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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.
From facilities and staff management to marketing, promotions and sales, this major is not for spectators. Create an environmentally responsible and economically sustainable industry.
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
Madison Fosters her Love of the Outdoors
Madison pursues her passion for conservation by majoring in forest management.
Theodore Explores how the Planet can be Saved
Theodore applies his interest in the environment to explore how sustainable materials can have a positive impact.