academic programs

Jul 13, 2010

VetPAC is the go-to guide for pre-veterinary students

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ strong pre-veterinary program just got stronger -- with the launch of VetPAC, the Veterinary Professions Advising Center.

Jul 28, 2010

A Land-Grant Gem

The College’s Agricultural Institute celebrates 50 years as a defining part of the university’s mission — and the ‘perfect fit’ for thousands of students.The Agricultural Institute offers nine academic programs leading to an associate of applied science degree, ranging from agribusiness management to landscape technology. It's now one of the United States’ largest associate-degree-granting programs at a four-year institution offering agriculture degrees.

Sep 2, 2010

College Profile: Rob Dunn

For Dr. Rob Dunn, the world remains a captivating place full of surprises. “Mystery,” the N.C. State University biologist likes to say, “still lurks around ordinary corners.” Exploring those corners through research and writing is perhaps what Dunn does best. An assistant professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Dunn is by training an ant scientist who investigates, as he puts it, “small, strange and sometimes obscure interactions in the living world — but interactions that matter in some bigger way.”

Aug 20, 2010

Sibling Excellence

When the two-day International Poultry Scientific Forum held its Student Award of Excellence competition, two graduate students from N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were among the competitors making oral and poster presentations of their research. In fact, while one of the students was making her poultry science research presentation, in a nearby session the other student simultaneously was presenting her food science research to a team of judges.

Aug 16, 2010

Ties That Bind

Partnerships forged between the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and commodity groups benefit both. Some 70 organizations that represent either various agricultural commodities produced in North Carolina or the state’s agriculture generally will hold annual meetings in 2010. College […]

Aug 12, 2010

Helping veterinarians match medical excellence with business excellence

Where can veterinarians go when they need help in realizing their practices’ full business potential? The answer is Synergy Veterinary Consulting, a company founded two years ago in Tampa, Fla., by Jeff Barnes, a 1999 graduate of the College of […]

Aug 12, 2010

Agricultural law course makes students firsthand witnesses to the law in action

Ron Campbell, a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, believes that exposing students to the law is one of the best ways to teach it. That’s why his new course, Advanced Agricultural Law (ARE 495), doesn’t take […]

Aug 12, 2010

CALS landscape design students bring ‘Fantasy Croquet’ to Wilson Botanical Gardens

The Wilson Botanical Gardens is now home to a whimsical bamboo sculpture created by landscape design students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Will Hooker, CALS horticultural science professor of landscape design, led his HS 400 studio class […]

Aug 12, 2010

VetPAC is the go-to guide for pre-veterinary students

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ strong pre-veterinary program just got stronger — with the launch of VetPAC, the Veterinary Professions Advising Center. First there was HealthPAC, the Health Professions Advising Center, created in 2006 in the College to […]

Aug 11, 2010

Color commentary

Faculty voices paint picture of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering's 75-year impact.