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. This minor will be particularly valuable for individuals who seek leadership roles in business or government. 

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
(360) 650-4422

​Gail Cowan, Program Advisor
(360) 650-4422


  • ENRG or ECON 384 Energy Economics
  • ENRG or ECON 484 Economics of Alternative Energy
  • ENRG or ENVS 350 Energy Policy and Politics
  • ENRG or ESCI 380 Energy and Environment or ENRG 101 Energy and Society
  • THREE courses from the following:
    • ECON 383 Environmental Economics
    • ENRG 320 Science of Energy Resources
    • ENRG 284 The Business of Energy
    • ENRG 360 or ESCI 360 Energy Efficient and Carbon Neutral Design
    • ENRG 386 or ECON 386 The Economics of Electricity Markets
    • ENRG 449 or ENVS 449 Energy Systems Transitions
    • ENRG 459 or ENVS 459 Advanced Energy Policy
    • ENRG 480 or ESCI 480 Applications in Energy Production
    • ENRG 354 or HIST 354 Energy in American History