Mar 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog

Energy Policy Minor

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Department of Energy Studies, University Interdisciplinary Programs

28 Credits


The goal of the program is to give students a good understanding of the basic science, environmental, and economic issues associated with the formation and analysis of energy-related policies.

Why Consider an 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.

 Contact Information

Institute Director
Joel Swisher

Administrative Assistant
and Program Advisor

Gail Cowan

 Sample Careers

This minor will be particularly valuable for individuals who seek leadership roles in business or government.

 Major/Career Resources

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Students must have confirmed admission to Western Washington University and met the grade and course requirements listed below. Students who wish to register for this minor should contact the Institute for Energy Studies Program Coordinator. Students who are in the Energy Policy and Management, BA are not eligible for this minor.

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. A GPA of 3.00 or above is required in courses for the minor.


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