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2021 Finalists

Congratulations on your selection as a finalist for the ninth cohort of Chancellor’s Science Scholars at UNC-Chapel Hill! While we regret that we are unable to host everyone on campus for our traditional Selection Weekend events this year, we hope the resources on this page will help you learn more about our program, UNC’s STEM majors, and the impressive research happening at the university. Get to know us a little better, and picture yourself pursuing excellence at Carolina.

Get to Know the CSS Program

At the heart of CSS is a community that becomes family and sticks with you — during your time at Carolina and beyond.
Meet the CSS program staff and scholars, and learn more about what sets us apart.

What is the CSS Program?
Meet CSS executive director Dr. Thomas Freeman and learn what the CSS program is all about.

Summer EXCELerator: Where Scholars are Made
Join CSS 7 as they move into Old East for Summer EXCELerator 2019 and learn what’s in store for them over the next six weeks.

Virtual Community, Real Support
The eighth cohort of Chancellor’s Science Scholars (UNC Class of 2024) discusses how the program helped them connect with peers for friendship and support while beginning college in a pandemic.


Get to Know STEM at Carolina

Rigorous academic programs challenge you and prepare you for your next steps after UNC.
Meet faculty and CSS scholars across a range of popular STEM majors at Carolina. Learn about major requirements, favorite classes, and research experiences in:

Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Chemistry
Computer Science
Environmental Science
Mathematics
Neuroscience
Physics
Public Health (From UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health)


Get to Know Carolina’s Research Labs

CSS scholars dive into hands-on research experience early in their undergraduate careers.
Join Dr. Thomas Freeman on a virtual tour of some of UNC’s research labs and listen as top research faculty discuss their research and its broader implications for society.

Virtual Lab Tour: Applied Physical Sciences with Dr. Richard Superfine

Virtual Lab Tour: Biology with Dr. Kerry Bloom

Virtual Lab Tour: Chemistry with Dr. Sidney Wilkerson-Hill

Virtual Lab Tour: Neuroscience with Dr. Mohanish Deshmukh





Get to Know UNC-Chapel Hill

Although in-person tours are temporarily suspended, the beautiful Carolina campus can still be explored in a variety of virtual formats.
While in-person campus tours are currently closed to help you stay safe during our nation’s COVID-19 pandemic, there are still ways that you can see Carolina for yourself:

Virtual Information Session
Schedule a virtual information session through the UNC Office of Undergraduate Admissions to chat with an admissions representative and current UNC students.

Self-Guided Tour
Near the Chapel Hill area? Use this resource to explore some of our outdoor spaces on a self-guided tour. (Just remember to follow social distancing guidelines!)

UNC Visitors Center
The UNC Visitors Center is a great resource to learn more about the UNC campus, the Chapel Hill community, and more.