About

The College of Sciences makes NC State the university of choice for diverse, high-performing students, faculty and researchers from around the world. We’re committed to solving society’s biggest problems.

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Harnessing Convergence, Promoting Discovery

The College brings together the biological, physical, and mathematical sciences to tackle the multidisciplinary issues of tomorrow in of health, energy, security and the environment. We’re also explorers, probing the toughest questions to find answers that can change everything.

Our Academic Departments
Professor Marie Davidian

Leading Edge Research

Many faculty members are international leaders in their disciplines. Among them is statistician Marie Davidian, whose work in personalized medicine brings together genetics, physiology and environmental data to find the right treatment for the right patient at the right time.

Our Research Culture
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A Transformational Education

We give our students dynamic educational experiences that prepare them for life after NC State. Undergraduates in one chemistry laboratory create entire libraries of enzymes that might help defeat antibiotic resistance or cancer.

Turning Students Into Leaders
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Reaching Out to Change Lives

Our researchers enlist the help of citizen scientists to unearth new knowledge about the world around us -- the mites on our faces, the ants in our backyards. What is today an unknown microbe living on our bodies could one day be a key element of a disease-fighting drug.

We Cultivate Science Literacy
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A Culture of Entrepreneurship

Our researchers start companies and partner with industry to provide practical solutions for today’s problems. Chemist Christian Melander co-founded Agile Sciences, which develops compounds that work with antibiotics to overcome colonies of deadly, drug-resistant bacteria.

One Company's Chemistry
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Want to learn more?

Check out our Stats and Strengths. Or see how we Think and Do at NC State and in the College of Sciences.