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Online Undergraduate Animal Science Courses

Step 1: Apply for Admission to NC State University as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) Student

Note: If you are a degree- or non-degree-seeking student who has been continuously enrolled, you may register for available online courses through MyPack portal.

Only students admitted to NC State can take classes at the University. Anyone interested in taking courses without enrolling in a degree program at NC State must first apply as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student. Admission to NDS does not imply admission to an NC State degree program. NDS students are classified as non-degree-seeking. Grades earned as an NDS student will go toward the student’s NC State University grade point average or may be transferred to another institution based on that institution’s transfer policy.

You do not need to hold a college degree to enroll in the Certificate program. NDS students are classified in two ways:

  • The Undergraduate Studies (UGS) classification is assigned to NDS students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree. UGS students take courses as prerequisites for admission to undergraduate programs, to transfer, or for other reasons.
  • The Post-Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) classification is assigned to those NDS students who have earned a bachelor’s degree. Enrolling as a PBS student is an excellent way to explore different fields of study to fulfill your personal and career goals.

As an NDS student, you may register for a maximum course load of eight (8) hours per semester on a space-available basis. Some courses carry prerequisites or are limited to degree-seeking students, so review the course schedule to determine your eligibility. NDS students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at all times.

To register as a new Non-Degree Studies student:

    1. Begin by checking your eligibility for Non-Degree Studies (NDS) status. To be eligible to apply for NDS, prospective students must:
        …have graduated from high school at least one year before beginning enrollment.

NOTE:

        Currently enrolled high school students may be eligible for the

Academic Enrichment Opportunity Program

        .
        … be eligible to return to any previous institution(s) attended.
        … have accumulated less than thirty (30) hours of total credit as an NDS student at NC State. NDS students are limited to a total of 30 hours of credit in NDS status. Students with 29 hours attempted will be allowed to register for the next term even if their enrollment in that future term will exceed the 30-hour limit, but they will not be activated for any subsequent terms once they have accumulated or exceeded 30 hours of credit.

For more details on NDS enrollment eligibility, please see the NDS Enrollment Rule.

    1. If you meet the criteria for enrolling as an NDS student, and

…you have never attended NC State as a degree-seeking student, OR
…you graduated with a degree from NC State and wish to enroll as a NDS student, OR
…you previously attended NC State as an NDS student, but have not enrolled in courses for a year or longer,
you should complete the online application. All applications require a non-refundable $25 Application Fee.

Note: NDS applications are good for a full year. For example, if you apply for Summer I, you do not need to submit a separate application for Summer II, Fall, or Spring.

If new NDS applications are not currently being accepted, you must wait to apply until after the start-of-term lock-out ends. You will not be able to take a class until next term.

The Registration & Records website provides additional information and answers to questions about Non-Degree Studies at NC State University.

Apply to the NDS Program

Step 2: Pay Tuition

NDS students are required to prepay their tuition before they can register for classes. To pay your tuition:

For additional information and answers to questions about tuition and fees, visit the Cashier’s Office website.

Step 3: Register for Your Class

To register for classes you will need an NC State student ID number and/or NC State Unity (computer system) ID and password. These will be e-mailed to you once your NDS application has been processed and accepted.

  • NDS students can register for classes only after the open enrollment period begins. View upcoming open enrollment dates.
  • Using your NC State Unity ID and password, log-in to the MyPack portal, and select the class(es) for which you wish to register.

Online Undergraduate Certificate in Animal Nutrition

Step 1: Apply for Admission to NC State University as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) Student

Note: If you are a degree- or non-degree-seeking student who has been continuously enrolled, you may register for available online courses through MyPack portal.

Only students admitted to NC State can take classes at the University. Students interested in Undergraduate Certificate programs must first apply as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student. Admission to NDS does not imply admission to an NC State certificate or degree program. NDS students are classified as non-degree-seeking. Grades earned as an NDS student will go toward the student’s NC State University grade point average or may be transferred to another institution based on that institution’s transfer policy.

You do not need to hold a college degree to enroll in the Certificate program. NDS students are classified in two ways:

  • The Undergraduate Studies (UGS) classification is assigned to NDS students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree. UGS students take courses as prerequisites for admission to undergraduate programs, to transfer, or for other reasons.
  • The Post-Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) classification is assigned to those NDS students who have earned a bachelor’s degree. Enrolling as a PBS student is an excellent way to explore different fields of study to fulfill your personal and career goals.

As an NDS student, you may register for a maximum course load of eight (8) hours per semester on a space-available basis. Some courses carry prerequisites or are limited to degree-seeking students, so review the course schedule to determine your eligibility. NDS students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at all times.

To register as a new Non-Degree Studies student:

    1. Begin by checking your eligibility for Non-Degree Studies (NDS) status. To be eligible to apply for NDS, prospective students must:
        …have graduated from high school at least one year before beginning enrollment.

NOTE:

        Currently enrolled high school students may be eligible for the

Academic Enrichment Opportunity Program

        .
        … be eligible to return to any previous institution(s) attended.
        … have accumulated less than thirty (30) hours of total credit as an NDS student at NC State. NDS students are limited to a total of 30 hours of credit in NDS status. Students with 29 hours attempted will be allowed to register for the next term even if their enrollment in that future term will exceed the 30-hour limit, but they will not be activated for any subsequent terms once they have accumulated or exceeded 30 hours of credit.

For more details on NDS enrollment eligibility, please see the NDS Enrollment Rule.

    1. If you meet the criteria for enrolling as an NDS student, and

…you have never attended NC State as a degree-seeking student, OR
…you graduated with a degree from NC State and wish to enroll as a NDS student, OR
…you previously attended NC State as an NDS student, but have not enrolled in courses for a year or longer,
you should complete the online application. All applications require a non-refundable $25 Application Fee.

Note: NDS applications are good for a full year. For example, if you apply for Summer I, you do not need to submit a separate application for Summer II, Fall, or Spring.

If new NDS applications are not currently being accepted, you must wait to apply until after the start-of-term lock-out ends. You will not be able to take a class until next term.

The Registration & Records website provides additional information and answers to questions about Non-Degree Studies at NC State University.

Apply to the NDS Program

Step 2: Apply to the Certificate Program

Once admitted as an NDS student, students must contact Shannon Pratt Phillips, the Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator for the Department of Animal Science, to enroll in the Certificate program.

Step 3: Pay Tuition

NDS students are required to prepay their tuition before they can register for classes. To pay your tuition:

Financial aid eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office. We encourage you to contact your financial aid adviser in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Criteria for funding is based on academic merit, demonstrated financial need, and enrollment in multiple Online and Distance Education courses per semester. For additional information, please visit NC State’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid web site, or call (919) 515-2421. NC State also offers a monthly payment plan.

For additional information and answers to questions about tuition and fees, visit the Cashier’s Office website.

Step 4: Register for Your Class

After acceptance into the program the coordinator will assist you in selecting courses each semester from those listed. To register for classes you will need an NC State student ID number and/or NC State Unity (computer system) ID and password. These will be e-mailed to you once your NDS application has been processed and accepted.

  • NDS students can register for classes only after the open enrollment period begins. View upcoming open enrollment dates.
  • Using your NC State Unity ID and password, log-in to the MyPack portal, and select the class(es) for which you wish to register.

Online Graduate Animal Science Courses

Step 1: Apply for Admission to NC State University as a Post-Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) Student

Note: If you are a degree- or non-degree-seeking student who has been continuously enrolled, you may register for available online courses through MyPack portal.

Only students admitted to NC State can take classes at the University. Anyone interested in taking courses without enrolling in a degree program at NC State must first apply as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student. Admission to NDS does not imply admission to an NC State degree program. NDS students are classified as non-degree-seeking. Grades earned as an NDS student will go toward the student’s NC State University grade point average or may be transferred to another institution based on that institution’s transfer policy.

The Post-Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) classification is assigned to those NDS students who have earned a bachelor’s degree. Enrolling as a PBS student is an excellent way to explore different fields of study to fulfill your personal and career goals.

As an NDS student, you may register for a maximum course load of eight (8) hours per semester on a space-available basis. Some courses carry prerequisites or are limited to degree-seeking students, so review the course schedule to determine your eligibility. NDS students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at all times.

To register as a new Non-Degree Studies student:

    1. Begin by checking your eligibility for Non-Degree Studies (NDS) status. To be eligible to apply for NDS, prospective students must:
        … be eligible to return to any previous institution(s) attended.
        … have accumulated less than thirty (30) hours of total credit as an NDS student at NC State. NDS students are limited to a total of 30 hours of credit in NDS status. Students with 29 hours attempted will be allowed to register for the next term even if their enrollment in that future term will exceed the 30-hour limit, but they will not be activated for any subsequent terms once they have accumulated or exceeded 30 hours of credit.

For more details on NDS enrollment eligibility, please see the NDS Enrollment Rule.

    1. If you meet the criteria for enrolling as an NDS student, and

…you have never attended NC State as a degree-seeking student, OR
…you graduated with a degree from NC State and wish to enroll as a NDS student, OR
…you previously attended NC State as an NDS student, but have not enrolled in courses for a year or longer,
you should complete the online application. All applications require a non-refundable $25 Application Fee.

Note: NDS applications are good for a full year. For example, if you apply for Summer I, you do not need to submit a separate application for Summer II, Fall, or Spring.

If new NDS applications are not currently being accepted, you must wait to apply until after the start-of-term lock-out ends. You will not be able to take a class until next term.

The Registration & Records website provides additional information and answers to questions about Non-Degree Studies at NC State University.

Apply to the NDS Program

Step 2: Pay Tuition

NDS students are required to prepay their tuition before they can register for classes. To pay your tuition:

For additional information and answers to questions about tuition and fees, visit the Cashier’s Office website.

Step 3: Register for Your Class

To register for classes you will need an NC State student ID number and/or NC State Unity (computer system) ID and password. These will be e-mailed to you once your NDS application has been processed and accepted.

  • NDS students can register for classes only after the open enrollment period begins. View upcoming open enrollment dates.
  • Using your NC State Unity ID and password, log-in to the MyPack portal, and select the class(es) for which you wish to register.

Online Master in Animal Science

Step 1: Apply to the Online Master in Animal Science Degree Program

The Graduate School oversees the application process for each program. The Graduate School has its own criteria for admission in addition to the specific admissions requirements for the Degree Program. To understand more about the Graduate School admission requirements, visit the Graduate School Support Center. There you will find information regarding frequently asked questions along with Self Service features, Live Chat, and technical support.

Use our online application to apply to The Master of Animal Science Degree Program. You may check the status of your application at any time. Applicants should be prepared to submit a resume identifying educational preparation and work experiences, as well as official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Consideration for admission to a graduate program in the Department of Animal Science is based on a number of factors including undergraduate GPA, undergraduate coursework, relevant experience and letters of reference.

A completed application consists of the following:

  • An application form
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
  • A statement of interest
  • Three letters of reference from course professors, academic advisors, undergraduate research mentors or other individuals who hold a doctoral degree
  • TOEFL scores (international students only)
  • The application fee

Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall Semester: June 1 for US students, March 1 for International students
  • Spring Semester: November 1 for US students, July 15 for International students
  • Summer I: March 25 for US students, December 15 for International students
  • Summer II: May 10 for US students, December 15 for International students

Students will receive a letter of approval upon program acceptance.

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Step 2: Register for Classes

Once accepted into the program, you will receive an NC State student ID number and/or NC State Unity (computer system) ID and password. You will need these to log-in to the MyPackPortal, where you will select the class(es) for which you wish to register.

Should you have any questions or need assistance with determining your course workload, please contact the program coordinator, Dr. Shannon Pratt Phillips.

Step 3: Pay Your Tuition

All inquiries regarding payments and cost of tuition should be directed to the Cashier’s Office. Students may pay their tuition online via ePay, or choose one of our other payment options.

To view current rates for tuition and fees, visit NC State’s Graduate Online and Distance Education Tuition Rates page.

Financial aid eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office. We encourage you to contact your financial aid adviser in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. A limited amount of grant funding is also available to students enrolled in Online and Distance Education degrees. Criteria for funding is based on academic merit, demonstrated financial need, and enrollment in multiple Online and Distance Education courses per semester. For additional information, please visit NC State’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid web site, or call (919) 515-2421. NC State also offers a monthly payment plan.


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