Colleges and Academic Departments

NC State’s colleges collectively offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through 65 departments. Explore the colleges below for more information about the academic programs we offer.

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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences discovers, teaches and applies knowledge to disciplines that effect safe, affordable supplies of food and fiber, a cleaner environment and better health for people and animals.


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College of Design

NC State's College of Design has a long and distinguished record of producing skilled professionals in design-related disciplines. Its goal is to develop the student-designer's perception, knowledge, skills and problem-solving abilities.


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College of Education

The College of Education prepares teachers, administrators, counselors, researchers and analysts for careers in education from K-12 to postsecondary. It emphasizes global cultural awareness and the use of technology for enhanced learning.


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College of Engineering

NC State's College of Engineering ranks among the best in the nation in innovation, research and the number of undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded across traditional and cutting-edge engineering disciplines.


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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences provides education, research and extension services in traditional humanities fields including literature, communications and political science. The college also focuses on public policy, global perspectives and other rapidly emerging disciplines such as rhetoric, film studies and digital media.


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College of Natural Resources

The College of Natural Resources (CNR) is a world leader in the use and conservation of renewable resources and is recognized by many as a leading educator and researcher in forestry, environmental sciences, wood, paper, pulp, parks, recreation and tourism. CNR believes that nurturing the environment and engineering sustainable products go hand in hand with helping communities and enterprises thrive.


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Poole College of Management

NC State's Poole College of Management emphasizes innovation management and the commercialization of technology. Its accounting, business management and economics programs are global in scope, and the college often participates in the initiatives of other NC State departments, giving students the opportunity to resolve real-world challenges while putting theory into practice.


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College of Sciences

The College of Sciences, launched July 1, 2013, is home to the physical and chemical sciences, the mathematical and statistical sciences, the biological sciences and the earth-system sciences. With departments and faculty members ranked among the nation's best in their fields, the college's focus on multidisciplinary collaboration builds a foundation of experience that prepares students for the real world.


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College of Textiles

The College of Textiles is the world's leading program for textile education. Areas of study range from traditional manufacturing to medical textiles, nonwovens and marketing and supply chain management.


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College of Veterinary Medicine

The College of Veterinary Medicine is among the top five teaching facilities of its kind in the nation. Through comprehensive classroom instruction, outstanding laboratory facilities and a veterinary teaching hospital, the college provides state-of-the-art medical care while training veterinarians and researchers in the latest technologies and practices.


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The Graduate School

The Graduate School is at the heart of the university's vast research community. It offers programs in more than 100 areas, plus numerous minors, certificate programs and interdisciplinary options. Many of these graduate programs are ranked among the nation's best and combine dynamic research opportunities with an emphasis on collaboration between departments to give NC State graduate students an outstanding education.


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Other Academic Departments


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