The Life Sciences First Year Program (LSFY) at NC State University challenges students to engage and excel as they embark on a college career throughout which they will grow intellectually, interpersonally, and as individuals.  Students in the LSFY take a common set of courses that prepare them for any of the life sciences degree programs at NC State.  In addition, LSFY provides a variety of programs designed to facilitate a successful first year in college.

One of the key features of the LSFY is our advising program, with advisors whose sole focus is on LSFY students and their first year experience.  LSFY advisors are available throughout the summer before you start at NC State, to help you navigate the process of enrolling in classes for the fall.  They also teach LSC 103, so you will see your advisor every week during fall semester, in addition to scheduled one-on-one meetings.

The LSFY program is proud to congratulate Ms. Suzy Lamb, winner of the 2016-2017 Barbara Solomon Advising Award, in recognition of her dedication and commitment to student success through supportive advising.  Ms. Lamb is the LSFY Coordinator of Advising. 

Students examine pine needles in a botany lab.    Student preparing agar plates.

The Life Sciences First Year Program is a collaborative venture between the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Sciences.

LSFY Program offices are housed in Bostian Hall; 2721 Pillsbury Ave., Raleigh NC 27695.