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Wood Science and Technology

administrative contact

Robert Barricelli
phone: 304-293-0167
fax: 304-293-2441

program contact

David DeVallance
Program Coordinator
phone: 304-293-0029

Program Details

Program Description

Wood is the nation’s most important renewable resource for construction, furniture, paper, packaging and many other products used for sustaining a rapidly growing population. At the same time, protection of the environment requires proper use of natural resources. This responsibility requires development of innovative approaches to obtaining, manufacturing, using and recycling wood products.

Career Profile

Employment opportunities for Wood Science and Technology graduates are excellent. Nationwide, it is estimated that there are more than two job openings for every graduate. Approximately half of our graduates find employment in West Virginia, but jobs are available in every state, internationally, and in both rural and urban settings. Jobs include quality assurance supervisor, technical director, procurement forester, estimator, sales representative and production manager.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Wood Science and Technology major is accredited by the Society of Wood Science and Technology.