Bioscience is one of the newest areas of interest in the medical, agricultural, manufacturing and criminal justice fields. This broad-based program will give you the basic knowledge of chemistry required by the versatile careers available, as well as the processes, techniques and safety issues required in the lab.

Where You Could Go

Jobs are available for Bioscience graduates today, and for the foreseeable future. You could find employment in medical research, agricultural research, product testing, criminal investigation and pharmacology research.

Transfer Pathways

NC State maintains formal transfer agreements with four year colleges and universities throughout the state of Ohio. These should help you make a smooth transition toward your bachelor’s degree, or beyond. In addition, opportunities may be available to pursue further education in specific areas of study while working in the field.

Job Demand

There is a regional and national need for Bioscience Technicians in all areas of research. This career is in early stages of development and has future growth prospects.

$51,226Average Yearly Salary

Agricultural Inspectors

Daily Tasks
  • Inspect food products and processing procedures to determine whether products are safe to eat.
  • Interpret and enforce government acts and regulations and explain required standards to agricultural workers.

$41,356Average Yearly Salary

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health

Daily Tasks
  • Discuss test results and analyses with customers.
  • Record test data and prepare reports, summaries, or charts that interpret test results.
  • Develop or implement programs for monitoring of environmental pollution or radiation.
  • Investigate hazardous conditions or spills or outbreaks of disease or food poisoning, collecting samples for analysis.
  • Calibrate microscopes or test instruments.

$77,583Average Yearly Salary

Animal Scientist

Daily Tasks
  • Study nutritional requirements of animals and nutritive values of animal feed materials.
  • Advise producers about improved products and techniques that could enhance their animal production efforts.
  • Develop improved practices in feeding, housing, sanitation, or parasite and disease control of animals.
  • Write up or orally communicate research findings to the scientific community, producers, and the public.
  • Study effects of management practices, processing methods, feed, or environmental conditions on quality and quantity of animal products, such as eggs and milk.