Colleges Offer New Alternative-Energy Degrees, Fueled by Student Demand

Like too many people these days with an advanced degree, Jason A. Slipp finds himself working at a local restaurant.

There is a difference between him and others struggling through the economic downturn, however. Mr. Slipp's work with fryer grease in Bethlehem, Pa., is part of his training in a fast-growing field, one seen as critical to global economic and environmental health.

Mr. Slipp is at Lehigh University working on a master's degree in environmental-policy design. (He