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Energy Land Management

student sampling water The objective of this major is to provide an undergraduate education focused on energy land management and how it relates to energy development. With an emphasis on the management, coordination, and development of surface, mineral and other energy interests. With an advisory board of national and local industry partners, this program will provide a strong foundation in the key aspects of energy land management and will produce trained professionals that are critically needed in the energy and regulatory sectors.

Fast Facts

Nationally accredited 

It’s one of 12 programs accredited by the American Association of Professional Landmen.

Key Aspects

Learn the key aspects of energy land management including energy and science, business and economics, public policy and law.

Training professionals

Our students graduate as trained professionals, ready to immediately enter the energy workforce. Throughout their student career, they also benefit from an advisory board of industry experts. 



  • Professional Landman 
  • Lease Analyst
  • Title Analyst 
  • Lease Negotiator
  • Energy Permitting
  • Division Order Analyst
  • Midstream Land
  • Utility and Right-of-Way Development
  • Energy GIS

Course Schedule

Freshman Year

Suggested Plan of Study

Fall Spring
ENGL 101 – Intro to Composition and Rhetoric GEOL 103 and 104 – Earth Through Time
ARE 187 – Energy Resource Economics ENLM 150 – Introduction to Energy Land Management
GEOL 101 and 102 – Planet Earth
GEF 5 
Select ONE:
FOR 101 – Careers in Natural Resources Management
WVUE 191 – First Year Seminar
Select ONE:
MATH 126A – College Algebra (5-Day)
MATH 126B – College Algebra (4-Day)
MATH 126C – College Algebra (3-Day)

For full suggested course schedule, class descriptions and more information on General Education Foundations (GEF) see the course catalog.