About the Online Experience

Wicked Problems, Wolfpack Solutions is a special kind of multidisciplinary experience created for all incoming first-year and transfer students and their families.

The experience is packaged as an online course available in WolfWare — NC State's suite of academic technologies — giving students experience with the technologies they'll use during their academic careers before they begin their first semester at NC State.

The focus of Wicked Problems, Wolfpack Solutions 2021 is Global Change. In this course, we will consider global change, its history and causes, its consequences. Students will learn directly from NC State faculty who are contributing to diverse solutions around the world. Ancient life, mass extinction, modern ecologies and climate justice are just a few of the topics this course will cover.

The course will run for five weeks over Summer Session II from June 28 to July 30, 2021. After finishing the course, students will earn two (2) NC State credit hours at no cost. Yes, two free credits toward your degree.

The course is not required; however, we encourage students to take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity created just for incoming students.

Instructions for how to get started on June 28 are available under Access and Resources. More information will be added to this site as it is available. Continue checking back here at go.ncsu.edu/wolfpack-solutions. Be sure to actively check your official NC State email for updates.

Wicked Problems, Wolfpack Solutions aims to encourage students to discover more about various disciplines, to connect with the broader NC State community, and to Think and Do, applying and reflecting upon what they're learning from week to week.

Get excited! Let's Think and Do!