MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is offering a new undergraduate degree in environmental and energy resource management.
WVU says the bachelor of science degree is a nod to the region's growing energy industry and builds on efforts with other industry partners and institutions of higher learning to pave the way for research in the industry.
The degree program will include areas of study in energy, environment, entrepreneurship and economics.
The program's curriculum was developed with a $159,000 grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. WVU says a key part of the curriculum will include internships with energy-related industries and regulatory agencies.
WVU says the degree's objective is to provide a strong foundation for students interested in focusing on the industry's business and entrepreneurial aspects.