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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 hand-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.
Paper Science and Engineering
Learn to sustainably convert trees into things that we use every day, such as health products, packaging and biofuels. You can engineer sustainable solutions for a modern society that is anything but paperless.
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Whether you focus on outdoor adventures, event planning or active lifestyles, in our business-focused program you'll learn to plan, market and promote enriching programs and manage facilities, staffs and budgets.
PGA Golf Management
Master the business fundamentals of golf, including marketing, finance, merchandising, instruction and tournament operations in this PGA-accredited program. Prepare to succeed in all areas of the golf industry.
From facilities and staff management to marketing, promotions and sales, this major is not for spectators. Create an environmentally responsible and economically sustainable industry.
Sustainable Materials and Technology
Reduce reliance on nonrenewable resources by using natural biomaterials for housing, energy, interior furnishings and other applications. Use America’s largest renewable resource to build a sustainable future.
Undergraduate Student Spotlights
Meet Daniel Choi
This summer, as part of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at NC State, administered by the University of Florida IFAS and supported by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Choi combined all of his favorite hobbies with field and research experiences during his internship at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
Meet Molly Rose
Outside-the-classroom, Molly works with University Recreation as a Program Assistant for the Group Fitness Department. Inside the classroom, she works alongside Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management faculty through undergraduate research. Her recent project takes a closer look at worksite wellness and health promotion.
Meet Daniel Richardson
Daniel Richardson, a Paper Science and Engineering major, spent a semester in Covington, Va. as a Process Engineering Intern for WestRock. Process Engineers, also known as Chemical Engineers, are typically responsible for developing, designing and modifying processes for purchasing, installing and production within a plant.