Undergraduate Education

An energy and mineral engineering professor teaching a class

The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering offers a total of six bachelor's degrees. Students enrolled in these programs experience problem-based learning and interactive classes with individual attention. Instruction in theory, applications, and project design is augmented by hands-on training in our diverse research facilities. In addition, students have access to a fully equipped 24-hour computer lab complete with the latest software packages.

Beyond the Classroom

Our students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that complement the classroom experience. No education is complete without on-the-job training and students in our EME programs are sure to find an abundance of summer internship openings that offer invaluable work experience in their field of choice. At the same time, membership in one of our professional society student chapters offers students leadership skills training, provides a forum for students to discuss matters of interest within their industry's community, and presents excellent networking opportunities with industry professionals at national and regional society events.

On top of that, students are eligible to apply for our many scholarship opportunities (which reached $600,000 last year) and, upon graduation, can look forward to receiving one of the highest starting salaries for baccalaureate degrees at Penn State.

For More Information

For more information about our undergraduate programs and department, check out the links to the left. If you still have questions, please contact your advisor or program chair.