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2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Undergraduate Certificate

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Covering technology, economics and policy, and communication, this certificate is designed for a broad, multidisciplinary audience with an interest in energy, sustainability and climate change mitigation.

Undergraduate Certificate

Carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) has experienced growing interest over the past two decades, due to the desire to reduce CO₂ emissions and the ability of CCUS to reduce emissions at large scales. This certificate covers CCUS technologies, economics, communication and outreach and policy of CCUS. CCUS is an important component of climate change mitigation as the technology allows for the continued consumption of affordable, abundant and secure fossil fuels in a carbon-constrained world. In addition, CCUS allows for industrial processes with CO2 as a byproduct (e.g., cement production, biofuels production, etc.) to mitigate their emissions. Ultimately, CCUS prevents CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions from entering the atmosphere by capturing and storing them permanently and safely underground. The courses in this certificate are taught by a team of leading academics at the University of Wyoming with decades of experience in this field. This certificate program aims to bridge the gap between the forefront of the latest developments in science, engineering, geology, policy and economics and the wider public.

Certificate - 21 credit hours

Required Core Courses - 15 Credit hours (Based on 4 broad topics)

Elective Courses - Minimum 6 credit hours from any of the disciplines/courses below

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