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Petroleum Geology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cambridge, OH, United States
The Muskingum University Petroleum Geology major combines traditional coursework for the bachelor’s in geology with specialized classes focused on the exploration and development of oil and gas, taught by a faculty member with years of industry experience. 
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These courses, in addition to close contact with industry groups and professional geologists, provide opportunities often unavailable to undergraduates elsewhere.


  • Firsthand exposure to industry professionals
  • Specialized coursework emphasizing the multidisciplinary techniques used in oil and gas exploration
  • Opportunities to participate in national and regional meetings and to present the results of individual research
  • Summer internships working with local oil and gas producers, developing relevant skills before graduation


  • Muskingum graduates holding a bachelor’s degree in petroleum geology find job opportunities working in the oil and gas industry at careers ranging from mudlogging to lab technicians.
  • Traditional geology training provides preparation for graduate school, with specialized classes in petroleum geology and geophysics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Geology 
  • Earth History 
  • Introduction to Well Logging 
  • Mineralogy 
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Completed International Application Form, with signatures
  • Official academic records of all secondary and post-secondary work taken, including examination results, including school leaving tests and certificates
  • Two or more letters of recommendation written by teachers 
  • An essay, at least 500 words in length, describing yourself and explaining why you would like to study at Muskingum University
  • Certified bank letter showing sufficient funds for the first year

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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