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Get to know The University of Tulsa’s cross-disciplinary activities going on around campus. TU enjoys an international reputation for excellence in many fields – find out why here.


The University of Tulsa draws from its world-renowned oil and gas legacy to offer energy programs through three colleges and ancillary services that support advancement in the industry.

The School of Energy Economics, Policy and Commerce in the nationally ranked Collins College of Business features degree programs that prepare students to meet the industry’s need for highly educated and skilled professionals. Undergraduates can earn a bachelor’s degree in energy management or a minor in energy. From accounting and CIS to finance and marketing, students graduate ready to tackle the business challenges of energy companies around the world.

Within the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering is recognized as one of the top-ranked energy programs. Petroleum engineering is the largest department on the TU campus with an undergraduate enrollment that exceeds 500 students. The college offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Science and doctoral degrees in petroleummechanical and chemical engineering. Areas of research specialization include alternative energy and biofuels.

The University of Tulsa College of Law established the Sustainable Energy and Resources Law (SERL) program in 1974 to offer comprehensive training in energy, environmental and natural resources law through a dynamic curriculum and research. Degrees include a Juris Doctor, SERL Certificate, a Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law and an LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law.

The University of Tulsa’s Petroleum Abstracts is the world’s leading information source for published knowledge related to oil and gas exploration, production, transportation and storage. A team of information specialists in geosciences, engineering, information technology and publishing contribute to the development and production of the weekly Petroleum Abstracts Bulletin, in addition to other research products.

Fine and Performing Arts

The University of Tulsa has dedicated itself to being known both nationally and internationally for its arts program. Each year, strokes of a paintbrush, notes methodically played on a piano or final act performances, provide TU students with the knowledge they need to succeed in the world of arts.

Health Sciences

The University of Tulsa prepares its students – whether they are undergraduates studying nursing, graduate students researching kinesiology or law students with medical specialties – for success in an area defined by constant advances in technology and methods and ever-evolving policies.

Gilcrease Museum

Gilcrease Museum is home to one of the country’s best facilities for the preservation and conservation of American history and art. The museum houses the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts of the American West. Gilcrease also houses an unparalleled collection of Native American art and artifacts, as well as thousands of historical documents, maps and manuscripts.