Apply to the Genetics Undergraduate Major

Applying to the Genetics Undergraduate Major

Admission into the Undergraduate Program in Genetics will be based on your application, an interview, and space availability.

The minimum requirements for admission to the Program in Genetics are a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and a grade of ‘B’ or better in GN 311. The application is to be submitted electronically using the Change of Degree Application (CODA) system. Before applying, applicants should visit the College of Sciences CODA Requirements website page. Applicants should also submit a personal statement that explains why they want to add or change to a Genetics Major, and details their genetics-related activities such as clubs, research, etc. This statement should be submitted to the Director of the Undergraduate Program, Dr. Betty Gardner ( and the Genetics Program at



Completion of 12 or more NC State graded credit hours
Cumulative GPA must be 3.0 or better
Completion of CH 101 with a C- or better
Completion of BIO 181 or BIO 183 with a C- or better
Completion of GN311 with a B or better


CODA Applications will be continuously open (except for Engineering programs — see below). The application for the next cycle will appear the day after each deadline. Applications will be reviewed following each deadline. Students will receive decisions via their NC State email address within 1 month after the cycle deadline, as posted below:

Cycle 1: September 15
Cycle 2: February 15
Cycle 3: May 15
Cycle 4: July 1