Programs for Undergraduate Students

CU offers several options for currently enrolled undergraduate students interested in renewable and sustainable energy.

Energy Courses:
Many departments at CU offer courses that focus on energy issues. This list of energy courses at CU keeps growing – so check back if you don't see what you want.


Undergraduate Energy Certificate:
CU-Boulder's undergraduate energy certificate program provides a broad exposure to energy issues, with an emphasis on renewable and sustainable energy. Required coursework on energy science and technology, policy, and economics; coupled with electives on energy and environment, journalism, ethics, and other topics give students the skills and knowledge to tackle society's pressing energy problems.


Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering Department (ECEN):
A student graduating with a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder may also receive a Minor in Electrical Renewable Energy Systems. As society moves away from the overwhelming dependence on fossil fuels towards more sustainable and environmentally friendlier alternatives, the need for engineers and scientists ready to take on new challenges and bring innovations to present and future energy systems is expected to grow. The objectives of the Minor in Electrical Renewable Energy Systems are to address the growing interests and technical needs in renewable energy sources and efficient utilization of electrical energy.


Environmental Engineering:
CU’s Environmental Engineering program offers an Energy Option for undergraduates.



Environmental Studies:

CU's Environmental Studies program offers a Climate and Energy specialization for undergraduates.

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