Degree Programs


Founded as a land-grant university in 1887, NC State is the only university on the East Coast that has colleges and academic departments focusing on agriculture, forestry, earth sciences, marine sciences, atmospheric sciences, engineering, landscape and architectural design, management, education, economic policy and social sciences. Simply put – sustainability is inherently part of our university’s curriculum.

Other Educational  and Leadership Opportunities

  • CALS Office of Sustainability Executive Course  – This 2-day course integrates science, economics and business management to educate corporate executives on current factors driving changes in resource availability, environmental regulation and climate change that are impacting agriculture today. The course partners expert scientists with business management professionals to explore successful business models as appropriate paths for a sustainable future.
  • Energy Efficiency One Day Workshops – NC Solar Center holds workshops covering topics such as lighting, HVAC, boilers, chillers and more.
  • Energy Management Diploma Series –  a comprehensive, convenient and cost effective three-part program that provides hands-on, practical and real-world energy management education that can be completed in less than a year.
  • EnvironMentors – an environment-based mentoring program aimed at preparing high school students for college programs and careers in science and environmental professions.
  • FREEDM Systems Center College Education Program –  a pre-college education program designed to educate a new generation of engineers and scientists to research renewable energy-based electric power systems.
  • Green Building Diploma Series –  a continuing education program for building professionals  provides the necessary skills and information to help architects, engineers, general contractors and others in the building profession get involved with the rapidly growing market for high-performance and sustainable buildings in both the commercial and residential sectors.
  • Natural Resources Leadership Instituteeducates and supports a diverse group of North Carolinians who are committed to seeking consensus on issues affecting the sustainable development of North Carolina’s natural resources and the quality of our environment.
  • Renewable Energy Technology Diploma Series – a non-degree continuing-education program that provides: technical and hands-on training; information on current policies and technologies; and a support network of experienced renewable energy professionals.