College of Sciences

To transfer into specific College of 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 the College of 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 Sciences, contact the departmental Advising Coordinator for your program of interest:

https://studentservices.ncsu.edu/your-resources/coordinators-of-advising/

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (BA)

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

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of BIO 181, BIO 183, and CH 101 with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better, and 
  • Completion of MA 121/131/141 with a grade of C- or better

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (BS)
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (BS): ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (BS): HUMAN BIOLOGY
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (BS): INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY AND NEUROBIOLOGY
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (BS): MOLECULAR, CELLULAR, AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

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

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of BIO 181, BIO 183, and CH 101 with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better, and
  • Completion of MA 131 with a grade of B- or better, and
  • 2.8 or better combined GPA in any of the following if taken: MA 231, CH 201, CH 221, PSY 200 or PY 211

GENETICS

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

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of BIO 181, BIO 183 and CH 101 with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better, and
  • Completion of MA 131 with a grade of B- or better, and
  • 2.8 or better combined GPA in any of the following if taken: MA 231, CH 201, CH 221, PSY 200 or PY 211, and
  • B or better in GN 301 (if taken)
  • For students with more than 30 completed credit hours: GN 311 must be completed with a B or better (will become minimum next admissions cycle)

MICROBIOLOGY (BS)
MICROBIOLOGY (BS): MICROBIAL HEALTH SCIENCE
MICROBIOLOGY (BS): MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
MICROBIOLOGY (BS): MICROBIAL RESEARCH

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

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of BIO 181, BIO 183, and CH 101 with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better, and
  • Completion of MA 131 with a grade of B- or better, and
  • 2.8 or better combined GPA in any of the following if taken: MA 231, CH 201, CH 221, PSY 200 or PY 211

ZOOLOGY (BS)

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

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of BIO 181, BIO 183, and CH 101 with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better, and
  • Completion of MA 131 with a grade of B- or better, and
  • 2.8 or better combined GPA in any of the following if taken: MA 231, CH 201, CH 221, PSY 200 or PY 211

CHEMISTRY BA (17CHEMBA)

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 MA 131 or MA 141 with a grade of C or better (or equivalent AP or transfer credit)
  • Completion of 4 credit hours of NC State chemistry (CH) coursework with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better (excluding CH 111)

*Students who fail to meet these minimums may contact the department (see below).

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of 2-course calculus sequence (MA 131/231 or MA 141/241) with a combined GPA of 2.0 or better (or equivalent AP or transfer credit), and
  • Completion of 8 credit hours of NC State chemistry (CH) coursework with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better (excluding CH 111)

*Students who have questions about transferring to Chemistry programs should contact the department for guidance and support with their transfer plan.  Contact Dr. Jeremy Feducia at:  919-515-2296, or via email: jfeduci@ncsu.edu

CHEMISTRY BS (17CHEMBS)

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 MA 141 with a grade of C or better (or equivalent AP or transfer credit)
  • Completion of 4 credit hours of NC State chemistry (CH) coursework with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better(excluding CH 111)

*Students who fail to meet these minimums may contact the department (see below).

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of 2-course calculus sequence (MA 141/241) with a combined GPA of 2.0 or better (or equivalent AP or transfer credit), and
  • Completion of 8 credit hours of NC State chemistry (CH) coursework with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better (excluding CH 111)

*Students who have questions about transferring to Chemistry programs should contact the department for guidance and support with their transfer plan.  Contact Dr. Jeremy Feducia at:  919-515-2296, or via email: jfeduci@ncsu.edu

Geology (BS) (17GEOLBS)

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 MA 131 or MA 141 with a grade of C or better (or equivalent AP or transfer credit)

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of 2-course calculus sequence (MA 131/231 or MA 141/241) with grades of B- or better in each course (or equivalent AP or transfer credit), and
  • Completion of one chemistry (CH) course with a grade of C- or better, and
  • Completion of one 100-level or 200-level MEA course with a B- or better, and
  • Cumulative GPA of a 2.7 or better

*Students who have questions about transferring to MEAS programs should contact the department for guidance and support with their transfer plan.  Contact Maggie Puryear at: 919-513-1093 , or via email:  maggie_puryear@ncsu.edu.

Marine Sciences (BS): Biological Oceanography (17MARSCBIO)

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 MA 131 or MA 141 with a grade of C or better (or equivalent AP or transfer credit)

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of 2-course calculus sequence (MA 131/231 or MA 141/241) with grades of B- or better in each course (or equivalent AP or transfer credit), and
  • Completion of one chemistry (CH) course with a grade of C- or better, and
  • Completion of MEA 200 or BIO 181 with a grade of B- or better, and
  • Cumulative GPA of a 2.7 or better

*Students who have questions about transferring to MEAS programs should contact the department for guidance and support with their transfer plan.  Contact Maggie Puryear at: 919-513-1093 , or via email:  maggie_puryear@ncsu.edu.

Marine Sciences (BS): Chemistry (17MARSCCHM)

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 MA 141 with a grade of C or better (or equivalent AP or transfer credit)

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of 2-course calculus sequence (MA 141/241) with grades of B- or better in each course (or equivalent AP or transfer credit), and
  • Completion of one chemistry (CH) course with a grade of C- or better, and
  • Completion of MEA 200 with a grade of B- or better, and
  • Cumulative GPA of a 2.7 or better

*Students who have questions about transferring to MEAS programs should contact the department for guidance and support with their transfer plan.  Contact Maggie Puryear at: 919-513-1093 , or via email:  maggie_puryear@ncsu.edu.

Marine Sciences (BS): Geology (17MARSCGEO)

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 MA 141 with a grade of C or better (or equivalent AP or transfer credit)

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of 2-course calculus sequence (MA 141/241) with grades of B- or better in each course (or equivalent AP or transfer credit), and
  • Completion of one chemistry (CH) course with a grade of C- or better, and
  • Completion of MEA 101 or MEA 200 with a grade of B- or better, and
  • Cumulative GPA of a 2.7 or better

*Students who have questions about transferring to MEAS programs should contact the department for guidance and support with their transfer plan.  Contact Maggie Puryear at: 919-513-1093 , or via email:  maggie_puryear@ncsu.edu.

Marine Sciences (BS): Meteorology (17MARSCMET)

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 MA 141 with a grade of C or better (or equivalent AP or transfer credit)

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of 2-course calculus sequence (MA 141/241) with grades of B- or better in each course (or equivalent AP or transfer credit), and
  • Completion of one chemistry (CH) course with a grade of C- or better, and
  • Completion of MEA 200 with a grade of B- or better, and
  • Cumulative GPA of a 2.7 or better

*Students who have questions about transferring to MEAS programs should contact the department for guidance and support with their transfer plan.  Contact Maggie Puryear at: 919-513-1093 , or via email:  maggie_puryear@ncsu.edu.

Marine Sciences (BS): Physics (17MARSCPHY)

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 MA 141 with a grade of C or better (or equivalent AP or transfer credit)

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of 2-course calculus sequence (MA 141/241) with grades of B- or better in each course (or equivalent AP or transfer credit), and
  • Completion of one chemistry (CH) course with a grade of C- or better, and
  • Completion of MEA 200 with a grade of B- or better, and
  • Cumulative GPA of a 2.7 or better

*Students who have questions about transferring to MEAS programs should contact the department for guidance and support with their transfer plan.  Contact Maggie Puryear at: 919-513-1093 , or via email:  maggie_puryear@ncsu.edu.

Meteorology (BS) (17METBS)
Meteorology (BS): Marine Science (17METMAR)

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 MA 141 with a grade of C or better (or equivalent AP or transfer credit)

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of 2-course calculus sequence (MA 141/241) with grades of B- or better in each course (or equivalent AP or transfer credit), and
  • Completion of one chemistry (CH) course with a grade of C- or better, and
  • Completion of MEA 213 with a grade of B- or better, and
  • Cumulative GPA of a 2.7 or better

*Students who have questions about transferring to MEAS programs should contact the department for guidance and support with their transfer plan.  Contact Maggie Puryear at: 919-513-1093 , or via email:  maggie_puryear@ncsu.edu.

Natural Resources (BS): Marine and Coastal Resources (17NATREMC)

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 MA 131 or MA 141 with a grade of C or better (or equivalent AP or transfer credit)

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of 2-course calculus sequence (MA 131/231 or 141/241) with grades of B- or better in each course (or equivalent AP or transfer credit), and
  • Completion of one chemistry (CH) course with a grade of C- or better, and
  • Completion of MEA 200 or NR 100 with a grade of B- or better, and
  • Cumulative GPA of a 2.7 or better

*Students who have questions about transferring to MEAS programs should contact the department for guidance and support with their transfer plan.  Contact Maggie Puryear at: 919-513-1093 , or via email:  maggie_puryear@ncsu.edu.

MATHEMATICS (BS) (17MATHBS)
APPLIED MATHEMATICS (BS) (17AMATHBS)
APPLIED MATHEMATICS (BS): FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS (17AMATHFIN)

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.5 or better
  • Completion of MA 141 and MA 241 with grades of B or better (or equivalent AP credit)

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of MA 225 with a grade of B+ or better, and
  • Combined GPA of 3.0 or better for all MA courses taken at NC State
  • Students cannot have attempted a math (MA) course more than two times

NOTE: Students interested in the Financial Math concentration are encouraged to start in the Applied Mathematics Program and transition into the concentration in their junior year.

*Students who have questions about transferring to any Math programs should contact the department for guidance and support with their transfer plan.  Contact Dr. Alina Duca at:  919-515-1875, or via email:  anduca@ncsu.edu

PHYSICS (BA) (17PHYSBA)
PHYSICS (BS) (17PHYSBS)

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.5 or better
  • Completion of MA 141 with a grade of B or better (or equivalent AP or transfer credit)
  • Completion of one NC State physics (PY) course at the 200-level or above with a grade of B or better

Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of one NC State physics (PY) course (200-level or above) and one NC State math course (calculus 1 or above) with a combined GPA of 3.5 or better, OR
  • Completion of two NC State physics (PY) courses (200-level or above) and two NC State math courses (calculus 1 or above) with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better

*Students who have questions about transferring to Physics programs should contact the department for guidance and support with their transfer plan.  Contact Dr. David Brown at:  919-515-7471, or via email: david_brown@ncsu.edu

STATISTICS (BS) (17STBS)

Minimum to apply and be considered:

  • Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA must be 2.5 or better
  • Completion of MA 141 with a grade of B- or better (or equivalent AP or transfer credit)

 Preference will be given to students who meet the following:

  • Completion of one NC State Statistics (ST) course at the 300 level or above with a grade of B or better (will become minimum next admissions cycle)
  • Completion of two NC State math courses (calculus 1 or above) with a combined GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Completion of ST 305, ST 312, or ST 372 with a grade of B or better

*Students who have questions about transferring to Statistics programs should contact the department for guidance and support with their transfer plan.  Contact Dr. Spencer Muse at:  (919)515-1948, or via email at:  muse@ncsu.edu