Jul 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Energy Policy Minor

Energy Studies, University Interdisciplinary Programs

28-30 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

Program Advising and Director
Darrin Magee
Arntzen Hall 308

 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.

NOTE: This minor is not available to students majoring in Business and Sustainability, BA, Business and Sustainability - Energy Studies Concentration, BA, or Energy Policy and Management, BA.

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.