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The Most Affordable Online Programs at UNC Chapel Hill

(The Triangle Trend) — As one of the three major research universities in North Carolina, UNC Chapel Hill is loved far and wide for its Public Ivy experience. Among the top universities nationally, and proudly boasting a 90% graduation rate, you can’t go wrong with the school’s 71 bachelor’s, 107 master’s, and 74 doctoral degree programs. Though campus life is arguably one of the best parts of the “college experience,” online courses ensure a level of health that in-class courses simply never will. Fortunately, UNC Chapel Hill has made remote learning a desirable alternative through its growing selection of online and distance education programs. If you’re looking for new career opportunities that won’t break the bank, here are some of the least costly online programs offered for in-state residents.

Community Preparedness and Disaster Management

DURATION: 12 Months

IN-STATE: $4,700

Level:  Advanced Certificate

Field: Public Administration

This program is aimed at community leaders in public health, health services, emergency management, emergency medical services, fire, law enforcement, and other disaster responders.

Public Health Leadership

DURATION: 12 Months

IN-STATE: $5,665

Level:  Certificate

Field:   Medicine & Health

This program will develop your leadership skills at the individual, team, organizational, and community levels within public health and health care fields. The skills you acquire in this program will enable you to have greater influence and effectiveness within your organization.

Paralegal Certificate Program

DURATION: 19 Weeks

IN-STATE: $5,695

Level:  Certificate

Field:   Legal Studies

This program prepares you to enter the paralegal job market with all the skills you need to succeed. It is “designed for someone looking to change careers or advance a legal career, the education you receive in our paralegal certificate program can be used in a law office or in related fields such as real estate, social services, and government.”

Field Epidemiology

DURATION: 15 Months

IN-STATE: $6,180

Level:  Advanced Certificate

Field:   Medicine & Health

This program will give you a solid background in introductory epidemiology and the ability to conduct outbreak investigations. You will learn how to apply field epidemiology methods, use epidemiology software to identify patterns in infectious disease outbreaks, and how to set up surveillance systems to collect and monitor data used to identify outbreak patterns.

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Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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