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.
Environmental concerns and evolving technologies are moving companies toward the identification of novel packaging systems that consider the life cycle assessment of consumer product including food storage, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. These developments are fueling an increased demand for professionals with expertise in packaging technology, operational logistics, and conversion processes using sustainable bioproducts. The packaging platform offers next generation packaging expertise with the lens of sustainability, focusing on material exploration, sustainable packaging product innovation and engineering, packaging converting, supply chain management, and packaging trends and market analysis.
|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 History||3||BIOP 2120 Frontiers for Sustainable Biomaterials||3|
|BIOP 2140 Fundamentals of Packaging Technology||3||CHEM 1040 Fundamental Chemistry II||3|
|BUAL 2650 Business Analytics II||3||CHEM 1041 Fundamental Chemistry II Laboratory||1|
|CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I||3||SUST 2000 Introduction to Sustainability||3|
|CHEM 1031 Fundamental Chemistry I Laboratory||1||Core Fine Arts||3|
|ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics||3||Core Literature or Humanities1||3|
|Core Literature1||3||COMM 1000 Public Speaking||3|
|BIOP 3390 Introduction to Forest Products and Packaging||3||BATM 2110 Digital Analytics in Agriculture and Technology||3|
|Free Elective||1||BIOP 4060 Economics of Sustainable Biomaterials and Packaging||3|
|BIOP 5070 Performance and Durability of Products and Packaging||3||BIOP 4080 Business Management for Sustainable Biomaterials||3|
|MATL 2220 Materials and the Environment or 2230 Mineral Resources: Processing and Availability||1||BIOP 4050 Biomass Processing Chemistry||3|
|MKTG 3810 Foundations of Business Marketing||3||BIOP 4360 Sustainable Biomaterials Trade and Marketing||3|
|SCMN 2150 Ops: Management of Business Processes||2|
|BIOP 4400 Sustainable Biomaterials & Product Development I||2||BIOP 4410 Sustainable Biomaterials & Product Development II||2|
|BIOP 4840 Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment||3||BIOP 4800 Biopolymers for Sustainable Biomaterials and Packaging||3|
|BIOP 5250 Wood Composites for Biomaterials & Packaging||3||CSES 5400 Bioenergy and the Environment||3|
|ENVD 2040 Design, Invention and Society||3||SCMN 5720 Quality & Process Improvement||3|
|INSY 3020 Occupational Safety Ergonomics||3||MKTG 4340 Marketing and New Product Development||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.