Institute for Energy Studies
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Educating the leaders for our clean and efficient energy future through interdisciplinary studies and research.
Energy Policy Minor
The minor in Energy Policy is an interdisciplinary program designed to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding green-energy economy. Graduates will be well prepared to enter the workforce as leaders, equipped with the knowledge, skills and applied expertise demanded by this dynamic and evolving sector of the global economy. The participating departments are recognized for their outstanding educational programs and demonstrated excellence. This program will support interdisciplinary learning while fostering an approach to problem solving that encourages cross-discipline thinking.
Industry experts tell us there is a growing demand for an energy-related undergraduate program that produces both depth and breadth of knowledge. Scientists, researchers and business people need to understand policy. Policy makers and entrepreneurs need to understand the science and technology upon which the industry is based. And everyone needs to understand the principles of economics, business management, and environmental stewardship.
This minor will be particularly valuable for individuals who seek leadership roles in business or government.
For more information (advising, class schedules, etc.) interested students should contact Kathryn Patrick.
Admission to the minor will be given to students with
- Overall GPA 3.00
- 60 credits completed
- Grade of C or better in ECON 206
- ECON 383 - Environmental Economics (4 cr)
- ECON 384 - Energy Economics (4 cr)
- ECON 386 - Economics of Electricity Markets (4 cr)
- ESCI 380 - Energy and the Environment (3 cr)
- ENVS 350 - Energy Policy and Politics (4 cr)
- ESCI 480 - Applications in Energy Production (4 cr)
- ECON 484 - Economics of Alternative Energy (4 cr)
- Total: 27 credits