Minor in Energy Systems

The Minor in Energy Systems provides students a fifteen-hour multidisciplinary educational opportunity to study energy systems. This interdisciplinary minor is open to all majors (including ECON, GEML, and EIA) and will prepare students to work in the lucrative field of energy, and given the continuing increase in the demand for energy and the interest in non-conventional energy sources, this minor promises the potential to greatly enrich career opportunities.

Requirements include courses which provide depth in an area relevant to energy that is within the scope of the student’s chosen program. Depth course options available to students include ECON 4440: Environmental Economics and ECON 4340: Industrial Organization. Because this is an interdisciplinary minor, students who take ECON 4440 and ECON 4340 can count these courses toward both their major electives in ECON, EIA or GEML as well as the Energy Systems Minor.

The minor also includes requirements for courses that cut across disciplines. These courses are intended to add breadth of knowledge in areas outside the student’s major that are important to energy systems. For the Economics, EIA, and GEML majors, we recommend PUBP 3350: Energy Policy and CHEM 3700: Alternative Energy.  A terminal “capstone” or project course provides an opportunity for students from multiple disciplines to work together in multidisciplinary teams on a significant project in the energy area. The course catalog provides full Energy Systems minor degree requirements.

 

Interested?

Then all you need to do is complete the following steps!

  1. Register for your classes!
  2. Download the "Add a Minor" form (https://registrar.gatech.edu/info/change-minor-form).  
  3. Fill out the form with your personal information and all relevant details (check "Add Minor", "Current Primary Major", "Catalog Year", etc.) first and send it to Dr. Urmanbetova to sign (aselia@gatech.edu). It helps if you cc' your major academic advisor so they are aware of your interest. Once Dr. Urmanbetova and your major academic advisor sign the form, your major advisor should submit the form to the Registrar's Office.
  4. Finally, at the start of your last semester or when close to completing all requirements, fill out the last form -- Approved Program of Study -- and submit to Dr. Urmanbetova and your major advisor for signatures. The signed form must be submitted to the registrar along with your application to graduate.
  5. For more information on how to submit all forms to the registrar please consult with your major advisor, yet do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Urmanbetova (aselia@gatech.edu) if you need additional guidance on the courses and / or form submissions.

 

Have questions?

Contact Dr. Aselia Urmanbetova.