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Energy Studies is an interdisciplinary program. It is designed to educate students in the multifaceted problems associated with energy usage in our society and to pose methods for possible solutions to problems. Energy prices and supplies have become, and will remain for the foreseeable future, a major concern for homeowners, business people and industry. The majority of residential and commercial buildings in the United States will have their energy efficiency drastically upgraded during the next decade. The geothermal heat pump project at Stockton is serving as a national model for such upgrades. Also, the campus serves as a model for fuel cells, photovoltaic solar electric, and advanced aquifer thermal energy storage systems. There will be a demand for “house doctors” and “building doctors” that can diagnose energy inefficiencies and prescribe remedies. There will also be a need for “energy planning” to design community plans and incentive programs. As homeowners and users of energy resources, students will be faced with their own personal need to conserve energy. The energy problem is complex and involves scientific, technological, economical, and political components. Hence, the Energy Certificate program involves faculty from several programs within the College.

Two different curricular plans are offered, each leading to a certificate that will be awarded at graduation: 1) the Physical Science Energy Certificate program, and 2) the Environmental Science Energy Certificate program. Each of these programs is interdisciplinary in nature. The Physical Science Energy Certificate program is generally designed for majors in physics, chemistry, geology, and mathematics. It emphasizes the application of physical laws to energy-related issues and energy technology. The Environmental Science Energy Certificate program is generally designed for majors in environmental studies, biology, and marine science. It emphasizes the relationship of energy use, energy resources, and energy technology to the environment and society. Any Stockton student, regardless of major, who can meet the requirements detailed below will be fully eligible for certification.

The following course requirements must be met for certification:

1)   The Physical Science Energy Certificate
       Program
       PHYS  2220/25   Physics I with lab
       PHYS  2230/35   Physics II with lab
       MATH  2215        Calculus I
       MATH  2216        Calculus II
       CHEM 2110        Chemistry I -
                                     General Principles 
                                     with lab

   Two of the following four (those marked with an asterisk are offered as independent study): 
       PHYS  3443        Energy Planning 
       PHYS  3444        Energy Management (or GNM 3321 Energy Management) 
       PHYS                   Energy Physics* 
       PHYS                   Alternate Energy Sources*

   One energy-related elective, and an energy-related senior project or internship, and one introductory economics course from the following: 
       ENVL   3454       Environmental Economics 
       ECON 1400        Introduction to Microeconomics 
       ECON 1200        Introduction to Macroeconomics

The elective can be an independent study in an energy area or a regular program or General Studies course.

2)   The Environmental Science 
       Energy Certificate
       PHYS  2110/15*   Physics for Life
                    2120/25*   Sciences I, II with labs
       CHEM 2110/15    Chemistry I -
                                       General Principles
                                       with lab 
       * PHYS 2220 and 2230 with labs, can replace the above.

   Two of the following four (those marked with an asterisk are offered as independent study):
       ENVL   3443         Energy Planning
       ENVL   3444         Energy Management (or GNM 3321 Energy Management)
       ENVL                     Energy Physics*
       ENVL                     Alternate Energy Sources*

   One energy-related elective, and an energy-related senior project or internship, and one introductory economics course from the following:
       ENVL   3454        Environmental Economics
       ECON  1400        Introduction to Microeconomics
       ECON  1200        Introduction to Macroeconomics

   The elective can be an independent study in an energy area or a regular program or General Studies course. After completing these requirements, the student will receive the energy certificate following graduation.

The Energy Certificate program will be of direct use to students pursuing careers in newly emerging fields, such as energy planning, energy conservation in buildings, alternative energy sources (e.g., wind and solar power) and other fields.
   The Energy Certificate program is also designed to give nonspecialists an enhanced appreciation of how energy issues affect their own disciplines (e.g., economics, environmental studies, marine science) and even their own immediate lives. Thus, it can provide nonspecialists with an understanding of energy conservation in their homes.

 

Coordinator of Energy Certificate Program
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ 08205-9441
Phone: (609) 652-4546

Dean of Enrollment Management
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ 08205-9441
Phone: (609) 652-4261





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