Energy and its Impacts is an Integrated Learning Major that provides students an understanding of the origin of today’s energy problems and the ability to seek 21st-century solutions. The program includes extensive coursework and research on energy issues, its supply, use, and impact on our environment.

The Energy and its Impacts major is designed to complement a broad range of programs in the natural sciences, the social sciences, engineering, or management.

Sample Courses

Core coursework is centered on environmental studies, earth science, and international relations. Sample courses include

  • Dynamic Earth
  • Ecological Problems and Society
  • Thermodynamics
  • Climate Change Past and Present
  • Economic Ideas and Issues
  • Solar Energy Science and Architectures

Practical Experience

Energy and its Impacts students are encouraged to enjoy a number of real-world learning opportunities that will bolster and enhance their experience.

  • Organize geography-related events such as films and outings as a member of the Geography Club.
  • Supplement your learning and networking experiences as a Renée Crowne University Honors student.
  • Get hands-on experience as an intern at leading environmental and urban planning firms.

Study Abroad

Consistently ranked among the top international education providers in the U.S., SU Abroad is a storied part of the SU experience. With over 100 programs in 60 countries, nearly half of all students go abroad during their four years. Energy and its Impacts students have gone abroad in Santiago, Florence, and London.

Life after Syracuse University

With a degree in Energy and its Impacts you can explore such careers as:

  • Environmental Engineer
  • Geographer
  • Geographic Specialist
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Researcher

Or, earn a graduate level degree in the areas of economics, geography, and sociology, among others.

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