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Here at Mines, we get it—you want to solve some of the major problems of our time and change the world. You want to be the next Rosalin Franklin. The next Steve Jobs. But we can do you one better—we can help you become the next you.

At Colorado School of Mines, you can choose from a variety of unique, top-notch programs in engineering and applied science that will take your education to the next level.

With a variety of undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, minors and certificates, you’ll have a wide variety of programs to choose from, ensuring you have the freedom to carve out your own path. With the resources, faculty support and inspiration you’ll find at Mines, you’ll be prepared to change the world.

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Looking to reduce the time and cost of your bachelor’s and master’s degrees? For those looking to expedite their academic goals, Mines offers a variety of accelerated combined degree options. Finish faster by completing your bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in just five years.

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See what Orediggers are saying about their time at Mines

Brandon Bakka

“I really fell into the symbolism of the M Climb. This idea of the rock representing all of the work that I’m going to do over the course of my time here at Mines…It’s weird to me that that rock almost means more to me than my diploma…because it’s a representation of all of the work I put in.”
Brandon Bakka ’19
Chemical Engineering

Casey Gilliams

“I chose Mines for my PhD because it is one of the few schools in the country that still has a metallurgy program. My research is on quench and partitioning steels (QP steels), and essentially my job is to optimize them, make them better.”

Casey Gilliams
PhD student, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Farah Mustafa

“Mines is a place that pushed me to become a proud Malaysian and Muslim woman and also a workaholic. Most importantly, I became a person who is able to withstand whatever comes, and I found myself again. This place will always have a special place in my heart.”

Farah Husna Mustafa Kamal ’19
Petroleum Engineering