Do NOT take courses for credit only
- they will NOT
count toward your degree, and you will have to retake them or take another course for a grade.
You must take courses for a grade, including technical and advised electives. The only exceptions are Physical Education,
and any course you want and expect to appear in the "non-degree" section of your degree audit.
If you are unsure, please ask!
Basic advising information
for each major is available. This information is updated each semester, so please review before
you start selecting classes.
Fisheries, Wildlife, & Conservation Biology Students:
You may replace summer camp with a combination of two internships or study abroad experiences.
for each internship or study abroad before
The following courses are pre-approved and do not require application:
the Bahamas, Namibia, and Nicaragua study abroad courses taught by our faculty.
Our Wildlife curriculum will qualify
you for The Wildlife Society's Associate Wildlife Biologist
one of the -ologies (mammalogy, ornithology, etc) for your wildlife elective.
Animal Behavior will not
count for certification.
(Read application instructions for detailed requirements.)
Need help with writing or speaking assignments?
Take advantage of NC State's Campus Writing & Speaking Tutorial Services
Looking to change majors?
I'd hate to see you go, but being in the right major is more important.
I'm happy to talk with you about this, but can't provide detailed advice about other programs.
Once you've selected another major, you must visit one of their advisors for
advice about transferring, the likelihood of qualifying for the major,
and appropriate course recommendations.
If you start taking courses toward another major before the transfer is complete,
you'll likely get notices about failure to
make progress toward your degree; this could cause delays in graduation if
you don't get into the other program.