When I first came into college as a Freshman, I had no idea what major I wanted to pursue, or even how to go about searching for a good fit. I signed up for general education classes, and then dove into the world of undergraduate research, trying to find a degree that I would like to pursue. Now, two years later, I am a Senior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. I am happy with the major that I chose, however along the way I discovered several other majors that seemed interesting. One very neat major that I found was Wood Products. In this article I hope to convey the purpose of a major in Wood Products, and include the general degree requirements as well as possible careers that you could obtain by seeking this major.
With a degree in Wood Products, you typically will be prepared to work in an industry based around the renewable natural resource, wood. Job sectors that you may be involved in could be private corporations, wood products companies, and pulp/paper mills. In wood products, you have two different choice of concentrations, either manufacturing or business management. The manufacturing concentration deals more with engineering practices while the business management concentration deals with business practices, particularly financial management, accounting, and marketing.
Some courses that you may take when pursuing an undergraduate degree in Wood Products would include Wood Processing, Wood Mechanics and Wood Composites.
A major in Wood Products would be good for those interested in renewable natural resources as well as engineering and/or business. You would develop skills in critical thinking, management, and research.
Some possible career opportunities with a major in wood products include: product engineer, technical director, and research technician.
The average starting salary for someone graduating with a degree in Sports Management is around $42,000.
Wood Products is just one among thousands of possible college majors. If you are interested in pursuing this degree, or finding out more, you may want to contact your local university for more information. You could also consider an internship in the wood products sector. If this major is right for you, then I’m glad you found this article. If you don’t feel like it’s a good fit, I recommend keeping your options open. It took me two years to find the right major for me, so don’t give up. Keep doing your research, and you are sure to find the right college major for you!