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Renewable Materials, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Moscow, ID, United States
In this Renewable Materials program from University of Idaho, you will learn how to design, develop and promote products made from wood and other materials. You will gain a multi-disciplinary foundation with knowledge in targeted areas such as wood chemistry and technology, product design and construction, building materials and marketing, and other related areas.
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Sustainability. Innovation. Green building. For people with careers in renewable materials, these aren’t just buzz words; these are words to live by.

Depending on your career goals, you can choose one of the following tracks: construction and design, business management, materials acquisition and supply, bio-based materials, or bio-energy.

Degree Fit

This Renewable Materials program from University of Idaho could be a good fit if you:

Want a dynamic, relevant and active career

  • Are concerned about the world’s natural resources
  • Like science, math and technology
  • Can think outside the box
  • Want to be a leader in the movement toward sustainable materials

Career Outcomes

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Product designer
  • Green builder/developer
  • Purchaser/supplier of renewable materials
  • Business manager
  • Consultant
  • Specialist in bio-energy/bio-based materials
  • Marketing specialist for forest products
  • Timber sales manager
  • Production and operations manager
  • Structural product designer
  • Building contractor
  • Truss designer
  • Manufacturing operation manager

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Financial
  • Introduction to Managerial
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Carbon Compounds 
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Society & Nat Resources 
  • Survey of Calculus (MATH 143
  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus
  • Principles of Ecology 
  • General Physics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Undergraduate applicants who have no previous work at the post-secondary level must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from a secondary school. Students must also meet the criteria for admission to university level study in their home country.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8304 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Moscow

  • 750 - 1100 USD/month
    Living Costs

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