Renewable Energy and Wind Technology

"Wind power production presents an opportunity to diversify the agricultural economy, the backbone of many rural communities, and it also helps protect the environment by making use of a clean and green renewable source of energy." -- Illinois Wind Website

An excellent major to prepares you for a rewarding career in solving tomorrow's energy problems. This new major is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of identifying and solving the need for renewable energy. You'll develop the skills necessary in a broad range of careers in the biofuels industry, such as;

Possible Careers

  • Administration
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Policy Analyst
  • Research

Why Choose Renewable Energy and Wind Technology at WIU?

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program is intended to give students highly transferable skills.

Courses articulated in the concentrations or those selected by the student in consultation with their adviser encourage students to think critically, comprehend what they read, communicate orally, and write effectively.

In addition, students are highly encouraged to enroll in an internship to help them incorporate relevant work-site experiences with academic courses they have taken or plan to take.

At A Glance

  • Degrees Available: Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Renewable Energy and Wind Technology Concentration
  • Major: Yes
  • Minor: Possible, but not required
  • Graduate Degree: No
  • Campus: Macomb
  • Study Opportunities:
    • Honors

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