Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Energy Studies

Associate Professor: Mahler (Coordinator)

The minor in Energy Studies is an interdisciplinary curriculum designed for students majoring in any academic field to enhance their understanding of energy science in connection to the policy, economic, and social issues surrounding energy production and utilization at the local, national, and global level.

The minor requires 5 of the following courses, one of which must be BUS 200, CHEM 202, or HIST 200:

  • ANTH 232 — Environmental Anthropology
  • ASTR 112 — Fundamentals of Geology
  • BUS 200 — The Business of Energy
  • CHEM 202 — The Chemistry of Energy or PHYS 225 — Fundamentals of Physics I
  • ECON 225 — Environmental and Resource Economics
  • ENV 215 — Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • ENV 220 — Environmental Biology or BIO 224 — Ecology
  • HIST 200 — Energy, Security, and Global Competition