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Environmental & Energy Resources Management

Windmills on mountain at sunset Examine the interdisciplinary relationships involved in the business of energy production and utilization along with associated environmental management, regulatory and policy issues. This major will provide a strong foundation for students interested in pursuing a career in the growing energy and environmental sectors of the economy, whether in private business, government, consulting, or for entrepreneurial ventures of their own design.

Fast Facts


Students, faculty and staff commonly refer to this major as E*Quad because of its four primary components – energy, environment, entrepreneurship and economics.

versatile degree 

Pursue entrepreneurial ventures or work in the energy or environmental sector after graduation.

Challenges and opportunities

Develop a keen sense of the challenges and opportunities inherent in providing power for an energy-hungry nation.



  • Project Analyst, Energy Team
  • Sustainability Analyst
  • Environmental Coordinator
  • Environmental Manager
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Natural Resources Project Coordinator

Course Schedule

Freshman Year

Suggested Plan of Study

Fall Spring
WVUE 191 – First Year Seminar PLSC 206 – Principles of Plant Science
ARE 187 – Energy Resource Economics ARE 150 – Introductory Agricultural and Agribusiness Economics
ENGL 101 – Intro to Composition and Rhetoric
GEF 5, 6 or 7
BIOL 101 and 103 – General Biology GEF 5, 6 or 7
MATH 150 – Applied Calculus
Free Elective

For full suggested course schedule, class descriptions and more information on General Education Foundations (GEF) see the course catalog