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

Empowering Female Environmentalists: Uzma Miraj arrived at NC State in August 2023 — as one of three students from all-female universities in Pakistan — to complete the one-year Climate Change and Society (CCS) master’s program. The students came as part of a wider partnership between NC State’s Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) and four universities in Pakistan.

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.