Mar 03, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 

Graduate Certificate in Solar & Renewable Energy

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Plan Description

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), offers a Graduate Certificate in Solar and Renewable (SRE) Energy.

The Certificate is designed for individuals already in possession of either a baccalaureate degree or a graduate degree. More specifically, the Certificate provides a specialized qualification for career professionals in the energy industry, professionals from other fields and individuals with baccalaureate degrees seeking entry into the renewable energy field, or currently enrolled graduate students seeking an additional specialization.

This Certificate is designed to improve the overall effectiveness of the solar and renewable energy sector in Nevada and the western U.S. by:

  • Developing within students the intellectual and problem solving foundation for a successful professional career in the SRE field.
  • Providing an interdisciplinary approach to SRE grounded in the three critical pillars of policy and governance, technology and physical science, and the built environment.

Students earning the Certificate may separately apply for admission to UNLV graduate degree programs provided they meet the existing admissions criteria for said programs.

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Plan Admission Requirements

Application deadlines

All of the following requirements must be met and submitted to the program:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. A GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.00 scale is required for admission.
  3. Application to the Graduate College submitted using the Grad Rebel Gateway system, including college and university grade transcripts, and a 1-2 page Statement of Intent.
  4. Applicants will be evaluated by the Advisory/Admissions Committee for the SRE Certificate program and a decision rendered through the Graduate College Grad Rebel Gateway system

Once admitted, all applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

Students are accepted into a certificate program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Plan Requirements

Total Credits Required: 18

Course Requirements

Required Renewable Technology Course – Credits: 3

Elective Course – Credits: 3

To develop depth in a preferred area, complete any advisor-approved 3 credit course in Energy Policy, Built Environment, Environmental Decision-Making, or Engineering & Science, not previously taken:

Certificate Requirements

Completion of a minimum 18 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.00.

Plan Certificate Completion Requirements

Students may apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing their degree requirements. All required forms must be submitted to the graduate college via the Grad Rebel Gateway.

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