The Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program is a unified mechanism by which prospective students apply for graduate study in the biological or biomedical sciences at UNC Chapel Hill. We encourage applications from students with either a biological or physical sciences background. BBSP students are admitted without committing to a specific PhD program and are therefore free to explore coursework and faculty that interest them. During the first year BBSP students are part of small, interest based groups led by faculty members. These groups provide a community for students until they join one of the 14 different member PhD programs. In addition to the degree programs, UNC has a number of Specialized Training Tracks that provide focused training in areas of particular strength among our faculty.