The Renewable Energy Economics Concentration may be taken under either the B.A. in Economics or the B.S. in Economics. To complete the Renewable Energy Economics Concentration, students complete all requirements for their B.A. or B.S. degree, and also complete the concentration requirements. Normally students take their concentration course requirements as part of as part of their economics core courses, or as part of their professional or free electives.
Elective Courses (choose 8):
PHI 232 Environmental Ethics (could be used to meet Ethics Gen Ed)
ECO 381 Sustainable Development Principles and Policy (could be used to meet Ethics Gen Ed)
The following courses are recommended:
Students should consider the following courses:
EET 498 Renewable Energy and Electricity Production
Topics include: basic circuit components, load specification, history of electric utilities, distributed generation, the economics of energy, wind generation, and solar generation.
SFR 455 Bioenergy Sources, Systems, and Environmental Effects
This purpose of this course is to detail the use of biomass for bioenergy use worldwide and providing a review of the biomass sources, definitions, thermodynamics, common measures, equipment are discussed. Environmental problems and benefits associated with biomass use are also detailed along with legislative incentives in the United States.
Students may also wish to consider internships and/or independent study opportunities related to renewable energy. Discuss these with your advisor, the see SOE Undergraduate Coordinator or SOE Director for approval.