Building a sustainable economy depends on using wood and organic materials for building, energy and products we use every day. You can help make it a reality by facilitating the creation of manufacturing and marketing products made from renewable materials. You can go on to create innovative products, coordinate supply chains domestically or internationally, market products, start new businesses and more.
RENEWABLE MATERIALS DEGREE OPTIONS:
There are a variety of options for you to fund your education. Over $550,000 in scholarships are available - and that's just from the College of Forestry. The College of Forestry is dedicated to making sure our degrees are affordable.
Environmental or Sustainability Manager
Environmental managers typically work for private companies. Their job is to ensure that their employers comply with both internal and external environmental requirements. In other words, their corporation sets its own standards for keeping its operations environmentally sound and the state and federal government has numerous compliance laws as well.
Salary range: $46,000-$133,000
Materials / Wood Products Scientist
Study and learn more about the renewable materials people use every day.
Salary range: $44,000-$73,500
Create spaces appropriate for a variety of applications utilizing a developed sense of color, aesthetics, and appropriate materials.
Salary range: $27,200-$47,800
Specialty wood marketing and production
Scout for character wood like curly, birds eye, and spalted to sell to manufacturers; create your own character wood or interact with developing markets across the world in changing perceptions of flawless wood-based products.
Salary range: $35,000-$71,000
The OFSC features 20 classrooms, computer rooms and laboratories, including the FERN Student Center and the Peavy Arboretum, where faculty, students, and researchers can participate in active learning and discovery while utilizing state-of-the-art equipment.Visit Full OFSC Site >
Renewable Materials students have the benefit of working extremely close with world-class faculty to find opportunities for work experience, internships and more. Faculty members lead a study abroad program to Alpine Europe especially for their students, to see and study historical wood architecture and modern mass timber construction. The possibilities to gain experience and learn outside the classroom are pretty much endless.