Department of Environmental Science and Policy

Minor in Applied Energy

The minor in applied energy is designed to develop skills in applied energy through a combination of laboratory, field work, and advanced analysis in energy efficiency, production, assessment, and planning.

All courses taken to satisfy the requirements for a minor in applied energy must be completed with a grade of C- or better. ESP majors my double-count up to 6 credits of courses used in their major toward use in the minor. 18 credits of coursework are required for the minor.


Required Courses Credits
ESP 275 Energy Use and Societal Adaptation  3
ESP 308 Global Environmental Problems and Sustainability or ESP 421 Natural Resource Policy 3
ESP 311 Energy Efficiency  3
ESP 313 Renewable Energy  3
ESP 326 Environmental Economics or ESP 327 Natural Resource Economics 3
Choose one additional ESP or other department energy-related course approved by a department faculty advisor (e.g., ESP 207) 3

Some examples of Green Energy Technologies.  From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Energy Related Fields.

  • Wind (Aeolic) Energy
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Ocean (Tidal) Energy
  • Hydropower
  • Biomass
  • Solar Power
  • Land Fill Gas (LFG)