Here are just a few of the jobs you can get with this degree.
This growing field allows you to dream. Use your chemistry background and forest products knowledge to create new and innovative sustainable building materials. Create, test and produce your ideas and be a part of inventing the newest building materials.
Bio-based energy provider
Energy from waste products is being studied around the world. Taking this research and applying it to energy production is the next step and you can be a part of it. This cutting edge science is a way to combine your forestry background with the curiosity and ingenuity of new technology.
Construction is calling for more sustainable, environmentally friendly practices. Bring your understanding of renewable materials and building products to the forefront of a changing industry to provide innovation and sound building practices.
Manufacturing operations manager
Take the science of renewable materials and put it to work producing building products in bulk. Provide the next generation of green builders with the products they need to meet the demands of a more sustainably-conscious society.
Marketing specialist for forest products
Forestry and forest products are rapidly changing and there is a great story to tell. Help promote the industry and lead the discussion of sustainable building, renewable materials and recycled building products across the industry and to the general public.
Supplier of renewable materials
Connecting the growing industry of renewable materials to the public is in the hands of people like you, business-minded professionals who want to make a difference. Knowledge of the products and how they are made is vital to transitioning the public to a new way of thinking about building materials.
Structural product designer
A full understanding of how new building materials will react when used to build is vital in educating contractors, builders and the public. As a structural designer you will not only work to develop new product but you will test that product and provide detailed information to the end users about how it performs.
Learn Your Way
- Work in the career field of your choice while still a student through your summer internship experience.
- Engage in cutting edge research with our innovative faculty.
- Compete in the university's annual Business Plan Competition to win cash prizes.
Download course checksheets for the current academic year | Renewable Materials.
Your Renewable Materials degree has a number of course electives that will expand your knowledge and may help you meet your goals.
Your degree may also be enhanced with a minor in Renewable Materials or in one of our other programs. Many of our classes cross over and help you build minor credits.
For detailed information, please visit the catalog description for this degree and its options.