Energy & Transportation Planning

Energy & Transportation Planning

The Energy & Transportation Planning track provides students with an in-depth understanding of how energy and transportation policies are created, implemented, and evaluated. The track includes courses on energy systems, natural resource economics, transportation and land use policy, and environmental science and sustainability.

Preparatory Subject Matter Requirements

Course IDs Course Title Quarters Offered Units Notes
Written and Oral Expression
UWP 101, 102A-G, 104A-E Upper Division Writing I, II, III, IV 4 May test out of requirement
CMN 1, 3, or DRA 10 Public Speaking I, II, III, IV 4  
Biological/Physical Science (complete all)
BIS 2A or BIS 10 or 10V Essentials of Life on Earth or General Biology I, II, III, IV 4-5  
CHE 2A or CHE 10 General Chemistry or Concepts of Chemistry I, II, IV 4-5 CHE 10 offered in Fall only
PHY 1A Principles of Physics I, IV 3  
Biological/Physical Science (select one)
BIS 2B Principles of Ecology & Evolution I, II, III, IV 5  
CHE 2B General Chemistry II, III, IV 5  
PHY 1B Principles of Physics II 3  
Computer Science (select one)
PLS 21 Applications of Computers in Technology I, II, III 3  
SAS 18 GIS and Society   3  
Economics
ECN 1A Principles of Microeconomics I, II, III, IV 4 Need C- or better
ECN 1B Principles of Macroeconomics I, II, III, IV 4 Need C- or better
Environmental Science (select one)
ANS 1 Domestic Animals and People I 4  
ATM 60 Introduction to Atmospheric Science I 4  
GEL 1 The Earth I, II, III 4  
PLS 12 Plants and Society I, II, III 4  
WFC 51 Introduction to Conservation Biology III 3  
Environmental Studies
ESP 1 Environmental Analysis I 4  
Mathematics
MAT 16A, 17A, or 21A Calculus I, II, III, IV 3-4 Need C- or better
MAT 16B, 17B, or 21B Calculus I, II, III, IV 3-4 Need C- or better
Political Science
POL 1 American National Government Varies 4 POL 1 is generally offered twice a year
Statistics (select one)
STA 13 Elementary Statistics I, II, III, IV 4  
STA 32 Statistical Analysis through Computers II, III 3  

I = fall quarter, II = winter quarter, III = spring quarter, IV = summer session
*Course is offered in odd years only (2015, 2017, etc.)
**Course is offered in even years only (2016, 2018, etc.)


Depth Subject Matter Requirements

NOTE: Students graduating with this major are required to attain at least a C average (2.0 GPA) in all courses taken at the university in Depth Subject Matter and pass all coursework. See requirements of the College of Agriculture & Environmental Science in the UC Davis General Catalog.
Course IDs Course Title Prerequisites Quarters Offered Units
Evaluation and Analysis
ESP 110 Principles of Environmental Science PHY 1A or 7A; MAT 16B, 17B, or 21B; BIS 2A II 4
ESP 160 The Policy Process POL 1; ECN 1A; intermediate statistics III 4
ESP 168A Methods of Environmental Policy Evaluation ESP 1 or 10; STA 13 or 100; ECN 1A; ECN 100A recommended I 5
ESP 168B Methods of Environmental Policy Analysis ESP 168A III 4
Environmental Law
ESP 161 Environmental Law Upper division standing and one course in env science; POL 1 and UWP 1 recommended III 4
Environmental Impact Assessment
ESP 179 Environmental Impact Assessment Upper division standing and one course in env science II, IV 4
Research Design
ESP 178 Applied Research Methods STA 103, SOC 106, or the equivalent II 4
Select one Quantitative Methods Course
ARE 106 Quantitative Methods in Agricultural Econ ARE 100A; STA 103 I, II, III, IV 4
SOC 106 Intermediate Social Statistics SOC 45B, STA 13, or the equivalent I, II 5
STA 100 Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences MAT 16A or the equivalent I, II, III, IV 4
STA 103 Applied Statistics for Business & Economics STA 13, 32, 100, or 102; MAT 16A-B I, II, III, IV 4
STA 108 Applied Stat Methods: Regression Analysis STA 13, 21, 100, or 102 I, II, III, IV 4
Select one Microeconomics Course
ARE 100A Intermediate Microeconomics ECN 1A-B; MAT 16C I, II, III, IV 4
ECN 100 Intermediate Micro Theory ECN 1A-B; MAT 16A-B or MAT 17A-B or MAT 21A-B; All with C- or better I, II, III, IV 4
Select one resource economics course
ARE/ESP 175 Natural Resource Economics ARE 100B, ECN 100, or the equivalent III 4
ARE 176 Environmental Economics ARE 100B or ECN 100 II 4
ECN 125 Energy Economics ECN 1A-B, MAT 16A-B and ECN 102 or consent of instructor Varies 4
Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)
ABT/LDA 150 Introduction to GIS PLS 21 or equivalent with consent of instructor I, III 4
Select one advanced GIS or remote sensing course
ABT 181N* Concepts & Methods in GIS LDA 150 or LDA 50 or consent of instructor II 4
ABT/HYD 182** Environmental Analysis with GIS LDA 150 or equiv GIS exp, bio and/or ecology courses rec. II 4
ESM 186 Environmental Remote Sensing MAT 16B; PHY 7C or 9B; or consent of instructor II 5
ESM 185 Aerial Photo Interpretation & Rmt Sensing Upper division standing I 4

 

I = fall quarter, II = winter quarter, III = spring quarter, IV = summer session


Required Courses

Note: The same course cannot be used to meet both a depth requirement and a track requirement at the same time.
Course IDs Course Title Prerequisites Quarters Units
Select one economics course
ECN 125 Energy Economics ECN 1A-B, MAT 16A-B and ECN 102 or consent of instructor Varies 4
ENG 106 Engineering Economics Upper division standing in Engineering or consent of instructor II 3
ESP/ARE 175 Natural Resource Economics ARE 100B, ECN 100, or the equivalent III 4
Select two policy courses
ECI 162 Transportation Land Use Sustainable Design ECI 161 or 163 III 4
ECI 165* Transportation Policy ECN 1A, ENG 106 recommended I 3
ESP/ECI 163** Energy & Env Aspects of Transportation ECN 1A I 4
ESP 167** Energy Policy ECN 1A, MAT 16B, or consent of instructor III 4
ESP 172 Public Lands Management ECN 1A I 4
Select one environmental science course
ATM 116 Climate Change UWP 1 and consent of instructor I 4
ECI 123 Urban Systems & Sustainability Upper division standing III 4
ECI 143 Green Engineering Design & Sustainability Upper division standing; restricted to engineering majors I 4
ENG/PHY 160 Environmental Physics and Society PHY 9D, or 10 and 1B; MAT 16B or the equivalent III 3
ESM 131 Air as a Resource CHE 2A or CHE 10 II 3
GEL 130 Non-Renewable Natural Resources GEL 1 I 3

I = fall quarter, II = winter quarter, III = spring quarter, IV = summer session
*Course is offered in odd years only (2015, 2017, etc.)
**Course is offered in even years only (2016, 2018, etc.)