Minors and Options

Petroleum and natural gas engineering students on a field trip

In addition to the various B.S. degrees offered by the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, we also offer numerous Undergraduate Minors and Options. They include the following:

Minor in Electrochemcial Engineering >>

The electrochemical engineering minor is designed to equip students with the knowledge necessary to achieve the following educational objectives: become valuable contributors in addressing society’s clean energy needs and demands especially in the electrochemical power generation sector; and to become educators, practicing engineers, and national leaders in electrochemical energy conversion and storage. 

Minor in Energy Business and Finance >>

Introduces students to financial, investment, and management concepts applied to private sector organizations whose operation emphasizes the Earth and its environment, the energy and mineral industries, or the development of new and enhanced materials.

Minor in Energy Engineering >>

Designed to provide students in engineering, science, and energy business and finance (EBF) with additional courses, exposure, and experiences to the principles and applications of energy engineering. Courses available to students include thermal sciences; petroleum and natural gas processing; renewable/sustainable energy; chemistry of fuels; electrochemical, chemical and nuclear energy conversion processes; physical processes in energy engineering; air pollution; and green engineering and environmental compliance.

Minor in Environmental Systems Engineering >>

Introduces students to the environmental issues associated with the extraction, processing and utilization of mineral and energy resources and their solutions.

Minor in Mining Engineering >>

Offers a specialized program for students in many other broad-based, technical majors, such as those in engineering or science.

Minor in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering >>

Provides an opportunity for students to understand and appreciate the relationship between petroleum and natural gas demand, production and their environmental impact.

Energy and Fuels Engineering Option in Chemical Engineering >>

An option in Chemical Engineering in which you students will be prepared to identify and solve the energy and environmental problems of today and tomorrow. With access to world-class research laboratories, students will be mentored and taught by faculty members who are involved in world-class research and who are known in the world-wide energy science community.