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. Environmental Science and Policy 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.

No ESP courses in this minor may be used toward another Environmental Science and Policy minor.

Required Courses
ESP 275 Energy Use and Societal Adaptation (3 cr.)
ESP 311 Energy Efficiency (3 cr.)
ESP 313 Renewable Energy (3 cr.)
ESP 326 Environmental Economics
      or ESP 327 Natural Resource Economics (3 cr.)
Choose two additional ESP or other department energy-related course approved by a department faculty advisor (e.g., ESP 207) (6 cr.)

 

 

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)