Our undergraduate programs offer students a world-class education in the biological sciences that prepares them for bright futures.
We offer more than 15 degrees in seven focus areas at the master’s and doctoral levels, as well as a thriving research environment.
Nearly 500 Graduates
With almost 500 graduates in 2019-2020, the Department of Biological Sciences is one of the largest academic departments at NC State.
A message to our Class of 2020 Graduates:
While the end of this semester may not have been what anyone envisioned, you persevered and overcame unforeseen obstacles this year to accomplish your goals, and we couldn’t be more proud. With our Summer Session I students joining the ranks, we want to send another round of applause to all of our graduates! Don’t forget to create your page in our class book (instructions in your student NC State account). A heartfelt congratulations to each of you, Biological Sciences Class of 2020. Go pack!
BioSci Students Think and Do
With the diverse range of concentrations under the BioSci scope, our students are impacting the world with contributions beyond the classroom.
Legacy of Learning
For BioSci student Cassidy Davis and her father, NC State alumnus Hal Davis, the class ring tradition is bigger than their Wolfpack connection — it’s a family legacy.
Mixing it up with Microbiology
“All people can be great. You just have to give them the resources.” From graduating from Biological Sciences with a Microbiology major (the first college graduate in his family), to starting his own record label, Gino Fernandes is setting the stage for a bright future.
Stepping up to Pandemic Pressures
In the face of a global pandemic, Biological Sciences student and Goodnight Scholar Alex Rojas focused his energy and leadership to get COVID-19 tests to those in need.
BioSci Faculty set the standard for Teaching and Research
With experts in Paleontology, Genetics, Toxicology, Neuro Science, Forensic Morphology, and many others, our faculty make major impacts on our students, and the world.
As her lab is the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, it's no wonder BioSci Professor Ann Ross' research stays buzzing. From interviews about her work on high-profile murder cases to the Big Picture Science podcast below, a simple Google-search will keep you reading for hours.
Current and prospective students:
Due to campus restrictions in place due to COVID-19, our advising staff are currently working remotely, but we are here to help! Please reach out to us via email:
- Life Sciences First Year (LSFY) Students: LifeSciencesFY@ncsu.edu
- For all other advising questions: BioAdvising@ncsu.edu
- General Student Services inquiries: BioSciHelp@ncsu.edu
Stay safe and healthy!
Dec 18, 2020
Sciences Faculty Member Honored With University Professorship
Cathrine Hoyo of the Department of Biological Sciences has been named a Distinguished Professor by the university.
Dec 18, 2020
NC State Toxicologist Awarded $1.8M to Study Contributors to Inflammatory Disease
Jun Ninomiya-Tsuji will use the five-year grant to investigate how certain signaling pathways contribute to inflammatory diseases.