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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Energy Science Minor

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Department of Energy Studies, University Interdisciplinary Programs

20-22 credits


The goal of the program is to give students broad exposure to the science, environmental, business and policy aspects of the energy system while ensuring core competency in energy science.

Why Consider a Minor in Energy Science?

The Energy Science minor is an interdisciplinary program providing broad exposure to the science, business and policy of energy while ensuring core competency in energy science. The extensive scientific prerequisites for the minor make this program a good fit for science and engineering majors who wish to complement a deeper understanding of energy science with a working knowledge of energy policy and business. Graduates will be well prepared to enter the workforce as leaders, equipped with the knowledge, skills and applied expertise demanded by the rapidly-expanding clean energy economy. The participating departments are recognized for their outstanding educational programs and demonstrated excellence. This program will foster interdisciplinary thinking, learning and problem solving.

 Contact Information

Institute Director
Joel N. Swisher

Administrative Assistant
and Program Advisor

Gail Cowan

 Sample Careers

This minor will be particularly valuable for individuals who pursue technical career tracks, in either physical sciences or engineering, that involve energy resource production, conversion or use.

 Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Students who wish to register for this minor should contact the Institute for Energy Studies Program Coordinator.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.

Program Requirements

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