Major Exploration

Pre-Finals Workshop

Start your major exploration with a self-assessment

Understand your values and strengths before you choose a major. Focus 2 Career helps students explore Mines majors and career paths through strengths assessments and quizzes.

Learn about the different Majors at Mines

Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Majors offered:

  • Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics

You’ll gain experience in mathematical modeling, applied analysis, and interpreting data

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Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chemical Engineering has 4 tracks:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biological Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Honors Research

Encompasses everything from design to large-scale manufacturing of a wide variety of products through chemical and biochemical processes

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Chemistry and Biochemistry

Majors offered:

  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

Gain an interdisciplinary approach to solving real-world problems in areas such as sustainability, alternative fuels and energy, bio-detection, materials, nanomedicines and water quality assessment.

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Civil and Environmental

Majors offered:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Construction Engineering

Graduates design, protect, and maintain sustainable built and natural environments in society.

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Computer Science

Computer Science has 7 focus areas:

  • CS General
  • CS + Business
  • CS + Data Science
  • CS + Computer Engineering
  • CS + Robotics & Intelligent Systems
  • CS + Space
  • CS + Research Honors

You will make meaning of large amounts of data; give machines the ability to operate autonomously, or become involved with high performance computing, networking, security and privacy, graphics, or mobile and web development to name a few.

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Economics and Business Engineering & Management Science

Majors Offered:

  • Economics
  • Business Engineering & Management Science

Gain expertise in public policy, industry decision making, entrepreneurship and innovation, especially as they relate to minerals and materials, energy, the environment, and technology

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Design Engineering

Design Engineering has 7 focus areas:

  • Energy Studies
  • Water Security
  • Community Development
  • K-12 STEM Teaching
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Music and Audio Engineering
  • Corporate Sustainability

Get hands-on experiences working on real-world challenges in interdisciplinary teams and mastering all phases of problem definition, concept generation and solution implementation.

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Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering has 4 emphasis areas:

  • Information Systems and Science
  • Antennas and Wireless Communications
  • Energy Systems and Power Electronics
  • Integrated Circuits and Electronics

Invent devices that we utilize daily and contribute to solving engineering challenges such as the energy crisis by making solar more economical, reverse engineering the brain to advance manufacturing and communication, and enhancing virtual reality to improve healthcare.

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Geological Engineering

Geology has 2 concentrations:

  • Minerals and petroleum exploration
  • Environmental, engineering geology and geotechnics, and ground-water engineering

Study mineral and energy resources, underground construction and tunneling, geological hazards, and geochemistry, as well as surface and ground water resources.

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Geophysical Engineering

Study and explore the earth’s interior through physical measurements collected at the earth’s surface, in boreholes, and from aircraft and satellites.

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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering has 7 tracks:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Automation & Controls
  • Biomechanics
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials
  • Nuclear Energy

Apply skills in programming, machining, instrumentation and prototyping in four divisions: biomechanics, robotics & automation, Solid mechanics, and thermal fluid systems.

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Mining Engineering

Get involved in the extraction of non-metallics, metal ores of all kinds, and solid fuel and energy sources such as coal and nuclear materials.

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Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Be an expert in the processing, properties, selection, and application of structural and functional materials to create bridges to phones to medical devices and everything in between.

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Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineering has 5 Focus areas to choose from:

  • Resevoirs
  • Drilling
  • Completions
  • Production
  • Data Analytics
  • Ceramics Engineering

Petroleum Engineering is the exploration, evaluation, development, and recovery of oil, gas, geothermal, and other fluids in the earth.

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Engineering Physics

Tackle advanced topics in mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, electronics, and modern physics.

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Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering

Interface between biology and mathematics, computer sciences, and chemistry to work in areas of Biology such as pre-med, ecology, systems, and molecular biology.

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