Energy Co-major

Energy is one of the most important issues of our global modern society. A sustainable energy future will require engineering, scientific, economic, and policy approaches working together to meet the technological, institutional, and environmental challenges.

The goal of an Energy Co-major is to provide students with core interdisciplinary training in energy that complements their disciplinary majors in engineering, natural sciences, architecture, business, and the social sciences. This co-major exposes students to the principles of energy production and distribution, energy supply and demand, pollution control and building systems, and energy policy and regulation. Students can pursue career paths in the energy industry and startup companies, consulting firms, and non-profit organizations.

Program Requirements

The Energy Co-major requires 34-45 semester hours. Depending on your major, some of these credits may also count toward your primary major or as Miami Plan Foundation courses.

Chief Departmental Advisor

Dr. Sarah Lynn Dumyahn
Assistant Teaching Professor, The Institute of Environment and Sustainability
221 Shideler Hall
(513) 529-0533

Combined MEn Program

The combined Master of Environmental Science program allows students to complete an M.En. degree with 1 year of additional study beyond the bachelor's degree, and is available to qualified, tuition-paying students with an undergraduate Co-major in Energy, Environmental Science, or Sustainability at Miami University.