Understanding the Nexus Between Climate Change & Society


Our Goal

The Climate Change & Society (CCS) program at North Carolina State University provides a bridge between knowledge and action and is designed to give students new skills and knowledge in climate change science and its implications for society to support the development of informed policy and business decisions for a more sustainable and resilient future. We offer a 1-year Master’s Degree and a 4-class Climate Adaptation Certificate.

In the news

Alexandra Steele furthers education through NC State’s Climate Change and Society Program. Working as an on-air meteorologist for two decades, Alexandra Steele understands how entrenched our daily lives are with weather and climate stories. She also experiences first hand how climate can affect our future. With this knowledge as well as a drive to provide a more impactful experience for her viewers, Steele looked to the highly flexible, online environment in the CCS program at NC State to further her education and advance her skills.

Alumni Updates

NCICS’ Nicholas Shanahan is the lead author for this important new report from Invest Appalachia. It explores how climate change will affect the people, socioeconomics, and resilience of the Central Appalachian region, including the expected impacts of climate-driven migration.

“The effective blend of technical and applied courses, along with the invaluable capstone project, are unique characteristics that set this program aside from others.” Leah Kos, Masters program alumni, Communications Manager for USC Sea Grant.