A New Breed of Problem Solvers
The future poses challenges for food, agriculture, energy, and the environment. That’s why we’re providing a unique training ground for a new breed of problem solvers.
Our scholarship programs, internships and collaborative graduate fellowships pave the way for the agile workforce of tomorrow.
We are making forward-looking investments in recruiting, training and retaining world-class plant scientists.
Enhance your skills and advance your education with an undergraduate or graduate certificate.
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Tackle diverse grand challenges with an equally diverse educational experience.
84% of future agricultural jobs have plant science roots
We grow talent with plant science know-how.
Game Changing Educational Programs
Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science
When our agtech partners in the Research Triangle Park shared they needed more employees trained in agricultural government affairs and science regulation, NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences got to work.
First, our faculty set up a popular course on the scientific and policymaking steps that shape state, national and international regulations, and now plans are underway to establish a Center of Excellence for Regulatory Science in Agriculture, part of the college’s N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative.
Learning and Applying Agricultural Data Science
NC State's Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering and Science introduce a Graduate Certificate in Agriculture Data Science. This program combines SAS data management and analysis techniques with computer science and statistical training to allow students to apply the processes of data mining and artificial intelligence to critical agriculture, food, and life science issues.
Re-thinking How We Teach Graduate Students
To address societal challenges, scientific research must be convergent: driven by compelling problems and deeply integrating scientific disciplines. AgBioFEWS students gain this capacity by working collaboratively to research how agricultural biotechnology changes agricultural landscapes and rural communities, integrating tools and cultures from the natural and social sciences.
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Aug 17, 2021
Ph.D. Candidate Camilo Parada Wins Prestigious Award
Doctoral research on soilborne diseases in sweetpotatoes attracted support from a foundation.
Jul 26, 2021
Power of Plants: Ph.D. Student Imani Madison
From studying cell differentiation in plants to building an inclusive community for plant biologists, NC State’s Imani Madison is making a difference.
Jun 17, 2021
B-i-g Hiring Edge
Dan Jenkins, head of regulatory and quality for biotech company Pairwise, discusses the vital need for the United States’ only Regulatory Science in Agriculture Certificate program, housed right here at NC State. The program draws on the experience of local regulatory experts to train undergraduate and graduate students in the complexities of regulation.