Find Your Fit

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.

This program provides opportunities for students to rigorously explore complex, interdisciplinary environmental issues by combining courses throughout NC State.

Student One

#6 in the Nation.

USA Today ranks us among the top colleges in the country for the study of natural resources and conservation.

Meet Our Students

Logan Haynes, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, 2017

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

Thomas Harris, Forest Management, Class of 2016

"Employers certainly recognize our students are ready to work. While students in other college search tirelessly for jobs, our students hand out a few resumes and get called back every time."

Clare Morganelli, Sustainable Materials and Technology, Class of 2017

Classes are relatively small and make it easy to get to know your classmates and professors. I can't name one CNR class where a professor hasn't known me by name. Everyone is so approachable and happy to help. It creates a very welcoming environment.

Explore our Majors

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

Exploring Environmental Majors and Careers

This first-year program opens up doors to courses, majors, minors and focal areas across the university to help students understand their career options and boost their success at NC State.

Explore our majors today.

  • 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

January 15, 2017

Final application deadline for Fall admission.

Apply today