The Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy houses two schools. The ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics with undergraduate majors in Geology, Environmental Geology, Petroleum Geology, Paleontology, and Geophysics. The Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering has majors in Petroleum Engineering and two Accelerated degree programs.
Geology and Geophysics are diverse fields that in their broadest sense encompass the study of Earth and other planets. Earth is a complex system that has evolved over its whole history and Geology and Geophysics attempts to understand the processes that drove these changes through time. The occurrences of natural resources and “natural” hazards are not randomly distributed over the Earth; understanding their distribution and, in some cases, predicting their future occurrence or recurrence fall within the realms of geology and geophysics.
Bachelor of Science in Geology
Bachelor of Science in Geophysics
Petroleum engineers may work on specific production-related challenges in a technical area or may work to solve broad technical challenges within an organization. Petroleum engineers are required to utilize complex technologies. Exploration and production projects are sophisticated and the financial and physical risks must be integrated into engineering design of specific exploration and production systems to make them work.
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering / Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering / Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Admission to the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy (MCEE) is separate from the MPGE Professional Program. Students can be in the College (MCEE) but not eligible to enroll in upper division PE courses. To be in the MCEE, you will need to complete at least 24 credit hours, including CHEM 1315 and either MATH 1823 and 2423 or MATH 1914 with a C or better, and have an OU retention and combined retention GPA of 2.5 or higher.
The MPGE Professional Program is the ability to enroll in Upper Division (3000 and 4000 level) PE courses. Admission to the MPGE Professional Program signifies that you have the technical foundation for success in the upper level PE courses. The first set of upper division courses are offered the spring semester of the sophomore year: PE 3022 (Technical Communications), PE3213 (Reservoir Rock Properties), and PE 3221 (Rock Properties Lab).
For more information please see our Professional Program Information Sheet (PDF).