NCSU CALS Academic Programs -Summer Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Pre-college Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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  • conducting research
  • exploring career opportunities
  • experiencing life on the NC State campus
  • working with NC State faculty and students

Summer Programs for current high school students

Ag-DISCOVERY - Students learn about careers in plant science and veterinary medicine. Students listen to lectures, conduct laboratory experiments, and participate in workshops and field trips.  Students live on campus and also participate in character and team-building exercises.  For more information, click on this link to The Science House website.

4-H Camp and Conference Centers - The 4-H camping experience will help youth ages 6 to 19 develop life skills in areas such as: building self-esteem, responsibility, decision making, cooperation, social skills, sharing, leadership and teamwork.  Camping offers youth the opportunity to do experiential learning activities in a setting that is not available in everyday life. Youth will experience positive peer and adult relationships.  You do not have to be a 4-H member to participate. More information is available at the website

Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders - The NC Farm Bureau sponsors a week-long program in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education at NC State for high school students interested in the industry of agriculture. Emphasis is placed on career opportunities, emerging technology, citizenship and leadership development.  For more information and an application click on this link to the Farm Bureau website.

Poultry Science Summer Institute - Students interested in biology or a career in the poultry industry attend a four-day, four-night conference designed to broaden the high school students' understanding of the educational disciplines, scholarship opportunities, careers and industries related to poultry science. For more information, click here to visit the Poultry Science Summer Institute website.

Summer College in Biotechnology and Life Sciences (SCIBLS) - Students take courseswork for college credit, challenging students beyond high school academics. Students work in state of the art laboratories and practice cutting edge research techniques. A unique opportunity for outstanding high school students interested in a career in science. For more information, click on this link to the SCIBLS website.

VetCAMP - VetCAMP is for high school students. This camp is designed to allow pre-veterinary high school students to delve into the immense field of veterinary medicine. Students will hear from veterinarians in many different fields and take a behind the scenes tour of the NC State University Vet School. Lessons will be given on veterinary clinic basics, surgery, dissections and anatomy. For more information, visit the VetCAMP website.

Additional pre-college summer programs sponsored by NC State University - Other colleges also sponsor summer programs. Please click here for a complete list and description.

Already admitted to an undergraduate program in the college, and want a head start on your academic experience?

Reaching Incoming Students Enrichment (RISE) - Students admitted to NC State gain an introduction to scientific research through a six-week summer program that pairs each student with a faculty research mentor. For more information, click on this link to the RISE website.

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