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Are you looking to make a difference in your career? Explore a future in energy careers. You can make a difference in a rewarding, well-paying occupation in energy management that benefits millions of people every day! Energy management issues are complex and there is a growing demand for professionals with a multidisciplinary background. These professionals are able to understand and draw on the expertise of engineers and other energy scientists. They are also able to appreciate the business, legal, social and public policy implications of a given project.

The Energy Resource Management and Development program is designed to meet the needs of the energy industry. Through a combination of rigorous academic training, hands-on scenarios and internships, students prepare for essential roles in industries such as oil and natural gas, renewable energy, and mining. Students take a core curriculum focusing in business, natural resources, law and policy, project management, risk analysis and mathematics. Our program offers two concentrations for specialization, Professional Land Management or Energy and Environmental Systems (fka Energy, Land and Water Management).

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Learning Outcomes

Gain the skills you need in order to meet the demands of the energy workforce and enhance social literacy related to complex energy issues. Apply concepts & skills to real world problems to gain practical understanding & experience. LEARN MORE

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The School of Energy Resources is committed to providing scholarships opportunities for our students. Several scholarships are available to students declared in the Energy Resource Management and Development program. LEARN MORE

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Minor in ERM

Interested in energy topics related to science, law, engineering, or policy? Earn a minor in Energy Resource Management (ERM). Students pursing a minor in ERM gain access to tailored energy courses supplementing any degree. LEARN MORE

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The School of Energy Resources currently does not offer a graduate program of study, however, or degree leads to incredible graduate opportunities in closely related fields. Explore energy-related programs offered at UW. LEARN MORE


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Geospatial knowledge is in high demand with employers and is particularly important in energy development. Students may enhance their academic experience by pursuing a certificate in Geographic Information System (GIS). LEARN MORE

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SER has a growing alumni base and seeks to build pride, loyalty and future sustainment of our degree program through communication, involvement, engagement, and celebration. Explore some of the ways that you can stay involved with the school, or help to pormote our mission! LEARN MORE

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The School of Energy Resources is dedicated to helping our students achieve academic success. Through SER Study Hall, ERMD majors and minors can connect with tutors in various topics related to their studies, or connect with other tutors on campus. LEARN MORE

What Can You Do With an Energy Resource Management and Development Bachelor’s Degree?

academic_advising_logo.pngNumerous job opportunities are available to UW graduates. Depending on the concentration you select, you can end up in any sector of the energy industry.

Professional land management students can go to work for wind, solar, oil and gas, transmission and utility companies and more. They often work as land acquisition specialists, surface or mineral landmen or division order analysts. Other career avenues include working as a real estate agent or continuing on to a law degree.

Students in the energy and environmental systems concentration find jobs with oil, gas and coal companies, environmental consulting firms, conservation districts or with the state and federal governments, working as reclamation planners and scientists, environmental compliance coordinators, environmental scientists, regulatory analysts and project managers.

The careers you build as a graduate from the School of Energy Resources allow you to make a difference in rewarding, well-paying occupations that benefit millions of people every day.


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The School of Energy Resources offers transfer student support and can assist students with planning for transfer opportunities. LEARN MORE

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SER offers opportunities for current and prospective students to engage in networking, guest speakers, and informational meetings. LEARN MORE

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The School of Energy Resources is dedicated to advance energy literacy education in WyomingWe provide lesson plans to help integrate energy topics into any classroom. LEARN MORE

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Kami Danaei
Academic Director
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3012
Laramie, Wyoming 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6879


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