Branch Out

Purposeful. Practical. Hands-on. Discover the possibilities that await with a degree in an environmental field.
Three students sitting outside Jordan Hall at NC State's College of Natural Resources.

Find Your Fit

Everyone needs the right environment to flourish. We’re here to help you find your fit. Whether you’re interested in working with wildlife, engineering everyday products from natural resources, shaping environmental policies, managing land or boosting tourism and recreation programs in local communities, a degree from the College of Natural Resources will help you pursue your passion.

Top 10

best college in the nation

to study conservation and natural resources

As one of the smaller colleges at NC State, the College of Natural Resources is a close-knit community. Our students enjoy reduced class sizes 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.


in scholarships awarded annually

to students in our college


participation in hands-on experiences

like co-ops, internships or study abroad

Students clapping
Students in the forest

The Natural Resources Community

All of our majors include hands-on learning, in-the-field training and access to industry experts, equipping you with practical skill to launch your career. Our students are some of the most sought-after for internships, co-ops, industry networking opportunities, and most importantly, jobs after graduation. Beyond your education, you’ll find a wealth of great opportunities to help you engage with your peers and grow both personally and professionally.