Energy Policy Minor

The minor in Energy Policy is an interdisciplinary program designed to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding green-energy economy. Graduates will be well prepared to enter the workforce as leaders, equipped with the knowledge, skills and applied expertise demanded by this dynamic and evolving sector of the global economy. The participating departments are recognized for their outstanding educational programs and demonstrated excellence. This program will support interdisciplinary learning while fostering an approach to problem solving that encourages cross-discipline thinking.

Please note: Students may not earn both the BA in Energy Policy in Management and the Energy Policy minor.

Contact Information

Institute for Energy Studies
Arntzen Hall 303
Energy.Institute@wwu.edu
(360) 650-4422
Gail Cowan,
Administrative Assistant & Program Advisor
gail.cowan@wwu.edu
(360) 650-4422

Requirements

CORE COURSES:

  • ENRG 350 Energy Policy and Politics (4)
    • or ENVS 350 Energy Policy and Politics (4)
  • ENRG 380 Energy and Environment (3)
    • or ESCI 380 Energy and Environment (3)
    • or ENRG 101 Energy and Society (3)
  • ENRG 384 Energy Economics (4)
    • or ECON 384 Energy Economics (4)
  • ONE course from the following:
    • ECON 484 Economics of Alternative Energy (4)
    • or ENRG 484 Economics of Alternative Energy (4)
    • or ENRG 449 Northwest Energy Systems Transitions (4)
    • or ENVS 449 Northwest Energy Systems Transitions (4)
    • or ENRG 459 Advanced Energy Policy (4)
    • or ENVS 459 Advanced Energy Policy (4)

CHOOSE THREE COURSES from the following:

  • ECON 383 Environmental Economics (4)
  • ENRG 320 Science of Energy Resources (3)
  • ENRG 284 The Business of Energy (4)
  • ENRG 345 Energy in the Global South (5)​
    • or ANTH 345 Energy in the Global South (5)
  • ENRG 354 Energy in American History (5)​
    • or HIST 354 Energy in American History (5)
  • ENRG 360 Energy Efficient and Carbon Neutral Design (4)​
    • or ESCI 360 Energy Efficient and Carbon Neutral Design (4)
  • ENRG 386 The Economics of Electricity Markets (4)​
    • or ECON 386 The Economics of Electricity Markets (4)
  • ENRG 449 NW Energy Systems Transitions (if not used above) (4)​
    • or ENVS 449 NW Energy Systems Transitions (if not used above) (4)
  • ENRG 459 Advanced Energy Policy (if not used above) (4)​
    • or ENVS 459 Advanced Energy Policy (if not used above) (4)
  • ENRG 480 Applications in Energy Production (4)
    • or ESCI 480 Applications in Energy Production (4)
  • ECON 484 Economics of Alternative Energy (4)​
    • or ENRG 484 Economics of Alternative Energy (4)
  • ENRG 482 Greenhouse Gas Mitigation (4)
  • ENRG 486 Electric Utility Resource Planning (4)
  • ENRG 490 Energy Capstone: Energy System Synthesis (4)


Students may count only one of ENRG 284, ENRG 354 or HIST 354 toward the minor. Students may not count ENRG 484 or ECON 484 or ENRG 449 or ENVS 449 or ENRG 459 or ENVS 459 as both a required course and an elective.