At NC State’s College of Natural Resources, our mission is to leave the world better than we found it. We seek to protect and nurture the environment, engineer sustainable products and solve the grand challenges facing society.
Across a broad array of programs, we supply students with the technical expertise and hands-on experience they need to thrive out in the world. We encourage our award-winning faculty to work across disciplines and find innovative solutions to global challenges. And we partner with industry and government to put our research to work in communities everywhere.
For almost a century, the college has served vital industries in North Carolina — including the state’s largest manufacturing sector, forest and wood products; its largest service sector, tourism; and more than half a million forest landowners. Together, these industries sustain more than half a million jobs and generate $50 billion in annual economic impact.
But our research goes even farther afield: We’re recognized globally as experts in sustainability, the management of land and water, and solutions at the intersection of built and natural environments. In keeping with NC State’s land-grant mission, we’re dedicated to securing a healthier, more sustainable future for all.