You should minor in renewable energy if:
- You are an engineering or engineering and technology management major.
- You are an environmentalist and want to make a change for the better.
- You want a career in a rapidly growing industry.
A minor in renewable energy will give you a competitive edge if you want to work in the growing fields of solar, water, or wind energy.
This minor will give you the fundamental knowledge of power and energy, safety, and economics. You will gain specialized knowledge in one or more areas such as: wind farms, biofuels processing, bulk energy storage, hydroelectric power, geothermal power, and solar thermal power.
To earn your minor in renewable energy, you must also major in either engineering or industrial technology.
In order to complete a minor in renewable energy, you will need to take 18 credits hours of relevant courses. Up to 12 hours can be counted toward your major engineering curriculum.
The College of Engineering offers ten other specialty minors for engineering majors including:
- Biomedical Engineering
- Bioprocess Engineering
- Bioprocess Technology
- Coastal Engineering
- Computer Science (for Electrical Engineering Majors)
- Environmental Engineering
- Materials Engineering
- Technology Commercialization
Each minor requires you to complete a minimum of 18 hours in the specialized area while completing your degree within one of our current engineering and industrial technology programs.