Prepare yourself to serve as a leader of the emerging green economy through the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems (RESS) master's degree program. This online program provides you with the technical depth in areas related to renewable energy. You can also gain a comprehensive understanding of the applications of technology in society, the energy economics, and the project development process.
Learning innovative forecasting techniques in this online certificate program can help you learn about meteorology, enrich your hobby, supplement your professional career, or build a preparatory foundation for future study or work. This certificate can be fully completed online through Penn State World Campus.
The Geography minor can complement most majors in the social sciences, physical sciences, biological sciences, and technical disciplines. The Geography minor is flexible so that students can tailor their course choices to accommodate individual interests. A broadly based approach to selecting minor courses can be appropriate for students whose majors are highly specialized or narrowly focused. Alternatively, students may choose to fulfill Geography minor requirements with a particular content emphasis, such as an interest in environmental issues or urban and regional planning.
If you want to know more about the future of energy and the policies that influence the development of sustainable energy, consider enrolling in the online Bachelor of Arts degree in Energy and Sustainability Policy (ESP). In this program, you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to gather, analyze, synthesize, and communicate diverse information about emerging global trends in energy policy, technologies, and economics.
Solar power is a key piece of the growing "green economy." Rapid growth in the science and practice of solar energy has given rise to the need for advanced understanding in resource assessment, project development, system design, and emerging technologies for both solar thermal and solar electric systems. As employment opportunities continue to expand, organizations will look for professionals who can develop, manage, and improve solar energy systems through project development, system design and analysis, and process improvement.
Prepare for addressing environmental issues through the environmental inquiry major. In this minor, you can gain the multiple perspectives necessary for understanding environmental issues as well as increase your skills in collaborating with those from very different disciplinary backgrounds to find acceptable solutions.
This certificate, which can be completed online through Penn State World Campus, is designed to provide students with the knowledge needed to make environmentally sustainable decisions. It increases geoscience literacy and addresses key sustainability issues, including the impact of climate change on Earth and its inhabitants, access to clean drinking water, sustainable energy, and the hazards posed by our overpopulated coastal regions.
This certificate was designed to provide you with a foundation in remote sensing, terrain mapping, and image analysis, which is critical as the need for GIS professionals who can work with remotely sensed imagery and terrain models is increasingly rapidly. Completing this certificate can empower you to leverage data gathered from sources such as satellites, drones, and Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR).