Student Life

Join the Family

From our student events and community service activities to our clubs and numerous research opportunities, you’ll find a home at FBNS. Although a large department, our small class sizes, and family-like atmosphere create an inviting atmosphere where you can learn, explore, and grow as an individual and rising professional.

The Graduate School offers resources and support to specifically help our graduate students.

See where a degree from FBNS can take you. View career opportunities and resources to help transition into the workforce.


Welcome Back BBQ

A yearly barbeque for students to enjoy in the competitive cornhole tournament and beloved Howling Cow Ice Cream.

Awards Banquet

End-of-year event for students, faculty, alumni, and donors to honor scholarship recipients and thank distinguished donors for their support.

Taste Tests

Students and the general public are welcome to taste and evaluate products developed in Schaub Hall.

Food Science Club

This active, student-based group comprised of members interested in the food science discipline. The club provides opportunities for peer-to-peer interaction and with industry professionals outside of a classroom atmosphere.

Club activities also include:

  • Hosting the annual wine and cheese gala
  • Sponsorship of the Dairy Bar at the NC State Fair
  • Tailgates at potluck style get-togethers prior to home football games
  • Participation in the College Bowl where students battle faculty to determine who knows the most facts about food
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Student Chapter of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering

BIT_student_redhat_microscope A student chapter focused on increasing awareness of employment opportunities in the healthcare industry. Students from all backgrounds are welcome, including, biological/chemical sciences, engineering, IT, law, and management.

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Research Opportunities

Research OpportunitiesFBNS faculty frequently hire students in different research capacities. Check out the exciting research happening in our department and affiliated extension and outreach programs.

Learn about more research opportunities through the university’s Office of Undergraduate Research. Students who qualify can participate with in a more structured research program through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honors Program.


Community Service Opportunities

Wellness Resources

Meeting between student and resource counselorWe’re here to help with any challenges you may be facing. Faculty and staff can assist and provide recommendations to on-campus resources:

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Crisis Text Line

A free and confidential texting service for emotional crisis support. To speak with a trained listener, text HOME to 741741. Available 24/7.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

A free and confidential hotline for individuals in crisis or for those who want to help someone else. To speak with someone, dial 988. Available 24/7.

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