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Undergraduate Minor in
Energy Business and Finance


The minor in energy business and finance is composed of 28–29 credits. Your required courses are in energy, business, and finance; energy and mineral engineering; and energy and geo-environmental engineering.

Your elective courses will be selected from a list of available courses in energy, business, and finance; energy and mineral engineering; energy and geo-environmental engineering; geography; geosciences; and meteorology.

A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses that you take to fulfill requirements for the minor.

Course List — Undergraduate Minor in Energy Business and Finance

Prescribed Courses (16 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Introduction to Energy and Earth Sciences Economics EBF 200 Resource-use decisions and their effect on local, national, and global development. 3 credits
Global Finance for the Earth, Energy, and Materials Industries EBF 301 The aim of this course is to introduce fundamental concepts of financial management and illustrate their global applications. 3 credits
Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy ECON 102 Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution. 3 credits
Geo-Resource Evaluation and Investment Analysis EME 460 The course covers engineering evaluation of geo-resources, present value and rate of return analysis, mineral property and reserve estimation, and cost estimation and engineering economy concepts applied to geo-resources including energy and minerals.

3 credits

Elementary Statistics

STAT 200

Descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, probability, binomial and normal distributions, statistical inference, linear regression, and correlation.

Prerequisites: Placement in MATH 21 or higher

4 credits
Additional Math Courses (3–4 credits; choose one)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
College Algebra II and Analytic Geometry MATH 22 Relations, functions, graphs; polynomial, rational functions, graphs; word problems; nonlinear inequalities; inverse functions; exponential, logarithmic functions; conic sections; simultaneous equations. 3 credits
Techniques of Calculus I MATH 110

Functions, graphs, derivatives, integrals, techniques of differentiation and integration, exponentials, improper integrals, applications.

Prerequisites: MATH 22 or satisfactory performance on the mathematics placement examination

4 credits
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I MATH 140

Functions, limits; analytic geometry; derivatives, differentials, applications, integrals, applications.

Prerequisites: MATH 22 and MATH 26 or MATH 26 and satisfactory performance on the mathematics placement examination or MATH 40 or MATH 41 or satisfactory performance on the mathematics placement examination

3 credits
Additional Energy Courses (3 credits; choose one)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Energy and the Environment EGEE 101 Energy utilization and technological development, energy resources, conversion and consequences on the local and global environment, and future energy alternatives. 3 credits
Energy Conservation for Environmental Protection EGEE 102 Exposure to energy efficiency in day-to-day life to save money and energy, and thereby protect the environment. 3 credits
Oil: International Evolution EGEE 120 Survey of the commercial development of the world petroleum industry from various international, historical, business, and cultural perspectives. 3 credits
Supporting Courses and Related Areas (6 credits; choose two)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Energy in a Changing World EGEE 401 Energy is in transition, with increased international energy demand and increasing environmental pressures. Energy transitions, approaches, and outcomes are addressed. 3 credits
Global Energy Enterprise EME 444 Industry perspective on the resources, technologies, engineering approaches, and externalities involved in satisfying worldwide energy demand profitably and sustainably. 3 credits
Human Use of Environment GEOG 430 The human use of resources and ecosystems and social causes and consequences of environmental degradation in different parts of the world; development of environmental policy and management strategies.

Prerequisite: GEOG 010 or GEOG 020 or GEOG 030 or GEOG 040 or GEOG 130 or permission of the program
3 credits
Geography of Water Resources GEOG 431 Perspectives on water as a resource and hazard for human society; water resource issues in environmental and regional planning. 3 credits
Energy Policy GEOG 432 Analysis, formulation, implementation, and impacts of energy-related policies, regulations, and initiatives. 3 credits
Energy Industry Applications of GIS GEOG 469 Roles of geographic information systems in energy siting decisions focusing on electric energy transmission networks. 3 credits
Introduction to Electricity Markets EBF 483

Covers the structure of the electricity industry, regulatory institutions that oversee the industry, and the new market institutions that have been put into place since electricity restructuring.

Prerequisites: MATH 140; ECON 102 and MATH 230 or E B F 200 and E B F 301; E B F 472 or STAT 200 or STAT 301 or STAT 401

3 credits

Course Availability

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