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Undergraduate Programs

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers degrees incorporating basic life sciences and applied agricultural sciences.

Majors

Agricultural and Resource Economics

  • Agricultural Business Management (ABM)
  • Agricultural Business Management – Biological Sciences/Business Management Concentration (BBM)

Agricultural Education

  • Agricultural Business Concentration
  • Agricultural and Environmental Technology Concentration
  • Agronomy Concentration
  • Animal Science Concentration
  • Horticultural Science Concentration
  • Natural Resources Concentration
  • Poultry Science Concentration

Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (Cross-Departmental Major)

Animal Science

  • Industry Concentration
  • Science Concentration
  • Veterinary Bioscience Concentration

Biological and Agricultural Engineering Technology

  • Agricultural Systems Management Concentration
  • Environmental Systems Management Concentration

Biological Engineering

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Bioprocessing Engineering
  • Ecological Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

Crop and Soil Sciences

  • Agronomy Concentration
  • Crop Biotechnology Concentration
  • Soil Science Concentration

Food Science

  • Science Concentration
  • Technology Concentration

Horticultural Science

  • Plant Breeding and Biotechnology in Horticulture Concentration
  • Production Systems and Entrepreneurship in Horticulture Concentration
  • Landscape Design, Gardens and Urban Environments Concentration

Nutrition Science

  • Applied Nutrition Concentration

Poultry Science

  • Science Concentration
  • Technology Concentration

Minors

A CALS degree is stronger and more marketable when combined with a minor in agriculture and life sciences.

Undergraduate Certificates

Undergraduate certificates allow a variety of learners to develop a specialized skill set, train on a new subject, and/or enhance their academic experience. All programs require at least 12 credit hours and have been approved by the Chancellor. Apply for each program through the Distance Education website.

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Agricultural Institute Majors

The Agricultural Institute offers a diverse range of degree programs to provide the hands-on educational experience career-ready students need to succeed. Our majors and concentrations offer endless opportunities after graduation, but it’s important to explore them all to see what is the best fit for you.

Undergraduate Program Directors

Major/ConcentrationNameContact
Agricultural Business Management

Biological Sciences Concentration
Dr. John RussCampus Box 8109
3346 Nelson Hall
Phone: 919-515-4677
Email: russ@ncsu.edu
Agricultural Education

Agricultural Business Concentration
Agricultural Engineering
Technology Concentration
Agronomy Concentration
Animal Science Concentration
Horticultural Science Concentration
Natural Resources Concentration
Poultry Science Concentration
Dr. Travis Park
Campus Box 7607
216 Ricks Hall
Phone: 919-515-9441
Email: travis_park@ncsu.edu
Agricultural Science

Dr. Travis ParkCampus Box 7607
216 Ricks Hall
Phone: 919-515-9441
Email: travis_park@ncsu.edu
Agricultural and Environmental Technology

Agricultural Systems Management Concentration
Environmental Systems Management Concentration
Dr. S. Andrew HaleCampus Box 7625
108 Weaver Labs
Phone: 919-515-6760
Email: andy_hale@ncsu.edu
Agroecology and Sustainable Food SystemsDr. Michelle Schroeder-Moreno Campus Box 7620 
2406 Williams Hall
Phone: 919-513-0085
Email: michelle_schroeder@ncsu.edu
Animal Science
Industry Concentration


Science Concentration
Veterinary Bioscience Concentration
Dr. Melissa S. Merrill


Dr. Jeannette A. Moore
Campus Box 7621
232 Polk Hall
Phone: 919-513-7488/919-515-0464
Email: melissa_merrill@ncsu.edu

Campus Box 7621
342 Riddick Hall
Phone: 919-515-3028
Email: jeannette_moore@ncsu.edu
BiochemistryDr. Charles HardinCampus Box 7622
152 Polk Hall
Phone: 919-515-5714
Email: cch@ncsu.edu
Biological Engineering
Agricultural Engineering Concentration
Bioprocessing Engineering Concentration
Ecological Engineering Concentration
Environmental Engineering Concentration
Dr. S. Andrew Hale
Campus Box 7625
108 Weaver Labs
Phone: 919-515-6760
Email: andy_hale@ncsu.edu
Bioprocessing ScienceDr. John Sheppard
Campus Box 7624
129 F Schaub Hall
Phone: 919-513-0802
Email: jdsheppa@ncsu.edu
Extension Education

Agriculture and Natural Resources Concentration
Youth Leadership Development Concentration
Dr. Travis Park
Campus Box 7607
216 Ricks Hall
Phone: 919-515-9441
Email: travis_park@ncsu.edu
Food Science

Science Concentration
Technology Concentration
Dr. Keith HarrisCampus Box 7624
116 B Schaub Hall
Phone: 919-513-2124
Email: keith_harris@ncsu.edu
Horticultural Science

General Concentration
Landscape Horticulture Concentration
Science Concentration
Dr. Helen Kraus
Campus Box 7609
114 Kilgore Hall
Phone: 919-515-1208
Email: helen_kraus@ncsu.edu
Natural Resources

Economics and Management Concentration
Soil Resources Concentration
Soil and Water Systems Concentration
Dr. David Crouse
Campus Box 7620
2234 Williams Hall
Phone: 919-515-7302
Email: crouse@ncsu.edu
Nutrition Science

Applied Nutrition Concentration
Dr. Natalie Cooke
Campus Box 7624
218 A Schaub Hall
Phone: 919-515-0287
Email: nkcooke@ncsu.edu
Plant BiologyDr. Chad JordanCampus Box 7612
2216 Gardner Hall
Phone: 919-515-2222
Email: chad_jordan@ncsu.edu
Plant And Soil Sciences

Agroecology Concentration
Agronomic Business Concentration
Agronomic Science Concentration
Crop Biotechnology Concentration
Crop Production Concentration
Soil Science Concentration
Dr. Davide CrouseCampus Box 7620
2234 Williams Hall
Phone: 919-515-7302
Email: crouse@ncsu.edu
Poultry Science

Science Concentration
Technology Concentration
Ms. Lynn Worley-DavisCampus Box 7608
215 Scott Hall
Phone: 919-515-6852
Email: davis@ncsu.edu
Soil And Land Development

Soil Science Concentration
Land Development Concentration
Dr. Davide CrouseCampus Box 7620
2234 Williams Hall
Phone: 919-515-7302
Email: crouse@ncsu.edu
Turfgrass ScienceDr. Richard CooperCampus Box 7620
1207 Williams Hall
Phone: 919-515-7600
Email: rich_cooper@ncsu.edu