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The options in Sustainable Biomaterials prepare you for a career in the field of renewables and the environment. In the past few years, this field has seen more job gains than any other industry. A degree in Sustainable Biomaterials from Virginia Tech will prepare you to enter this exciting and growing field.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality education to our students and conduct leading-edge research in sustainable biomaterials to meet society's needs and protect the environment.
The Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, one of four departments in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, is home to one of the leading programs in renewable natural resources science in North America. Our program focuses on the development of future leaders in the sustainable utilization of forest-based and other renewable natural materials.
The department achieves its mission with the provision of classroom instruction, outreach activities, and the production and dissemination of research results. Most aspects of the discipline are covered in the department's new curriculum, with the degrees in Packaging Systems and Design and Sustainable Biomaterials.