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Our world needs leaders who can solve natural resources challenges — and enjoy successful careers doing so. Join us.

Your Bright Future

There’s never been a greater demand for natural resources professionals: How we make sustainable use of our shared environment is key to many of the grand challenges our planet faces. When you come to the College of Natural Resources, you’ll learn how to solve those challenges and build a successful career.

From paper science and engineering to sport management to cutting-edge forestry, our college is the first choice of a diverse group of students with a wide range of interests. Whether you want to work outdoors as a wildlife biologist, develop community recreation and sport programs, or work with third-world countries making paper products using native renewable resources, our college will give you the skills and opportunities you need to make an impact.

If you’re interested in the big, wide world we share, we want you with us.

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The Right Environment

With a student body of just over 1,400, our college is one of the smallest at NC State, home to a close-knit community and students who get the attention they deserve — including personalized advising and instruction. At the same time, our students benefit from all the resources and support of NC State, the largest university in North Carolina.

Our college also offers the best of both worlds in terms of location: We’re based in Raleigh — the state’s capital and one of America’s most-awarded cities — but enjoy easy access to exceptional outdoor learning labs, including Schenck Forest just 10 minutes from our door and Hill Forest only 45 minutes away.

Whether you want to study the native animals of Namibia or the forests of Sweden, our college will give you the opportunity to study the environment, diverse societies and engineering of sustainable resources around the world. And you’ll do it all at a university consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best values in education.