Biostatistics Students meet Rameses.

Biostatistics Students meet Rameses.

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.

Departmental resources for current students are available here.


Academic Information Manuals

2021-2022 AIM (PDF)
2020-2021 AIM (PDF)
2019-2020 AIM (PDF)
2018-2019 AIM (PDF)
2017-2018 AIM (PDF)
2016-2017 AIM (PDF)
2015-2016 AIM (PDF)
2014-2015 AIM (PDF)
2013-2014 AIM (PDF)
2012-2013 AIM (PDF)
2011-2012 AIM (PDF)
2010-2011 AIM (PDF)
2009-2010 AIM (PDF)
2008-2009 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.


As of the 2013-2014 academic year 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. In short, laptops have become essential tools for 21st century students.

If you intend to run SAS (required for some courses) on your laptop you MUST have a Professional or higher version of Microsoft Windows. SAS will not install on a Home Edition Windows operating system.

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. 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

UNC-Chapel Hill Forms and Policies

FERPA Reference Release – Consent for Release of Information from Education Records
FERPA restricts the kinds of information that can be provided about a student. Students who request a letter of reference or a telephone reference from a faculty or staff member must authorize the release of information from their education records. Student can do this by completing this form and providing a signed copy to the faculty or staff member providing the reference.


Contact your academic coordinator.