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Energy Resource Management and Development – Bachelor of Science (BS)

Energy Resource Management and Development – Bachelor of Science (BS)

The world needs more energy leaders to make an impact in the management and development of our natural resources. Energy is part of your daily life, are you ready to take a unique path toward a rewarding future?

The School of Energy Resources prepares students for today and beyond. Our future energy leaders will learn in diverse fields to meet the needs of the industry, while gaining an understanding of business, natural resources, law and policy, project management, mathematics and economics.

Your educational experience combines hands-on learning, internships and professional engagement. Explore the Energy Resource Management and Development Bachelor of Science to choose between two specialized concentrations based on your interest and career goals.

Quick Facts

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)



Resident Tuition: $154/credit hour

Non-resident Tuition: $639/credit hour

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Wyoming is the third largest energy producing state in the US*

*Source: US Energy Information Administration

Energy Resource Management and Development – Degree Program Highlights

The Energy Resource Management and Development program prepares you with well-rounded courses, where you experience first-hand what it takes to make a difference in the energy industry.

Two concentrations. Prepare for the future with customized areas of energy.

Internships and professional connectionsTake advantage of opportunities for networking with industry pros, gain experience with internships, cutting-edge research and global study. 

Scholarships. Explore our Nielson Energy Scholarships which offers financial support specifically for students interested in energy resource management and development. Discover more here.

What Can You Do With an Energy Resource Management and Development Bachelor’s Degree?

Numerous job opportunities are available to energy graduates. Depending on the concentration you select, you can find a rewarding career in any sector of the energy industry and related fields.

Professional Land Management concentration students can go to work for wind, solar, oil and gas, transmission, utility companies and more. They often work as land acquisition specialists, surface or mineral landmen or division order analysts.

Energy and Environmental Systems concentration students find jobs with oil, gas and coal companies, environmental consulting firms, conservation districts or with the state and federal governments, working as reclamation planners and scientists, environmental compliance coordinators, environmental scientists, regulatory analysts and project managers.

The careers you build as a graduate from the School of Energy Resources prepare you to make a difference in a rewarding, well-paying occupations that benefit millions of people every day.

Amazing Stories from Energy Resource Management and Development Majors

"My dad works within energy; I can remember going to work with him and thoroughly enjoying, watching and learning about oil and gas. When I took a trip with him to meet with a Landman, that is when I figured out what role I wanted to play in oil and gas."

- Eli Vigil, B.S. in Energy Resource Management and Development, concentration in Professional Land Management ’22

Examples of Energy Resource Management and Development Degree Program Courses

  • Energy and Society
  • Oil: Business Culture Power
  • Environment and Natural Resources Law and Policy
  • Project Management 
  • Geospatial Information Science and Technology
  • Negotiation
  • Business classes: accounting, economics and corporate finance
  • Mathematics classes: calculus and statistics
  • Energy and Environmental Systems: biology, chemistry and rangeland management
  • Professional Land Management: contracts, property and oil and gas law

View the full Bachelor of Science in Energy Resource Management and Development degree program curriculum.

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Department 3012, 1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6879

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