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For students who know they have a passion for the environment or working outdoors, discovering the right educational path can open a world of career options. In the College of Natural Resources, students find a home that provides a comprehensive educational experience that prepares them for success after graduation.

Find Your Fit

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.

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.

CNR students at a National Park - WISE Visitation Day - College of Natural Resources at NC State University