Welcome to the
Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Thank you for your interest in our undergraduate programs. Please consider attending the Undergraduate Open House to learn more information about applying to Gillings School.

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 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.

Applications open September 1, 2020.

All applications are due Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Each applications requires two letters of recommendation.

View the recent Gillings School Undergraduate Information Session webinar on YouTube.

Students working together on laptops is a common sight around the Gillings School.


The Biostatistics BSPH 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.

Environmental Health Sciences

The Environmental Health Sciences BSPH 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 an emphasis in environmental health sciences.

A visitor to the Gillings Global Gateway's Open House tries out a hand washing station used in the field.
A study group enjoys a laugh in Armfield Atrium.

Health Policy and Management

The Health Policy and Management BSPH develops 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).


The Nutrition BSPH combines the study of the biochemical, behavioral, food and nutrition sciences.

Two students confer over a healthy recipe during a nutrition class.

Deciding between public health and practitioner oriented health? Compare below.

Table comparing public heath and practitioner oriented health

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