Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Programs

Petroleum Engineering is the application of the basic sciences to the development, recovery, and field processing of oil and gas.

In freshman and sophomore years, undergraduates are provided with the necessary background in science and engineering, while juniors and seniors concentrate on petroleum engineering courses.

Undergraduate programs of the CPG provide students with a range of educational opportunities by which they will achieve competence in major branches of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences. A key parameter of the curriculum at CPG is the fact that the undergraduate educational experience is an integrated one, in that all students take courses in petroleum engineering and geosciences, regardless of their ultimate major.  Equipped in this way with the knowledge of physics, mathematics, geology, geophysics, petroleum engineering, computational techniques, statistical analysis, AI & data science, business & entrepreneurship, the CPG graduate can engage in creative design and construction, synthesis of systems, and in research and development. Thus, CPG graduates are well equipped to seek jobs in a range of professions, in either industry or academia. CPG continues to provide flexibility in different programs through a spectrum of electives and concentrations, which allows the graduate to exercise a limited choice in tailoring his program to fit his personal goals, whether for immediate employment or for graduate work.

All undergraduate programs of the College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences have received either national or international accreditation. The BS in Petroleum Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, while the BS in Geology and BS in Geophysics programs are accredited by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA).

Graduation Requirements

In order to qualify for graduation in Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences (Bachelor of Science) students must:

  1. Complete all required and elective courses in the selected degree program with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better,
  2. Achieve a major GPA of 2.00 or better, and
  3. In the summer after the second or third year, successfully complete an 8-week program working in the industry.

BS in Petroleum Engineering

Effective Sept. 1, 2020


BS in Petroleum Engineering (v. 2017)