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The Petroleum Ventures Certificate Program (PVP) sets Aggie petroleum engineers apart by giving them unparalleled exposure to business concepts, entrepreneurship, industry leaders and case-based learning opportunities where they work together with business students to solve problems and study real world energy companies. This interdisciplinary environment prepares them for leadership and expanded technical roles within the industry. The program is set up in collaboration with the Finance Department of the Mays Business School. PVP certificate holders are viewed as students who are committed to working hard to further their education and to better prepare themselves for integrated roles in the industry.

The Certificate of Petroleum Ventures impacts the following student groups:

  • Undergraduate petroleum engineering and finance students who have a desire to work in energy finance, petroleum investment management, or have a goal of senior management of an oil and gas company and/or a goal of one day creating and managing their own energy company.
  • Undergraduate petroleum engineering and finance students who are seeking specialized training.

Guidelines

  1. Students must complete and submit a certificate application to the Petroleum Ventures certificate program during the application process in the spring semester.
  2. Submitting an application is not a guarantee of acceptance: Petroleum Ventures Program board members consider all applications through an interview process.

Requirements

  1. Students should have a good academic standing within their major department.
  2. Students must submit a request to be registered for business electives.
  3. All elective course exceptions require degree clearance by the major’s undergraduate director.

Courses and Electives

For an updated list of the required courses and prescribed electives, please see the petroleum certificate requirements information listed in the undergraduate catalog.

Certificate Application and Completion Form

Applications are accepted in the spring during the deadlines listed on the application form.


For More Information

Cathy Sliva

  • Associate Professor of Engineering Practice, Petroleum Engineering
  • Director, Undergraduate Advising, Petroleum Engineering
Cathy Sliva