Colorado School of Mines requires a minimum of 128-141 semester hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Colorado School of Mines accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP creditbut not IB credits. Additionally, Colorado School of Mines has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 83% of students who start college at Colorado School of Mines graduate within six years.
Colorado School of Mines offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Colorado School of Mines may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Colorado School of Mines has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Colorado School of Mines.
Reminder: Check with Colorado School of Mines directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Colorado School of Mines students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Colorado School of Mines.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.
Double Majoring at Colorado School of Mines
Colorado School of Mines offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Colorado School of Mines offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
❌ Colorado School of Mines does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Colorado School of Mines offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Colorado School of Mines offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Colorado School of Mines.
❌ Colorado School of Mines does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Colorado School of Mines does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.
The main library on campus is the Arthur Lakes Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Colorado School of Mines does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Colorado School of Mines have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Colorado School of Mines has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Colorado School of Mines include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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