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 QST FE 101 and CAS EE 395 and 396, all required courses are 4 credit hours.

Principal Courses (4)

Four courses are required:

  • CAS GE 150 Sustainable Energy: Technology, Resources, Society, and Environment
  • ENG EK 225 Introduction to Energy Conversion and Environmental Engineering
  • QST FE 101 Introduction to Finance (2 cr)
  • QST SM 131 Business, Society, and Ethics

Practicum (1)

  • QST SI 430

Required Related Course (1)

One course in quantitative environmental modeling, chosen from: CAS EC 204; CAS GE 302, 365, 375, 550; QST QM 450.

Electives (1)

One course selected from: CAS EC 571; CAS EE 395 and 396 (Earth House Practicum 1 & 2); CAS GE 250, 304, 460, 512, 519, 521, 555, 560; CAS IR 536, 594, 599; ENG EC/ME/SE 543; ENG EC/MS 573; ENG EK 133, 335, 408, 546; ENG ME 430; QST SI 453, 480.