The need for energy as well as responsible land and resource management is spurring the demand for professionals knowledgeable in fossil fuel and renewable energy resource development.

Marietta’s land and energy management program is one of the few accredited programs in North America, and the only one at a small liberal arts college. Accreditation by the American Association of Professional Landmen allows our students to be eligible for national scholarships, and enables successful graduates to earn three “credit years” toward the five-year work experience necessary to sit for the Registered Professional Landman certification exam.

In this major, you will gain a strong foundation in business, geology, environmental science, communications, writing, mathematics and computing that will prepare you to meet the field's diverse needs. You may also expand your opportunities with a minor in energy systems studies or energy systems engineering. A capstone internship will allow you to apply your knowledge and gain practical skills and career connections. Our student landmen’s association also provides networking opportunities with professionals in the Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia region, a location rich in career opportunities in the energy industry.

A degree in Land & Energy Management prepares graduates for careers with organizations such as:

• Oil & gas exploration and extraction companies

• State and federal government agencies (e.g. Department of Energy)

• Utility company development and conservation programs

• Financial institutions

• Law firms

• Consulting engineering firms

• Land services firms

• Solar energy power purchase agreement enterprises