Department of Genetics
Genetics curriculum established
Genetics curriculum taught as a component of coursework in Agronomy, Zoology, and Plant Pathology departments.
Department of Genetics established
The Department of Genetics is established and located in Winston Hall. (for historical records, see online collection guide)
Department of Genetics moves
The Department of Genetics moves to Gardner Hall.
First female Ph.D. recipient
Patricia Anne Sarvella become the first woman to receive a Ph.D. degree at State College (from the Department of Genetics).
- 1958 Genetics nursery established
First African-American academic staff member
The first African-American female academic staff member, Mrs. Justina Williams, is hired to work in the Department of Genetics' Drosophila research lab. Many African-Americans had worked at State prior to Williamss appointment, however they primarily worked in custodial or food service positions.
Department of Genetics History
Carey Bostian wrote Development of the Department of Genetics, North Carolina State University, 1924-1976. A print edition exists in the library.
Genomic Science degrees
NC State becomes one of the first land-grant universities to offer masters' and doctoral degrees in genomic science.