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The Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy houses two schools:

The Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering

which offers an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering and two accelerated degree programs - a BS/MBA and a BS/MS.

The School of Geosciences

which offers undergraduate degrees in general geology, environmental geology, petroleum geology, paleontology and geophysics.

Learn more about each degree below.


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.

Degrees Offered:

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)


Learn more about MPGE's undergraduate programs

Admission to the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy is separate from the MPGE Professional Program. Students can be in the College 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).

Geosciences is a diverse field that in the broadest sense encompass the study of Earth and other planets. Earth is a complex system that has evolved over its whole history and Geosciences 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.

Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Geology

Bachelor of Science in Geophysics

Learn more about Geosciences' undergraduate programs