The Professional Land Management concentration is accredited by the American Association of Professional Landmen. The University of Wyoming program prepares nationally accredited professional landmen for long-term competitive success in the energy industry. The landman has an important role in maintaining sound stewardship of energy resources and applying knowledge in energy, geology, engineering, business, law, economics, finance and regulatory policy.
Make a difference in people's lives by building trustworthy relationships and seeking mutually beneficial solutions to energy exploration and production issues.
Students take courses in communication, mathematics, statistics, business, economics, land management, energy, geographic information systems (GIS), law and negotiation. To provide a more rounded experience, Professional Land Management students take classes from the College of Law during their senior year including Property Law I and II, Oil and Gas Law, Public Lands, and Advanced Oil and Gas Law.
Professional Land Management students develop industry connections through their mandatory membership in these organizations and may be eligible to apply for scholarships.
Students join the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) during the fall semester membership drive. Student membership dues are paid by AAPL.
Students join the Wyoming Association of Professional Landmen and are eligible to apply for their scholarships during the spring semester.
All Professional Land Management students join the Wyoming Student Chapter of Professional Land Managers and are expected to be actively involved in the organization including community service events.
Typical employers are oil, gas, pipeline, and coal companies, utilities, federal and state government, law firms, and independent landmen brokerage companies
Students are encouraged to add a concurrent major and/or minor to provide depth to their course of study in an area of interest.