College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

To transfer into specific College of Agriculture and Life Sciences majors (as a current NC State student) see requirements and preferred qualifications listed below.  This includes students who wish to change their major, as well as those who want to add a major in Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Students must meet the listed Minimum Requirements in order to submit an online CODA application to transfer (see Application link to the left).  These Minimum requirements must be complete at the time the application is submitted.  Candidates who meet the Preferred Qualifications outlined below have a higher probability of being approved for transfer.  Preferred Qualifications can be completed after the application is submitted up until the application deadline date. All admission is competitive and based on space availability in the specific program.  Meeting the preferred qualifications does not guarantee admission to the desired major.

 If you have questions about transferring to programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, contact the departmental Advising Coordinator for your program of interest: http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/academic/index.cfm?pageID=5308

(Programs of Study:  Agricultural Education, Agricultural Science, Extension Education – Agricultural and Natural Resources Concentration, Extension Education – Youth Leadership Development Concentration)

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or better

(Programs of Study: Agricultural Business Management, Agricultural Business Management – Biological Sciences Concentration)

 Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or better
  • Completion of ARE/EC 201 or EC 205 (prefer ARE/EC 205) with a grade of C- or better
  • Completion of ENG 101 with a grade of C- or better
  • Completion of MA 107 or 111 with a C- or better, or placement into MA 121 or higher
  • For ABM/no concentration – completion of BIO 105/106 or BIO 181 or BIO 183 or CH 100, or CH 101/102, or PB 200
  • For ABM/Biological Sciences concentration – completion of BIO 181 or BIO 183 or CH 101/102

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Cumulative NC State GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Completion of MA 121/131/141 with a C- or better
  • Completion of ACC 200 or 210 with a C- or better
  • For ABM/no concentration – completion of at least one course in the following departments with a C- or better (AEE, AES, ANS, BAE, CS, ENT, FS, HS, NTR, PO, SSC)
  • For ABM/Biological Sciences Concentration – completion of at least one course from the list above or in the following departments with a C- or better (AEE, AES, ANS, BAE, CH, CS, ENT, FS, HS, MB, NTR, PB, PO, SSC)

*Students who have questions about transferring to Agricultural Business Management programs should contact the department for help with their transfer plan.

Contact Kendall Del Rio at:   919-515-7727, or email:  khprice@ncsu.edu

(Programs of Study: Animal Science – Science Concentration, Animal Science – Industry/Business Concentration, Animal Science – Veterinary Concentration)

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or better
  • Completion of ANS 150 (Intro to Animal Science) with a grade of C- or better
  • Completion of CH 101 with a grade of C- or better
  • Completion of BIO 181 or BIO 183 with a grade of C- or better

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of BIO 181 or BIO 183, and CH 101 – with grades of B or better
  • Completion of MA 114 or MA 121, and CH 220 or PY 131 with an average of B- or better
  • For Veterinary Concentration students – Cumulative NC State GPA of 3.0 or better

(Programs of Study: Agricultural & Environmental Technology – concentrations in Agricultural Systems Management, Environmental Systems Management;  Biological Engineering – concentrations in Agricultural Engineering, Bioprocessing Engineering, and Environmental Engineering)

Agricultural & Environmental Technology

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or better

Biological Engineering

See College of Engineering page for CODA admission requirements for all Engineering program

(Programs of Study: Plant and Soil Sciences – concentrations in Agroecology, Agronomic Business, Agronomic Science, Crop Biotechnology, and Crop Science;  Turfgrass Science;  See also: Department of Soil Science)

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or better

(Programs of Study:  Bioprocessing Science, Food Science – concentrations in Science, Technology;  Nutrition Science – Concentrations in Science,  Applied Nutrition)

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or better

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of CH 101 and BIO 181 or 183 with C- or better
  • For Bioprocessing Science & Food Science
    • Completion of CH 101 and BIO 181 or 183 with C- or better
    • Cumulative 2.5 NC State GPA
  • For Nutrition Science:
    • completion of NTR 301 with B or better
    • Completion of CH 101 and BIO 181 or 183 with C- or better
    • GPA of 3.0 or better in BIO 181 or 183 and CH 101

(Horticultural Science  – Concentrations in Science,  Technology-General,  Technology-Landscape)

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or better

(Program of Study:  Biochemistry)

 Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or better
  • Completion of BIO 181 or 183 (or equivalent AP credit) with C- or better
  • Completion of CH 101 (or equivalent AP credit) with C- or better

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of BIO 181 or BIO 183, and CH 101, with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Completion of MA 131 or MA 141 with a C+ or better
  • A grade of C+ or better in any single course or a combined GPA of 2.5 or better for multiple courses taken from the following list: MA 231, MA 241, MA 242, CH 201

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or better

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of BIO 181 or 183 with C- or better
  • Completion of CH 101 with C- or better

(Poultry Science –  Concentrations in Science,  Technology)

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or better

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of PO 201 with a grade of C or better
  • Completion of PO 202 with a grade of C or better

(Programs of Study:  Natural Resources – Concentrations in Soil & Water Systems, Soil Resources;  Plant & Soil Sciences – Soil Science Concentration;  Soil & Land Development – Concentrations in Soil Development,   Soil Science Concentration;   See also:  Department of Crop Science)

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or better