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Oil & Gas (O&G) Certificate

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About the Certificate

The Oil & Gas Certificate (O&G) delivers the tools and cross-functional expertise to prepare students for positions in the Oil & Gas industry. A three-course certificate in the area of Oil & Gas/Energy accounting was developed through a joint effort with Oil & Gas/Energy (upstream, midstream, downstream and other energy) companies, CPA firms, and other affected stakeholders in 2009. The C. T. Bauer College of Business is one of the few schools that offer a course in Oil & Gas Accounting. Houston Oil & Gas/Energy companies and large CPA firms recruit students who have obtained this certificate.

Networking opportunities

Throughout the fall semester, representatives from accounting and industry firms host a one credit hour colloquium course. The colloquium is intended to help students learn about the companies, network with the representatives, and learn what it means to be an accountant in the Oil & Gas/Energy industries. Many of these companies offer internships designed to prepare students for a career in Oil & Gas/Energy accounting and provide them with invaluable exposure to practical experiences in the accounting profession.


The O&G courses are not approved to fulfill the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy’s (TSBPA) educational requirement of 30 hours of advanced accounting. However, these courses are approved to fulfill the 150 hours of college credit. For information about the CPA eligibility, visit the TSBPA.

To earn the O&G Certificate, a student must:
  • complete three (3) required courses and one (1) colloquium listed specifically for the certificate. Courses cannot be substituted for the required list.
  • earn a passing letter grade for each certificate course.
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the 3 certificate courses.
  • have a minimum cumulative and accounting GPA of 2.5.
  • earn a letter grade of “S” (satisfactory) for the required colloquium


O&G Colloquium Enrollment Requirements

To enroll in the O&G Colloquium, a student must:
  • have completed or have concurrent enrollment in ACCT 4378
  • have a minimum cumulative and accounting GPA of 2.5
  • if completed O&G course(s), have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the O&G course(s)
Request Enrollment in the O&G Colloquium

To request enrollment in the O&G Colloquium or to learn more about the colloquium requirements, please email acctcert@uh.edu.

Request a Certificate

To request a certificate or to learn more about certificate requirements, please email acctcert@uh.edu.

Certificates are processed and usually mailed 4-6 weeks after the final grades are posted to the student’s record.

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