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After careful review, the College has decided to phase out the Land & Energy Management major over the next few years. No new students will be admitted into this program.

In addition to a liberal arts core curriculum, Land & Energy Management majors prepare for their futures by completing a rigorous course load.
Requirements for a major in Land & Energy Management.
Requirements for a minor in Land & Energy Management
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median reported salary of recent Marietta College Land & Energy Management graduates
of alumni state they are pleased with their decision to attend Marietta College and would make the same choice again.
of Marietta College’s Land & Energy Management graduates since 2020 were employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduating.
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The McDonough Center for Leadership and Business during spring
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What You'll Learn While Earning a Land & Energy Management Degree

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. With the AAPL accreditation, Marietta students who complete the program earn three credit years toward the five-year work experience required to sit for the Registered Professional Landman Certification Exam.


Our student landmen’s association also provides networking opportunities with professionals in the region encompassing Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, a location rich in career opportunities in the energy industry.

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This distinct program — which is only one of 13 in the nation accredited by the American Association of Professional Landmen — prepares graduates for careers with oil & gas exploration and extraction companies, state and federal government agencies, utility company development and conservation programs, financial institutions, and law firms.

Outcomes — Internships
  • Alliance Petroleum
  • Washington County, Ohio
  • Enterprise Products
  • Polaris Home Funding
  • Antero Resources
  • Endurance Resources
  • MarkWest Midstream
  • Turner Oil & Gas
  • Artex Oil & Gas
  • Energy Co-Op
  • Ohio Acres4U
  • Williams Midstream
  • Atwell Engineering
Outcomes — Professions
  • Alliance Petroleum
  • Antero Resources
  • Halo Land Management
  • Dominion Energy
  • MarkWest Midstream
  • Purple Land Management
  • Western Land Services
  • American Petroleum Partners
  • Turner Oil & Gas
  • Southwest Energy
  • Percheron
  • Atwell Resources
  • O. R. Colan Associates
  • State of Ohio
  • Diversified Energy Company
  • EOG Resources
  • Viper Energy Partners
Honor Society

Land & Energy Management majors who earn and maintain a 3.2 GPA within the major and in their overall GPA are eligible for induction to Tau Pi Phi, an honor society for outstanding students in the Department of Business & Economics. Among the highlights of this membership is the opportunity to collaborate with fellow Marietta College members on one of two teams invited to the annual national Tau Pi Phi Business Case Study Competition.

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What type of jobs could I expect after earning a degree in Land & Energy Management?
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Attorney (requires graduate degree)
  • Geographic Information Systems Technologists and Technicians
  • Solar Energy Installation Managers
  • Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors
  • Wind Energy Development Managers
  • Title Examiners
Will I need to complete an internship to graduate?

Yes. Our students have interned with companies around the U.S. as early as after their sophomore year. An internship is a valuable experience and exposes our students to real-world working environments.

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