Examining the Complex Issues of Modern Energy Systems

Minor: Energy Studies

The Energy Studies minor is designed for students who want to couple their chosen major with a well-rounded knowledge of energy systems. By following an interdisciplinary curriculum that offers courses in anthropology, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, physics, economics, and history, students gain an understanding of the policy, economic, and social issues surrounding energy production and utilization at the local, national, and global level.

Student Opportunities

  • Develop an understanding of the political and economic context for energy production and consumption at the local, national and global level.
  • Learn the language and underlying science of energy.
  • Analyze the connections between the science of energy, its production and consumption, and the political and economic contest across energy systems.
  • Communicate effectively to a variety of audiences the complex connections between the science of energy and the politics and economics of energy.