Energy and the Environment Specialization

The specialization prepares students to help lead in developing a more equitable, efficient, and cleaner energy future.

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    Graduates of the Energy Specialization will be prepared to work in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to, private sector energy firms, energy consultancies and renewable energy start-ups, energy service companies, international financial institutions and development agencies, government agencies, and environmental think-tanks.

    Note that a capstone course used to fulfill the MEM capstone requirement cannot also be used toward fulfilling an MEM Specialization requirement; a capstone course taken once cannot be used to fulfill multiple requirements. Learn more about YSE capstone courses by visiting the MEM Capstone page.

    Program Courses

    Core

    Two required courses.
    Course Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
    ENV 800
    Energy Economics and Policy Analysis
      Watten
    M,W 10:30-11:50
      Faculty
    ENV 814
    Energy Systems Analysis
    Rao
    M,W 9:00-10:20
      Rao  

    Elective

    Students must take at least one course from each of the following three bins:

    Energy Policy and Governance

    Course Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
    ENV 789
    Energy and Development
      Rao
    Tu 1:00-3:50
      Rao
    ENV 802
    Climate Finance
      de Ruyter
    M 1:00-3:50
           
    ENV 816
    Electric Utilities: an Industry in Transition
    Rhodes
    W 1:00-3:50
             
    ENV 824
    Environmental Law and Policy
      Klee
    M,W 1:00-2:20
      Klee
    ENV 840
    Climate Change Policy and Perspectives
    Klee
    M,W 1:00-2:20
      Klee  
    GLBL 230
    Managing the Clean Energy Transition: Contemporary Energy and Climate Change Policy Making
           

    Energy Technologies and Industries

    Course Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
    ENV 716
    Renewable Energy
      Oristaglio
    M,W 9:00-10:15
      Oristaglio
    Tentative
    ENV 773
    Air Pollution Control (APC)
    Gentner
    M,W 1:00-2:15
      Gentner
    Tentative
     
    ENV 884
    Industrial Ecology
            Yao  
    CENG 377 
    Water-Energy Nexus
           
    CHEM 505a
    Alternative Energy
           
    ENAS 609
    Nanotechnology for Energy
           
    ENAS 755
    Electronic and Optical Properties of Energy Materials
           
    EENG 406b /
    ENAS 806b
    Photovoltaic Energy
           
    G&G 274a
    Fossil Fuels and Energy Transitions
           
    HSHM 201 
    Sustainable Energy: Physics and History
           

    Quantitative Methods for Energy Analysis

    Course Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
    ENV 635
    Renewable Energy Project Finance
      Gross
    Tu,Th 9:00-10:20
      Gross
    Tentative
    ENV 730
    Environmental Data Science in R: Understanding Methane Dynamics
      Malone
    Tu 2:30-5:20
      Malone
    ENV 753
    Regression Modeling of Ecological and Environmental Data
    Gregoire
    M,W 10:30-11:50
      Gregoire  
    ENV 758
    Multivariate Data Analysis in the Environmental Sciences
      Reuning-Scherer
    Tu,Th 1:00-2:15
      Reuning-Scherer
    ECON 132
    Econometrics and Data Analysis II
           
    ECON 331
    Economics of Energy and Climate Change
           
    ECON 333 
    Energy and Environmental Economics
           
    ECON 412
    International Environmental Economics
           
    ECON 545
    Microeconomics (IDE)
           
    ECON 558
    Statistics and Econometrics (IDE)
           
    ECON 550/551
    Econometrics
           
    MGT 842
    Financing Green Technologies
           

    Additional Elective

    Energy Analysis students are required to take one additional course. Students are encouraged to choose this course to develop an expertise in a particular area of study pertaining to energy and the environment. This course can be drawn either from the list above or from the following other energy-related courses at Yale:

    Energy and Society

    Course Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
    ENV 561
    Energy Justice Seminar
      Torres
    M 10:30-11:50
           
    ENV 581
    Transportation and Climate Change (Fall-1 August 30-October 13)
    Millard-Ball
    M,W 4:00-5:20
             
    ENV 628
    How to Ruin the World: Global Environmental History Since 1500
      Amrith
    Tu,Th 10:30-11:50
           
    ENV 690
    Rethinking Nature and Culture from Latin America
      Faculty
    Th 3:30-5:20
           
    ENV 818
    Sovereignty and the Environment
      Graef
    Tu 2:30-5:20
           
    AMST 236 
    American Energy History
           
    ANTH 438
    Culture, Power, Oil 2
           
    APHY 100  
    Energy, Environment, and Public Policy
           
    EVST 296  
    Chernobyl: A History of Energy and the Environment
           

    Energy, Climate, and Health

    Course Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
    ENV 608
    Our Air, Our Health
      Faculty
    W 10:00-11:50
           
    ENV 725
    Water, Energy, and Food Interconnections in a Changing Climate
              Saiers
    ENV 855
    Climate Change Mitigation in Urban Areas (Dates TBD)
                   
    ENV 898
    Environment and Human Health
    Bell
    M 1:00-3:50
      Bell  

    Interdisciplinary

    Course Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
    ENV 643
    The (Built) Environment: Environmental Design and Urban Transformation in Practice
      Faculty
    Th 11:00-12:50
           
    ENV 894
    Green Building: Issues and Perspectives
    Kops
    Tu 9:00-11:50
      Kops
    Tentative
     
    ENV 960
    Urban Climate Solutions Capstone: New Haven Clinic
      Seto
    Tu 1:00-3:50
           
    ENV 979
    Climate Solutions Capstone: Sub-National Actors
      Klee
    Tu 2:30-5:20
           
    ENV 982
    Green Engineering and Sustainable Design
              Zimmerman
    ARCH 4254  
    The (Built) Environment: environmental design and urban transformation in practice
           
    LC Energy Illustration

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