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Land Management

California University of Pennsylvania offers two programs in Land Management:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. in Jurisprudence: Land Management concentration)
  • Certificate in Land Management

Both programs are delivered 100% online. You can start the program in Fall (August) or Winter (December) terms.

Program objectives

Both the bachelor's degree and the certificate program in land management can help to prepare students for a wide variety of positions in the oil and gas industry, including:

  • Staff landman
  • Operations landman
  • In-house energy company support staff
  • Third-party contractor support staff
  • Property manager
  • Leasing manager
  • Title abstractor

Land Management certificate

The Land Management Certificate is an accelerated program for students who have at least a high school diploma and are seeking additional education, experience and credentials to enter into the land management industry. 

The program consists of 30 credits and may be completed in five semesters.

The certificate program in land management emphasizes:

  • Legal topics
  • Oil- and gas-related land management
  • Surface and sub-surface geology
  • GIS (geographical information systems)

The certificate in land management does not require any previous college credit.

View the certificate program curriculum framework here

Stipends available

Five stipends of $2,000 each are available for students who enroll in the Land Management Certificate program.

The student aid is made availabl through a grant from The Community Foundation of Fayette County – The Chevron Community Fund.

Recipients must be residents of Greene County or Fayette County. Request information.

Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence: Land Management concentration

The Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence: Land Management concentration is a great solution if you wish to pursue a bachelor's degree but are unable to attend a traditional on-campus program. The bachelor’s degree may be completed in four to six semesters, depending on the number of credit hours earned prior to admission to the program.

The bachelor’s degree program emphasizes:

  • Jurisprudence and legal topics
  • Oil- and gas-related land management
  • Surface and sub-surface geology
  • GIS (geographical information systems)
  • Ethics
  • Electives that give you the ability to tailor the program to suit your career needs.

View the bachelor’s degree curriculum framework here

Read about gainful employment.

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