Oct 31, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Solar & Renewable Energy Minor


Students will choose between the Policy Track or the Solar Engineering and Sciences Track. 

Policy Track (21 credits) Minimum GPA: 2.0

Available to all baccalaureate majors, the Solar and Renewable Energy minor with a Policy Concentration is intended to provide students with, in its core required courses, knowledge of global environmental problems and different types of solar energy utilization and competence in sustainable building design. In the Solar Policy electives, students will develop competence in environmental history, policy, and science.

Solar Engineering & Sciences Track (21-23 credits) Minimum GPA: 2.0

Available primarily to baccalaureate science and engineering majors, the Solar and Renewable Energy minor-Engineering and Sciences Concentration, is intended to provide students with, in its core required courses, knowledge of global environmental problems and different types of solar energy utilization, competence in both solar thermal and photovolataic system design and sustainable building design. In the Solar Engineering and Sciences electives, students will develop technical depth in the scientific fundamentals and engineering design principles of renewable energy.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to 

  • Explain the basic principles of operation of Solar and Renewable energy generation systems
  • Describe the basic policy provisions that support or hinder the continued implementation of Solar and Renewable Energy systems
  • Explain the environmental benefits and environmental impacts of implementation of Solar and Renewable energy systems

Solar Engineering & Sciences Minor Track - Elective courses - 3