Program Study Options
Packaging Systems & Design
Biobased Material Science
Learn how sustainable, green packaging is used to eliminate waste and pollution in the environment, how packaging design enhances products, and how smart materials are used in food and drug packaging to enhance safety and quality.
Forest Products Business
Students learn about sustainable enterprise by creating and designing new products from natural and renewable materials, and learning ways to successfully market their designs in the real world.
Residential Wood Structures
Interested in the design and building of residential structures? Learn about green building techniques, LEED Standards, codes, and much more - all specifically related to the use of renewable materials in structures.
Wood Materials Science
Learn the science and green chemistry needed to make new, sustainable biomaterials. From cellulose nanomaterials used in advanced structural products to natural chemistries used to enhance drug delivery, and produce the latest biofuels. Educate yourself to create a sustainable world.
Non-majors: To help you explore your interest in any of the above degree options, we recommend trying some of our introductory courses -- click any of the links immediately above.
Virginia Tech's Wood Science and Forest Products, College of Natural Resources and Environment
What is the field of Sustainable Biomaterials all about?
The use of natural, renewable resources to produce useful bioproducts, materials and bioenergy in a sustainable manner.
Video: Researchers from our department study how best to convert waste from forestry and agriculture into power.