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Option Alternative Energy Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Environmental Sciences - College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences



The Alternative Energy option draws from a variety of disciplines that offer courses in energy-related topics, not engineering. Students in this option will be well-informed about energy alternatives for work in urban and regional planning, city government, NGOs promoting energy alternatives to fossil fuels sources, power companies working with the public, policymaking in the energy field, and law school with an aim toward environmental law.



Alternative Energy Core

Choose 3 courses from below (10–11 credits):
CHE 450. Conventional and Alternative Energy Systems (3)
ECON 466. ^Economics of Traditional and Renewable Energy (4)
PH 313. *Energy Alternatives (3)
PS 473. US Energy Policy (4)

Electives

Choose from the list below or additional core courses to total at least 27 credits:
AEC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 432. Environmental Law (4)
ANTH 469. Energy in Cultural Perspective (4)
BA 432. Environmental Law, Sustainability, and Business (4)
BRR 350. Introduction to Regional Bioenergy (2)
BRR 450. Interdisciplinary Research: Bioenergy Focus (2)
ENGR 350. *Sustainable Engineering (3)
ENGR 363. *Energy Matters (3)
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water, and the Environment (3)
GEOG 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)
NSE 319. *Societal Aspects of Nuclear Technology (3)
PS 455. The Politics of Climate Change (4)
PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 478. Renewable Energy Policy (4)
WSE 473. Bioenergy and Environmental Impact (3)

Total=27


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Option Code: 842




 
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