The Energy and Sustainability minor is designed to provide an interdisciplinary approach to broad issues in energy and sustainability. The minor will educate students on the basics of energy sources, fossil fuels, and the future of energy. In addition to a common introductory and capstone course, the minor offers a blend of courses in technology, business, engineering, architecture, social science, and natural science.
Coursework will focus on topics such as existing, transitional, and alternative energy sources, as well as energy and sustainability from the perspectives of economics and business, engineering and technology, architecture and design, and public policy and education.
Hear more about the E&S Minor on the Honors College Podcast
Requirements to Declare:
Applicants must have a 2.5+ cumulative GPA of 15+ hours at UH and must be a classified sophomore (30-59 hours) to declare the Energy and Sustainability minor as of April 2015.
Apply digitally, email Rita Sirrieh, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Rita Sirrieh in room L212B, Honors College in the M.D. Anderson Library to apply in person.
A 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA in our courses attempted for the minor are required for graduation. All attempted courses from the courses listed below are used toward the calculation.
- ENRG 3310: Introduction to Energy & Sustainability (Ongjen Miljanic) TTh 1-2:30pm
- ENRG 4320: Capstone Course for Energy & Sustainability minor: Students also have the option to meet the capstone requirement with a research project in an independent study class.
An updated list of approved electives for the Energy & Sustainability minor can be found on the Honors College E&S courses page. You may petition for other courses to count as electives. A note explaining why the course should count with a course outline should accompany the petition.
Energy & Sustainability Minor Faculty Advisory Board
Joe Pratt, History/Business, email@example.com
Suryanaanan Radhakrisknan, Business, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ognjen Miljanic, Chemistry, email@example.com
Ani Bose, Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Kennedy, Political Science, email@example.com
Leonard Bachman, Architecture, firstname.lastname@example.org
William Epling, Chemical Engineering, email@example.com
Terry Hallmar, Honors/Political Scien, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Holley, Petroleum Engineering, email@example.com
Rita Sirrieh, Honors, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kairn Klieman, History, email@example.com
Sarah Kelly, Office of Sustainability, firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Hamilton, NSM, email@example.com
David Rainbow, Honors, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Hirs, Economics, email@example.com