RM Curriculum

Students must complete the course requirements in the Baccalaureate Core, the Renewable Materials Core, and one of the three options described below. Students are also required to complete six months of approved work or internship experience, usually during the summer months.

Renewable Materials Core Requirements (46)

These requirements prepare the student for many aspects of a career in renewable materials.

Departmental Requirements
CH 121 (5) General Chemistry I
CH 122 (5) General Chemistry II
FOR 112 (3) Computer Applications in Forestry
ST 351 (4) Introduction to Statistical Methods I
ST 352 (4) Introduction to Statistical Methods II
WSE 111 (2) Renewable Materials for a Green Planet
WSE 210 (4) Renewable Material Technology & Utilization
WSE 321 (3) Chemistry of Renewable Materials
WSE 322 (4) Physical & Mechanical Properties of Renewable Materials
WSE 324 (3) Renewable Materials Lab
WSE 415 (3) Renewable Materials in the Modern Age
WSE 455 (4) Marketing & Innovation in Renewable Materials
WSE 465 (2) Industrial Manufacturing Experience

Baccalaureate Core Courses Required to Fulfill RM Core Requirements (30 credit hours)

(Not satisfied by the Renewable Materials Core or an Option)

Fitness & Health
Fitness - HHS 231 (2) Lifetime Fitness for Health
HHS 241-248 (1) Lifetime Fitness (various activities) or any PAC course (1-2)
Writing Courses
WR 121 (3) English Composition
WR 214 (3) Writing in Business or WR 327 (3) Technical Writing
COMM 111 (3) Public Speaking or COMM 114 (3) Argument Critical Discourse
Other Baccalaureate Core Requirements
Cultural Diversity Elective (3)
Difference, Power, & Discrimination Elective (3)
Literature & Arts Elective (3)
Western Culture Elective (3)
Science Technology & Society Synthesis Elective (3)
Global Issues Synthesis Elective (3)

Options

These three options allow the student to focus their studies on the aspects of renewable materials that are most interesting them.

Marketing and Management Option (71)
This option prepares students for careers that: help organizations solve problems and be more effective; become leaders in business or non-profit organizations; discover consumers’ desires for new product features or develop new international markets for existing products. It combines all the career flexibility of business training with specialized knowledge to give you the competitive edge in the job market. Graduates will earn a Minor in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship.

BA 211 (4) Financial Accounting
BA 213 (4) Managerial Accounting
BA 230 (4) Business Law
BA 260 (4) Introduction to Entrepreneurship
BA 351 (4) Managing Organizations
BA 360 (4) Introduction to Financial Management
BA 390 (4) Marketing
ECON 201 (4) Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 202 (4) Intrdouction to Macroeconomics
FOR 111 (3) Introduction to Forestry 
FES 141 (3) Tree and Shrub Identification
FES 240 (4) Forest Biology (or BI 101 (4) or BI 211 (4))
MTH 111 (4) College Algebra
MTH 241 (4) Calculus for Management & Social Sciences
WSE 453 (3) Global Trade in Renewable Materials ^
WSE 461 (4) Manufacturing with Renewable Materials I
WSE 462 (4) Manufacturing with Renewable Materials II
WSE 471 (3) Renewable Materials in Building Construction
WSE 473 (3) Bioenergy and Environmental Impact 

Restricted Electives: Select a minimum of 12 credits from the following list.
AREC 352 (3) Environmental Economics and Policy
BA 357 (4) Operations Management
BA 458 (4) Innovation and New Product Development
BA 460 (4) Venture Management
MGMT 364 (4) Project Management 
MGMT 452 (4) Leadership
MRKT 396 (4) Fundamentals of Marketing Research 
MRKT 497 (4) Global Marketing 
ECON 340 (4) International Economics
CoF International Programs (6) CoF Study Abroad (various)

Note: Completion of the M&M option and meeting additional grade requirements of the College of Business will fulfill the requirements for a transcript-visible Business and Entrepreneurship minor. Students who graduate and complete the minor, may also apply to the College of Business to enroll in a 58-credit, four-term MBA degree program.

Science and Engineering Option (72)
The S&E option enables you to develop special expertise in a specific technical area of interest. This can be a field of science or engineering, or you can create your own curriculum. This path can lead to careers in problem solving, technical services, new product development, research, or to graduate school.
BA 215 (4) Money and Investment Management
BA 230 (4) Business Law
CH 123 (5) General Chemistry III
ECON 201 (4) Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 202 (4) Introduction to Macroeconomics
FOR 111 (3) Introduction to Forestry 
FES 141 (3) Tree and Shrub Identification
FES 240 (4) Forest Biology (or BI 101 (4) or BI 211 (4))
MTH 251 (4) Differential Calculus
MTH 252 (4) Integral Calculus
MTH 254 (4) Vector Calculus I
PH 211, 212, 213 (4, 4, 4) General Physics with Calculus
WSE 453 (3) Global Trade in Renewable Materials ^
WSE 461 (4) Manufacturing with Renewable Materials I
WSE 462 (4) Manufacturing with Renewable Materials II
WSE 471 (3) Renewable Materials in Building Construction
WSE 473 (3) Bioenergy and Environmental Impact 


Approved Area of Concentration: A minimum of 27 approved credits, including 12 upper division credits. The Area of Concentration may be satisfied by completing a program of study approved by the department's lead advisor.

Art and Design Option (62 or 63)
The Art and Design option prepares students to engage with renewable materials on an aesthetic level, whether as interior designers, fine artists, or entrepreneurs.  Students will gain not only an in-depth knowledge of renewable materials, but also how these materials can function visually within the human space.  In addition to the aesthetic aspect, students will gain an understadning of gree building materials and green architecture.
ART 101 (4) Introduction to Visual Arts 
ART 115 (4) Foundations: 2-D
ART 117 (4) Foundations: 3-D
ART 121 (3) Foundations: Computers in Visual Art 
ART 131 (4) Foundations: Drawing I
ART 206 (3) Introduciton to Art History- Western 
ART 234 (4) Drawing II/ Figure
ART 291 (4) Sculpture I
ART 331 (4) Drawing Concepts
ART 351 (4) Installation 
MTH 111 (4) College Algebra
MTH 245 (4) Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences 
WSE 266 (3) Industrial Hemp
WSE 392 (3) Bamboolooza: The Fascinating World of Bamboo
WSE 414 (3) Art and Design Capstone ^
WSE 461 or 462 (3) Manufacturing with Renewable Materials I or Manufacturing with Renewable Materials II
WSE 471 or 472 (3) Renewable Materials in Building Construction or Environmental Assessment of Building Materials

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES: Select a minimum of 12 credits from the following list:
ART 204 (3) Introduction to Art History- Western 
ART 205 (3) Introduction to Art History- Western
ART 208 (3) Introdcution to Asian Art
ART 215 (4) Color in the Visual Arts
ART 310 (3) Early Chinese Art and Culture
ART 313 (3) Late Chinese Art and Culture
ART 367 (3) History of Design
FES 341 (3) Forest Ecology 
WSE 373, 374, 375 (3) Wood Machining I, II, III
CoF International Programs (6) Peru

Area of concentration: A 30 credit program of study proposed by the students and approved by the WSE deaprtment head must include 12 upper division studio credits, plus 1q2 credits of Restricted Electives from the list above.

Note: Completion of the A&D option and additional requirements of the school of Arts and Communication will fulfill the requirements for a transcript visible minor in Visual Arts.

All graduates of our program must complete at least six months of experience working in the industry, usually in the summer months. This work provides good pay and valuable experience that enhances employability after graduation. It also broadens the student's horizons, reinforces course work and aids advisors by providing another viewpoint on the student's strengths and weaknesses. The Department maintains good working relationships with many companies that recruit summer interns or permanent employees from OSU. Faculty assistance in finding appropriate positions is available.


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