The College of Sciences is NC State’s home for the physical, chemical, mathematical, statistical, biological and earth-system sciences. Our 4,000 students make us the third-largest college at NC State.
World-class scholars conducting
Faculty and students in the College of Sciences collaborate across disciplines to solve the world’s greatest challenges and advance scientific knowledge for the good of society.
- 400+ active research projects accounting for more than $40 million in funded research expenditures annually
- 26 winners of highly competitive Faculty Early Career Awards since 2004
- 2 members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences: David Aspnes (physics) and Trudy Mackay (biological sciences)
- 9 elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
- 5th nationally in total R&D expenditures in the mathematical and statistical sciences
- 3rd nationally among land-grant universities in the National Research Council’s ranking of research doctorate programs in genetics
Producing the scientists and
science leaders of tomorrow.
The College of Sciences is committed to diversifying the science and mathematics pipeline and promoting science literacy nationwide.
- The Science House enhances K-12 science and math education through hands-on, inquiry-based learning, serving 5,000 teachers and 35,000 students annually.
- NC State consistently awards more physical sciences bachelor’s degrees to African-Americans than any other non-historically black institution in the United States and has produced a significant portion of the nation’s African-American Ph.D.s in math and physics of the last decade.
- College of Sciences disciplines produced NC State’s first female master’s degree recipient (Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough - chemistry, 1927), Ph.D. recipient (Patricia Anne Sarvella — biological sciences, 1956) and professor and department head (Gertrude Cox — statistics, 1940).
- The college’s annual Scope Academy is NC State’s premier science education outreach program, introducing hundreds of scientists and science fans alike to the latest groundbreaking work in our disciplines.
Building partnerships for the
good of North Carolina and beyond.
The College of Sciences is engaged in partnerships that seek to advance knowledge and improve the human condition across our state and around the world.
- Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (Morehead City)
- Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites–North Carolina (Asheville)
- North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (Raleigh)
- Southeast Climate Science Center (Raleigh)
- State Climate Office (Raleigh)
- The Science House satellite offices (Asheville, Edenton, Fayetteville, Jacksonville, Lenoir)