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Wood Science and Technology

Wood is the nation’s most important renewable resource for construction, furniture, paper, packaging and many other products used for sustaining a rapidly growing population. At the same time, protection of the environment requires proper use of natural resources. This responsibility requires development of innovative approaches to obtaining, manufacturing, using and recycling wood products.

Career Profile

Employment opportunities for Wood Science and Technology graduates are excellent. Nationwide, it is estimated that there are more than two job openings for every graduate. Approximately half of our graduates find employment in West Virginia, but jobs are available in every state, internationally, and in both rural and urban settings. Jobs include quality assurance supervisor, technical director, procurement forester, estimator, sales representative and production manager.

Sample Course Schedules

Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.

Freshman Year

WDSC 223 Wood Anatomy and Structure FOR 205 Dendrology ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric LARC 212 History of Landscape Architecture FOR 101 Careers in Natural Resources Management 1

Senior Year

WDSC 494 Seminar FOR 438 Human Dimensions Natural Resource Management FMAN 433 Forest Management WDSC 362 Forest Product Decision-Making WMAN 234 Forest Wildlife Management

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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