Energy Studies is one of four multidisciplinary academic programs in Yale College. The curriculum is designed to provide select undergraduates with the broad knowledge and skills needed for advanced studies, leadership, and success in energy-related fields, at a time when the world faces enormous challenges in moving its energy systems toward greener, more sustainable sources, while eliminating energy poverty around the world. The curriculum is divided into three tracks: Energy Science and Technology, Energy and the Environment, and Energy and Society, and requires the completion of six graded term courses plus a senior capstone project. Admission to the Energy Studies Undergraduate Scholars program is by application in the fall term of sophomore year. Accepted students are normally required to enroll in the program's gateway course, APHY 100.
In addition to their participation in the program, Energy Studies Scholars must complete the requirements of a Yale College major. Yale College does not offer a major in energy studies. For additional information, visit the program’s website.