Students in the Forestry and Environmental Resources Department are passionate about the environment we live in and the sustainable use of resources, whether that’s land, water, wildlife or trees. Our students make a difference in the world, starting with their very first days at NC State, and go on to become the go-to leaders for natural resource solutions after graduation.
Our graduates leave with an understanding of the interplay between science, people and business when it comes to the prudent use of our planet’s resources. Graduates enjoy successful careers as forest managers, environmental educators, land conservation specialists, sustainability consultants, wildlife biologist, environmental health and safety officers, restoration ecologists and many more.
We’re a close-knit community, where students benefit from smaller class sizes with direct access to faculty and hands-on projects. Faculty and staff support our students from application to graduation. As an intimate community in a large university, we’re proud to offer our students the best of both worlds.
Find Your Fit
Discover the interrelated nature of environmental issues, including the human impact on the environment and how social sciences connect to policy.
Environmental Technology and Management
Apply knowledge in chemistry, math, biology and environmental regulation to solve complex environmental challenges.
Learn to manage natural resources through policy or assessment and become a positive steward in the world of sustainability.
Learn to thoughtfully manage, monitor and maintain the forests and ecosystems of today to understand the economic impact of forests.
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.
Environmental First Year Program
A collaboration between the College of Natural Resources, 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.