Petroleum Services Program

Petroleum Services Programs

The university awards the Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Services to the student who completes the course work listed below. The curriculum is designed for personnel employed in the petroleum industry or for those seeking employment in the petroleum industry while attending school. All classes are scheduled to permit attendance of persons employed on a rotational schedule up to fourteen-days-on/fourteen-days-off. The curriculum of technical, people‑oriented, and safety courses prepare the student for middle‑to‑upper level management positions in drilling or production operations, or for the service and supply segment of the petroleum industry. Students may choose a concentration in Safety Technology (PSST) or Exploration and Productino (PSEP) by completing the 21 hours of courses specified. Students may choose a minor in one or more of the following areas: Safety Management, Petroleum Exploration & Production, and Disaster Management (DISM).

Mission

We educate engineering technology graduates through a unique online and rotating delivery schedule of robust instruction that prepares future leaders to safely managing complex operations in the petroleum industry which are critical to the energy needs of the world.

Minors

Disaster Management Minor (DISM)

Requirements: *SATC 325, SOCI 424, SOCI 425 plus 9 credit hours from the following courses.

SATC 240
BIOL 301
PSYC 313
SOCI 372 – if topic is approved
*SATC 385
SOCI 403
AHSC 425 – if topic is approved
GOVT 423

*Prerequisite SATC 101

Petroleum Exploration and Production Minor (PETP)

Requirements: Completion of PSET 121, PSET 171, PSET 231, PSET 241 and completion of 9 hours from the following courses:

PSET 310
PSET 331 or PSET 371
PSET 381
PSET 384

Safety Management Minor (SAMA)

Requirements: SATC 101 and 18 credit hours from the following courses:

SATC 112
SATC 240
PSET 301 or MNGT 367
SATC 325 or SATC 385
SATC 375 or SATC 380
SATC 450 or SATC 480

Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Services

  • Exploration and Production Concentration (PSEP)
  • Safety Technology Concentration (PSST)
  • CLR – Computer Literacy Requirement
  • GER – General Education Requirement
  • OCR – Oral Communication Requirement
  • UR – University Requirement

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR* COURSE NAME COURSE NUMBER REQUIREMENT CREDIT HRS
1 ENGL 101 GER 3
1 ENGL 102 GER 3
1 Freshman Seminar Course UR 1
1 MATH 101 GER 3
1 MATH Elective GER 3
1 PSET 121 3
1 PSET 241 3
1 PSET 171 3
1 Physical Sciences Elective ** GER 3
1 Physical Sciences Elective ** GER 3
1 SATC 101 3
1 Oral Communication Elective OCR 3
2 ENGL Literature Elective GER 3
2 HIST Elective GER 3
2 Humanities Elective GER 3
2 Biological Sciences Elective GER 3
2 Computer Literacy Elective CLR 2
2 PSET 231 3
2 PSET 301 3
2 SATC 112 3
2 SATC 220 3
2 SATC 230 3
2 SATC or PSET Elective 3
3 Fine Arts Elective GER 3
3 Writing Intensive Elective 300-level or above GER 3
3 Concentration Course See below 3
3 Concentration Course See below 3
3 Concentration Course See below 3
3 SATC 240 3
3 SATC 440 3
3 SATC or PSET Elective 300-level or above 3
3 Approved Electives*** 300-level or above 3
4 PSET 305 3
4 Concentration Course See below 3
4 Concentration Course See below 3
4 Concentration Course See below 3
4 Concentration Course See below 3
4 PSET 401 3
4 PSET 452 3
4 Social Sciences Elective GER 3
4 Social Sciences Elective GER 3
  TOTAL HOURS     120

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)
**Physical Sciences Electives (6 hours) must be in the same discipline. GEOL 101 and 203 are recommended for Petroleum Services majors.
***Electives can be from any 300- or 400-level physical or life science, technology, engineering, math, or business course.

Safety Technology Concentration (PSST)
SATC 325
SATC 375
SATC 380
SATC 385
SATC 420
SATC 450
SATC 480

Exploration and Production Concentration (PSEP)
PSET 310
PSET 331
PSET 371
PSET 381
PSET 384
PSET 431
PSET 477

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