UNC offers a number of pre-doctoral training programs for students interested in specialized courses of study in addition to their PhD program. The training programs consist of a group of trainees and faculty that interact to present research, host seminars and symposia, and take courses of particular relevance to further training in that area. Most programs require an application process and students are accepted into the training program sometime near the end of their first year. Those students will graduate with a PhD in their chosen field but will have concentrated training in a specialized area.
Please note that the Program in Molecular and Cellular Biophysics differs significantly in that trainees must apply to and be accepted into the program at the same time as they apply to and are accepted into BBSP. This is because trainees normally begin taking Molecular and Cellular Biophysics courses in the fall of their first year. See the program website link below for more information about how this and other training program interface with existing PhD programs.
Training and certificate programs available to interested students: