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We cultivate leaders in agriculture and the life sciences.

Begin Your Journey to CALS 

NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is recognized globally for our quality in teaching.

We grow professional leaders and prepare students for graduate research.

We Want You Here

We understand that hands-on experience – through NC State programs, 4-H, FFA or a farming background – can be a strong indicator of student success. In 2019, we accepted about 50% of applicants into CALS. More than 50% of those accepted came from rural or suburban North Carolina counties.

Paths to CALS

Did you know there’s more than one way to get into CALS? Initiatives like STEAM, ASPIRE, Community College Partnership Program and the Agricultural Institute (AGI) offer potential paths to agriculture and life sciences education at NC State.

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Thinking CALS?

Let’s talk. We want to ensure every potential student has the chance to thrive at our college.