Department of Environmental Science and Policy

Certificate in Applied Energy

The certificate in applied energy is designed for students and professionals in area industry, consulting, government, and non-governmental organizations. It is designed to develop an individual's skills in applied energy through a combination of laboratory, field work, and advanced analysis in energy efficiency, production, and life cycle assessment.

The certificate is awarded after successful completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of C- or better:

Required Courses                                                               
ESP 275 Energy Use and Societal Adaptation (3 cr)
ESP 311 Energy Efficiency (3 cr)                                                     
ESP 313 Renewable Energy (3 cr)                                                    
ECO/ESP 326 Environmental Economics (3 cr)
   or ECO/ESP 327 Natural Resource Economics (3 cr)               
One ESP or other department energy related course (3 cr)           

Matriculated students may be interested in applying for a minor in applied energy.

Candidates for admission must submit:

  • Online application for Certificate Program;
  • Official transcripts or copies of official transcripts from secondary school and/or all colleges and universities from which you received a degree;
  • Additional or other special admission requirements specified by the program.

Please note, students who are enrolled solely in an undergraduate certificate program are not eligible for Federal financial aid.