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Plant Biology Undergraduate Program

Hands-on. Real-world.

Our undergraduate degree provides classroom, laboratory and field experience in the major subdisciplines of plant biology. We offer small class sizes and personalized attention to all our students. As part of our degree program, students work one-on-one with faculty and graduate students to obtain teaching or research experience.

Degree Options

Interested in studying plant biology?
Want to explore the possibilities at NC State? 

We Support Student Success

We are dedicated to the success of our students, and strive to offer opportunities for growth and enrichment in the classroom and beyond. And our faculty and staff will help prepare you for any number of careers in plant and microbial biology.

Honors and Scholars Programs

Highly motivated CALS students have an opportunity to enhance their educational experience through the invitation-only CALS Honors Program. This program aims to inspire students to take ownership of their education, explore their passions and pursue their goals. Additionally, the University Scholars program introduces high-achieving students to the visual and performing arts, encourages them to consider issues drawn from the sciences and politics, challenges them to excel academically, and more.

Career Opportunities

Plant biology graduates go onto careers in researchers in academic, government or industrial labs; as field botanists and naturalists in state and national parks; and as employees of environmental, educational or public service organizations. Graduates are also well prepared for professional schools (medical, dental) and graduate school in biological, molecular and environmental sciences.