Sustainable Biomaterials & Packaging
This major incorporates science, engineering, and business courses to prepare students for careers in the development and production of sustainable packaging and products. Graduates will find exciting jobs within sustainability divisions of major corporations as well as packaging and wood product manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and distribution.
For 25 consecutive years, Auburn has been a fixture on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the top 50 public universities in the country. Auburn’s academic offerings are outstanding, and its students benefit tremendously from the academic and social support provided by the university. The university fosters a unique atmosphere and cultivates a connection between students and the campus community, a feeling that has been described as just like home for more than 160 years. College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment students enjoy a low faculty-to-student ratio, and they are afforded numerous hands-on and experiential learning opportunities. In addition, students are supported by dedicated professional advisors and glean knowledge from world-class faculty members, who are committed to helping students build a solid foundation for a successful career.
One of the few programs of its kind in the Southeast, the sustainable and biomaterials packaging major is taught collaboratively by faculty from CFWE and the university’s Colleges of Agriculture, Engineering, Business, and Architecture, Design and Construction. This interdisciplinary curriculum prepares graduates for careers in the emerging bio-based economy that includes packaging, product manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and distribution, chemicals and energy, and construction. Graduates of this innovative program are uniquely prepared and qualified for successful and rewarding careers contributing to the development and production of cost-effective sustainable solutions to global environmental problems.
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The College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment welcomes transfer students who wish to apply up to 60 semester hours of credit toward their degree program at Auburn University. The school has also forged cooperative transfer programs for students who are earning credit toward their degrees at University of West Alabama, and others. A partnership with Southern Union State Community College also offers a Path to the Plains where students may take classes simultaneously at both institutions until their junior year, where they will fully enroll at Auburn.
If you have any questions about Auburn’s grade point requirements for transfer students, transferring or would like an academic advisor to evaluate your transcripts, please call our Student Services office at 334-844-1001 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Auburn’s cooperative transfer programs.
Sustainable Biomaterials and Packaging students gain an understanding of the chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of solid wood and bio-based products and packaging materials. Students are exposed to principles of business and marketing, knowledge of both traditional forest products as well as emerging sustainable biomaterial industry segments, the role of private industry and government organizations in development and trade, and its contribution to economic development.
Environmental concerns and evolving technologies are moving companies toward the use of sustainable forest biomaterial for everything from packaging, cosmetics, and automobiles to appliances, pharmaceuticals, and commercial construction. These developments are fueling an increased demand for professionals in career fields such as:
- Packaging Manufacturing
- Product Development & Marketing
- Supply Chain Management
- Distribution & Logistics
- Biomaterials Research
Learn more about the diverse career opportunities available with this major!