(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)

In consultation with a concentration advisor, students select a mixture of science and policy courses related to energy in accordance to professional goals. At least two courses must be taken from each of the following groups.

Group I - Natural Science Electives (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.)
SPEA-E 555 Renewable and Nuclear Energy (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 591 Climate Change Impacts on Natural Resources (3 cr.)
EAS-G 571 Principles of Petroleum Geology (3 cr.)
EAS-G 576 Climate Change (3 cr.)
EAS-G 587 Organic Geochemistry (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 532 Physical Climatology (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 544 Climate Change Impacts (3 cr.)

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

SPEA-E 501/X 511 Human Behavior and Energy Consumption (3 cr.)
SPEA-P 541 Benefit Cost Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA-P 562 Public Program Evaluation (3 cr.)
SPEA-R 512/LAW-L 660 Climate Law and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-R 533/LAW-B 675 Public Natural Resources Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-R 535 International Environmental Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-R 564 Environmental and Natural Resource Policy Design and Implementation (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 626 Energy Policy Seminar (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 Planning for Climate Change and Resilient Urban Communities (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 550/LAW-L 644 Energy Law and Policy (3 cr.)

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