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Programs in Energy

Empower your career, lead your way and join a new generation of energy professionals.

While our energy department has strong ties to the oil and gas sector, our programs reflect the philosophy that the energy industry is an evolving field and must be viewed from a long-term, sustainable perspective. Guided by a diverse group of faculty, you will receive advanced training in upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas business functions and operations. 

Our rigorous and interdisciplinary coursework combines traditional academic expertise with practical experience, allowing you to investigate various aspects of other industry sectors, including alternative fuels, power, and energy efficiency.

We offer undergraduate and graduate programs taught in small groups by our expert faculty, who are active in numerous professional associations and engage in research at the intersection of business, science, and technology.

#1 University in Oklahoma, WSJ

$120K + Annual Median Pay for Energy Managers

100% Success Rate for Energy Business Programs

100% Employment Rate for Energy Business Graduates

Professional Opportunities

Our graduates are well-prepared for job opportunities in wide-ranging industries, including oil and gas companies, pipeline and storage companies, refining and marketing companies, utilities, and financial institutions. There are numerous opportunities to learn from TU faculty, industry practitioners, and other experts with direct experience working in the energy sector. TU offers industry-related internships, both during the academic school year and summer. 

Alumni employers include XTO Energy, Kaiser-Francis, Devon Energy, Chevron, Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Delta Air Lines, Williams, Cimarex Energy, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, and others.

Energy Management

Job opportunities: 

  • Petroleum land manager
  • Futures trader
  • Environmental manager
  • Gas marketing representative
  • Land manager power trader

Energy Business

Job opportunities: 

  • Operations landman
  • Petroleum land manager
  • Environmental manager
  • Business development director
  • Reservoir engineer

Beyond the Classroom

    • Set the stage for lifelong learning and success.

      Learning is an individualized journey that extends far beyond a major or the walls of a classroom. TU’s Office of Integrative and Experiential Learning (OIEL) provides opportunities for scholars to enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary programs. Our real-world academic enrichment opportunities are designed to challenge students and enhance their personal and professional educational experience.

      Experiential Learning

    • Make your TU experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      TU students have abundant opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. From international clubs, music groups, and intramural sports to Greek life, student government, and on-campus leadership, there’s truly something for everyone at TU. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.

      Student Organizations

    • Be the change you want to see.

      TU encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.

      Civic Engagement

    • Pursue success with confidence — backed by TU’s job placement guarantee.

      TU is committed to our students’ professional success, which is why our Center for Career Development, aka CaneCareers, offers a job placement guarantee program. We promise that students who follow the program will land an entry-level job in their chosen field or continue their education within six months of graduation, or we’ll give them a free semester of grad school.

      Job Placement

    Learn more about the college

    At TU’s Collins College of Business, our mission is to empower the next generation of business leaders. Our faculty offer a personalized, transformative curriculum that prepares you to become forward-thinking problem solvers in this rapidly changing world.

    Collins College of Business