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Energy Resource Management and Development – Bachelor of Science (BS)

Energy Resource Management and Development – Bachelor of Science (BS)

The world needs more people who understand how to thoughtfully manage and develop our natural resources while also thinking about energy in new ways—because global demand grows every day.

The School of Energy Resources’ Energy Resource Management and Development program teaches you how to address the energy transitions occurring now and into the future. As an energy resource management and development major, you study business, natural resources, law and policy, project management, mathematics and economics, developing the knowledge to understand the technical aspects of energy projects while also appreciating the economic and policy implications of energy development.

Through a combination of hands-on experiences, internships and a broad spectrum of classes, you will come to appreciate every aspect of energy development and prepare for essential roles in the energy sector.

The Energy Resource Management and Development program offers two concentrations:

  • Professional Land Management
  • Energy Land and Water

Quick Facts

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Concentrations:

  • Professional Land Management
  • Energy Land and Water 

Resident Tuition: $139/credit hour

Non-resident Tuition: $558/credit hour

 

Energy Resource Management and Development – Degree Program Highlights

The UW Energy Resource Management and Development program allows you to take your classroom learning into the field, where you experience first-hand what it takes to make a difference in the energy industry.

Internships. Take advantage of myriad opportunities for networking, internships, cutting-edge research and global study.

Scholarships. Explore scholarships such as the Nielson Energy Scholarships, which offers financial support specifically for students interested in energy resource management. Discover more here.

Energy Innovation Center. Learn in the Energy Innovation Center, a state-of-the-art facility with a classroom, research space, labs, high-tech conference center and auditorium.  Wyoming’s only 3D CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) is housed in the Shell 3-D Visualization Center, which allows scientists, engineers and students to visualize and interact with complex data sets and images.

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

Numerous 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.

Students in the energy land and water 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.

Examples of Energy Resource Management and Development Degree Program Courses

  • Energy and Society
  • Oil: Business Culture Power
  • Environment and Natural Resources Law and Policy
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Negotiation Analysis and Negotiation
  • Computer and Data Analysis
  • Business classes including accounting, economics and corporate finance
  • Technical classes in biology, chemistry and rangeland management for Energy Land and Water
  • Contracts, property and oil and gas law for Professional Land Management

View the full Bachelor of Science in Energy Resource Management and Development degree program curriculum.

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