Minor in Energy Systems

The minor in Energy Systems provides students a 15-credit 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. 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 that provide depth in an area relevant to the 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.

If you are a student in the School of Economics, please contact Davis Palubeski to add the Energy Systems minor. If you are in another school, please contact your academic advisor.  

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