Wood Innovation for Sustainability Degree

Building a sustainable economy depends on using wood and organic materials for buildings and products we use every day. You can apply state-of-the-art technology to improve manufacturing and manage businesses, or even create your own company. You can go on to create innovative products, coordinate supply chains domestically or internationally, market products, start new businesses and more.

As a WInS student, you can engage in learning activities outside the classroom from the moment you step on campus. Our wood science research programs impact every single person in the state or Oregon, and are important to the environmental, economic and social needs of the rest of the nation and the world.

You can also study abroad during your Oregon state career. Programs range from a few weeks to a year in destinations across six continents, with scholarships available to help offset costs.

Finally, required internship experiences will allow you to apply your knowledge and make connections throughout the industry. Thanks to a comprehensive and flexible educational approach, you will leave Oregon State ready to make a difference and become a leader in your career of choice.


Paying For College

There are a variety of options for you to fund your education. Over $550,000 in scholarships are available - and that's just from the College of Forestry. The College of Forestry is dedicated to making sure our degrees are affordable.


Oregon Forest Science Complex

The OFSC features 20 classrooms, computer rooms and laboratories, including the FERN Student Center and the Peavy Arboretum, where faculty, students, and researchers can participate in active learning and discovery while utilizing state-of-the-art equipment.

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Experiential Learning

Renewable Materials students have the benefit of working extremely close with world-class faculty to find opportunities for work experience, internships and more. Faculty members lead a study abroad program to Alpine Europe especially for their students, to see and study historical wood architecture and modern mass timber construction. The possibilities to gain experience and learn outside the classroom are pretty much endless.