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No matter what ag or life sciences career you’re considering, we’ll make sure you are prepared.

With the many changes due to COVID-19, you and your family may have questions as you navigate your educational journey.

First, watch the overview video below and see what your new college has to offer all CALS students – from what sets us apart and the many opportunities we offer to the important resources available to you and how we support our students.

CALS overview

Next, join us for our Conversations with CALS visitation days via Zoom. Chat with the CALS recruiting and advising teams, departmental faculty and staff, and current students.

CALS by the Numbers


return on investment among N.C. public universities


best value among national public universities

$1 Million

in scholarships available

What CALS Offers

We will nurture and promote your discovery of new knowledge.

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The sky’s the limit at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Pique your curiosity and desire to learn with us.


IDEA is an affiliate of the Great Plains IDEA, a national consortium of universities offering distance education programs and agricultural courses.

Courses appear on your transcript as NC State courses with the professor’s grade regardless of their university affiliation.

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4,009 CALS Students

66% in 4-year undergraduate programs
8% in 2-year Agricultural Institute
24% in graduate programs
1% are non-degree seeking students