North Carolina State University


With more than 31,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, North Carolina State University is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research, and globally recognized for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics leadership. NCSU is located in Raleigh, North Carolina (NC), the state capitol, and part of the Research Triangle Park, the largest research park in the world and home to industry giants like IBM, Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, Lenovo, Nortel Networks, Sony Ericsson and others.


The Atlantis Program is housed in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (FER). Because we have been on the forefront of forestry and natural resource management for over 75 years, FER has accumulated an archive of knowledge in these fields that few colleges can match. This strength shows in the FER Faculty, which includes leading experts in pine silviculture, forest genetics, biotechnology, wildlife management, forest policies and economics and more. Our faculty also includes internationally-recognized researchers and winners of the Wallenberg Prize, National Academy of Science honors and various teaching excellence awards from the academic community. Virtually all full-time faculty participate in teaching and research.

Students in the Atlantis program will be awarded one of the following 2 year master degrees:

Master of Science in Forestry

Master of Forestry

Courses at NCSU

Graduate students typically take 9-12 credits per semester.  To receive a MS degree from NCSU, a student needs at least 18 credits from NCSU and have a total of at least 30 credits (the number may be higher for some majors).  The only required courses for a MS in Forestry are FOR603 (Research Methods) and FOR601 (Seminar). 

For course descriptions, see the course catalog (look under FOR - Forestry) or the list of courses for a specific semester. For a list of special topics courses offered in the department, click here.  We distribute announcements as we receive them. Note that the list below is only a subset of courses offered that we thought would be of interest to Atlantis students.

Fall Courses

FOR601  Seminar in Forestry and Environmental Resources (1 credit)

FOR603  Research methods in FER (1 credit)

FOR501 Dendrology

FOR510 Intro to GPS

FOR520 Hydrology

FOR583 Tropical Forestry (odd years)

FOR784 Environmental Impact Assessment

FOR727 Tree Improvement Research Techniques

NR 532 Principles of GIS

NR554 Data Management in Natural Resources (odd years)

NR571 Natural Resource Policy

PB 565 Plant Community Ecology

SSC 570 Wetland Soils

SSC701 Tropical Soils

ST511 Experimental Statistics for Biological Sciences I

ST512 Experimental Statistics for Boilogical Sciences II

ECG505 App Microeconomic Analysis

ECG515 Environmental and Resource Policy (alt years)

ECG 715 Environmental Resource Economics

ECG741 Agriculture Produc Supply

ECG751 Econometric Methods

OR501 Intro to Operations Research

Spring Courses

FOR601 Seminar in Forestry and Environmental Resources (1 credit)

FOR507 Silviculture

FOR510 Intro to GPS

FOR540 Advanced Dendrology (odd years)

FOR525 Forest Genetics

FOR734 Adv. Forest Mgt Planning (alt years)

FOR750 Ecological Restoration (even years)

FOR765 Forest Entomology (odd years)

NR532 Principles of GIS

NR533 Application Issues in GIS

NR521 Wetland assessment and delineation

ST511 Experimental Statistics for Biological Sciences I

ST512Experimental Statistics for Boilogical Sciences II

GN703 Population and Quantitative Genetics

ECG742 Consumption, Demand and Market Interdependency

ECO 3794 Natural Resource Economics (offered at Duke Univ.)

ECG505 App Microeconomic Analysis

ECG540 Economic Development (alt years)