Bachelor of Science
As a petroleum engineering student, you will be studying the technology of oil and gas drilling, production, reserves estimation and the prediction of future production.
You will also study the various techniques for evaluating the characteristics of petroleum-bearing formations and their fluid contents. You'll have the experimental and computational tools to help you study the technology of well logging, well testing, well stimulation, petroleum reservoir engineering and secondary and tertiary recovery.
Our bachelor of science degree in engineering requires a minimum of 127 credit hours. You will be expected to average at least a 2.0 GPA and must obtain a letter grade of "C" or better in all geology and geophysics courses. The degree plan includes a core curriculum of 40 credit hours of geology and geophysics courses combined with 15 credit hours in one of the chosen emphasis areas: including Geochemistry, General Geology, Geophysics, Groundwater, and Environmental Chemistry and Petroleum Geology.
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Experiential learning at Missouri S&T refers to learning stimulated by a variety of structured activities that differ significantly from the traditional lecture format. Experiential learning activities are designed to require students to go beyond mastering basic skills and knowledge in the application of that material to problem solving challenges. These activities involve collaboration and reflective learning and allow students to learn in environments that align with their aptitudes.
Course flow charts can help you map out your undergraduate curriculum. Use the charts as a reference when enrolling in classes for the semester. If you have any questions, consult your advisor.
Get a Minor
A petroleum engineering minor enhances the academic credentials of a student and broadens their employment choices. Complete 15 credit hours of approved courses to get your minor. Learn more.