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. 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.
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.
Wicked Problems, Wolfpack Solutions
BioSci Associate Department Head Dr. Jane Lubischer and Associate Professor of Teaching Dr. Melissa Ramirez were part of a team who created the Wicked Problems, Wolfpack Solutions online course, which introduces incoming students to the history, biology and societal impacts of pandemics like COVID-19 and how NC State faculty in many different areas are contributing to solutions.
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:
- 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!
Feb 22, 2021
Finding Your Wolfpack: Student Organizations
Biological sciences senior Pauline Bulala shares how NC State's student organizations helped her find her community on campus.