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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.


See how NC State is working to protect the Pack.

Dhuru Patel, a recent graduate in biological sciences, is passionate about giving back. He’s been using what he’s learned at NC State in his job at a medical clinic and to help with COVID-19 testing and vaccinations in the Raleigh area.

Nearly 500 Graduates

With over 500 graduates in 2020-2021, the Department of Biological Sciences is one of the largest academic departments at NC State.

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.

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.

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.

Alumni Rings

BioSci Faculty Set the Standard for Teaching and Research

With experts in paleontology, genetics, toxicology, neuroscience, forensic morphology and many others, our faculty make major impacts on our students and the world.

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!