Minor in Sustainable Energy

Energy is now central to one of the preeminent challenges facing humanity: a sustainable human existence on the planet. The minor in Sustainable Energy allows students pursuing any undergraduate major at Boston University to complete a coherent suite of courses that exposes them to the interdisciplinary nature of energy studies. The curriculum includes the essentials of energy from the business, economics, policy, and engineering perspectives, as taught by faculty experts in those areas.

Requirements

The minor consists of seven courses (26 credits), all of which must be completed with a grade of C or higher. The seven courses comprise four required principal courses, one required practicum, one required related course, and one elective course.

With the exception of SMG FE 101, all required courses are 4 credit hours.

Principal Courses

Four courses are required:

  • CAS GE 150
  • ENG EK 225
  • SMG FE 101 (2 cr)
  • SMG SM 131

Practicum

  • SMG SI 430

Required Related Course

One course in quantitative environmental modeling, chosen from:

  • CAS EC 204
  • CAS GE 302
  • CAS GE 365
  • CAS GE 375
  • CAS GE 550
  • SMG QM 450

Minor Electives

One course selected from:

  • CAS EC 571
  • CAS GE 250
  • CAS GE 304
  • CAS GE 460
  • CAS GE 512
  • CAS GE 519
  • CAS GE 521
  • CAS GE 555
  • CAS GE 560
  • CAS IR 536
  • CAS IR 594
  • CAS IR 599
  • ENG EC/ME/SE 543
  • ENG EC/MS 573
  • ENG EK 133
  • ENG EK 335
  • ENG EK 408
  • ENG EK 546
  • ENG ME 430
  • SMG SI 453
  • SMG SI 480