WHAT IS THE PetrolEum GEOLOGY DEGREE OPTION?
The graduates of Petroleum Option will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the College of Natural & Health Sciences at Arkansas Tech University. Many professionals in the petroelum industry enroll in graduate school after completing their undergraduate degree. Our program prepares students for a succes in graduate school and industry.
WHAT WILL I LEARN IN THIS DEGREE OPTION?
- Use of the scientific method to test hypotheses, gather evidence, and prove conclusions.
- Application of basic concepts within physical and historical geology, minerology, petrology, structural geology, geomorphology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, environmental geology, subsurface geology, and geographic information systems.
- Field, lab, and computer-based geologic investigation skills.
WHAT COURSES WILL I TAKE?
The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.
A 6-hour Field Geology course is required for students of this option.
Printable version of the Geology - Petroleum Degree Plan.
Course descriptions can be viewed in the Undergraduate Catalog.