Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health (BSPH)
The Department of Biostatistics’s BSPH program at the Gillings School of Global Public Health is a program designed for students who have strong quantitative abilities and an interest in applications of math, statistics and computer programming to health-related issues. The program 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.
Undergraduate students typically enter our BSPH program in the fall of their junior (or third) year.
Graduate Programs in the Department of Biostatistics
Are you interested in becoming a biostatistics graduate student? Fill out this prospective student inquiry form.
Career Opportunities in Biostatistics
Job prospects for graduating students remain bright because the demand for well-trained biostatisticians exceeds the current supply. Traditionally, biostatisticians are heavily recruited for jobs in academics, government and various industries. In academia, doctoral graduates may hold faculty positions that involve some combination of methodological research, collaboration with scientific investigators and teaching. Students with master’s or doctoral degrees may work as research personnel in academic departments or may be employed by major research hospitals and medical institutes where they work on projects or as part of a multidisciplinary team. Pharmaceutical companies also employ large numbers of biostatisticians, and students interested in drug development might also consider employment with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Other opportunities in government include positions at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Other biostatisticians work in software companies or as private consultants.
BIOS 691 gives students the opportunity to meet key biostatistics personnel in area organizations.
Diversity and Inclusion
At the Gillings School, diversity and inclusion mean we welcome, value and learn from individual differences and perspectives. By cultivating inclusion within the School, we better prepare our students, faculty and staff for the diverse world that awaits them. A globally-interconnected world needs culturally competent people to serve as its leaders. Diversity and inclusion are assets that contribute to our excellence.