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Master of Science (M.S.) in Biorenewable Resources and Technology

Master of Science (M.S.) in Biorenewable Resources and Technology

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The Master?s of Science degree in Biorenewable Resources and Technology requires 30 credits. A minimum of 6 credits of core required courses, including; BRT 501 (3 cr), BRT590 (min 1 cr), BRT/BR C 507 (1 cr) or BRT 592L (1 cr), BRT 506B (R), and BRT 506C (1 cr). And 9 credits of core elective courses representing at least 3 of the 4 barrier areas identified by the US DOE, at least 9 credits of research, and an additional 6 credits selected from elective courses (including additional research credit). Student learning outcomes at the M.S. level include: A deep understanding of the science and technology underlying three of the four component disciplinary areas of the program: plant science, production, processing, and utilization. A broad understanding of the structure, function, and interactions among all four components as they are organized in biobased industrial systems. The ability to communicate effectively with both lay and technical audiences about the challenges and opportunities of a biobased economy. Teamwork skills needed to coordinate diverse multidisciplinary teams to solve challenges in the biobased products industry. A demonstrated contribution to a research problem at either the system level or in a component disciplinary area of the program.