Another school is jumping on the bandwagon to educate people in renewable energy. Once they get the go ahead from the Board of Higher Education Approval, Illinois State University will start offering a bachelor's degree program focused on renewable energy. The school's Department of Technology will run the multi-disciplinary program that will also include major components in economics and public policy. Students in the program can also choose to concentrate in wind or ethanol.
ISU is not the first to offer such a program, as it follows Arizona State and Canton College. The idea of providing training in both the technology including agriculture, chemistry, and math in addition to the economics, geography, government, and politics could be very promising. Hopefully it will produce some graduates that understand all the realities of renewable energy and can make better informed decisions.
[Source: Illinois State University via