Find Your Fit at NC State

Engage in a career-focused, hands-on education where you will spend much of your time gaining experience outside of the classroom at NC State’s top-ranked College of Natural Resources.

Our students go on to shape environmental policies, work with wildlife, manager land for timer, ensure clean water, create sustainable tourism and recreation programs, engineer new products from biomaterials, and much more.

  • $800,000 in scholarships awarded annually to students in our college.
  • 100% of students graduate with in-the-field experience through internships, study abroad and other real-world learning opportunities.
  • 85,000 acres of college-owned forest land used daily for hands-on learning.

If you want to get to know some of the most experienced personnel in the field and develop great connections for your career, this IS the place to do it.

Logan Haynes, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, Class of 2017

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Discover Environmental Majors and the Careers That Await

In the College of Natural Resources, students find a home that provides a comprehensive educational experience that prepares them for success after graduation. 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.

Environmental First Year Program

Explore Your Options

Our first-year program allows students to explore courses, majors, minors and focal areas across the university to help them find the best major and understand their career options. Contact us to learn more about this unique program at NC State!

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  • Environmental Science
  • Sustainable Materials and Technology
  • Natural Resources- Ecosystem Assessment
  • Environmental Technology and Management
  • Forest Management
  • Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
  • Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  • Paper Science and Engineering
  • Sport Management
  • Profesional Golf Management


Classes in the College of Natural Resources are relatively small and make it easy to get to know your classmates and professors. Everyone is so approachable and happy to help. It creates a very welcoming environment.

Clare Morganelli, Sustainable Materials and Technology, Class of 2017

January 15, 2017

Final application deadline for Fall admission