Eligibility and Cost for Animal Science Online Programs

Eligibility requirements and cost vary, depending on the program you choose. In order to view more details about eligibility requirements and cost, please choose one of the options below.


Undergraduate and Graduate Level Courses

Eligibility

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.

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 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.


Cost

Visit NC State’s Online and Distance Education Tuition Rates page for detailed information about the fee schedule for graduate and undergraduate courses.

Undergraduate Certificate in Animal Nutrition

Eligibility

Undergraduate NC State University students currently majoring or minoring in Animal Science are not eligible to receive the Certificate. Students pursuing university Certificate programs are considered non-degree studies (NDS) students for the purpose of university registration. NDS students may register for a maximum of six credit hours per semester. Thus, the certificate may take two to four semesters to complete.

Students must earn a minimum C grade (2.0 or higher) for each of the four required courses in order to earn the Certificate.

Interested persons may be admitted to the Certificate program after enrolling in the first course that will be used to fulfill the Certificate requirements. To learn more about enrolling, visit our Apply Page, or contact Dr. Shannon Pratt Phillips, Program Coordinator.


Cost

Visit NC State’s Undergraduate Online and Distance Education Tuition rates page for detailed information about undergraduate tuition and fees.

 

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.

Master of Animal Science

Eligibility

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in Animal Science or a related field, with a competitive GPA (3.0 or higher). Prerequisites include a background or coursework in physiology, chemistry and biochemistry, and genetics. Factors considered in the evaluation of applications for full admission include, but are not limited to:

  • Grade point average
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (international applicants only)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Additional information that reflects the potential of the applicant for academic excellence

International students: Your TOEFL score must be a minimum of 80 with a score of 18 in each category with no appeals. Click here to view the NC State University policy regarding TOEFL scores.

A student has six (6) years to complete the master’s program starting with the first course that is to be counted toward the degree. Students may be part-time or full-time. Unlike the on-campus MAS program, the DEMAS program does not require the student to spend any time in residence on campus at NC State University; the program may be completed via online classes only.


Cost

Visit NC State’s Graduate Online and Distance Education Tuition rates page for detailed information about graduate tuition and fees.

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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