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Understand energy, and you will understand a vital driver of any modern society. Ball State’s interdepartmental minor in energy explores the increasingly close connections between energy and flourishing nations. This minor draws a focus on the technical and societal issues involved with energy as a resource.

This minor works well with majors in:

What You Will Learn

Our students learn both technical skill sets and integrative thinking that complement their major disciplines of study.

As a student, your studies may focus on:

  • solar energy
  • alternative energy systems
  • energy policy
  • economics
  • planning

Program Requirements


If you want to learn more about this minor, email us.

This 21-credit minor includes nine credits in “core” classes and the remainder distributed across three groups of carefully-selected electives.

Total Credits: 21


A few of the classes you will take may include:

  • NREM 331 Energy and Mineral Resources
  • NREM 335 Renewable Energy Sustain Tech
  • GEOL 101 Planet Earth Geol Environment
  • NREM 101 Environment and Society
  • PHYC 100 Conceptual Physics

For a complete list of all the courses you will take and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

View Catalog

Enroll in this Minor

To enroll, please visit the office of Upper Advising in the Arts and Communication Building (AC), room 224.