Energy and Climate Change
Welcome to the Energy and Climate Change track within the International Environmental Policy program.
The Energy and Climate Change track draws on the fields of energy physics, earth sciences, climate science, and economics to study the history and structure of energy production and consumption systems, and the implications of these systems on the atmosphere, the biosphere, and various aspects of human society. The program offers introductory and advanced courses in energy and environmental policy.
This track is designed to equip students with the essential technical and analytical tools necessary to address complex energy, resource, and climate policy issues at local, national, and international levels.
- Interdisciplinary Energy Policy Analysis
- Electricity Markets
- Energy & Development
- Renewable Energy Systems
- Climate and Development
- Carbon Markets
To meet the demands of a fast-paced policy world, our curriculum is constantly evolving and new courses are regularly created. This list is only a sample of courses that have been offered in the past, and does not guarantee their availability every semester.
Although students must complete 8 credits within the Energy and Climate Change track to fulfill the concentration requirements, students are encouraged to take elective courses offered outside of their track to develop interdisciplinary skills and to link areas of interest.
Sample Energy and Climate Change Courses
- IPOL 8548 Interdisciplinary Analysis for Energy Policy
- IPOL 8593 Carbon Markets Colloquium
- IPOL 8643 Climate Change Science and Policy
- IPOL 8659 Greening the Grid: Past, Present, Future of Electric Power.
- IPOL 8624 Seminar: Advanced Research in Energy Policy
- IPOL 8698 Introduction to GIS/GPS
- IPOL 8665 Climate and Development
- IPOL 8621 Climate, Security, and Nuclear Power
- WKSH 8517 Intro to the Science of Climate Change
- WKSH 8580 Renewable Energy
- WKSH 8583 Energy & Development
- WKSH 8591: Nuclear Energy for Policymakers
From the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to mitigating and adapting to climate change, social expectations of business are on the rise. Demand for Energy and Climate Change graduates is rising too. Our students have developed careers in business, government, and non-governmental organizations, as well as exciting niche fields.
Our graduates are working in Brazil, China, Germany, Laos, Peru, the United States, and other locations around the world. Learn more about Energy and Climate Change positions held by our alumni. Visit the organizations' websites to learn more about internship and job opportunities.