Transferring to NC State? We’re here to make sure your transition into the Department of Animal Science goes as smoothly as possible. Read on to learn more about degree offerings, options for one-year and two-year transfer students, resources, and opportunities such as internships and the Food Animal Scholars Program.
See our list of recommended courses to take at your current institution if you're planning to transfer after one year.
General Education Program courses must satisfy the objectives for the GEP category and/or co-requisite for which it is approved.
Transferring After One Year
If transferring to NC State University after one year, we recommend students take the following courses:
- Two semesters (8 credits) of Biology with lab equivalent to BIO 181 and BIO 183
- Two semesters of Freshman English (to transfer as 4-credit ENG 101 plus 2 credits of ENG 1**)
- One semester (4 credits) of Chemistry with lab equivalent to CH 101/102
- Mathematics at least through the pre-calculus (MA 107 or MA 111) level (3 credits)
- Other courses to bring the total to at least 30 transfer credits; suggested courses:
- Economics: ARE 201 or EC 201 or EC 202 or EC 205 (3 credits)
- Communication: COM 110 or COM 112 or COM 211 (3 credits)
- Calculus: MA 121 or MA 131 or MA 141 (3 credits)
- Statistics: ST 311 or ST 350 (3 credits)
A grade of C-minus or higher must be attained in order for a course to transfer.
Note: The course designations are the NC State University course numbers; to see what the course equivalency would be at your current institution view the transfer information on the NC State Website.
Transferring After Two Years
If a student is attending a North Carolina community college, an Associate in Science degree will transfer directly into the Animal Science degree. However, students need to choose several science courses as electives.
Students have options when selecting electives for the Associate in Science degree, and the economics, communication, calculus, and statistics courses listed above would be good choices. In addition, students transferring into the veterinary bioscience concentration in animal science are strongly encouraged to take two semesters of physics (8 credits) to transfer in as PY 211 and PY 212 along with the second chemistry course.
Food Animal Interest
Food Animal Scholars Program
One of the primary objectives of the Food Animal Scholars program is to provide a clear academic pathway for students desiring a veterinary career in food animal agriculture.
Beef Cattle Internship
The North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association is sponsoring an on-campus internship. Students will have the opportunity to develop his or her leadership and communication skills through activities with the NC Cattlemen’s Association and NC State. Contact the NC Cattlemen's Association for more information.