Beyond Basic Biology

Our department focuses on interdisciplinary education and diverse research opportunities to explore some of the most pressing scientific issues facing our world.

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. Check out a few of our students making their ideas reality.

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.

A Leader in the Lab and the Legislature

Natalie Truby, a '20 graduate in microbiology at NC State, stepped outside her science comfort zone to advocate for key rideshare safety legislation in North Carolina.

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.

Two of BioSci's own named 20-21 University Faculty Scholars

Associate Professor Michael Bereman and Professor Cathrine Hoyo were named two of this year’s University Faculty Scholars, a honor designated “in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to NC State through their teaching, scholarship and service to the university and beyond.”

Much deserved. Congrats to both! Read more here.

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:

Stay safe and healthy!