Energy Air, Land and Water Management Concentration
The Energy Air, Land and Water Management concentration is designed to position graduates for long-term competitive success in the sustained stewardship of energy, land, and water. There are excellent career opportunities with private energy companies, government agencies, foundations, and as independent consultants.
Air, Land and Water Stewardship
The comprehensive development and management of energy resources is dependent upon the sustained stewardship of air, land and water. For example, reclamation and restoration of coal production areas is very sophisticated and is one of the success stories of modern energy production. Oil, gas, wind, solar, uranium and other energy asset production also require careful consideration of environmental impacts on the complex interactions between flora, fauna, and the physical environment. The energy-land-water interconnection is not only important in traditional energy development and management, it is absolutely vital in new 21st century processes. Effective and environmentally sound application of emerging technologies such as hydraulic fracturing, CO2 storage, carbon conversion technologies, and in wind and solar farm placement and operations begin with consideration of land and water resources.
Today and in the future, specialists in energy land and water management will be central figures in all management phases of energy exploration and development. This option is designed to meet workforce demands and provide a multi-disciplinary perspective so crucial in effective decision-making.
What types of opportunities are available?
- Restoration and reclamation
- Water resource quality evaluation and planning
- Public relations
- Graduate school
Why chose the University of Wyoming's Energy Land and Water Management program?
- Wyoming is a perfect location to learn about the energy-land-water interface. It is a center of U.S. energy production and allows students to experience realistic and relevant energy development.
- Gain comparative advantage in Western region energy issues.
- Integrate classroom learning with multiple opportunities for practical field application. OUr program constantly connects students with practicing professionals and provides internship, field trip, study abroad, undergraduate research, and capstone experiences.
- Dedicated advising, mentoring and career placement.
- Low student-teacher ratios and committed faculty experts.
- Many scholarships, fellowships, and financial aid options.
- State-of-the-art Energy Innovation Center and energy facilities that provide opportunities for undergraduate research with distinguished faculty researchers.
- Opportunities for concurrent minors in Natural Resource Economics, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management, Reclamation and Restoration Ecology, Environment and Natural Resources, Geographic Information Systems and others.
Curriculum information can be downloaded here.