Energy and Sustainability Policy
Program Office

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ESP graduate completes program requirements while helping his home Parish plan for the future

ESP student Jude Graham fulfilled his internship requirement by working with the City of Gonzales to complete a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for the community. He then completed a Climate Action Plan for his capstone project in EME 466. Click this link to read about Jude's work and how it helped the Parish recently adopt a resolution including ambitious emissions reduction targets through 2050. 

wood fired caldron with a pile of wood in the background

Energy and sustainability policy student balances education, disaster response

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Alex Ida standing in front of the TRC car

ESP Program Information

ESPBA and ESPBS are both fully online degrees are offered by the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The program is delivered by the College’s Dutton e-Education Institute in cooperation with the University’s World Campus.

The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science in Energy and Sustainability Policy are both 120-credit programs, with the same General Education requirements and the same prescribed and additional coursework for the major. For a full listing of this common coursework, see Courses. The remaining requirements are specific to each degree, as described on the ESPBA and ESPBS pages.

All aspects of the program are carefully designed for online learners who require flexibility and are often managing full lives with career and family. Student advising is handled on a one-on-one basis, first-hand by faculty in the ESP program.

Both of the ESP programs' curriculum emphasize five competency areas:

  • Energy Industry Knowledge
  • Sustainability Ethic
  • Global Perspective
  • Analytical Skills
  • Communication Skills

In choosing which ESP program best meets your needs, students are encouraged to consider personal interests and strengths, professional aspirations, and plans you may have for graduate school. For those with prior learning experience, the applicability of earlier coursework to degree requirements may also be a consideration.