Wilkes University

Energy Studies Minor

Energy Studies Minor

The Energy Studies minor attracts students seeking to know more about energy issues for career purposes, to be more intelligent energy consumers, or leaders in community discourse on energy issues.  The curriculum equips students to deeply understand and provide systems-oriented solutions to vexing problems relating to energy.  Students successfully completing the requirements of the minor have a sophisticated grasp of the complexities of energy production, delivery and consumption – understanding multiple dimensions including policy, business, science, public health, and engineering.  They become critical consumers and productive producers of information relating to energy.   They are able to productively interact with a variety of stakeholders including leaders and employees of energy companies, members of an often-skeptical public, government officials, and members of the media.  Graduates of the minor are marketable for employment by energy companies, engineering and consulting firms, non-profit organizations, print and broadcast media, government regulatory agencies and legislative staffs, and organizations devoted to energy-related research and analyses.

Program Director: Kenneth M. Klemow, Ph.D.

Total minimum number of credits required for a minor in Energy Studies - 18

Required courses are as follows:

EGY-105 Energy in Our World;

A 200-level course pertaining to energy in each of three subject areas – Science/Engineering, Humanities/Policy and Business;

One additional course pertaining to energy from any of the three subject areas;

EGY-291 Capstone.

 


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