Curriculum in Sustainable Biomaterials and Packaging
Successful graduates will gain an understanding of the chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of solid wood and bio-based products and packaging materials. Students within this degree program will be exposed to an overview of to trade and marketing knowledge and the structure of both traditional forest products as well as emerging sustainable biomaterial industry segments, the trade patterns and marketing, the role of private industry and government organizations in development and trade of the segments, and the potential contribution of economic development. They will know the thermal, electric and acoustic properties of the bio-based products and packaging materials and understand the relationships between anatomical structure and physical/mechanical behavior of materials.
The Sustainable Biomaterials and Packaging degree is appropriate for students who seek employment in any aspect of forest product development that uses the sustainable fiber resources from the forest industry. The curriculum emphasizes biological, ecological, environmental, social, economic, and ethical considerations in sustainable biomaterials and packaging markets.
The required courses in the curriculum (BIOP, see below) are designed to be taken in sequence and as a block. The work is integrated among courses in each semester and between semesters. Students must pay careful attention to the pre-requisites of the junior and senior year courses, which are strictly enforced by the school, to ensure successful completion of the degree program.
|ENGL 1100 English Composition I||3||ENGL 1120 English Composition II||3|
|BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology||3||BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology||3|
|BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory||1||BIOL 1031 Organismal Biology Laboratory||1|
|MATH 1130 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry (or Higher)||3||STAT 2510 Statistics for Biological and Health Sciences||3|
|INDD 1120 Industrial Design in Modern Society||3||Core History or Social Science1||3|
|Core History1||3||Core Social Science||3|
|CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I||3||CHEM 1040 Fundamental Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 1031 Fundamental Chemistry I Laboratory||1||CHEM 1041 Fundamental Chemistry II Laboratory||1|
|ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics||3||MKTG 3310 Principles of Marketing||3|
|COMM 1000 Public Speaking||3||SUST 2000 Introduction to Sustainability||3|
|BIOP 2120 Frontiers for Sustainable Biomaterials||3||Core Fine Arts||3|
|Core Literature1||3||Core Literature or Humanities1||3|
|SCMN 2150 Ops: Management of Business Processes||2||BIOP 4060 Economics of Sustainable Biomaterials and Packaging||3|
|BIOP 3390 Introduction to Forest Products and Packaging||3||BIOP 4070 Performance and Durability of Products and Packaging||3|
|BIOP 3391 Forest and Manufacturing Operations||1||BIOP 4080 Business Management for Sustainable Biomaterials||3|
|BIOP 4050 Biomass Processing Chemistry||3||BIOP 4360 Sustainable Biomaterials Trade and Marketing||3|
|MATL 2220 Materials and the Environment or 2230 Mineral Resources: Processing and Availability||1||MKTG 4340 Marketing and New Product Development||3|
|INSY 3020 Occupational Safety Ergonomics||3|
|BATM 3530 Agricultural Production and Processing Facility Technology||3||SCMN 5720 Quality& Process Improvement||3|
|ENVD 4010 Elements of Design Thinking and Communication||3||FORY 4820 Forestry in the Private Sector||2|
|BIOP 4400 Sustainable Biomaterials & Product Development I||1||BSEN 4240 Bulk Biological Solids Behavior and Processing||3|
|BIOP 4840 Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Biomaterials||3||BIOP 4410 Sustainable Biomaterials & Product Development II||1|
|BIOP 5250 Wood Composites for Biomaterials & Packaging||3||BIOP 4800 Biopolymers for Sustainable Biomaterials and Packaging||3|
|Elec Free Elective||3|
|Total Hours: 120|
1. Students must complete a sequence in either Literature or History.
Courses in bold are majors courses and must be completed with a 2.0 or better