PhD Programs

The graduate training available to students at UNC is top notch.  Each of our training programs are built around core academic and research strengths of our faculty and aim to train students to become experts in that field.  From basic science to translational research, from model systems to bioinformatics, BBSP’s 14 different member programs have something for everyone.  As a BBSP student you have access to coursework and faculty in any of these programs during your first year.  If you have a few programs of interest, you can chart a first year training path that allows you to experience those programs before deciding on a thesis lab and PhD program home.  If you come in to UNC knowing exactly what you want to do, you can start on the program requirements right away and waste no time.  The choice is yours!

To the right are links to information about each of our programs.  There you will find general information about the program requirements as well as quick links to program specific information including their home page, important contact information, and a list of the BBSP faculty who are affiliated with the program.

In addition to these 14 PhD programs, UNC has a number of specialized training programs supported by federally funded training grants that provide additional training on top of the PhD.  These programs focus on research strengths at UNC including (but not limited to) Biophysics, Chromatin and Epigenetics, Vascular Biology, and Virology.  For more information about these additional training opportunities, please visit our Specialized Training Tracks page.