Renewable Materials (B.S.) Degree Program
Renewable Materials (B.S.) Degree ProgramThe University of Idaho College of Natural Resources offers the only renewable materials program in the nation that has a fully integrated business-forest products program. Upon graduation, our students are in high demand by industry employers like Weyerhaeuser, Potlatch Corporation, Trus Joist MacMillan, and Boise Cascade. You will be prepared for rewarding careers through an accredited program that builds technical skills in critical areas of sustainable wood products.
As a forest products professional, you may:
- Create sustainable products for the future
- Manage renewable natural resources
- Harvest and transport trees from the woods to a processing mill or factory
- Plan and design timber sales
- Supervise logging crews or manage logging and wood procurement operations
- Design and lay out roads
- Oversee production management, marketing and distribution, and technical and support services
- Design log homes and prefabricated buildings
Some of the most important lessons will not come from a book. Field and laboratory experiences are an integral part of our curriculum. We have a full array of equipped labs containing advanced technical instruments for product development with biobased materials, a heated wood press and dry kiln technology. You will have the chance to expand your learning opportunities through interdisciplinary collaboration and information sharing with Washington State University researchers and other universities around the country. You may also be interested in joining the CNR student logging crew as a paid member and learning the “how” and “why” of timber harvesting on our 10,300-acre Experimental Forest.
Moscow, Idaho, is the ideal base camp for anyone who loves nature and adventure. We are just minutes away from world-class fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, white-water rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, skiing and snowboarding. This is such a beautiful place; it’s both relaxing and fun. Spend your college years and career exploring the outdoors, the mountains, fields, rivers and lakes. There’s no better place to prepare for a career studying and preserving the great outdoors than the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources.
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“After working as a seasonal forestry technician and as a full-time employee for nine years, I needed assistance in taking the next step towards a professional career. The College of Natural Resources offered me the help I needed and more. In what seems like a short time, the four years at the university offered me a chance to create great personal friendships with the professors, staff and other students through courses, clubs and activities."
- Fabian Keirn
Forest Products '07