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 28 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 only program at a small, liberal arts college. Our environment allows each student to receive one-on-one help from professors to ensure academic success.

In addition to top-quality classroom instruction, summer internship opportunities abound. Beginning with freshman year, students have the chance to gain hands-on experience in exciting internships from the Ohio Valley to California-and even abroad.

Students also have the opportunity to develop professional abilities in the chapter of Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Association of Drilling Engineers and the Society of Women in Engineering. These organizations meet regularly and students participate in national and regional conferences.

Starting salaries for petroleum engineers are among the highest of the engineering disciplines. Our graduates have been hired full-time by companies including but not limited to Anadarko, Baker Hughes, Chesapeake Energy, Chevron, Conoco Phillips, Consol Energy, Energy Corporation of America, Halliburton, Noble Energy, and Southwestern Energy.

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