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Achieving Good Academic Standing in the Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering (PETR)

We expect all Petroleum Engineering (herein after called “PETR”) majors to approach their studies in a disciplined and professional manner.  The petroleum industry rewards qualified students well, but expects them to demonstrate high performance.  Consequently, each student’s progress toward a degree is carefully monitored.

GPA Standard

All PETR majors must earn a grade of C- or better in all engineering, mathematics, and science courses, including courses considered for transfer credit. 

After attempting at least six hours within the major, a student’s cumulative major GPA must be 2.25 or higher.  Hours “in the major” considered for this GPA calculation include all PETR courses plus CHEE 1331.


All PETR majors are expected to meet the minimum GPA standard set forth above.  However, if the cumulative major GPA falls below 2.25 in any semester, the student is placed on probation.   All PETR majors placed on probation are required to schedule a meeting with the masturm [at] (Academic Advisor) for Petroleum Engineering, Ms. Anne Sturm.  Failure on the student’s part to schedule such a meeting will cause a hold to be placed on the student’s records prohibiting enrollment privileges.

All PETR majors placed on probation are expected to improve both their semester major GPA to a 2.25 or above and their cumulative GPA to a 2.25 or above during their first semester on probation.  Once on probation, in each of the next semester(s), the semester GPA is evaluated. If the semester major GPA is greater than or equal to 2.25, but the cumulative GPA is below 2.25, the student continues on probation.


If while on probation, a PETR major’s semester major GPA falls below 2.25, the student is suspended from the Petroleum Engineering Program and no longer allowed to continue as a PETR major.