Degrees & Programs: Over 300 degree tracks to choose from

Collectively, NC State’s colleges and 65 departments offer students over 110 bachelor degree programs; master's degrees in more than 110 areas of study; doctorate degrees in 61 disciplines; and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. We also offer distance education options, non-degree programs, summer sessions, interdisciplinary degrees and ROTC programs in all major branches of the Armed Forces.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

NC State offers undergraduates a choice of more than 100 majors. Explore degree requirements for a complete list of the undergraduate programs.

Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate degrees in all 10 of our academic colleges are available through the NC State Graduate School. Visit the Grad School website  for a complete listing of degrees and minors offered. For information about available graduate programs, review the Graduate School Catalog or visit the individual web sites of all NC State colleges.

Distance Education Programs

NC State’s Distance Education program is open to degree and non-degree students. Courses are offered in various formats, including web-based classes and on-site, face-to-face instruction for groups. Explore the specific distance education options open to you.

Credit Programs and Summer Sessions

NC States Non-Degree Studies program offers hundreds of credit courses and provides registration assistance for undergraduate, graduate, summer school and high school students interested in continuing their education via on-campus and distance education credit courses. Many people use this program to meet NC State admission requirements, transfer credits to another university or to update their professional skills. Others enroll for personal enrichment. Visit the NDS web site to find out more about the Non-Degree Studies program.

Interdisciplinary Studies 

Learn more about some of NC State's interdisciplinary programs and degrees currently offered by visiting the following individual program pages:

Other Academic Programs

NC State offers several options for students interested in non-degree areas as well.

The Music Department at NC State offers qualified undergraduates a non-degree program that allows them to minor in music within a planned curriculum that fosters creative thought, aesthetic understanding and artistic self-expression.

The Physical Education Department offers four academic minors, including Coaching Education, Sports Science, Health, and Outdoor Leadership.

The Program in Counselor Education prepares counselors for a variety of work settings. It has three concentrations for the master's degree: Community Agency Counseling, School Counseling, and College Counseling.

Within the Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Program, students learn how to monitor the impact of environmental changes on fish and wildlife populations, manage conservation programs and shape public policy by advancing scientifically-based conservation. 


If you think ROTC might be for you, NC State has programs in the Air Force, Army and Navy. The first two years involve basic courses and there’s no obligation to enlist. The final two years of each program are based on competitive admission and typically offer stipends and scholarships to participants in exchange for enlistment in an active or reserve branch of the US Armed Forces.

  • Air Force ROTC educates commissioned officers for the US Air Force. Studies focus on leadership development, problem solving, strategic planning, fieldwork and professional ethics.
  • Army ROTC trains men and women to become commissioned officers in the US Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve. It combines college electives in military science with practical leadership training.
  • Navy ROTC offers programs leading to a commission as a Navy or Marine Corps officer. The program emphasizes academics, leadership, military organization and physical fitness.