The Edwy R. Brown Department of Petroleum Engineering and Geology offers a B.S. degree program in petroleum engineering that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Committee (EAC) of ABET, Inc., a federation of 35 professional and technical societies that is recognized as a U.S. accreditor of college and university programs. We are the 10th largest petroleum engineering program in the United States and the first petroleum engineering program at a liberal arts teaching college to receive accreditation. Our environment allows each student to receive one-on-one help from professors to ensure academic success.
The Geology Program is one of the oldest continuous programs in the field of Earth and natural sciences in the country. It is well respected by peer institutions and industry in preparing outstanding geologist graduates and professionals. Students have the opportunity to become involved in world-class research and the department houses extensive research and teaching collections. Marietta is located in the center of the Appalachian Basin and is ideally situated to carry out field studies in fields such as stratigraphy, structural geology, slope stability, mass movements, and paleontology. Our goal is to get out and experience geology in the world and get active in field-based research.