ENERGY STUDIES Instructions for Applicants

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APPLICATION TO ENERGY STUDIES

The enrollment process for Energy Studies takes place during the fall term in coordination with the other Yale multidisciplinary academic programs (MAPs). Applications are normally limited to students in their sophomore year at the time of application.

GATEWAY COURSE

Students accepted into the program in the fall are expected to take the gateway course for Energy Studies, APHY 100b, Energy Technology and Society, during the following spring term. Exceptions can be made in cases of conflict with courses required for a student’s major or with other activities such as study abroad, or overlap with coursework already taken. The gateway course includes both a lecture component and a “hands-on” component, in which students develop a term project on an energy-related topic which is presented in a year-end poster session. The course is team taught by members of the Energy Studies faculty advisory committee: Dan Prober (Applied Physics), Julie Paquette (Director of Energy Management, Yale Office of Facilities), and Michael Oristaglio (program director). The gateway projects are developed in coordination with the Yale Office of Sustainability and the Yale Carbon Charge; the goal is that some will evolve into senior capstone projects.

WHEN AND HOW TO APPLY

  • The Fall 2018 enrollment period for Energy Studies will begin September 15, when the 2018-19 application form will be posted.
  • The deadline for submitting MAP applications will be announced in an e-mail to sophomores from the Dean’s Office early in the fall term (normally, the dealine is the first week of November).
  • Juniors or seniors wishing to apply for late enrollment should contact the program director by email (michael.oristaglio@yale.edu). 

SAMPLE APPLICATION FORM