May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Energy Resource Management and Development, 3+3 Professional Land Management, B.S.

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UW offers qualified undergraduate students a fast-track to a Juris Doctorate. The 3+3 PLM program at UW is an opportunity for qualified undergraduate students to earn their bachelor’s degree and law degree in six years instead of seven years.

University Studies Program

This degree requires that The University Studies Program 2015  requirements are met before graduation. Some of the courses required for this major fulfill USP requirements, but not all. Students should check their degree evaluations and consult with their assigned academic advisor to discuss their specific course plan.

Professional Land Management

  • Students accepted by UW College of Law (COL) into the 3+3 program begin taking classes at COL in what would otherwise be their senior year. Year one of law school (31 credits) counts toward both the BS in ERMD and the JD degrees. Students must select one path for Years 1-3, either Energy and Environmental Systems or Professional Land Management. Following are the requirements for PLM 3+3.
  • Professional Land Management majors determine ownership and title of surface and subsurface rights to negotiate leases with land/mineral owners, coordinate field exploration, and ensure compliance with governmental regulations.
  • Students will complete a minimum of 85-95 credits in their baccalaureate (undergraduate) program by the end of their junior year (including required general education and major courses). Students will complete 90 credits with the College of Law. Students will be granted a BS upon completion of the 120 credit hours required for the undergraduate degree in BS-ERMD (using year one of College of Law coursework), with a cumulative minimum UW GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students must complete 42 hours of upper-division (3000-level or above) coursework, 30 of which must be from the University of Wyoming. During the Energy Resource Management and Development program (years 1-3), students will be advised by the School of Energy Resources advisor. During the College of Law program (years 4-6), students will receive advising from the College of Law.

College of Law Required Courses (Years 4-6)

Please visit the College of Law  Juris Doctor Program.


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