North Carolina State University

College of Natural Resources

Natural Resources


P.O. Box 7622

Campus Box 7102

Raleigh, NC 27695

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of NR; M.S.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The natural resources program is an interdepartmental program designed to prepare students for positions in both private and public natural resource organizations. A selection of technical options couple core courses in natural resources issues and management with a series of related courses in a variety of related technical disciplines. The purpose of the natural resources core curriculum is to educate professionals at a Master's level who are well-versed in policy and regulation and who have skills in quantitative assessments. Currently approved technical options include: assessment and analysis, ecological restoration, economics and management, policy and administration, international resources, hydrology, and spatial information systems in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources; outdoor recreation management and spatial information systems in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; landscape architecture in the Department of Landscape Architecture; and soil science in the Department of Soil Science. With one exception, each option is available as either the M.S. in NR or as the non-thesis Master of NR. The soil science option is available only as the non-thesis degree.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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