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 may double-count up to 6 credits of courses used in their major toward the minor. Minimum number of credits required for the minor: 18.

 

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

Examples of Green Energy Technologies from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  include:

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