Understanding the Nexus Between Climate Change & Society


Our Goal

We aim to provide 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. We offer a 1-year Master’s Degree and a 4-class Climate Adaptation Certificate.

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Alexandra Steele Furthers Education Through NC State CCS 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 Climate Change and Society (CCS) program at NC State to further her education and advance her skills.

“In the fight for a better future, in an era of media silos and predatory delay, effective messaging on climate is essential, and NC State’s program is uniquely geared towards preparing students for that effort.” – Carl Parker, hurricane expert at the Weather Channel and alumni of the inaugural year of the Climate Adaptation Certificate Program.

“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.