Renewable Materials (B.S.Renew.Mat.)

The Renewable Materials degree program is designed to fill the growing demand for professionals in the manufacture, marketing, and utilization of sustainable natural materials. Interdisciplinary coursework and project-based learning opportunities lead to a variety of career directions, including procurement of timber and other renewable materials; production management, marketing and distribution of bio-based products; green building materials selection, construction and design; and bio-based energy production systems.

Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3) and:

ACCT 201Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ACCT 202Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
BIOL 102Biology and Society3
BIOL 102LBiology and Society Lab1
BLAW 265Legal Environment of Business3
CHEM 275Carbon Compounds3
or CHEM 277 Organic Chemistry I
COMM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics3
ENGL 313Business Writing3
or ENGL 317 Technical Writing
FOR 221Principles of Ecology3
FOR 235Society and Natural Resources3
FOR 375Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Natural Resource Management3
MATH 160Survey of Calculus4
or MATH 170 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
NR 101Exploring Natural Resources2
NRS 383Natural Resource and Ecosystem Service Economics3
PHYS 111General Physics I3
PHYS 111LGeneral Physics I Lab1
RMAT 100Intro to Renewable Resources2
RMAT 321Properties of Renewable Materials3
RMAT 401Undergraduate Research1-3
RMAT 436Biocomposites3
RMAT 438Introduction to Lignocellulosic Chemistry1
RMAT 444Primary Products Manufacturing3
RMAT 450Biomaterials Deterioration and Protection2
RMAT 491Biomaterial Product and Process Development Lab2
RMAT 495/MKTG 498Product Development and Brand Management3
RMAT 498Renewable Natural Resources Internship1-16
STAT 251Statistical Methods3
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Chemistry
and Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
Second major, academic minor, or area of Emphasis 118
Total Hours88-105

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree