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Bio-Based Products Engineering Minor

This minor provides students with a strong background in engineering and the basic sciences and their application to the manufacturing of bio-based products. Bio-based products are materials, chemicals and energy derived from renewable resources including forestry, agriculture and other biomass.

The molecular building blocks and components of biomass can be harnessed to heat our homes, run our cars, light our buildings and provide industrial and consumer products. These products include fibers and fiber-based products, paper, board, engineered wood, structural panels, wood-based composites, renewable plastics, and bio-derived chemicals and fuels.

All minor requirements must be taken A-F (unless only offered S/N), and students must earn a grade of at least C- in each course in the minor.

If you have questions about this minor, please contact the Minor Coordinator listed on the right side of this web page.

Academic Resources

Minor Declaration Form

University Catalog

Contact Us

Minor Coordinator
Ulrike Tschirner
204 Kaufert Lab