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Whether your interest is in working with wildlife, shaping environmental policies, managing land for timber, engineering everyday products from natural resources, ensuring clean water, or creating recreation and tourism programs in local communities, a degree from the College of Natural Resources will help you pursue your passion.
As one of the top ten colleges in the nation for studying natural resources and conservation, every major includes hands-on learning, in-the-field training and access to industry experts, equipping students to provide solutions to the challenges of natural resources use and management, social and ecological sustainability, and human health and well-being.
One of the smaller colleges at NC State, the College of Natural Resources is a close-knit community. Here students enjoy reduced class size and direct access to faculty and staff support from application to graduation. As an intimate community in a large university, we’re proud to offer our students the best of both worlds.
Explore our Undergraduate Degrees
Gain an overall understanding of the interrelated nature of environmental issues, including basic earth system processes, human impact on the environment and how social sciences connect to environmental policy.
Environmental Technology and Management
Apply knowledge in chemistry, math, biology and environmental regulation to solve complex environmental problems concerning water and air quality, plants, soils, natural systems, OSHA and emergency response.
Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Promote conservation in your own backyard and around the world while working with wildlife in a hands-on and meaningful way. Study the ecology of animals and techniques to monitor populations and manage habitats.
Learn to thoughtfully manage, monitor and maintain the forests and ecosystems of today to understand the impact that forests have on the environment and economy for generations to come.
Through a degree in Ecosystem Assessment or Policy and Administration concentration, you'll learn to manage natural resources and become a positive steward in the world of sustainability.
The Environmental First Year Program at NC State
Interested in exploring the interdisciplinary nature of environmental majors at NC State? This program helps students examine environmental careers and the various educational paths available to them.
Students in this innovative program explore some of the greatest challenges facing our world today such as sustainability, energy, watersheds, climate and environmental justice using an interdisciplinary, hands-on approach.
Undergraduate Student Spotlights
Students Explore Environmental Justice in NC
Students and staff advisors travel to eastern North Carolina to learn more about environmental issues and its impact on low-income individuals.
Garnett Leans on Sustainability to Showcase his Talents
Garnett applies his background in material science to his many varied internships and hands-on experiences.