Course Information

Current Courses

BIOS 600 Information

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BIOS 600.  Principles of Statistical Inference.  3 Credits.  

Required preparation, knowledge of basic descriptive statistics. Major topics include elementary probability theory, probability distributions, estimation, tests of hypotheses, chi-squared procedures, regression, and correlation.

Rules & Requirements  
Grading Status: Letter grade.  

Official Course Descriptions

Official course information can be found in the UNC Course Catalog.

Additional courses may be added on a semester basis at the discretion of the department. See the UNC Registrar’s Directory of Classes page for more information.

The following courses require special arrangements with the instructor for both all semesters offered: BIOS 740, 842, 850, 992, 993 and 994.

Departmental Resources for Current Students

As one of the leading biostatistics departments in the nation, we prepare students to apply quantitative skills to a wide variety of fields related to human health. We achieve this goal through classroom instruction in statistical theory and through innovative practical training opportunities at UNC-Chapel Hill and beyond. The success of the program is evident through its large and loyal alumni base who currently occupy important positions in pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, biotech firms and government agencies.

Meet some of our current students.

Academic Information Manuals

2023-2024 AIM (PDF)
2022-2023 AIM (PDF)
2021-2022 AIM (PDF)
2020-2021 AIM (PDF)
2019-2020 AIM (PDF)
2018-2019 AIM (PDF)
2017-2018 AIM (PDF)
2016-2017 AIM (PDF)

Biostatistics Student Association

The Biostatistics Student Association (BSA) is a student-run organization for all undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Biostatistics in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We seek to encourage interaction outside of the classroom through volunteer, social, and educational activities and create a stronger community within the biostatistics department and the Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Biostatistics Undergraduate Summer Internships (BUSI)

BUSI presents opportunities for current BSPH students in the UNC Department of Biostatistics to gain research experience in biostatistics. The program connects interested and qualified students with faculty in the UNC Department of Biostatistics who can support summer interns working on a variety of projects.

Learn more about the program.

Applications for BUSI Summer 2024 are now open. Apply by Thursday, February 29, 2024.


Owning a laptop is required. The university provides 24/7 computer support as well as on-site computer repair for PC and Mac computers purchased through the campus CCI program. Our faculty members increasingly are incorporating a wide variety of computer-based technologies into course content. Some courses include presentations on student laptops, use of laptops for taking notes or accessing the web and use of social media tools, polling tools or other course-specific software during class. Students also use laptops for sharing group projects and other assignments.

If you intend to run SAS (required for some courses) on your laptop you must have Microsoft Windows 10.

For students interested in Mac laptop options, please use the configurations of the current MacBook Pro models as guidelines for recommended specifications. Current models available through CCI are found here: CCI Laptops

SAS for Mac users: SAS is only compatible with a Windows operating system (Professional or higher). A dual-boot system (BootCamp) or VM software is required for Mac users installing SAS with Intel chips. Newer Macs with Apple M1 chips will need the latest version of Parallels to run the Windows operating system. The Windows operating system is available to students through campus IT services.


Master’s and Doctoral Exam Dates

Grade Appeals

The Department of Biostatistics follows the Graduate School policy for grade appeals. Information regarding grade appeals can be found in the Graduate School handbook.

The Graduate School at UNC-Chapel Hill

UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School
Newly Admitted Students
The Graduate School Handbook

Guidelines for Establishing North Carolina Residency

We encourage all of our students to establish North Carolina residency as early as possible. For more information and complete instructions please visit

Student Theses and Dissertations Database

Student Theses and Dissertations Database

University Registrar

Office of University Registrar
University Registrar’s Calendar

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