Department of Environmental Science and Policy

Minor in Applied Energy

Career Options

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)

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy offers a minor in Applied Energy designed to develop a student's skills in applied energy through a combination of laboratory, field work, and advanced analysis in energy efficiency, production, assessment, and planning.

A minor is awarded after the successful completion of 18-credit hours of study of the following courses (a student must receive a C- or greater in each course):

     ESP 275 Energy Use and Societal Adaptation
     ESP 308 Global Environmental Problems and Sustainability
         or ESP 421 Natural Resource Policy
     ECO/ESP 326 Environmental Economics
        or ECO/ESP 327 Natural Resource Economics
     ESP 311 Energy Efficiency
     ESP 313 Renewable Energy
     ESP or other department energy-related course approved by advisor

ESP majors may double-count up to 9 credits of courses used in their major toward use in the minor.