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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Energy Science and Technology, BS

Energy Studies, University Interdisciplinary Programs

106-111 credits


The goal of the Energy Science and Technology degree is to give students knowledge and analytic skills in the science and technology of today’s diverse energy systems and industries. The degree is designed to prepare graduates to become leaders in Washington’s emerging clean energy economy with an interdisciplinary education that emphasizes applied science and technology, complemented by energy policy and business practices, that industry experts have prioritized among Washington’s energy workforce needs.

Why Consider an Energy Science and Technology Major?

Globally, access to modern energy services, including efficient usage, is essential to realize 20th century, let alone 21st century, living standards. A transition from inefficient use of fossil fuels to a clean, efficient energy system is key to managing urgent global risks such as climate change. Locally, demand is increasing for a trained energy workforce in Washington, due to an aging energy workforce and growth in emerging energy efficiency, grid modernization and energy storage industries in the state.

 Contact Information

Institute Director
Joel Swisher

Administrative Assistant
and Program Advisor

Gail Cowan

 Sample Careers

Corporate/Campus Energy Manager | Energy Efficiency Analyst | Building Energy Modeler | Energy Program Manager | Energy Resource Planner | Renewable Energy Project Manager | Director of Greenhouse Gas Management | Founder, new energy-related enterprise

 Major/Career Resources

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Contact the Institute for Energy Studies office at 360-650-4422.

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. Students enrolled in this degree program are not eligible for Energy Science Minor.


Math and Science Fundamentals (40-43 credits)

Economics and Policy Fundamentals (12 credits)

Electives (25 credits minimum)

Students must take at least 25 credits from this list.