Lycoming College Energy Scholars

Lycoming students who are selected to become energy scholars will be offered an academic scholarship and will benefit from an extensive range of curricular and co-curricular offerings. Energy scholars may select from any major in fields ranging from the natural sciences, to the social sciences, business, accounting or communications. They will then select one of two energy minors that will enhance their record with a demonstrated focus on the study of energy.

Energy Studies Minor

The minor in Energy Studies is designed for students majoring in one of the Natural Science disciplines to combine their knowledge of energy systems in the natural sciences with an understanding of the policy, economic, and social issues surrounding energy production and utilization at the local, national, and global level.

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Energy Science Minor

The Energy Science Minor is designed for students with majors outside the natural sciences to combine their understanding of the policy, economic, and social issues surrounding energy production and utilization at the local, national, and global level with science literacy on issues of energy drawn from the disciplines of biology, chemistry, geology, and physics.

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Beyond the classroom, students’ understanding of the complexities of our energy future is enhanced by interactions with the professionals, policy makers and academics who share their perspectives on energy issues, either as on-campus speakers or as long-term Energy Fellows.

They will also benefit from diverse field experiences ranging from tours of nearby drilling rigs, coal mines, wind farms and biomass alternative heating system facilities, to traveling to the Dominican Republic to help to expand access to electricity with solar power for poor, remote farmers.

An equally diverse array of internships, each targeted to the particular role in shaping our energy future that most appeals to each student’s specific interests, empower our Energy Scholars to maximize their liberal arts training, leading them to careers of significance in their chosen profession.