CALS Honors

Highly motivated students in our college have an opportunity to enhance their educational experience through the invitation-only CALS Honors Program. The CALS Honors program inspires students to take ownership of their education, explore their passions, and pursue academic goals beyond the classroom.

Each year we invite incoming freshmen that meet specific academic requirements to join the program as part of the NC State admissions procedure. If space allows, supplemental invitations may occur in the fall of each year for students that have completed 30 credit hours at NC State and meet our academic requirements.

CALS Honors – If you joined Spring 2015 or earlier

Students who joined CALS Honors in Spring 2015 or earlier should reference these program requirements.

ALS 398H

ALS 498H and ALS 499H

Registration and Grade Forms 

Faculty Mentors

Report and Poster Format

CALS Honors Database (For students who joined in Spring 2015 or earlier)

CALS Honors – If you joined Fall 2015 or later

Students who joined CALS Honors during the Fall 2015 or later should reference these program requirements.

Typical Timeline

ALS 398H

ALS 498H and ALS 499H

Registration and Grade Forms 

Faculty Mentors

Report and Poster Format

CALS Honors Database (Use your Unity ID login to Shibboleth)

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I participate in the new CALS Honors program?

See the Program Requirements.

Will my participation in CALS Honors prevent me from joining other honors programs at NC State?

You can still participate in University Scholars, University Honors, or other enhanced learning activities around campus. Most of our current CALS Honors students participate in at least one other college or university enhancement program.

What does the new program require?

CALS Honors challenges you to expect more from yourself inside and outside of the classroom. For students entering NC State in Fall 2015 or after, see the description of the new P.A.T.H. program for options to achieve your Honors credentials. You can participate in the program through honors coursework, independent research, or study abroad.

How do I become involved with CALS Honors?

Participation in the CALS Honors program is by invitation only. Invitations to incoming freshman are based on high school GPA and standardized test scores. Supplemental invitations may be given to NCSU students with more than 30 student credit hours and a 3.35 cumulative GPA or higher.

 

Contact Us

Dr. Derek Aday leads the CALS Honors Program. Contact him for questions about program requirements and resources.

Dr. Derek Aday

Dr. Derek Aday

Professor of Applied Ecology, Assistant Director of CALS Academic Programs
CALS – Academic Programs
111 Patterson Hall, Box 7617
Raleigh, NC 27695
919-515-2614
cals_honors@ncsu.edu

 

Ashley Lassiter

Ashley Lassiter

Administrative Support Specialist
CALS – Academic Programs
111 Patterson Hall, Box 7642
Raleigh, NC 27695
919-515-2614
cals_honors@ncsu.edu