A petroleum engineering bachelors degree garners the highest salary offers, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The Average Salary Offer for Petroleum Engineering Major is $86,220 in 2010. Want to pursue your education in this field and earn the highest possible salary? Following are some of the top ranking universities offering the Bachelors degree in Petroleum Engineering:

Texas A&M University
- U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked Texas A&M's Petroleum Engineering Department as one of the top Undergraduate Engineering Programs with a PhD Program.
- The four-year curriculum in petroleum engineering includes training in basic engineering sciences to prepare students for the application of engineering principles to the petroleum industry.
- The bachelor of science program in petroleum engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The University of Texas at Austin
- It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
- The University offers Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering. This challenging field of engineering requires application of a wide range of knowledge, from the basic sciences of mathematics, physics, geology, and chemistry to the principles of engineering analysis, design, and management.

The University of Houston
- It offers the Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering degree. The program is approved by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (January, 2009).
- Petroleum Engineering majors must earn a grade of C- or better in all engineering, mathematics, and science courses, including courses considered for transfer credit.

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America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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