Energy, Economics and Public Policy

Concentrations: EES | EST| EEP


Energy, Economics and Public Policy

In the Energy, Environment and Public Policy Concentration students focus on the influence of policy and economics on the development of the energy sector with a special emphasis on sustainable energy development. Students learn public policy and economics, and how the private and public sector can support sustainable energy and the environment. The concentration includes coursework across disciplines to prepare students for careers in research, environment and energy economics, and policy analysis.

The following plan is only an example. Not every student will take courses in the same order. Students must consult with their faculty advisor each semester to decide on their actual plan of study. There are many options for completing each concentration.

EEP Illustrative Plan of Study

  FallSemester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Freshman UNR:First Year Experience 1 UNR:Critical Reading and Writing 4
  Breadth Requirements 6 Breadth Requirements 6
  ECON: Introduction to Microeconomics 3 GEOG: Conservation of Natural Resources 3
  UAPP: Crafting
Public Policy
3 ENEP: Introduction to Energy Policy 3
  POSC: Data Analysis for Political Sciences 3    
  FallSemester Credits Spring Semester


Sophomore Breadth Requirements 6 ENGL: Second writing Class 3
  PHYS: Energy, Technology and Society 3 Breadth Requirements 6
  ECON: Economics of Developing Countries 3 ECON: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3
  ENEP: Readings in U.S. Energy Policy 3 UAPP: Public Policy Analysis 3
  FallSemester Credits Spring Semester


Junior Multicultural Requirement 3 Breadth Requirement 4
  Breadth Requirement 3 ENEP: Sustainable Energy Policy and Planning 3
  POSC: International Political Economy 3 POSC: Politics of the Environment 3
  ENEP: Electricity Policy and Planning 3 ENEP: Political Economy of the Environment  and Planning 3
  GEOG: Resources, Development and the Environment 3 Advanced Curriculum Elective 3
  FallSemester Credits Spring Semester


Spring or SummerSession ENEP:Discovery Learning Experience Internship 3    
  Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Senior PHIL: Cross Cultural Environmental Ethics 3 ENEP: Climate Change: Science, Policy and Political Economy 3
  FREC/ECON: Environmental Economics 3 ENEP: Senior Research Paper 6
  ENEP: Energy: Resources, Technology and Polices 3 CHEG: Green Engineering 3
  POSC/COMM: Politics & Broadcast Journalism/Global Media and International Politic 3 Advanced Curriculum Elective 3
  Advanced Curriculum Elective 3    

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