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Science, Sustainability, and Environment



  • Oxford
  • Co-Major
  • On Campus

Become an Energy Expert

Energy is one of the most important issues of our global modern society. A sustainable energy future will require engineering, scientific, economic, and policy approaches working together to meet the technological, institutional, and environmental challenges.

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Sarah Dumyahn, Ph.D.

Lead Departmental Advisor

Institute for the Environment and Sustainability

118 Shideler Hall, 250 S. Patterson Ave., Oxford, OH 45056


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Our Goals

The goal of an Energy Co-major is to provide students with core interdisciplinary training in energy that complements their disciplinary majors in engineering, natural sciences, architecture, business, and the social sciences. This co-major exposes students to the principles of energy production and distribution, energy supply and demand, pollution control and building systems, and energy policy and regulation. Students can pursue career paths in the energy industry and startup companies, consulting firms, and non-profit organizations.

The Energy co-major prepares you for advanced study in an energy-related field or for a professional career in industry, consulting, government, or non-profit organizations. The co-major is designed to complement additional study in engineering, natural sciences, architecture, business, and the social sciences.

Curriculum and Courses

You will take courses that will touch on all areas of science, including physical science, math and statistics, policy, building systems, climate, and practicum and synthesis. The co-major requires 34-45 semester hours. Depending on your major, some of these credits may also count toward your primary major or as Miami Plan Foundation courses.

At Miami, there is something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

Depending on the student's primary major, career paths for students pursuing this co-major may include small start‐up companies, large corporations and utilities, state or federal agencies, energy consulting, and non‐profit organizations.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


Brad Marshall
  • Brad applies his co-major to leading the Renewable Energy Club, where he spearheads projects designed to help students learn about renewable energy sources and gain practical experience.

    Brad Marshall ’20
    Energy, Chemical Engineering

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This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

You must be concurrently enrolled in and must complete another major at Miami University.

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