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School of Energy Resources

Mark A. Northam, Director
301 Energy Innovation Center
Phone: (307) 766-6879, Fax: (307) 766-6701
Web site: http://www.uwyo.edu/ser

The School of Energy Resources facilitates interdisciplinary academic and research programs in engineering and science, economics, and environment and natural resources policy to address critical energy-related issues faced by our society.

Our mission is to leverage and add to the already significant energy-related talent and resources in the University of Wyoming colleges to develop human resources, know-how, and technical solutions to ensure a secure and sustainable energy future for the state, region, and nation.

Professors

TIMOTHY J. CONSIDINE, B.A. Loyola University 1975; M.S. Purdue University 1977; Ph.D. Cornell University 1981; SER Professor of Energy Economics 2008.
CRAIG C. DOUGLAS, A.B. Chicago University 1977; M.S. Yale University 1978; M.Phil. 1980; Ph.D. 1982; SER Professor of Mathematics 2008.
MAOHONG FAN, B.S. Wuhan University of Science and Engineering, 1984; M.S. Beijing University of Science and Technology, 1992; Ph.D. Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1997; Ph.D. Iowa State University, 2000; Ph.D. Osaka University 2003; SER Professor of Chemical Engineering 2015, 2008.
SUBHASHIS MALLICK, B.Sc. Indian Institute of Technology 1976; M.Sc. 1978; Ph.D. University of Hawaii 1987; SER Professor of Geology & Geophysics 2008.
BRUCE A. PARKINSON, B.S. Iowa State University 1972; Ph.D. California Institute of Technology 1977; SER Professor of Chemistry 2008.
MOHAMMAD PIRI, B.Sc. Azad University, Arak 1995; M.Sc. Azad University, Tehran 1998; M.Sc. Imperial College, London 2000; Ph.D. 2004; SER Professor of Petroleum Engineering 2011, 2005.

Associate Professors

PO CHEN, B.S. Beijing University 2000; Ph.D. University of Southern California 2005; SER Associate Professor of Geology and Geophysics 2014, 2008.
DARIO GRANA, B.S. University of Pavia, 2003; M.S. 2005; M.S. University of Milano Bicocca, 2006; Ph.D. Stanford University, 2013; SER Associate Professor of Geology and Geophysics 2019, 2013.
JOHN P. KASZUBA, B.S. Beloit College, 1982; M.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 1986; Ph.D. Colorado School of Mines, 1997; SER Associate Professor Geology & Geophysics 2008.
TARA RIGHETTI, B.A. University of Colorado Boulder 2005; J.D. 2007; SER Assocaite Professor of Law 2017, 2014.

Academic Professional

KRISTOPHER KOSKI, B.S. Colorado School of Mines, 2005; J.D. University of Wyoming, 2008; Associate Lecturer 2017.

Energy Resource Management and Development Bachelor of Science 

One of the most important challenges of the 21st century will be to develop and manage energy resources in a sustainable manner.  Projections show energy consumption worldwide will increase nearly 50 percent by 2035. And half of the leadership in the energy industries is expected to retire in the next five to ten years.

The future of energy will be characterized by increasing knowledge, relentless change, and technological innovation. As global energy industry increases in complexity, demand will dramatically grow for professionals with a multidisciplinary, entrepreneurial skill set. Future leaders must understand complex engineering and scientific technology within the context of business, legal, social and public policy in order to create comprehensive and sustainable solutions.

The Energy Resource Management and Development (ERM&D) B.S. program is designed to fill this need through a combination of rigorous courses, real-world internships, and undergraduate research experiences. The curriculum balances depth of learning with breadth of understanding to train graduates for sustained competitive success in the energy workforce at the frontiers of knowledge and for self-directed, life-long learning. Students learn to focus on continuous improvement, constant assessment and the importance of a sense of urgency and consideration of profit motive in the energy industry

Our program emphasizes career planning and provides constant one-on-one guidance and assistance to ensure optimal workforce placement. Students are strongly encouraged to complete an industry internship (minimum GPA requirement is typically 3.000). Opportunities are also available for undergraduate research, a study abroad experience or a summer field trip. Multiple events during the year connect students to energy industry professionals.

Required Academic Performance

The student must earn a letter grade of C or better in each course and a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better.

Concentrations

The Energy Resource Management and Development program offers two concentrations and students must declare at least one concentration. They are professional land management and energy land and water management. The suggested course sequences are shown below.

Energy Land and Water Management Concentration

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year: Fall Hours
First-Year Seminar (FYS) 3
ENGL 1010 (COM1) 3
ERS 1000 3
MATH 2200 (Q) 4
US & Wyoming Constitutions (V) 3
Total Hours 16
Freshman Year: Spring Hours
Communication 2 Elective (COM2)1 3
ECON 1300 (H) 3
ECON 1020 (H) 3
LIFE 1010 (PN) 4
Total Hours 13
Sophomore Year: Fall Hours
LIFE 2023 4
REWM 2000 3
Chemistry Elective (PN)2 4
MGT 3210 3
ACCT 2010 3
Total Hours 17
Sophomore Year: Spring Hours
SOIL 2010 4
LIFE 3400 3
GEOG 2150 4
STAT 2050 4
Total Hours 15
Junior Year: Fall Hours
REWM 2400 4
REWM 3100 3
Technical Elective3 3
ERS 4120 3
ENR 4750 3
Total Hours 16
Junior Year: Spring Hours
Economics Elective4 3
DSCI 4260 3
FIN 3250 3
ERS 3010 3
General Elective5 2
Total Hours 14
Senior Year: Fall Hours
AGEC/ENR 4550 3
REWM 4200 3
Computer/Data Analysis Elective6 4
GEOG 4200 4
Total Hours 14
Senior Year: Spring Hours
Communication 3 (COM3) Elective7 3
AGEC/ENR 4450 3
REWM 4710 3
REWM 4580 3
General Elective5 3
Total Hours 15
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 120

1COJO 2010, ECON 2400, ENGL 2005, ENR 2000, ENR 3300, ERS 2500, HP 2020, UWYO 1600
2CHEM 1000 Fall only, CHEM 1020 Fall, Spring or Summer
3Any 3000/4000 ENR, GEOG, SOIL, REWM or RNEW class
4ECON/ERS 3400 (preferred); AGEC 3750, 4600, 4700, 4720; ECON 4420
5ERS 1650, 4960, 4965, 4970, 4975, 4985, 4990; ENR 1300, 3450, 3700, 3900, 4040, 4600, 4890, 4970; GEOG 3150, 3450, 3480, 3550, 4040, 4111, 4210, 4211; LIFE 3410; MGT 3410, 3420; MKT 4600; PLNT 1150; PHIL 2420; POLS 4051, 4052; REWM 4210, 4285, 4330, 4530, 4700, 4850; SOIL 4105, 4120, 4130, 4140, 4150, 4160
6COSC 1200; ES 1060, 1061; ENR 4500; GEOL/ENR 4525; STAT 3050
7ENR concurrent majors take ENR 4900; all other students select from ENGL 4010, 4025, 4075

Professional Land (Landman) Management Concentration

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year: Fall Hours
First-Year Seminar (FYS) 3
ECON 1300 (H) 3
ENR 1000 (PN) 4
MATH 2350 (Q) 3
ENGL 1010 (COM1) 3
Total Hours 16
Freshman Year: Spring Hours
ECON 1020 (H) 3
U.S. & WY Constitutions (V) 3
Communication 2 Elective (COM2)1 3
MATH 2355 4
MGT 1040 3
Total Hours 16
Sophomore Year: Fall Hours
ACCT 2010 3
GEOL 1100 (PN)
4
ERS 2000 3
MGT 3210 3
General Elective2 3
Total Hours 16
Sophomore Year: Spring Hours
ACCT 2020 3
ERS 2010 2
GEOG 2150 4
STAT 2050 4
General Elective2 1
Total Hours 14
Junior Year: Fall Hours
General Elective2 3
FIN  3250 3
GEOG 4200 4
ERS 4990 3
Total Hours 13
Junior Year: Spring Hours
ERS 4010 3
DSCI 4260 3
Economics Elective3 3
Computer/Data Analysis Elective4 4
ERS 4110 3
Total Hours 16
Senior Year: Fall Hours
ENR 4750 3
ERS 4100 3
ERS 4120 3
ERS 4130 3
AGEC 4550 3
Total Hours 15
Senior Year: Spring Hours
ERS 4105 3
ERS 4135 3
ERS 4985 2
AGEC 4450 3
General Elective2 3
Total Hours 14
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 120

1COJO 2010, ECON 2400, ENGL 2005, ENR 2000, ENR 3300, ERS 2500, HP 2020, UWYO 1600
2ERS 1650, 4960, 4965, 4970, 4975, 4990; DSCI 3210; ECON 1010; ENR 1300, 3450, 3700, 3900, 4040, 4600, 4890, 4960, 4970; FIN 3310, 3520; GEOG 3150, 3480, 3550, 4040, 4111, 4210, 4211; GEOL 1600, 1650, 3600, 3650; IMGT 1400, 2400; LS 2100; MGT 3410, 3420, 4340, 4350, 4360; MKT 3210, 4600; PHIL 2420; POLS 4051, 40520
3ECON/ERS 3400 (preferred); AGEC 3750, 4600, 4700, 4720; ECON 4420
4COSC 1200; ENR 4500; ES 1060, 1061; STAT 3050

Concurrent Major in Environment and Natural Resources

A student majoring in Energy Resource Management and Development (ERM&D) program may earn a double major by completing the courses required for the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) program in addition to the ERM&D requirements. Visit www.uwyo.edu/enr for the ENR requirements.

Minors

Students looking to create a focus for their coursework can add minors to the ERM&D program. Courses applying towards the minor must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.  Visit the college or department web sites for a description of the minors.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management
  • Reclamation and Restoration Ecology
  • Soil Science

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Foreign Language
  • International Studies
  • Professional Writing
  • Public Relations

College of Business

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Decision Science
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Communication
  • Sustainable Business Practices

Haub School

  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Outdoor Leadership
  • Sustainability

School of Energy Resources (ERS) Courses

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