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NC State Academics

North Carolina State University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.

NC State does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, NC State has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 85% of students who started college at NC State graduate within six years.

NC State offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Are Required at NC State?

NC State has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a lanuage requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at NC State

When choosing a major, NC State students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at NC State below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. NC State does not require students to complete a senior project.

Does NC State Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

NC State offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does NC State Have An Online Program?

NC State has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does NC State Offer AP Credit?

NC State offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does NC State Have An Honors Program?

NC State offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does NC State Require Internships?

NC State does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

NC State has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at NC State include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at NC State

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

NC State offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in engineering - 3-2 dual degree program in business administration

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NC State Majors & Subject Areas

Agriculture, General
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
Crop Production
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
Agricultural and Food Products Processing
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Turf and Turfgrass Management
Agricultural and Extension Education Services
Animal Sciences, General
Poultry Science
Food Science
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
Plant Sciences, Other
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Soil Sciences, Other
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Environmental Science
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Forestry, General
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
Environmental Design/Architecture
Landscape Architecture
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Russian Studies
Western European Studies
Chinese Studies
German Studies
Italian Studies
Japanese Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
Women's Studies
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Organizational Communication, General
Graphic Communications, General
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Education, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational/Instructional Technology
Educational Evaluation and Research
Special Education and Teaching, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Agricultural Teacher Education
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Technical Teacher Education
Health Occupations Teacher Education
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Education, Other
Engineering, General
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Agricultural Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Textile Sciences and Engineering
Construction Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Operations Research
Engineering, Other
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Japanese Language and Literature
Hindi Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Portuguese Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Apparel and Textiles, General
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Microbiology, General
Zoology/Animal Biology
Animal Physiology
Genetics, General
Genetics, Other
Physiology, General
Environmental Toxicology
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Financial Mathematics
Statistics, General
Systems Science and Theory
Science, Technology and Society
Nutrition Sciences
International/Global Studies
Cognitive Science
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Chemistry, General
Polymer Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science, General
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physics, General
Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Physical Sciences, Other
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
Psychology, General
Forensic Science and Technology
Public Administration
Social Work
Economics, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Furniture Design and Manufacturing
Design and Visual Communications, General
Industrial and Product Design
Graphic Design
Art/Art Studies, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
History, General
Public/Applied History

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