College of Natural and Health Sciences
The College of Natural and Health Sciences offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in the natural, health, human and mathematical sciences. Our students benefit from mentoring by faculty who are national and international experts in their fields and from meaningful research opportunities in state-of-the-art facilities.
Our graduates leave us with a first-class education that has prepared them to contribute to society whether they become health-care providers, educators, scientists, dietitians, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, sport administrators, rehabilitation counselors, mathematicians, athletic trainers, recreation program managers, gerontologists or work in other public service-oriented fields. Regardless of their area of expertise, they make a difference in the communities in which they live and work.
In the News
Check out what our students and faculty are up to with NHS News
Freshman Prenursing Major Making Masks
Freshman Prenursing major, Ashley Buchholz, saw a need for homemade masks in her community, and, in true nursing spirit, rose to the occasion.
May 14, 2020
NHS PhD Student Describes Experience Defending Dissertation Online
Tyler Sherman, a 2020 PhD candidate in the School of Biological Sciences, describes his experience defending his dissertation online and in the world of COVID-19.
May 11, 2020
UNC’s audiology lab offers the innovative FETCHLab, with hearing tests for dogs, horses and more.
Cancer Rehabilitation Institute
Our 10,000 squarefoot Cancer Rehabilitation Institute has shown that cardio and resistance workouts can help combat the effects of chemotherapy and improve quality of life for cancer patients and survivors.
Interested in Daring Research?
Study climate change in the Arctic Circle, handle venomous snakes to fight cancer, chase storms and more with NHS at UNC.
Academic Scholar Awards
Every March, the Academic Scholar Awards recognizes outstanding undergraduate students within the NHS. Students are nominated by faculty for their outstanding scholarship, leadership skills, and their promise for the future in their program.
Student Research Celebration
The Student Research Celebration honors noteworthy research done by students enrolled in NHS. The event features a showcase of faculty-mentored research follow by a banquet. Fundraising associated with this event benefits the NHS Student Research Fund.