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School of Energy Resources

Mark A. Northam, Director
338 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.
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.

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.
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 Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering 2008.
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.
MOHAMMAD PIRI, B.Sc. Azad University, Arak 1995; M.Sc. Azad University, Tehran 1998; M.Sc. Imperial College, London 2000; Ph.D. 2004; SER Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering 2011, 2006.

Assistant Professors

DARIO GRANA, B.S. University of Pavia, 2003; M.S. 2005; M.S. University of Milano Bicocca, 2006; Ph.D. Stanford University, 2013; SER Assistant Professor of Geology and Geophysics 2013.
TARA RIGHETTI,
B.A. University of Colorado Boulder 2005; J.D. 2007; SER Assistant Professor of Law 2014.

Adjunct Faculty

Vladimir Alvarado, Carrick Eggleston, K.J. Reddy, VIctor Ginting, Robert Godby, Lamia Goual, Ye Zhang

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. It is a collaborative degree with the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Law as well as the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources. 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 four concentrations and students must declare at least one concentration. They are fossil fuels; renewable energy; energy air, energy land and water management; and professional land management. The suggested course sequences are shown below.

Fossil Fuels Concentration

The Fossil Fuels concentration is under review.

Renewable Energy Concentration

The Renewable Energy concentration is under review.

Energy Air, Energy Land and Water Management Concentration

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year: Fall

Hours

First-Year Seminar

3

U.S. & Wyoming Constitutions
ECON 1200 preferred

3

ENGL 1010

3

ERS 1000

3

MATH 2200

4

Total Hours

16

Freshman Year: Spring

Hours

ACCT 1010

3

ECON 1020

3

ERS 1300

3

ERS 2500

3

LIFE 1010

4

Total Hours

16

Sophomore Year: Fall

Hours

LIFE 2023

4

REWM 2000

3

Chemistry elective1

4

Humanities course

3

ES 1060

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

SOIL 3130

3

ERS 4120

3

FIN 3250

3

Total Hours

16

Junior Year: Spring

Hours

Economics elective2

3

REWM 4710

3

MGT 3210

3

ERS 3010

3

General elective3

3

Total Hours

16

Junior Year: Summer

Hours

Practicum4

3

Total Hours

3

Senior Year: Fall

Hours

AGEC 4550

3

REWM 4200

3

ENR 4500

4

ENR 4750

3

GEOG 4200

4

Total Hours

17

Senior Year: Spring

Hours

ENR 4900 or ENGL 4010

3

AGEC 4450

3

DSCI 4260

3

REWM 4580 3

Total Hours

12

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

128

NOTE: Academic plans and course schedules may need to be altered if your Math Placement scores require you to take MATH 0900, 0921, 0925, 1400, 1405, or 1450.
1CHEM 1000 Fall only, CHEM 1020 Fall, Spring or Summer
2AGEC 3750, 4600, 4660, 4720; ECON 4420.
3ENR 4525, 4600, 4890; ERS 4985, 4990; GEOG 3150, 3450, 3480, 4040, 4111, 4210, 4211, 4330; LIFE 3410; MGT 3410, 3420; PLNT 1150; REWM 4210, 4285, 4330, 4530, 4700, 4850; SOIL 4140, 4105, 4120, 4130, 4135, 4140, 4150, 4160.
4ERS 4950, 4960, 4965, 4970; ENR 3700, 4970.

Professional Land (Landman) Management Concentration

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year: Fall

Hours

First-Year Seminar

3

U.S. & Wyoming Constitutions
ECON 1200 preferred

3

MATH 2200 or MATH 2350

4

ENGL 1010

3

ERS 1000

3

Total Hours

16

Freshman Year: Spring

Hours

ECON 1020

3

ERS 1300

3

ACCT 1010

3

ERS 2500

3

MATH 2205 or MATH 2355

4

Total Hours

16

Sophomore Year: Fall

Hours

ACCT 1020

3

GEOL 1100

4

ERS 2000

3

Humanities course

3

Physical & Natural World course1

4

Total Hours

17

Sophomore Year: Spring

Hours

MGT 1040

3

STAT 2050

4

GEOG 2150

4

IMGT 2400

3

ERS 2010 2

Total Hours

16

Junior Year: Fall

Hours

MKT 3210

3

AGEC 4550

3

ENR 4750

3

GEOG 4200

4

DSCI 3210

3

Total Hours

16

Junior Year: Spring

Hours

ERS 4010

3

DSCI 4260

3

MGT 3210

3

AGEC 4450

3

ERS 4100

3

Total Hours

15

Senior Year: Fall

Hours

ENR 4500

4

ERS 4105

3

ERS 4120

3

ERS 4130 3
FIN 3250 3

Total Hours

16

Senior Year: Spring

Hours

ERS 4135

3

ERS 4110

3

ERS 4985

1

Economics elective3

3

Elective2

6

Total Hours

16

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

128

NOTE: Academic plans and course schedules may need to be altered if your Math Placement scores require you to take MATH 0900, 0921, 0925, 1400, 1405, or 1450.

1Take CHEM 1000 or CHEM 1020 if REWM 4710 will be taken as an elective.

2Approved electives: ERS 3010, 4960, 4990; GEOG 3150, 4111, 4210, 4330, 4750; IMGT 3400; LAW 6735, 6780; LS 2100; MGT 3410, 4340, 4350, 4445, 4470.

3AGEC 3750, 4600, 4660, 4710, 4720 or ECON 4420.

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

  • Chemistry
  • Foreign Language
  • Geography
  • Geographic Information Sciences
  • International Studies
  • Planning
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Professional Writing
  • Public Relations

College of Business

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

Haub School

  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Sustainability

School of Energy Resources (ERS) Courses


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