Energy & Environment

EnergyBass Connections in Energy & Environment cuts across business, engineering, policy and science to educate tomorrow’s energy leaders, create new options through research and improve decision-making about energy.

Students at all levels and in all programs of study gain the knowledge, skills and experience needed to play leadership roles in a rapidly evolving energy future. Bass Connections in Energy & Environment raises the stakes for students and faculty by crossing boundaries through problem-focused education—boundaries among disciplines, educational levels and schools; geographic boundaries; and boundaries between the university, business, civil society and government.

Students can apply to be a part of a project team, register for a course, enroll in a curricular program, participate in energy events and join a student club.

Project Teams

Educational Pathways


In addition to project teams, Bass Connections in Energy & Environment offers semester-long interdisciplinary courses.

Minor, Certificate, Concentrations, Ph.D. Program

Undergraduates can pursue an Energy Engineering minor and a certificate in Energy and Environment. Master’s students can opt for a concentration: Energy and Environment within the Master of Environmental Management program; Energy and Environment or Energy Finance for MBA students; Environment and Energy Policy within the Master of Public Policy program. Duke also offers a Ph.D. Program in Environmental Policy.


Receive individualized guidance on how to incorporate Bass Connections into your Duke experience.

Student Stories

Check out students’ experiences in Energy & Environment.

Theme Leadership

The Duke University Energy Initiative runs the Bass Connections in Energy & Environment theme, which is led by Lori Snyder Bennear, Juli Plant Grainger Associate Professor of Energy Economics and Policy.

At a Glance

Using interdisciplinary thinking to address tomorrow’s critical energy and environmental challenges
14 project teams in 2018-19
7 interdisciplinary courses


Nov 05

Save the dates for the third annual Energy Week at Duke, a student-organized event series exploring what’s next in energy.

Jan 06

Duke students can scale up their knowledge, sharpen their storytelling and unleash their creativity in a competition for solutions to end global energy poverty.