A member shall be a graduate of an accredited college or university as defined in Section 3 of the Constitution, and shall have met the formal education requirements or satisfied the permissible substitutions specified in the Bylaws.
Requirements for Membership Through Formal Education
- The Bachelor of Science or an advanced degree in the field of Wood Science and Technology or Forest Products.
- The curriculum of study includes the following elements: A foundation in mathematics (including differential and integral calculus), chemistry (including organic chemistry), general physics and biology. A minimum background in Wood Science, including biology of wood, physics and chemistry of wood, and wood engineering. A meaningful program of study involving at least two or more of the following areas of concentration: basic sciences and wood science, wood technology, pulp and paper technology, forestry and wood utilization, and industrial engineering and business, including quality control and management.
- Deficiencies in one of the wood sciences may be made up by credit earned in advanced courses in related general sciences. Deficiencies in areas of concentration may be made up by work experience in concentration area.
Requirements for Membership Through Specialized Experience
1. The B.S. or higher degree in the field of mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, management, economics, engineering, business or forestry.
2. At least two years of employment related to the wood industry in a reasonably technical position (please specify).
Requirements for Student Membership
Full-time enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate curriculum which will permit qualification for membership.
Requirements for Emerging Country InternationalMembership
- Member shall be from a qualifying list of emerging countries as recognized by SWST.
- The member shall have the same requirements for membership as listed above.
Note: Emerging Country Memberships include electronic access to publications only. No hard copies.