Climate Change & Society at NC State University


A Bridge Between Knowledge and Action

The Climate Change & Society (CCS) program at North Carolina State University is designed to give students an appropriate background in climate change science and its implications for society to support the development of informed policy and business decisions.


Glacier retreat due to climate change


NC State offers a Master’s degree in Climate Change & Society, and a graduate certificate in Climate Adaptation. Both programs combine climate change science with broad knowledge of climate-sensitive sectors to support the development of effective adaptation and mitigation strategies. Students in both programs have the opportunity to learn from international experts in climate science, economics, policy, and communications.


The programs support the goals of students interested in careers in climate change adaptation and current professionals in climate-sensitive sectors who are concerned with the aspects of planning or setting policies affected by global climate change.


Contact us today or start the online application process right now.  We’re looking forward to hearing from you.