Description of the major
This major has been designed to enable students to apply the fundamentals necessary to achieve lifelong professional growth. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to pursue employment opportunities in both the private and public sectors as mining engineers, or will be able to pursue advanced education. Graduates of the program will be prepared to perform in the various steps of mineral extraction, including exploration, evaluation, development, recovery, and processing. The mining engineering faculty is committed to an interactive teaching and learning environment to ensure that the student plays an active role in the learning process. The General Education opportunities are sufficiently broad and diverse in nature and scope to enable the student to tailor the educational experience to particular interests, backgrounds, and expected roles in society.
College Email Lists (listserv)
Students may sign up for the Earth and Mineral Sciences listserv by calling the EMS Student Center at 814-863-2751. EMS Undergraduate Announcements
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