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!
Biological Sciences Students Think and Do
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.
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!
The overarching goal of the Department of Biological Sciences’ Strategic Plan 2017-2022 is to achieve a learning and training environment for our students that is second to none and, in doing so, to provide the resources necessary for our faculty and staff to reach their full potential.
The Department’s Plan aligns with the University’s strategic plan with the following aims:
1) Enhance the success of our students through educational innovation
2) Enhance scholarship and research by investing in faculty and infrastructure
3) Enhance organizational excellence by creating a culture of constant improvement
4) Enhance local and global engagement through focused strategic partnerships.
Highlights of the Plan include the establishment of a Biological Sciences Center for Educational Excellence. The Center would drive research and innovation for evidence-based teaching and learning, provide opportunities for professional development, and support student and faculty interactions. The Plan identifies the need to provide authentic research experiences for all interested undergrads. That need is addressed by strategies to provide at least one semester of an authentic research experience to all undergraduate students.
Nov 20, 2020
College Honors 2020-21 LeRoy and Elva Martin Award Recipients
Michael Taveirne in the Department of Biological Sciences and Eric Chi in the Department of Statistics have been honored with the 2020-21 LeRoy and Elva Martin Award for Teaching Excellence.
Nov 18, 2020
Carlos Goller Receives the 2020 Libraries Faculty Award
The 2020 NC State University Libraries Faculty Award has been given to Carlos Goller, associate teaching professor in the biological sciences department.