Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, Ore., is now offering a Bachelor of Science degree program in renewable materials. In the program, which is operated through OSU’s College of Forestry, students will work with renewable, plant-based materials such as wood, bamboo, canes, and agricultural fibers, to understand their characteristics and potential for conversion into useful products.

The program consists of a lower-division core program in science and math and a choice of two upper-division tracks: one in marketing and management, andone in science and engineering. The marketing and management option is designed for students interested in business, while the science and engineering option is a flexible program that allows students to design a personalized curriculum. In addition to course work, all students must have six months of work experience in an area related to their major, which is usually accomplished through two summers of employment in business or industry.

For more information visit drupalweb.forestry.oregonstate.edu/renewablematerials/.