Wood Innovation for Sustainability: Marketing and Management, Associate of Science
Wood Innovation is a multidisciplinary program that prepares students to work with renewable, plant-based materials to solve challenging world problems. Renewable materials such as wood, bamboo, canes, and agricultural fibers are examined to understand their characteristics and how to make useful products. Students gain broad perspectives on current issues associated with the sustainable utilization of renewable materials, including global trade, business innovation, energy production, and environmental impacts.
The marketing and management option provides students with the skills to manage organizations or devise new marketing strategies to compete in the global wood products industry.
This degree was designed to transfer to Oregon State University's College of Forestry. Other transfer options may be available, consult your advisor for details. Check out the Forestry/Natural Resources program website!
The forestry field is projected to have many career opportunities coming up in the next decade as many forestry and natural resources professionals retire in the next few years. Students who enjoy working outdoors and want to have a career that focuses on managing our valuable forest lands to conserve and protect resources as well as produce valuable products for society should consider this degree.
Students must complete a minimum of 90 credit hours with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better. Twenty-four (24) credits must be completed at Southwestern before the degree is awarded.
Courses that are developmental in nature (designed to prepare students for college transfer courses) are not applicable to this degree.
Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate ability to find, compile, analyze, and communicate technical information.
- Demonstrate basic skills in marketing, business management, forest biology, dendrology, chemistry, and spreadsheet applications.
- Demonstrate basic understanding of complexity between renewable materials, environmentalism, and business.
Math and writing placement are unique to each student and are determined during the admissions and intake advising process. Additional math or writing courses may be required prior to taking the math or writing program requirements in this degree.
Pre- Program Requirements
Placement into MTH241 or completion of prerequisites.
|CHEM221||General Chemistry I||5|
|F111||Introduction to Forestry||3|
|Western Culture 3||3|
|CHEM222||General Chemistry II||5|
|Literature and the Arts 2||3|
|PE231||Wellness for Life||3|
|Difference, Power, and Discrimination 5||3|
|DRFT110||Computer Assisted Drafting I||3|
|Internship: Forestry 6
or Internship: Natural Resources
|Cultural Diversity 4||3|
|BA212||Principles of Accounting II||4|
|MTH241||Calculus for Bus and Soc Science I 1||4|
|DRFT111||Computer Assisted Drafting II||3|
|BA213||Principles of Accounting III||4|
|DRFT112||Computer Assisted Drafting III||3|
Schedule an appointment with the Internship Coordinator a month prior to term. 541-888-7405.
At least two courses must be chosen from the Arts and Letters section from the AS course list to meet the above requirements.