Illinois State University Approves Renewable Energy Degree

Normal, Illinois [] Illinois State University’s Board of Trustees approved a new bachelor’s degree in renewable energy that will include a technical sequence and an economics and public policy sequence. The degree, which is a multi-disciplinary undergraduate major that provides a broad overview of renewable energy industries, will be administered by the Department of Technology and draw from existing courses in the Agriculture, Economics, Health Sciences, Geography- Geology, Mathematics Politics and Government and Physics departments. Support for the program will initially come from a U.S. Department of Energy grant, and department resources will be used for long-term program support.

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