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Turn Your Passion into Your Profession

Apply to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State

Join NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and tackle the big challenges that face our world – from farming and food to education. With 12 departments and 17 undergraduate majors, there’s a CALS degree to help you explore your interests and turn them into a successful career.

Why CALS at NC State?

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Learn to create solutions

A growing population. Less farmland. Changing weather. At CALS, you won't just earn a degree – you’ll start a career creating solutions to global challenges. We’re teaching tomorrow’s leaders in life sciences, agriculture, industry and government, and we want you to be one of them.

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We want you here

Students of every background are essential to the CALS community, so we consider more than test scores and GPA in the admissions process. We value you as an applicant and want to hear your story. Financial obstacles won’t limit you – CALS awards more than $1 million in scholarships and fellowships each year. From community college partnerships to spring admission opportunities, we can help you find the right path to CALS.

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Get a hands-on education

We don't limit our students to classroom learning – you’ll have the chance to apply your skills in the real world. From peer mentors to world-renowned faculty, we have a team to guide you every step of the way. Whether it's in the lab, the field or abroad, CALS makes it a priority to give our students hands-on experience.

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Our grads are in demand

Most agricultural and life science fields have more jobs than graduates. 95% of those with a high-need CALS degree are employed and earning a salary above the state’s median income by the time they graduate. In North Carolina and around the world, you can trust you'll get a return on your time and investment.

Your Journey Begins Now

Want to learn more before you start? Complete the contact information form below, and someone from CALS will be in touch.