A Transformational Education
Our students share a passion for the environment and graduate with the skills to turn that passion into a career.
At NC State’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, we do more than educate students, we graduate leaders. Each year, undergraduates choose to study at NC State because of our outstanding faculty and our ability to deliver a practical education that combines theory and classroom instruction with hands-on fieldwork and real-world research.
From weekly trips to college-owned forest land to a nine-week summer camp at Hill Forest, the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources provides a unique educational experience for students who prefer to be outside of the classroom. If your interest is understanding and working with the natural world around us, the Department has a major that will put you on the path to a successful career.
Whether you want to manage forest land, monitor fish populations, shape environmental policy or oversee responses to environmental emergencies, you will graduate with a wealth of real-world experiences and a deep understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of solving complex challenges.Browse our degree programs
Environmental First Year Program
A First Year Unlike Any Other
A collaboration between the College of Natural Resource, the College of Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Environmental First Year Program (ENVFY) encourages students to explore the many educational and professional paths available to those interested in the environment. Students complete a full first-year curriculum that opens up doors to courses, majors, minors and focal areas across the university to help students understand their career options and boost their success.
85,000 acres of premiere forest
Our students, faculty and staff use our forest lands as learning labs for hands-on research.