(18 credit hours) The energy concentration provides students an educational experience in topics associated with energy production, distribution, and use, using an interdisciplinary approach in science, technology, and public policy. This concentration allows flexibility in the choice of courses used to meet the concentration requirements and to meet each student's professional goals.

Required Courses (6 credit hours)
SPEA-E 574 Energy Systems (3 cr.)
SPEA-R 674 Energy Economics and Policy (3 cr.)

Electives (12 credit hours)

Students select a mixture of science and policy courses related to energy in accordance to professional goals. No double counting with program core course is permitted. At least two courses must be taken from each group.

Natural Science Elective Group (6 credit hours)

SPEA-E 503 Natural Gas: Technical and Policy Challenges (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 515 Fundamentals of Air Pollution (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 518 Vector-based Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 529 Application of Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 536 Environmental Chemistry (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 532 Physical Climatology (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 571 Principles of Petroleum Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 576 Climate Change (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 587 Organic Geochemistry (3 cr.)

Economics, Public Policy and Law-Related Elective Group (6 credit hours)

SPEA-E 501/X 511 Human Behavior and Energy Consumption (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 535 International Environmental Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-P 541 Benefit Cost Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA-R 533/LAW-B 675 Public Natural Resources Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-R 590 Energy Policy from a Nation-State Perspective (3 cr.)
SPEA-R 625 Environmental Economics and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-R 643 Natural Resource Management and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-R 645 Environmental Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-S 596 Sustainable Development (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 550/LAW-L 644 Energy Law and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 550/LAW-L 660 Climate Law and Policy (3 cr.)

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