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Our Undergraduate Program

We offer the highest caliber of hands-on experience within a small and interactive academic environment where students obtain a personal and unique education. Our faculty members have earned reputations as excellent classroom teachers, forward-looking researchers, and problem- solvers.


  • Packaging Systems and Design

    Learn how sustainable packaging is used to eliminate waste and pollution, how packaging design enhances products, and how smart materials are used to enhance safety and quality.

  • Sustainable Biomaterials

    Learn how to manage organizations that use, produce, or conserve natural products. You can help reduce negative impacts on the environment, health, and economic welfare.


To learn more about department scholarships, click here.

Ambassador Program

Current students, are you interested in being a student ambassador?, click here for more information.


  • Packaging Science

    Learn about wood product properties, packaging, handling, and distribution. For more information about the Packaging Science minor please download the checksheet.

  • Wood Science

    Learn about wood product materials, manufacturing, and marketing. For more information about the Wood Science minor please download the checksheet.

Student Organizations


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Meet our Undergrads

    Students SBIO

Read and hear stories of students in the department as they discuss their experiences, aspirations, and where they are headed in the future.

Faculty Spotlight

    Headshot of Charles E. Frazier

Watch a video interview with Chip Frazier, a professor in the department of Sustainable Biomaterials. He teaches classes such as survey of organic chemistry and wood adhesion and composites.


    White Oak tree

What’s Happening Now?

Historical tree from Virginia Tech comes to live as a custom handcrafted table. Students from Wood Enterprise Institute (WEI) worked long hours in a project to bring to life a white oak that lived on the front lawn of the Grove at Virginia Tech.

See more details about the project



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Course Recommendations:

To help you explore your interest in any of the degrees, we recommend trying some of our introductory courses:

Packaging Science

Sustainable Biomaterials


Workshops and Short Courses

    SBIO Student Organizations

SBIO Student Organizations

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