Prepare for Success
If you have a passion for making a positive impact by providing society with sustainable products, building materials and energy, then a career in a forward-looking program like renewable materials could be for you. Field and hands-on laboratory experiences are an integral part of the curriculum. Our program will show you how to manage renewable natural resources, create renewable environmentally-friendly products for the future, market and distribute green building materials, research and develop biocomposites, develop biofuels from wood and agricultural by-products, and create plastics from waste materials.
Our program has five career tracks: construction and design, business management, materials acquisition and supply, bio-based materials, and bio-energy. You will get the most out of this program if you have an interest in science, creating wood or renewable products, green construction practices, developing alternative fuels and/or entrepreneurship along with good study habits.
U-Idaho’s renewable materials program is the only such program in the nation that has an integrated business component.
Your First Year
During the first year in our program, you may be studying the following subjects:
- Biology and Society
- Introductory Chemistry
- Public Speaking
- Writing and Rhetoric
- Introduction to Renewable Materials
- Exploring Natural Resources