Mines’ accredited undergraduate programs are highly selective, and our renowned faculty create a challenging and supportive learning environment for our students. As an undergraduate at the Colorado School of Mines, you are an integral part of a world-class institution.
Ranked among the nation’s “top 100 values” as selected by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Mines offers all the advantages of a research institution with a size that allows personal attention. With a student/faculty ratio of 17:1 and an average undergraduate class size of 34, Mines offers you the personal attention you need to succeed.
With a wide range of degree programs, your achievements are limited only by what you bring. Wherever your interests lie, take some time to explore all the opportunities that Mines has to offer.
Our graduates are in great demand by companies and government agencies around the world. Mines’ rigorous degree programs provide a technical education and students receive exposure and training in areas such as communication, leadership, teamwork and ethics. Additionally, our extensive laboratory infrastructure ensures students have plenty of hands-on training in their coursework.
Graduate students join a community of scholars who are global leaders in their fields. Research funding from government agencies and private corporations supports cutting-edge work in alternative and traditional energy resources, mineral economics, earth sciences, materials, and environmental science and engineering. Strong partnerships with local government laboratories, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Bureau of Reclamation and the United States Geological Survey, provide rich opportunities for students to become involved in world-class research.
Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Programs
Many degree programs offer Mines’ undergraduate students the opportunity to begin work on a graduate certificate, professional master’s degree, master’s degree or doctoral degree while completing the requirements for their bachelor’s degree. These combined bachelor’s-master’s/doctoral programs have been created by Mines faculty in those situations where they have deemed it academically advantageous to treat undergraduate and graduate degree programs as a continuous and integrated process. These are accelerated programs that can be valuable in fields of engineering and applied science where advanced education in technology and/or management provides the opportunity to be on a fast track for professional advancement. These programs also can be valuable for students who want to get a head start on graduate education. Learn More
Undergraduate Degree Programs
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The combined bachelor of science/master of science program enables students to work on both degrees simultaneously.
Some graduate programs participate in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WICHE). This program allows residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming to register at Colorado resident tuition rates.
Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs
|Major||Degree||Required Courses||Combined Program?||Department|
|Advanced Energy Systems||M.S. non-thesis, Ph.D.||Advanced Energy Systems|
|Advanced Manufacturing||M.S. non-thesis, professional graduate certificate||Courses||Advanced Manufacturing|
|Applied Mathematics & Statistics||M.S.(thesis and non-thesis options), Ph.D.||Courses||Yes||Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS)|
|Chemical Engineering||M.S.(thesis and non-thesis options), Ph.D.||Courses||Yes||Chemical and Biological Engineering|
|M.S. (thesis and non-thesis options)||Courses||Chemistry|
|Civil and Environmental Engineering||M.S.(thesis and non-thesis options), Ph.D.||Courses||Yes||Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Computer Science||M.S.(thesis and non-thesis options), Ph.D.||Courses||Yes||Computer Science|
|Electrical Engineering||M.S.(thesis and non-thesis options), Ph.D.||Courses||Yes||Electrical Engineering|
|Engineering and Technology Management||M.S.(thesis and non-thesis options)||Courses||Yes||Economics and Business|
|Environmental Engineering Science||M.S.(thesis and non-thesis options), Ph.D.||Courses||Yes|
|Professional Masters (non-thesis)||Courses||Chemistry|
|Geological Engineer||Master of Engineering (non-thesis)||Courses||Geology & Geological Engineering|
|M.S., Ph.D.||Courses||Geology & Geological Engineering|
|Geology||M.S., Ph.D.||Courses||Geology & Geological Engineering|
|Geophysical Engineering||M.S., Ph.D.||Courses||Geophysics|
|M.S.(thesis and non-thesis options), Ph.D.||Courses||Yes||Hydrologic Science and Engineering (HSE) Program|
|Materials Science||M.S. (thesis and non-thesis options), Ph.D.||Courses||Materials Science Program|
|Mechanical Engineering||M.S.(thesis and non-thesis options), Ph.D.||Courses||Yes||Mechanical Engineering|
|Metallurgical & Materials Engineering||M.Eng., M.S., Ph.D.||Courses||Yes, B.S.+Master of Engineering||Metallurgical and Materials Engineering|
|Mineral and Energy Economics|
|M.S.(thesis and non-thesis options), Ph.D.||Courses||Yes||Economics and Business|
|Mineral Exploration||Professional Master's (non-thesis)||Courses||Geology & Geological Engineering|
|Mining and Earth Systems Engineering|
|M.S. (thesis and non-thesis options), Ph.D.||Courses||Mining Engineering|
|Natural Resources & Energy Policy||M.S. non-thesis, graduate certificate||Yes||Humanities,
Arts and Social Sciences
|Nuclear Engineering||Master of Engineering (non-thesis), M.S., Ph.D.||Courses||Yes||Nuclear Science and Engineering Program|
|Master of Engineering (non-thesis), M.S., Ph.D.||Courses||Yes||Petroleum Engineering|
|Petroleum Reservoir Systems||Professional Master's (non-thesis only)||Courses||Petroleum Engineering|
|Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering||M.S. (thesis and non-thesis options), Ph.D.||Courses||Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering|
|Space Resources||M.S. non-thesis, Ph.D., certificate||Courses||Space Resources Program|
|Underground Construction and Tunneling |
|M.S. (thesis and non-thesis options), Ph.D.||Courses||Underground Construction and Tunneling|