2017-2018 General Catalog 
    May 25, 2018  
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mining Engineering, B.S.

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Major Requirements for Mining Engineering

Mining Engineering
William Browning Building 313

Minimum Degree Hours: 160
Minimum Major Hours: 115

Mining engineers design, develop, and manage systems for obtaining useful minerals from the Earth. Successful completion of the undergraduate mining engineering curriculum qualifies the student for a professional career in valuation and development of mineral properties, design and management of mine systems, as well as in research and consulting. Research and instruction facilities include laboratories for rock mechanics, ventilation, mine aerosols, mine reclamation, mine water, explosives, and computer applications.

Admission Requirements

High school students seeking a degree in mining engineering should complete as many courses as possible in mathematics, English, physics, chemistry, and mechanical drawing. Entering freshmen normally begin their first year with calculus and chemistry. Deviation from this pattern usually increases the time required to complete the suggested four-year program.

Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.20 must be maintained from all MG EN courses.

Honors in Mining Engineering

Students seeking an HBS in Mining Engineering must complete:


Complete 5 course(s) with a minimum of 2.000 GPA


Complete required courses with a minimum 2.000 GPA

Group VI - Seminar

Complete 4 hour(s) by taking 8 course(s)

Sample 4-yr Degree Plan

Note: This is just a sample. Log into My Degree Dashboard (in CIS) and meet with your academic advisor to fit a program of study with your academic record.

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Total Hours: 18.5

Spring Semester

Total Hours: 18.5