Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Sustainable Bioproducts Science and Technology

Program:
Minor in Sustainable Bioproducts Science and Technology
Program Code:
5442 Sustainable Bioproducts S&Tech
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
US19
Department:
Department of Forestry
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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Forestry

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Sustainable Bioproducts Science and Technology

The Minor in Sustainable Bioproducts Science and Technology, which is administered by the Department of Forestry, is designed to prepare students to pursue a career, or graduate degrees in renewable wood-based bioproducts. Upon graduation, students will be academically and professionally well positioned in acquiring employment in companies or government departments whose focus is green building construction and furnishings, bioproducts engineering, structural design, and other green bioproducts employment opportunities. Students will be prepared for graduate studies in biomaterials and bioproducts.

The minor is available as an elective to students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to apply to the program should consult the undergraduate advisor in the Department of Forestry. 

Requirements for the Minor in Sustainable Bioproducts Science and Technology

Complete 19 to 21 credits from the following: 
1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
FOR 414 Renewable Wood Products 3
FOR 479 Wood and Engineered Composites Science and Technologies 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
CHE 468 Biomass Conversion Engineering 3
FOR 212 Introduction to Sustainable Bioproducts 3
Biosystems Engineering and Chemical Engineering students must take CHE 468 and BE 469.
3. One of the following courses (3 credits):
BE 332 Engineering Properties of Biological Materials 3
CMP 222 Statics and Strengths of Materials 3
FOR 427 Biomass and Bioproducts Chemistry 3
MSE 320 Mechanical Properties of Materials 3
4. One of the following courses (3 credits):
CMP 322 Structural Systems 3
CMP 491 Special Topics in Construction Management 3
MSE 426 Introduction to Composite Materials 3
MSE 465 Design and Application of Engineering Materials 3
Students choosing CMP 491 must enroll in the section on Green and Energy Efficient Residential Constructions.
5. One of the following courses (3 credits):
BE 469 Sustainable Bioenergy Systems 3
FOR 335 Socioeconomics of Sustainable Bioproducts 3
Biosystems Engineering and Chemical Engineering students must take CHE 468 and BE 469.
6. One of the following professional internships (1 to 3 credits):
CMP 493 Professional Internship in Construction Management 3
EGR 393 Engineering Cooperative Education 1
FOR 493 Professional Internship in Forestry 1 to 3
The internship requirement can also be met by completing the internship course in the student’s major department, but must be geared towards biomaterials and bioproducts and the course content and overall plan must be approved by the advisor for the minor in the Department of Forestry. The internship requirement can be met at any time during the student’s academic program.

 
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