Renewable Materials

Renewable Materials Degree

Through art, business or engineering, deliver the products that shape our world.

Building a sustainable economy depends on using wood and organic materials for buildings, energy and products we use every day. You can help make it a reality by designing, manufacturing and marketing products made from renewable materials.

Renewable materials majors get jobs in and related to the natural world. Graduates go on to supervise production of innovative and sustainable products, coordinate supply chains domestically or internationally, market wood products and more.

Want to learn more? It’s easy to get in touch, and we can’t wait to hear from you.

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"Picking that perfect tree out in the field, deciding what to build and how to construct it and then watching it all come together into a finished product is a rewarding experience."

–Raquel Albee
Senior | Renewable Materials

Savannah Stanton

Get your hands dirty in more than 14,000 acres of research forests near campus or broaden your horizons by studying abroad.

"I’m an avid outdoorswoman, and the renewable materials program gives you the opportunity to gain real-world experiences and understanding in your field. Everyone can get a degree, but not everyone can apply their knowledge to the rest of their lives."

–Savannah Stanton
Junior | Renewable Materials

Auna Godinez

$500,000 in scholarships are available – and that’s just from the College of Forestry.

"Between financial aid and the scholarships I’ve been awarded, I’ve managed to cover all of my costs. As an underrepresented minority and a student who comes from a low-income family, the renewable materials program gives me the support I need so I can focus on my grades and path to graduation."

–Auna Godinez
Senior | Renewable Materials

"The demand for renewable materials is increasing drastically. Having an understanding of this and a respect for the earth is critical."

–Micah Sutfin
Sophomore | Renewable Materials

You can get involved in research the minute you step on campus. There are a wide range of options available. Students who take advantage of opportunities to work in the field or the lab under the careful eye and collaborative hand of our expert researchers are competitive in the job market and on graduate school applications.

Micha Sutfin

Oregon Forest
Science Complex

We’re building you an awesome new place to learn, study and grow. Construction of the Oregon Forest Science Complex is underway at Oregon State in Corvallis and will be completed in 2018. The complex will include a new Peavy Hall and the A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory.

Oregon Forest Science Complex
Weatherford Hall

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One of the top-ranked college towns in the country, Corvallis is nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley. A one-hour drive from the Pacific Ocean, and a two-hour drive from the Cascades and high desert, Corvallis is an ideal place to live and work. Corvallis embodies the spirit of the Northwest and is one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation.

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