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;