Renewable Energy School: List of Schools with Degree Programs in Renewable Energy
Renewable energy degree programs teach students to create and install alternative, self-regenerating energy systems powered by wind, sunlight, tidal waves, rain and other natural sources. Those interested in pursuing an education in the fast-growing field of renewable energy can find associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs at numerous 2- and 4-year institutions across the U.S.
Details of Renewable Energy Degree Programs
Renewable Energy Associate's Degree Programs
Associate's of Applied Science degrees in renewable energy technology prepare students for entry-level positions constructing, installing and maintaining renewable energy systems in residences, businesses and other buildings. Many degree programs offer concentrations or certificates for specific types of renewable energy systems, such as wind, biofuel and solar thermal energy. Course curricula include in-depth instruction in math, science and engineering. Other topics covered in renewable energy associate's degree programs include renewable energy systems analysis, construction technology, roof framing, geothermal energy systems and hydropower.
Renewable Energy Bachelor's Degree Programs
Bachelor's degrees in renewable energy educate students in the research, conversion, design and development of alternative energy systems. Students acquire this 'green' electrical engineering knowledge through courses like organic biochemistry, history of energy, heat transfer, electric conversion systems and solar meteorology. Some degree programs allow students to focus their studies on professional areas of concentration, such as design, management or global energy systems.
Many programs also include internships or senior projects to help students gain practical field experience. Renewable energy degree programs prepare graduates for careers as energy systems sales or installation specialists, energy resource analysts or community sustainability consultants.
Renewable Energy Master's Degree Programs
Many colleges and universities offer Master of Science degrees in renewable energy, or as a concentration within basic electrical engineering degree programs. Renewable energy master's degree studies prepare students for professional careers within government organizations as alternative energy systems analysts, advocates, conversion specialists or administrators. Students will receive in-depth educations on all scientific, architectural and economic aspects of solar, thermal, wind and water-based sustainable energy systems.
Courses in such programs often deal with sustainable transportation, renewable energy resource management, sustainable community design, green building design and environmental economics. In addition to professional career options, graduates of master's degree programs in renewable energy may also explore positions as academic researchers seeking new methods of energy conservation and efficiency, or go on to pursue doctoral degrees in renewable energy.
Public and Private Non-Profit Schools with Renewable Energy Degree Programs
|School Name||Institution Type||Enrollment||Mailing Address||Phone Number|
|Arizona State University||4-year, Public||67,082||Tempe, AZ 85287||(480) 965-9011|
|University of Wisconsin - Madison||4-year, Public||41,620||500 Lincoln Dr., Madison, WI 53706||(608) 262-1234|
|Washington State University||4-year, Public||25,352||French Administration Building, Pullman, WA 99164||(509) 335-3564|
|Illinois State University||4-year, Public||20,799||North and School Streets, Normal, IL 61790||(309) 438-2111|
|Wright State University-Main Campus||4-year, Public||16,672||3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435||(937) 775-3333|
|Appalachian State University||4-year, Public||16,610||Boone, NC 28608||(828) 262-2000|
|University of Dayton||4-year, Private not-for-profit||10,920||300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469||(937) 229-1000|
|Lane Community College||2-year, Public||10,826||4000 E 30th Ave., Eugene, OR 97405||(541) 463-3000|
|CUNY Bronx Community College||2-year, Public||9,117||W 181 St. and University Ave., Bronx, NY 10453||(718) 289-5100|
|San Juan College||2-year, Public||8,931||4601 College Blvd., Farmington, NM 87402||(505) 326-3311|
|Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania||4-year, Public||8,458||1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock, PA 16057||(724) 738-9000|
|Humboldt State University||4-year, Public||7,800||1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA 95521||(707) 826-3011|
|Red Rocks Community College||2-year, Public||7,667||13300 W Sixth Ave., Lakewood, CO 80228||(303) 914-6600|
|Farmingdale State College||4-year, Public||6,850||2350 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale, NY 11735||(516) 420-2000|
|Oregon Institute of Technology||4-year, Public||3,515||3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601||(541) 885-1000|
|Morrisville State College||4-year, Public||3,338||Morrisville, NY 13408||(315) 684-6000|
|Mid-State Technical College||2-year, Public||3,170||500 32nd St. North, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494||(715) 422-5500|
|SUNY College of Technology at Canton||4-year, Public||2,970||34 Cornell Dr., Canton, NY 13617||(315) 386-7011|
|John Brown University||4-year, Private not-for-profit||2,017||2000 W. University St., Siloam Springs, AK 72761||(479) 524-9500|
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