Energy Policy Minor; Biological & Agricultural Engineering


(College of Engineering and College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

Bryan M. Jenkins, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 2030 Bainer Hall; 530-752-0102;

Energy Minor Programs

There is an urgent need to develop and commercialize technologies for the sustainable conversion and use of energy. The goal of these minors is to prepare students for careers that require training in energy science and technology, efficiency, and policy. Clean technologies and green technologies including energy are some of the fastest growing markets for new investments. Well-trained individuals in all related fields are needed to provide the level of expertise required to advance technology and policy and to satisfy national and global objectives for greater energy sustainability. The minors are designed to accommodate persons of diverse backgrounds with educational interests in areas that may include engineering, science, policy, economics, planning, and management.

All courses must be taken for a letter grade. A grade of C- or better is required for all courses used to satisfy minor requirements with an overall GPA in the required minor courses of 2.000 or better. Only one course overlap allowed between major and minor.

Minor Advisors. B. Jenkins (Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering)

Energy Policy
Units: 18
ENG 188
Science & Technology of Sustainable Power Generation (Active)
ESP 167
Energy Policy (Active)
Choose 10 units:
ECI 125
Building Energy Performance (Active)
ESP 171
Urban & Regional Planning (Active)
ESP 163
Energy & Environmental Aspects of Transportation (Active)
ESP 168A
Methods of Environmental Policy Evaluation (Active)
POL 105
The Legislative Process (Active)
POL 109
Public Policy & the Governmental Process (Active)
POL 122
International Law (Active)
POL 162
Elections & Voting Behavior (Active)
POL 164
Public Opinion (Active)
Total: 18