Sustainable Biomaterials and Packaging Major

Auburn University

Date Posted: Feb. 3, 2020
Submitted by: Genevieve LaMarr LeMee
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


Environmental concerns and evolving technologies are moving companies toward the use of sustainable forest biomaterial for everything from packaging, cosmetics, and automobiles to appliances, pharmaceuticals, and commercial construction. These developments are fueling an increased demand for professionals with expertise in biomass production, operational logistics, and conversion processes of products and packaging.

The Sustainable Biomaterials and Packaging degree program is aimed at providing students with knowledge, expertise, and hands-on experience to prepare them for careers in biomaterials research, supply chain management, distribution and logistics, packaging manufacturing, and product development and manufacturing.