Petroleum Geoscience - Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Geoscience is an interdisciplinary program in the Department of Geology and Geophysics designed to enhance both critical thinking and the technical skills that serve as the scientific foundation for practicing petroleum geoscience. The program requires a minimum of 18 semester credit hours from Geology and Geophysics and optionally Petroleum Engineering as part of a regular graduate program. In addition, workshops, lectures and field trips enable students to learn about pressing scientific problems in petroleum exploration and production. Students are required to take a core of courses including reflection seismology and seismic interpretation, sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis, 3-D structure and rock properties. One seminar per year is required. In addition, students must choose at least one course from an approved list of supporting courses in both the Department of Geology and Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering. The Certificate is conferred upon successful completion of an MS or PhD degree program in Geology or Geophysics including the required courses. For detailed information please contact the graduate advisor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Dr. Mark Everett (

GEOP 622Petroleum Seismology II4
or GEOP 629   or Seismic Interpretation 
GEOL 622Stratigraphy3
GEOL 612Structural Geology3
Select one of the following:3-4
Carbonate Reservoirs
Structural Petrology
Clastic Sedimentology and Sedimentary Petrology
GEOL 681Seminar1
or GEOP 681   or Seminar 
One additional course related to Petroleum Geoscience from the list Supplemental Petroleum Geoscience Courses3-4
Total Semester Credit Hours18