Table of Contents
Mining Engineering ................................................................ 122
Petroleum Engineering .......................................................... 129
Home ...................................................................................................... 2
College of Applied Science and Engineering ............................... 135
Undergraduate ........................................................................................ 3
Chemical and Biological Engineering .................................... 135
Academic Calendar ................................................................................ 4
Chemistry and Geochemistry ................................................ 143
Welcome ................................................................................................. 5
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering ................................ 150
Student Life ............................................................................................ 7
Physics .................................................................................. 160
International Student Services ....................................................... 10
Additional Programs ..................................................................... 165
Multicultural Engineering Program ................................................. 11
Aerospace Studies ................................................................ 165
Office of International Programs/Study Abroad/International
Design -- EPICS (Engineering Practices Introductory Course
Fellowships ..................................................................................... 11
Sequence) ............................................................................. 169
Office of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics (WISEM)
Military Science ..................................................................... 172
......................................................................................................... 11
Physical Education & Athletics .............................................. 176
Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance, Housing ....................................... 13
Interdisciplinary Minors ....................................................................... 180
College Opportunity Fund .............................................................. 14
Bioengineering and Life Sciences ................................................ 180
Financial Aid and Scholarships ...................................................... 15
Energy .......................................................................................... 181
Residence Halls ............................................................................. 17
Humanitarian Engineering ............................................................ 182
State of Colorado Residency Qualifications ................................... 19
Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in Public Affairs ................. 184
Housing & Dining .................................................................................. 20
Space and Planetary Science and Engineering ........................... 196
Undergraduate Information ................................................................... 21
Underground Construction and Tunneling ................................... 197
Academic Regulations ................................................................... 24
Special Programs ............................................................................... 199
Admissions Procedures ................................................................. 26
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS) Writing
Combined Bachelor's / Master's Programs .................................... 28
Center ........................................................................................... 200
Core Requirements ........................................................................ 30
Study Abroad ............................................................................... 201
General Information ....................................................................... 33
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) .......................................... 202
Good Standing, Honor Roll & Dean's List, Graduation Awards,
Policies and Procedures ..................................................................... 203
Probation & Suspension ................................................................ 36
Directory of the School ....................................................................... 209
Grading System, Grade-Point Average (GPA), and Grade Appeals
Board of Trustees ........................................................................ 209
......................................................................................................... 38
Emeritus Members of BOT .......................................................... 210
Minor Programs / Areas of Special Interest (ASI) .......................... 41
Administration Executive Staff ..................................................... 211
Undergraduate Degree Requirements ........................................... 43
Emeriti .......................................................................................... 214
Undergraduate Programs and Departments ......................................... 45
Professors .................................................................................... 218
College of Engineering & Computational Sciences ........................ 45
Associate Professors ................................................................... 221
Applied Mathematics & Statistics ............................................ 45
Assistant Professors .................................................................... 224
Civil & Environmental Engineering .......................................... 52
Teaching Professors .................................................................... 226
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science ............................ 60
Teaching Associate Professor ..................................................... 227
Engineering ............................................................................. 70
Teaching Assistant Professors ..................................................... 229
Mechanical Engineering .......................................................... 80
Library Faculty ............................................................................. 230
College of Earth Resource Sciences ............................................. 86
Coaches/Athletics Faculty ............................................................ 231
Economics and Business ........................................................ 86
Index ................................................................................................... 232
Geology and Geological Engineering ...................................... 93
Geophysics ............................................................................ 101
Liberal Arts and International Studies ................................... 107

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Home
2013-2014

Mission and Goals
Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to
engineering and applied science related to resources. It is one of the
leading institutions in the nation and the world in these areas. It has the
highest admission standards of any university in Colorado and among
the highest of any public university in the U.S. CSM has dedicated itself
to responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. It is one of
a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource
exploration, extraction, production and utilization which can be brought to
bear on the world’s pressing resource-related environmental problems.
As such, it occupies a unique position among the world’s institutions of
higher education.
The school’s role and mission has remained constant and is written
in the Colorado statutes as: The Colorado School of Mines shall be a
specialized baccalaureate and graduate research institution with high
admission standards. The Colorado School of Mines shall have a unique
mission in energy, mineral, and materials science and engineering
and associated engineering and science fields. The school shall be
the primary institution of higher education offering energy, mineral
and materials science and mineral engineering degrees at both the
graduate and undergraduate levels. (Colorado revised Statutes, Section
23-41-105)
Throughout the school’s history, the translation of its mission into
educational programs has been influenced by the needs of society.
Those needs are now focused more clearly than ever before. We believe
that the world faces a crisis in balancing resource availability with
environmental protection and that CSM and its programs are central to
the solution to that crisis. Therefore the school’s mission is elaborated
upon as follows:
Colorado School of Mines is dedicated to educating students and
professionals in the applied sciences, engineering, and associated fields
related to
the discovery and recovery of the Earth’s resources
their conversion to materials and energy
their utilization in advanced processes and products
the economic and social systems necessary to ensure their prudent
and provident use in a sustainable global society
This mission will be achieved by the creation, integration, and exchange
of knowledge in engineering, the natural sciences, the social sciences,
the humanities, business and their union to create processes and
products to enhance the quality of life of the world’s inhabitants.
The Colorado School of Mines is consequently committed to serving the
people of Colorado, the nation, and the global community by promoting
stewardship of the Earth upon which all life and development depend.
(Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees, 2000)

Colorado School of Mines 3
Undergraduate
2013-2014

To Mines Students:
This Bulletin is for your use as a source of continuing reference. Please
save it.
Published by Colorado School of Mines. 1600 Maple Street, Golden, CO
80401.
Address correspondence to: Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
80401
Main Telephone: 303-273-3000 Toll Free: 800-446-9488
Inquiries to Colorado School of Mines should be directed as follows:
Admissions: Bruce Goetz, Director of Admissions, admit@mines.edu
Student Life: Dan Fox, Vice President for Student Life & Dean of
Students
Financial Aid: Jill Robertson, Director of Financial Aid
Registrar: Lara Medley, Registrar, registrar@mines.edu
Academic Affairs: Terry Parker, Provost and Executive Vice President

4 Academic Calendar
Academic Calendar
Last Withdrawal - New
April 25
Friday
Freshmen & Transfers
Classes End
May 1
Thursday
Fall Semester 2013
Dead Week - No Exams
April 28 - May 2
Monday - Friday
Dead Day - No Academic
May 2
Friday
Description
Date(s)
Day(s) of Week
Activities
Confirmation Deadline
Aug. 19
Monday
Final Exams
May 3, 5-8
Saturday, Monday -
Faculty Conference
Aug. 19
Monday
Thursday
Classes Start (1)
Aug. 20
Tuesday
Semester Ends
May 9
Friday
Graduate Student Late Fee
Aug. 23
Friday
Commencement
May 9
Friday
Labor Day - Classes in
Sep. 2
Monday
Final Grades Due
May 12
Monday
Session
Census Day
Sep. 4
Wednesday
Summer Sessions 2014
Fall Break (not always
Oct. 14 & 15
Monday & Tuesday
Description
Date(s)
Day(s) of Week
Columbus Day)
Summer I Starts (6-week
May 12
Monday
Midterm Grades Due
Oct. 14
Monday
session) (1)
Last Withdrawal - Continuing Nov. 8
Friday
Summer I Census
May 16
Friday
Students (12 wks)
Memorial Day - No Classes, May 26
Monday
Priority Registration for
Nov. 11-15
Monday - Friday
Campus Closed
Spring Term
Summer I Last Withdrawal - June 6
Friday
Non-Class Day prior to
Nov. 27
Wednesday
All Students
Thanksgiving Break
Summer I Ends
June 20
Friday
Thanksgiving Break -
Nov. 28-29
Thursday & Friday
Campus Closed
Summer I Grades Due
June 23
Monday
Last Withdrawal - New
Dec. 2
Monday
Summer II Starts (6-week
June 23
Monday
Freshmen & Transfers
session) (1)
Classes End
Dec. 5
Thursday
Summer II Census
June 27
Friday
Dead Week - no exams
Dec. 2-6
Monday - Friday
Independence Day - No
July 4
Friday
Classes, Campus Closed
Dead Day - no academic
Dec. 6
Friday
activities
Summer II Last Withdrawal - July 18
Friday
All Students
Final Exams
Dec. 7, 9-12
Saturday, Monday -
Thursday
Summer II Ends (2)
Aug. 1
Friday
Semester Ends
Dec. 13
Friday
Summer II Grades Due
Aug. 4
Monday
Commencement
Dec. 13
Friday

Final Grades Due
Dec. 16
Monday
Winter Break
Dec. 16 - Jan 7
1
Petitions for changes in tuition classification due in the Registrar’s
Office for this term.
Spring Semester 2014
2
PHGN courses end two weeks later on Friday, August 15th.
Description
Date(s)
Day(s) of Week

Confirmation Deadline
Jan. 7
Tuesday
Classes Start (1)
Jan. 8
Wednesday
Graduate Student Late Fee
Jan. 10
Friday
Census Day
Jan. 23
Thursday
Non-Class Day - President’s Feb. 17
Monday
Day
Midterm Grades Due
Mar. 3
Monday
Spring Break - 9th full week Mar. 8-16
Saturday - Sunday
of Spring Term
Last Withdrawal - Continuing April 3
Thursday
& Grad (13 weeks)
E-Days
April 3-5
Thursday - Saturday
Priority Registration
April 7-11
Monday - Friday
Summer/Fall
Engineering Exam
April 12
Saturday

Colorado School of Mines 5
Welcome
• Graduates should exhibit ethical behavior and integrity. They should
also demonstrate perseverance and have pride in accomplishment.
They should assume a responsibility to enhance their professions
The Academic Environment
through service and leadership and should be responsible citizens who
serve society, particularly through stewardship of the environment.
We strive to fulfill this educational mission through our undergraduate
curriculum and in an environment of commitment and partnership
History of CSM
among students and faculty. The commitment is directed at learning,
In 1865, only six years after gold and silver were discovered in the
academic success and professional growth, it is achieved through
Colorado Territory, the fledgling mining industry was in trouble. The
persistent intellectual study and discourse, and it is enabled by
nuggets had been picked out of streams and the rich veins had been
professional courtesy, responsibility and conduct. The partnership
worked, and new methods of exploration, mining, and recovery were
invokes expectations for both students and faculty. Students should
needed.
expect access to high quality faculty and to appropriate academic
guidance and counseling; they should expect access to a high quality
Early pioneers like W.A.H. Loveland, E.L. Berthoud, Arthur Lakes,
curriculum and instructional programs; they should expect to graduate
George West and Episcopal Bishop George M. Randall proposed a
within four years if they follow the prescribed programs successfully;
school of mines. In 1874, the Territorial Legislature appropriated $5,000
and they should expect to be respected as individuals in all facets of
and commissioned Loveland and a Board of Trustees to found the
campus activity and should expect responsive and tactful interaction
Territorial School of Mines in or near Golden. Governor Routt signed the
in their learning endeavors. Faculty should expect participation and
Bill on February 9, 1874, and when Colorado became a state in 1876,
dedication from students, including attendance, attentiveness, punctuality
the Colorado School of Mines was constitutionally established. The first
and demonstrable contribution of effort in the learning process; and they
diploma was awarded in 1883.
should expect respectful interaction in a spirit of free inquiry and orderly
discipline. We believe that these commitments and expectations establish
As CSM grew, its mission expanded from the rather narrow initial
the academic culture upon which all learning is founded.
focus on nonfuel minerals to programs in petroleum production and
refining as well. Recently it has added programs in materials science
CSM offers the bachelor of science degree in Chemical Engineering,
and engineering, energy and environmental engineering, and a broad
Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Geological
range of other engineering and applied science disciplines. CSM sees its
Engineering, Geophysical Engineering, Mathematical and Computer
mission as education and research in engineering and applied science
Sciences, Metallurgical and Material Engineering, Mining Engineering,
with a special focus on the earth science disciplines in the context of
and Petroleum Engineering. A pervasive institutional goal for all of these
responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources.
programs is articulated in the Profile of the Colorado School of Mines
Graduate:
CSM long has had an international reputation. Students have come
from nearly every nation, and alumni can be found in every corner of the
• All CSM graduates must have depth in an area of specialization,
globe.
enhanced by hands-on experiential learning, and breadth in allied
fields. They must have the knowledge and skills to be able to
Unique Programs
recognize, define and solve problems by applying sound scientific
and engineering principles. These attributes uniquely distinguish our
Colorado School of Mines is an institution of engineering and applied
graduates to better function in increasingly competitive and diverse
science with a special focus in Earth, Energy, Environment and
technical professional environments.
Materials. As such, it has unique programs in many fields. This is the
only institution in the world, for example, that offers doctoral programs
• Graduates must have the skills to communicate information, concepts
in all five of the major earth science disciplines: Geology and Geological
and ideas effectively orally, in writing, and graphically. They must be
Engineering, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Mining Engineering and
skilled in the retrieval, interpretation and development of technical
Petroleum Engineering. It has one of the few Metallurgical and Materials
information by various means, including the use of computer-aided
Engineering programs in the country that still focuses on the complete
techniques.
materials cycle from mineral processing to finished advanced materials.
• Graduates should have the flexibility to adjust to the ever changing
professional environment and appreciate diverse approaches to
In addition to these traditional programs which define the institutional
understanding and solving society’s problems. They should have the
focus, the school is pioneering programs in interdisciplinary areas. One
creativity, resourcefulness, receptivity and breadth of interests to think
of the most successful of these is the Engineering Division program,
critically about a wide range of cross-disciplinary issues. They should
which currently claims more than one-third of the undergraduate majors.
be prepared to assume leadership roles and possess the skills and
This program combines civil, electrical, environmental and mechanical
attitudes which promote teamwork and cooperation and to continue
engineering in a nontraditional curriculum that is accredited by the
their own growth through life-long learning.
Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
• Graduates should be capable of working effectively in an international
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore,
environment, and be able to succeed in an increasingly interdependent
MD 21202-4012 – telephone (410) 347-7700. Another, at the graduate
world where borders between cultures and economies are becoming
level, is the Master of International Political Economy of Resources. Such
less distinct. They should appreciate the traditions and languages of
programs serve as models at CSM.
other cultures, and value diversity in their own society.
While many of the programs at CSM are firmly grounded in tradition,
they are all experiencing continual evolution and innovation. Recent
successes in integrating aspects of the curriculum have spurred similar
activity in other areas such as the geosciences. There, through the

6 Welcome
medium of computer visualization, geophysicists and geologists are in
Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Board of Trustees Policy 10.6, the
the process of creating a new emerging discipline. A similar development
Colorado School of Mines does not discriminate against individuals
is occurring in geo-engineering through the integration of aspects of civil
on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
engineering, geology and mining. CSM has played a leadership role
expression, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, military
in this kind of innovation over the last decade. Many degree programs
service, or genetic information in its administration of educational
offer CSM undergraduate students the opportunity to begin work on a
policies, programs, or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and
Graduate Certificate, Professional Master’s Degree, or Master’s Degree
loan programs; athletic or other school-administered programs; or
while completing the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree. These
employment.
combined Bachelors-Masters programs have been created by CSM
faculty in those situations where they have deemed it academically
Inquiries, concerns, or complaints should be directed by subject content
advantageous to treat BS and MS degree programs as a continuous and
as follows:
integrated process. These are accelerated programs that can be valuable
The Employment-related EEO and discrimination contact is:
in fields of engineering and applied science where advanced education
in technology and/or management provides the opportunity to be on a
Mike Dougherty, Associate Vice President for Human Resources
fast track for advancement to leadership positions. These programs also
Guggenheim Hall, Room 110
can be valuable for students who want to get a head start on graduate
Golden, Colorado 80401
education.
(Telephone: 303.273.3250)
Location
The ADA Coordinator and the Section 504 Coordinator for employment
is:
Golden, Colorado has been the home for CSM since its inception.
Located 20 minutes west of Denver, this community of 18,000 is located
Ann Hix, Benefits Manager, Human Resources
in the foothills of the Rockies. Skiing is an hour away to the west. Golden
Guggenheim Hall, Room 110
is a unique community that serves as home to CSM, the Coors Brewing
Golden, Colorado 80401
Company, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a major U.S.
(Telephone: 303.273.3250)
Geological Survey facility that also contains the National Earthquake
Center, and the seat of Jefferson County. Golden once served as the
The ADA Coordinator and the Section 504 Coordinator for students and
territorial capital of Colorado.
academic educational programs is:
Accreditation
Ron Brummett, Director of Career Planning & Placement / Student
Development Services
Mines is accredited through the doctoral degree by the Higher Learning
1600 Maple Street, Suite 8
Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association, 230 South
Golden, Colorado 80401
LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413 – telephone
(Telephone: 303.273.3297)
(312) 263-0456. The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 111
The Title IX Coordinator is:
Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone
(410) 347-7700, accredits undergraduate degree programs in Chemical
Rebecca Flintoft, Director of Auxiliary Services
Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Engineering,
Student Center Room 218
Engineering Physics, Geological Engineering, Geophysical Engineering,
1600 Maple Street
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mining Engineering and
Golden, CO 80401
Petroleum Engineering. The American Chemical Society has approved
(Telephone: 303.273.3050)
the degree program in the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry.
(E-Mail: rflintof@mines.edu)
Administration
The ADA Facilities Access Coordinator is:
General management of the School is vested by State statute in a Board
Gary Bowersock, Director of Facilities Management
of Trustees, consisting of seven members appointed by the governor.
1318 Maple Street
A non-voting student member is elected annually by the student body
Golden, Colorado 80401
and a non-voting faculty member is elected to serve a two-year term by
(Telephone: 303.273.3330)
the academic faculty. Financial support comes from student tuition and
fees and from the State through annual appropriations. These funds are
augmented by government and privately sponsored research, private gift
support from alumni, corporations, foundations and other friends.
Colorado School of Mines Non-
Discrimination Statement
In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Titles VI and
VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment
of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act
of 2008, Executive Order 11246, the Uniformed Services Employment
and Reemployment Rights Act, as amended, the Genetic Information

Colorado School of Mines 7
Student Life
for this service. The dental clinic is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and
Fridays during the academic year with fewer hours in the summer.
Services are by appointment only and can be made by calling the Dental
Facilities
Clinic. Dental care is on a fee-for-service basis, and students enrolled in
the CSM Student Health Benefits Plan pay lower rates for dental care.
Student Center
The Dental Clinic takes cash or checks, no credit/debit cards
The Ben H. Parker Student Center contains the offices for the Vice
Fees: Students are charged a mandatory Health Services fee each
President of Student Life and Dean of Students, Associate Dean
semester, which allows them access to services at the Health Center.
of Students, Apartment Housing, Student Activities and Greek Life,
Spouses of enrolled CSM students can choose to pay the health center
Student Government (ASCSM), Admissions and Financial Aid, Cashier,
fee and are eligible for services. Dental services are not available to
International Student and Scholar Services, Career Services, Registrar,
spouses.
BlasterCard, Conference Services, and student organizations. The
Student Center also contains the student dining hall (known as the Slate
Immunization Requirement: The State of Colorado requires that
Cafe), Diggers Den food court, bookstore, student lounges, meeting
all students enrolled have proof of two MMR’s (measles, mumps
rooms, and banquet facilities.
and rubella). A blood test showing immunity to all three diseases is
acceptable. History of disease is not acceptable.
Student Recreation Center
Student Health Benefits Plan: The SHBP office is located on the
Completed in May 2007, the 108,000 square foot Student Recreation
second floor of the W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center.
Center, located at the corner of 16th and Maple Streets in the heart
of campus, provides a wide array of facilities and programs designed
Adequate Health Insurance Requirement: All degree seeking U.S.
to meet student’s recreational and leisure needs while providing for a
citizen and permanent resident students, and all international students
healthy lifestyle. The Center contains a state-of-the-art climbing wall,
regardless of degree status, are required to have health insurance.
an eight-lane, 25 meter swimming and diving pool, a cardiovascular
Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefits Plan
and weight room, two multi-purpose rooms designed and equipped
and may waive coverage if they have comparable coverage under a
for aerobics, dance, martial arts programs and other similar activities,
personal or employer plan. International students must purchase the
a competition gymnasium containing three full-size basketball courts
SHBP, unless they meet specific requirements. Information about the
as well as seating for 2500 people, a separate recreation gymnasium
CSM Student Health Benefits Plan, as well as the criteria for waiving,
designed specifically for a wide variety of recreational programs,
is available online at http://shbp.mines.edu or by calling 303.273.3388.
extensive locker room and shower facilities, and a large lounge intended
Coverage for spouses and dependents is also available. Enrollment
for relaxing, playing games or watching television. In addition to
confirmation or waiver of the CSM Student Health Benefits Plan is done
housing the Outdoor Recreation Program as well as the Intramurals
online for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. International students
and Club Sports Programs, the Center serves as the competition
must compete a paper enrollment/waiver form. The deadline is Census
venue for the Intercollegiate Men and Women’s Basketball Programs,
Day.
the Intercollegiate Volleyball Program and the Men and Women’s
Counseling Center: Located on the second floor of the W. Lloyd Wright
Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Program.
Student Wellness Center, phone 303-273-3377. Services are available
W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center
for students who have paid the Student Services fee. Individual personal,
academic, and career counseling is offered on a short-term basis to
The W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center, 1770 Elm Street, houses
all enrolled CSM students. In cases where a student requires longer-
four health and wellness programs for Mines students: the Coulter
term counseling, referrals are made to providers in the local community.
Student Health Center, the Student Health Benefits Plan, the Counseling
The Counseling Center also provides education and assessment on
Center and Student Disability Services. The wellness center is open from
alcohol and other drug use. More information is available at http://
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, during the fall and spring
counseling.mines.edu/.
semesters.
Student Disability Services: Located on the second floor of the W.
Coulter Student Health Center: Services are provided to all students
Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center, phone 303-273-3377. Student
who have paid the student health center fee. The Coulter Student Health
Disability Services provides students with disabilities an equal opportunity
Center (303) 273-3381, FAX (303) 273-3623 is located on the first floor
to access the institution’s courses, programs and activities. Services
of the W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center at the corner of 18th
are available to students with a variety of disabilities, including but not
and Elm Streets (1770 Elm Street). Nurse practitioners and registered
limited to attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, learning disorders,
nurses provide services Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
psychological disorders, vision impairment, hearing impairment, and
and 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm and family medicine physicians provide services
other disabilities. A student requesting disability accommodations at
by appointment several days a week. After hours students can call New
the Colorado School of Mines must comply with the Documentation
West Physicians at (303) 278-4600 to speak to the physician on call
Guidelines and submit required documents, along with a completed
(identify yourself as a CSM student). The Health Center offers primary
Request for Reasonable Accommodations form to Student Disability
health and dental care. For X-rays, specialists or hospital care, students
Services.
are referred to appropriate providers in the community. More information
is available at http://healthcenter.mines.edu.
Documentation Guidelines and the Request form are available at http://
disabilities.mines.edu/.
Dental Clinic: The Dental Clinic is located on the second floor of the W.
Lloyd Wright Wellness Center. Services include cleanings, restoratives,
and x-rays. Students who have paid the student health fee are eligible

8 Student Life
Services
Website: CASA maintains an extensive website with resources, helpful
tips, and guides. Check out CASA at http://casa.mines.edu.
Academic Advising & Support Services
Motor Vehicles Parking
Center for Academic Services and Advising
All motor vehicles on campus must be registered with the campus
(CASA)
Parking Services Division of Facilities Management, 1318 Maple Street,
Academic Advising: All students entering CSM are assigned an
and must display a CSM parking permit. Vehicles must be registered at
Academic Advising Coordinator. This assignment is made by last name.
the beginning of each semester or upon bringing your vehicle on campus,
This Coordinator serves as the student’s academic advisor until they
and updated whenever you change your address.
formally declare their major or intended degree. This declaration occurs in
their sophomore year. Incoming students have only noted an interest and
Public Safety
are not declared.
The Colorado School of Mines Department of Public Safety is a full
service, community oriented law enforcement agency, providing 24/7
The Coordinators will host individual, walk-in, and group advising
service to the campus. It is the mission of the Colorado School of Mines
sessions throughout the semester. Every student is required to meet
Police Department to make the Mines campus the safest campus in
with their Coordinator at least once per semester. The Coordinator will
Colorado.
administer a PIN for course registration, each semester. Students unsure
of their academic path (which major to choose) should work with their
The department is responsible for providing services such as:
Coordinator to explore all different options.
• Proactive patrol of the campus and its facilities
CASA also hosts Peer 2 Peer advising. Students may walk-in and speak
• Investigation and reporting of crimes and incidents
with a fellow student on various issues pertaining to course, such as
course registration).
• Motor vehicle traffic and parking enforcement
• Crime and security awareness programs
CSM101: The First-Year Symposium, CSM101, is a required, credit-
• Alcohol / Drug abuse awareness / education
bearing class. CSM101 aims to facilitate the transition from high school
• Self defense classes
to college; create community among peers and upper-class students;
assess and monitor academic progress; and provide referrals to
• Consultation with campus departments for safety and security matters
appropriate campus resources. CSM101 is taught by 38 professional staff
• Additional services to the campus community such as: vehicle unlocks
members (including faculty) and 76 Peer Mentor students.
and jumpstarts, community safe walks (escorts), authorized after-
hours building and office access, and assistance in any medical, fire,
Transfer students who have successfully completed fewer than 30.0
or other emergency situation.
transcripted semester hours at an institution of higher education after
high school graduation will automatically be enrolled in the First-Year
The police officers employed by the Department of Public Safety are fully
Advising and Mentoring Program in their first semester at CSM. The
trained police officers in accordance with the Peace Officer Standards
Admissions Office advises undecided transfer students during their first
and Training (P.O.S.T.) Board and the Colorado Revised Statute.
year who have successfully completed 30.0 or more semester hours.
Career Center
Tutoring Services: CASA offers weekly tutoring services for all core-
The Mines Career Center mission is to assist students in developing,
curriculum courses. Our services run Sunday through Thursday and are
evaluating, and/or implementing career, education, and employment
hosted in CASA, the Student Center, and the Library. Students may also
decisions and plans. Career development is integral to the success
request to meet with a private tutor at a time, location, and date of their
of Mines graduates and to the mission of Mines. All Colorado School
mutual choosing. All tutoring services are free to students.
of Mines graduates will be able to acquire the necessary job search
Academic Support Services: Routinely, CASA offers great support
and professional development skills to enable them to successfully
workshops and events. CASA hosts pre-finals workshops as well as
take personal responsibility for the management of their own careers.
mid-term exam prep session. As well, students can work with our staff
Services are provided to all students and for all recent graduates, up
to develop the skills and technique of studying well in college – such as
to 24 months after graduation. Students must adhere to the ethical and
test-prep and cognitive learning development. CASA hosts late-night
professional business and job searching practices as stated in the Career
programs in the residence halls and Greek houses.
Center Student Policy, which can be found in its entirety on the Student’s
Homepage of DiggerNet.
Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW): First-Year students are
encouraged to attend our AEW workshops. These workshops run
In order to accomplish our mission, we provide a comprehensive array of
concurrent to many of the first-year classes (Calc, Chem, Physics, etc.)
career services:
and reiterate/strengthen material taught in class. They are offered in the
Career, Planning, Advice, and Counseling
evening and are free to all students.
• “The Mines Strategy" a practical, user-friendly career manual with
Faculty in CASA: Faculty from various departments host their regular
interview strategies, resume and cover letter examples, career
office hours in CASA. Students are encouraged to utilize these
exploration ideas, and job search tips;
professors for assistance with material and/or questions on course
• Online resources for exploring careers and employers at http://
planning.
careers.mines.edu;
• Individual resume and cover letter critiques;
• Individual job search advice;

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• Practice video-taped interviews;
Oredigger and Prospector. The Division of Liberal Arts and International
• Job Search Workshops - successful company research, interviewing,
Studies provides similar service to the High Grade.
resumes, business etiquette, networking skills;
Veterans Services
• Salary and overall outcomes data;
• Information on applying to grad school;
The Registrar’s Office provides veterans services for students
attending the School and using educational benefits from the Veterans
• Career resource library.
Administration.
Job Resources and Events
Tutoring
• Career Day (Fall and Spring);
Individual tutoring in most courses is available through the Office for
• Online and in-person job search assistance for internships, CO-OPs,
Student Development and Academic Services. This office also sponsors
and full-time entry-level job postings;
group tutoring sessions and Academic Excellence Workshops which
• Virtual Career Fairs and special recruiting events;
are open to all interested CSM students. For more information about
• On-campus interviewing - industry and government representatives
services and eligibility requirements, contact the Student Development
visit the campus to interview students and explain employment
and Academic Services office.
opportunities;
• General employment board;
Activities
• Employer searching resource;
Student Activities Office
• Cooperative Education Program - available to students who have
completed three semesters at Mines (two for transfer students). It is
The Office of Student Activities coordinates the various activities and
an academic program which offers 3 semester hours of credit in the
student organizations on the Mines campus. Student government,
major for engineering work experience, awarded on the basis of a term
professional societies, living groups, honor societies, interest groups
paper written following the CO-OP term. The type of credit awarded
and special events add a balance to the academic side of the CSM
depends on the decision of the department, but in most cases is
community. Participants take part in management training, event
additive credit. CO-OP terms usually extend from May to December,
planning, and leadership development. To obtain an up-to-date listing of
or from January to August, and usually take a student off cam- pus
the recognized campus organizations or more information about any of
full time. Students must apply for CO-OP before beginning the job (a
these organizations, contact the Student Activities office.
no credit, no fee class), and must write learning objectives and sign
formal contracts with their company’s representative to ensure the
Student Government
educational component of the work experience.
Associated Students of CSM (ASCSM) is sanctioned by the Board of
Trustees of the School. The purpose of ASCSM is, in part, to advance the
Identification Cards (BLASTER CARD)
interest and promote the welfare of CSM and all of the students and to
Blaster Cards are made in the Student Activities Office in the Parker
foster and maintain harmony among those connected with or interested in
Student Center, and all new students must have a card made as soon
the School, including students, alumni, faculty, trustees and friends.
as possible after they enroll. Each semester the Student Activities Office
Through funds collected as student fees, ASCSM strives to ensure
issues RTD Bus Pass stickers for student ID’s. Students can replace lost,
a full social and academic life for all students with its organizations,
stolen, or damaged Blaster Cards for a small fee.
publications, and special events. As the representative governing body
The Blaster Card can be used as a debit card to make purchases at all
of the students ASCSM provides leadership and a strong voice for the
campus food service facilities, to check material out of the CSM Library,
student body, enforces policies enacted by the student body, works to
to make purchases at the campus residence halls, and may be required
integrate the various campus organizations, and promotes the ideals and
to attend various CSM campus activities.
traditions of the School.
Please visit the website at http://www.is.mines.edu/BlasterCard for more
The Graduate Student Association was formed in 1991 and
information.
is recognized by CSM through the student government as the
representative voice of the graduate student body. GSA’s primary goal is
Student Publications
to improve the quality of graduate education and offer academic support
for graduate students.
Two student publications are published at CSM by the Associated
Students of CSM. Opportunities abound for students wishing to
The Mines Activity Council (MAC) serves as the campus special
participate on the staffs.
events board. The majority of all-student campus events are planned by
MAC. Events planned by MAC include comedy shows to the campus on
The Oredigger is the student newspaper, published weekly during the
most Fridays throughout the academic year, events such as concerts,
school year. It contains news, features, sports, letters and editorials of
hypnotists, and one time specialty entertainment; discount tickets to
interest to students, faculty, and the Golden community.
local sporting events, theater performances, and concerts, movie nights
The literary magazine, High Grade, is published each semester.
bringing blockbuster movies to the Mines campus; and E-Days and
Contributions of poetry, short stories, drawings, and photographs
Homecoming.
are encouraged from students, faculty and staff. A Board of Student
Publications acts in an advisory capacity to the publications staffs
Special Events
and makes recommendations on matters of policy. The Public Affairs
Engineers’ Days festivities are held each spring. The three day affair is
Department staff members serve as daily advisors to the staffs of the
organized entirely by students. Contests are held in drilling, hand-spiking,

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mucking, and oil-field olympics to name a few. Additional events include
International Student Organizations
a huge fireworks display, the Ore-Cart Pull to the Colorado State Capitol,
The International Student Organizations provide the opportunity to
the awarding of scholarships to outstanding Colorado high school seniors
experience a little piece of a different culture while here at Mines, in
and an Engineers’ Day concert.
addition to assisting the students from that culture adjust to the Mines
Homecoming weekend is one of the high points of the entire year’s
campus.
activities. Events include a football rally and game, campus decorations,
election of Homecoming queen and beast, parade, burro race, and other
Professional Societies
contests.
Professional Societies are generally student chapters of the national
professional societies. As a student chapter, the professional societies
International Day is planned and conducted by the International Student
offer a chance for additional professional development outside the
Council and the International Student and Scholar Services Office.
classroom through guest speakers, trips, and interactive discussions
It includes exhibits and programs designed to further the cause of
about the current activities in the profession. Additionally, many of the
understanding among the countries of the world. The international dinner
organizations offer internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities.
and entertainment have come to be one of the campus social events of
the year.
Recreational Organizations
Winter Carnival, sponsored by Blue Key, is an all-school ski day held
The recreation organizations provide the opportunity for students with
each year at one of the nearby ski areas. In addition to skiing, there are
similar interests to participate as a group in these recreational activities.
also fun competitions (snowman contest, sled races, etc.) throughout the
Most of the recreational organizations compete on both the local and
day.
regional levels at tournaments throughout the year.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Outdoor Recreation Program
Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student-run organization
The Outdoor Recreation Program is housed at the Mines Park
developed to coordinate and plan activities for students living in the
Community Center. The Program teaches classes in outdoor
Residence Halls. Its membership is represented by students from each
activities; rents mountain bikes, climbing gear, backpacking and other
hall floor. Officers are elected each fall for that academic year. For more
equipment; and sponsors day and weekend activities such as camping,
information, go to RHA (http://residence-life.mines.edu/RSL-Residence-
snowshoeing, rock climbing, and mountaineering.
Hall-Association).
For a complete list of all currently registered student organizations,
Social Fraternities and Sororities
please visit the Student Activities office or website at http://
studentactivities.mines.edu/.
There are seven national fraternities and three national sororities
active on the CSM campus. Fraternities and Sororities offer the unique

opportunity of leadership, service to one’s community, and fellowship.
Greeks are proud of the number of campus leaders, athletes and

scholars that come from their ranks. Additionally, the Greek social life
provides a complement to the scholastic programs at Mines. Colorado
International Student Services
School of Mines chapters are:
The International Students & Scholar Services Office (IS&SS) serves
• Alpha Phi
approximately 600 international students and scholars at CSM.
• Alpha Tau Omega
• Beta Theta Pi
IS&SS provides the following services:

• Kappa Sigma
• Phi Gamma Delta
• Admission of undergraduate international students
• Pi Beta Phi
• Advise on immigration regulations by individual appointment and group
• Sigma Alpha Epsilon
seminars
• Sigma Kappa
• Prepare legal documents that allow international students to gain work
• Sigma Nu
experience through a period of practical training
• Sigma Phi Epsilon
• Provide forms required by international students and their dependents
to travel outside the U.S.
Honor Societies
• Process legal documents required for the admission of all international
students (including undergraduate, graduate, special, exchange, and
Honor societies recognize the outstanding achievements of their
visiting scholars)
members in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and service. Each of the
CSM honor societies recognizes different achievements in our students.
• Organize orientation programs for entering international undergraduate
and graduate students
Special Interest Organizations
IS&SS also sponsors events and programs to help students adjust to life
Special interest organizations meet the special and unique needs of the
in the U.S. and CSM, and provides counseling related to emergencies
CSM student body by providing co-curricular activities in specific areas.
and unexpected immigration problems.

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governed by a National Board of Directors which includes representatives
from all regions including two student representatives.

Office of International Programs/
Multicultural Engineering
Study Abroad/International
Program
Fellowships
Multicultural Engineering Program
The Office of International Programs (OIP) fosters and facilitates
The Multicultural Engineering Program is located at 1400 Maple Street.
international education, research and outreach at CSM. OIP is
The MEP meets the needs of minority students by providing various
administered by the Office of Academic Affairs.
student services, summer programs, recruitment, academic/retention
programs (academic advising, academic excellence workshops,
OIP also advises students interested in applying for one or more of the
counseling, tutoring and peer study groups), professional/career
nationally competitive scholarships, such as Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill,
development (leadership workshops, career development, time
Fulbright, or Mitchell and will work with individual students to prepare
management, study skills and national conferences), community out-
competitive application packages.
reach, and cultural and social activities.
OIP is located at 1706 Illinois Street. For more specific information about
Working through student professional societies-American Indian Science
study abroad and other international programs, contact OIP at 384-2121
and Engineering Society (AISES), Society of Asian Scientists and
or visit the OIP web page (http://OIP.mines.edu).
Engineers (SASE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) - the Office of
The office works with the departments and divisions of the School to:
Minority Engineering Program is a center for minority student activities,
1. Help develop and facilitate study abroad opportunities for CSM
and a place for students to become a community of scholars with
students while serving as an informational and advising resource for
common goals and objectives in a comfortable learning environment.
them;
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) chapter
2. Assist in attracting new international students to CSM;
was established at the Colorado School of Mines in 1992. It is a peer
3. Serve as a resource for faculty and scholars of the CSM
support group for Native American students pursuing science and
community, promoting faculty exchanges, faculty-developed
engineering careers. Its main goal is to help the students get through
overseas learning opportunities, and the pursuit of collaborative
college so they can then use those new skills to create a better life for
international research activities;
themselves and other Native Americans.
4. Foster international outreach and technology transfer programs;
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) is a branch of the
5. Facilitate arrangements for official international visitors to CSM; and
Minority Engineering Program which acknowledges the Asian heritage
6. In general, helps promote the internationalization of CSM’s
by involvement in various school activities, social activities, and activities
curricular programs and activities.
with the other Minority Engineering chapters. SASE allows students with
OIP promotes and coordinates the submission of Fulbright, Rhodes,
an Asian heritage or students interested in Asian heritage to assemble
Churchill, Goldwater, Morris K. Udall and Marshall Scholarship programs
and voice shared interests and associate in organized group activities
on campus.
which include attending Nuggets games, bowling, ice skating and
numerous other activities.
http://inside.mines.edu/OIP-home
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a non-profit
organization managed by students. It was founded to promote the
Office of Women in Science,
recruitment, retention and successful graduation of Black and other
Engineering and Mathematics
under-represented groups in the field of engineering. NSBE operates
through a university-based structure coordinated through regional zones,
(WISEM)
and administered by the National Executive Board. The local chapters,
which are the center of NSBE activity, create and conduct projects in
The WISEM office in Academic Affairs is located in 300 Guggenheim
the areas of pre-college student interaction, university academic support
Hall. The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities for women in
mechanisms and career guidance programs. “We instill pride and add
science and engineering careers, to increase retention of women at
value to our members which causes them to want to give back to NSBE
CSM, and to promote equity and diversity in higher education. The office
in order to produce a continuum of success.”
sponsors programs and services for the CSM community regarding
gender and equity issues, and produces the Chevron Lecture Series.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is a non-profit
organization that exists for the advancement of Hispanic engineering
For further information, contact:
(sciences) students to become professional engineers and scientists, to
increase the number of Hispanics entering into the field of engineering,
Stephanie Berry, Director of the Women in Science, Engineering and
and to develop and implement programs benefiting Hispanics seeking to
Mathematics Program
become engineers and scientists. Anyone interested in joining may do so.
Colorado School of Mines
SHPE is a national organization with student and professional chapters
1133 17th Street
in nearly 100 cities across the country. The organization is divided into
Golden, CO 80401-1869
five regions representing 76 student chapters. The SHPE organization is
Phone (303) 273-3097

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E-Mail stberry@mines.edu

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Tuition, Fees, Financial
Late Payment Penalties
A penalty will be assessed against a student if payment is not received
Assistance, Housing
in full by the official day of registration. The penalty is described in the
schedule of courses for each semester. If payment is not completed
by the sixth week of class, the student may be officially withdrawn from
Tuition and fees are established by the Board of Trustees of Colorado
classes. Students will be responsible for all collection costs.
School of Mines following the annual budget process and action by the
Colorado General Assembly and Governor.
Encumbrances
Undergraduate Tuition
A student will not be permitted to register for future classes, graduate,
or secure an official transcript of his/her academic record while indebted
The official tuition and approved charges for the 2013-2014
in any way to CSM. Students will be responsible for payment of all
academic year will be available prior to the start of the 2013-2014
reasonable costs of collection.
academic year.
Refunds
Fees
Refunds for tuition and fees are made according to the following policy:
The official fees, approved charges, and fee descriptions for the
• The amount of tuition and fee assessments is based primarily on each
2013-2014 academic year will be available prior to the start of the
student’s enrolled courses. In the event a student withdraws from a
2013-2014 academic year.
course or courses, assessments will be adjusted as follows:
Please note that in all instances, the costs to collect fees are not
• If the withdrawal is made prior to the end of the add/drop period for the
reimbursed to the Student Receivables Office. Colorado School of Mines
term of enrollment, as determined by the Registrar, tuition and fees will
does not automatically assess any optional fees or charges.
be adjusted to the new course level without penalty.
• If the withdrawal from a course or courses is made after the add/drop
Housing & Dining Rates
period, and the student does not officially withdraw from school, no
adjustment in charges will be made.
NOTE: Room and board charges are established by the Board of
Trustees (BOT) and are subject to change. Payment of room and board
• If the withdrawal from courses is made after the add/drop period, and
charges falls under the same guidelines as payment of tuition and fees.
the student withdraws from school, tuition and fee assessments will be
Rates below are in effect for the 2013-2014 Academic Year. Included is
reduced according to the following schedule:
a "flexible" meal plan which guarantees students a designated number of
• Within the 7 calendar days following the end of the add/drop period, 60
meals per week or per semester and gives them between $100.00 and
percent reduction in charges.
$300.00 to spend as they wish on additional meals or at any of the other
• Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 40 percent reduction in
campus dining locations. For more information, go to Student Housing
charges.
(http://inside.mines.edu/Student_Housing) or Campus Dining (http://
• Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 20 percent reduction in
csmdiningservices.com).
charges.
Payments and Refunds
• After that period, no reduction of charges will be made.
Payment Information
The schedule above applies to the Fall and Spring semesters. The time
periods for the Summer sessions - Summer I and Summer II - will be
A student is expected to complete the registration process, including the
adjusted in proportion to the reduced number of days in these semesters.
payment of tuition and fees, room and board, before attending class.
Students can mail their payment to:
Room and board refunds are pro-rated to the date of checkout from the
Residence Hall. Arrangements must be made with the Housing Office.
Cashier
Student health insurance charges are not refundable. The insurance
1600 Maple Street
remains in effect for the entire semester.
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401-1887
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid under the Title IV
programs may have a different refund determined as required by federal
Financial Responsibility
law or regulations.
It is important for students to recognize their financial responsibilities
when registering for classes at the school. If students do not fulfill their
financial obligations by published deadlines:
• Late payment penalties will accrue on any outstanding balance.
• Transcripts will not be issued.
• Past due accounts will be turned over to Colorado Central Collection
Services in accordance with Colorado law.
• Collection costs will be added to a student’s account.
• The student’s delinquency may be reported to national credit bureaus.

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College Opportunity Fund
The College Opportunity Fund provides State financial support to eligible
students for higher education. It was created by an Act of the Colorado
State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Owens in May 2004.
What does it mean? In the past, the State gave money directly to the
colleges. Now, if you authorize use of the stipend for any given term,
the college you are attending will receive the funding, and you will see it
appear as a credit on your tuition bill.
Who is eligible? Undergraduate students who are eligible for in-state
tuition, and who apply for COF, are admitted to and enrolled in an eligible
institution of higher education, and who authorize the institution to collect
the funds on their behalf. Once enrolled at the Colorado School of Mines,
the student must authorize the School to collect these funds from the
state on the student’s behalf. Once authorized, the School will continue
to collect these funds on the student’s behalf unless and until the student
chooses to revoke the authorization.
How much is the stipend? It will vary. The amount will be determined
each year by the Colorado Legislature.
For additional information please refer to:
Colorado School of Mines website:
http://inside.mines.edu/College-Opportunity-Fund-Application-
Authorization
Colorado Department of Higher Education’s website:
http://highered.colorado.gov/Finance/COF/default.html
The College Opportunity Fund website:
https://cof.college-assist.org/COFApp/COFApp/Default.aspx

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Financial Aid and Scholarships
of $1,000. The students may also receive a senior award, based on their
academic scholarship, and the availability of funds.
Undergraduate Student Financial
Engineers’ Day Scholarships are available to Colorado residents.
Assistance
Based on high school records, an essay, and other information, a CSM
Student Government committee selects students for these four-year
The role of the CSM Financial Assistance Program is to enable
awards.
students to enroll and complete their educations, regardless of their
financial circumstances. In fulfilling this role, the Office of Financial Aid
Athletic scholarships may be awarded to promising student-athletes in
administered over $37 million in total assistance in 2010-2011, including
seventeen men’s and women’s sports. The scholarships are renewable
over $17.5 million in grants and scholarships. Additional information may
for up to three years, based on the recommendation of the Athletics
be found at the CSM financial aid web site, finaid.mines.edu.
Department.
Applying for Assistance
Army ROTC scholarships are available from CSM and the U.S. Army
for outstanding young men and women who are interested in a military
The CSM Application for Admission serves as the application for CSM
career. The one, two, three, and four-year scholarships can provide up to
merit-based scholarships for new students (except for the Engineers’
full tuition and fees, a book allowance, and a monthly stipend for personal
Days Scholarship which is an essay contest run by a student government
expenses. The CSM Military Science Department assists students in
committee, and the Athletic and Military Science Departments
applying for these scholarships.
which have their own application procedures for their scholarships).
Continuing students may be recommended by their major department
U.S. Navy Scholarships through the Civil Engineering Program, Nuclear
for scholarships designated for students from that department. To apply
Power Officer Program, and Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program
for need-based CSM, federal and Colorado assistance, students should
are also available to CSM students. The local Navy Recruiting District
complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Office provides information about these scholarships.
Once evaluated, a financial aid award notification will be sent to the
U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarships are available from CSM and the
student. New students are sent a paper award letter beginning in early
U.S. Air Force. The three and four year scholarships can provide up to
March. Continuing students are notified in mid May via their Mines email.
full tuition, fees, a book allowance, and a stipend. Further information is
available through the Department of Aerospace Studies at the University
Types of Financial Assistance
of Colorado Boulder (the official home base for the CSM detachment).
Need-based assistance will typically include grants, part-time
In addition to scholarships through CSM, many students receive
employment, and student loans. Grants are provided by CSM, by
scholarships from their hometown civic, religious or other organizations.
the State of Colorado (Colorado State Grants), and by the federal
All students are urged to contact organizations with which they or their
government (Pell Grants and Supplemental Educational Opportunity
parents are affiliated to investigate such scholarships. The Financial Aid
Grants).
Office reserves the right, unless otherwise instructed by the student, to
release the student’s information to scholarship providers for the purpose
Work Study funds also come from CSM, Colorado and the federal
of assisting students in obtaining scholarships.
government. Students work between 8 and 10 hours a week, and
typically earn between $500 to $1,500 to help pay for books, travel, and
Financial Aid Policies
other personal expenses.
General
Student Loans may be offered from two federal programs: the Perkins
Student Loan, or the Federal Direct Student Loan.
CSM students requesting or receiving financial assistance sponsored
by the U.S. Government, the State of Colorado, or the Colorado School
Supplemental student loans may also be offered through private bank
of Mines are required to report to the CSM Financial Aid Office all
loan programs.
financial assistance offered or received from all sources including CSM
immediately upon receipt or notification of such assistance. For the
The Alumni Association of CSM administers a loan program designed
purpose of this paragraph, “financial assistance” shall include, but not
to assist juniors and seniors who have exhausted their other sources
be limited to, grants, scholarships, fellowships, or loans funded by public
of funds. These are short term loans which require repayment within
or private sources, as well as all income not considered taxable income
three years after graduation, and have been made available through the
by the Internal Revenue Service. Upon receipt of this information, CSM
contributions of CSM alumni.
shall evaluate, and may adjust any financial assistance provided to the
student from CSM, Colorado, or federal funds. No student shall receive
Merit-based assistance is offered to recognize students for their
financial assistance from CSM if such student’s total assistance from all
achievements. Academic awards to new students are made on the basis
sources exceeds the total cost of the student’s education at CSM. For the
of their high school records and SAT or ACT composite test scores.
purpose of this paragraph, the “total cost of education” shall be defined
Continuing students can receive departmental scholarships based on
to include the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board, transportation,
their academic performance at CSM, particularly in their major field of
and personal expenses.
study, and on financial need.
Funds for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational
Alumni Association Grants are awarded to students who are children of
Opportunity Grant, Federal College Work-Study Program, Federal
alumni who have been active in the CSM Alumni Association for the two
Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Loan, and Federal Direct PLUS
years prior to the student’s enrollment. The one-year grants carry a value
Loans are provided in whole or part by appropriations of the United

16 Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance, Housing
States Congress. The Colorado General Assembly provides funds for the
the withdrawal process to determine what effect this will have on their
Colorado Grant and Colorado Work-Study programs. These programs
financial aid. A withdrawal requires the financial aid office to determine
are all subject to renewed funding each year.
how much of the federal, state and institutional financial aid the student
has earned. Financial aid is not considered earned until the 60% point
Satisfactory Academic Progress
of the semester. The unearned portion will be returned to the program
from which it came (i.e. student loans to the lender, Pell to the federal
CSM students receiving scholarships must make satisfactory academic
department of education, etc). Students need to be aware that they
progress as specified in the rules and regulations for each individual
may owe Colorado School of Mines for unearned federal, state and/or
scholarship.
institutional aid even if they are receiving a refund in tuition and fees.
Students receiving assistance from federal, Colorado or need-based
Federal regulations consider a student to be an unofficial withdrawal
CSM funds must make satisfactory academic progress toward their
if the student receives all failing grades for the term. If the student has
degree. Satisfactory progress is defined by maintaining adequate pace
not completely withdrawn and has failed to earn a passing grade in at
towards graduation and maintaining a 2.0 cumulative GPA at all times.
least one class for the term, CSM is required to determine whether the
Pace is measured by dividing the overall credit hours attempted by the
student established eligibility for financial aid by attending at least one
overall credit hours completed. Students will be required to maintain a
class or participating in any CSM academic-related activity. An unofficial
75% completion rate at all times. Satisfactory standing is determined
withdrawal calculation will be performed and funds returned to their
after each semester, including summer. If students are deficient in either
respective federal, state and/or institutional aid programs if there is not
the pace or grade average measure, they will receive a one semester
documentation supporting the student’s last day of attendance, or the
warning period during which they must return to satisfactory standing.
documentation indicates the student stopped attending prior to the 60%
If this is not done, their eligibility will be terminated until such time as they
point of the semester.
return to satisfactory standing. In addition, if students totally withdraw
from CSM, or receive grades of F or INC in all of their courses, their
future financial aid eligibility will be terminated without a warning period.
Financial aid eligibility termination may be appealed to the Financial
Aid Office on the basis of extenuating or special circumstances having
negatively affected the student’s academic performance. If approved,
the student will receive a probationary period of one semester to regain
satisfactory standing.
Study Abroad
Students wishing to pursue study abroad opportunities should contact
the Office of International Programs (OIP), listed under the Services
section of this Bulletin, p.190. Colorado School of Mines encourages
students to include an international study/work experience in their
undergraduate education. CSM maintains student exchange programs
with engineering universities in South America, Europe, Australia, Africa,
and Asia. Courses successfully passed abroad can be substituted for
their equivalent course at CSM. Overall GPA is not affected by courses
taken abroad. A well-planned study abroad program will not delay
graduation. In addition, study abroad can be arranged on an individual
basis at universities throughout the world.
Financial aid and selected scholarships and grants can be used to
finance approved study abroad programs. The OIP has developed a
resource center for study abroad information in its office, 1706 Illinois St.,
phone 303-384-2121. Students are invited to use the resource materials
and meet with staff to discuss overseas study opportunities.
Withdrawals
We understand that unexpected events occur in life that will cause a
student to withdraw from classes at Colorado School of Mines. Federal
regulation requires financial aid to be awarded under the assumption
that a student will attend the institution for the entire period in which
federal assistance was disbursed. The following policies will help you
to understand the impact a withdrawal may have if you are receiving
financial aid. The tuition and fees refund policy set by CSM is separate
from the return calculation required by federal regulation.
An official withdrawal will be recorded once the withdrawal process
has been completed by the student. Students who withdraw from the
University should come to the financial aid office before completing

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Residence Halls
Summer Session Housing (Weekly Rate)
Room Type
Rate
Residence Halls (Academic Year Rate)
Double Room
$80
*Meal plans required. Room rates include $50 Residence Hall
Single Room
$125
Association fee.
Apartment Housing (Monthly Rate)
Morgan/Thomas/Bradford/Randall Halls
Family Housing at Mines Park
Room Type
Rate
# of Bedrooms
Rate
Double Room
$4,720
1 Bedroom
$817
Single Room
$5,870
2 Bedrooms
$896
Weaver Towers
Single Student Apartments at Mines Park
Room Type
Rate
# of Bedrooms
Rate
Double Room
$5,650
1 Bedroom
$817
Single Room
$6,430
2 Bedrooms
$1,075
"E" Room, Single
$6,980
3 Bedrooms
$1,470
Maple Hall
Single Student Apartments at Jones Road
Room Type
Rate
# of Bedrooms
Rate
Double Room
$5,974
1 Bedroom
$695
Single Room
$6,900
*
Tenant pays gas and electric utilities. CSM provides free wireless
Residence Halls at Mines Park (includes Mines Park Parking Permit)
and wired internet, basic expanded cable, water, sewer, public
Room Type
Rate
electric, unlimited laundry, and Jones Road / Mines Park parking
permit. Tenant may pay $18.50 for landline phone (optional).
Double Room
$5,470
Campus-Owned Fraternity & Sorority Houses
Residence Hall Application
Information and application for residence hall space is included
Fraternity/Sorority House
Rate
in the packet offering admission to the student. Students desiring
Alpha Phi Sorority
$5,065 / Academic Year
accommodations are requested to forward their inquiries at the earliest
FIJI Fraternity
$5,181 / Academic Year
possible date.
Pi Phi Sorority
$5,065 / Academic Year
The submission of a room application does not in itself constitute
Sigma Kappa Sorority
$5,065 / Academic Year
a residence hall reservation. A residence hall contract will be sent
All CSM-owned Fraternity and
$73 / week
electronically and made available on the Residence Life website, to
Sorority Houses - Summer
be signed by the student and his or her parents and returned to the
Residence Life Office.
Meal Plans
Only upon receipt of the residence hall contract by the specified deadline
() indicates commuter meal plans available:
by the Residence Life Office will the student be assured of a room
Meal Plan
Rate
reservation.
Marble (Gold): Unlimited meals
$2,316 per semester
Rooms and roommates are assigned in accordance with student
in Slate Cafe + $100 Flex per
preference insofar as possible, with earlier applications receiving priority.
semester
Quartz (Blue): 14 meals/week +
$2,251 per semester
Advance Deposits
$200 Flex per semester
An advance deposit made payable to Colorado School of Mines must
Granite (Bronze): 160 meals/
$2,125 per semester
accompany each application received. This deposit will be refunded in full
semester + $250 Flex per semester
(or in part if there are charges against the room) when the student leaves
Topaz (Silver): 115 meals/semester $1,907 per semester
the residence hall.
+ $300 Flex per semester
If a student wishes to cancel a residence hall reservation, half of the
Agate (commuter only): 25 meal
$200 per block purchased
deposit will be refunded if notice of the cancellation is received in writing
block
by the Residence Life Office on or before May 1 of the current year.
Contracts are issued for the full academic year and no cancellation will
be accepted after May 1, except for those who decide not to attend CSM.
Those contracts separately issued only for entering students second

18 Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance, Housing
semester may be cancelled no later than December 1. After that date no
cancellation will be accepted except for those who decide not to attend
CSM.

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State of Colorado Residency
1. a permanent place of habitation in Colorado and
2. intent to remain in Colorado with no intent to be domiciled
Qualifications
elsewhere.
A student is classified as a resident or nonresident for tuition purposes at
The twelve-month waiting period does not begin until both elements
the time admission is granted and upon completion of the CSM Colorado
exist. Documentation of the following is part of the petitioning process
Residency for Tuition Classification Form. The classification is based
to document physical presence: copies of rental arrangements, rent
upon information furnished by the student. The student who, due to
receipts, copy of warranty deed if petitioner owns the personal residence
subsequent events, becomes eligible for resident tuition must make
property and verification of dates of employment. Documentation of the
formal application to the Registrar for a change of status.
following is part of the petitioning process to document intent: Colorado
drivers license, motor vehicle registration (as governed by Colorado
A student who willfully gives wrong information to evade payment of
Statute), voter registration, payment of Colorado state income taxes,
nonresident tuition shall be subject to serious disciplinary action. The final
ownership of residential real estate property in the state (particularly if the
decision regarding tuition status rests with the Tuition Appeals Committee
petitioner resides in the home), any other factor peculiar to the individual
of Colorado School of Mines.
which tends to establish the necessary intent to make Colorado one’s
permanent place of habitation.
Resident Students
Nonresident students wishing to obtain further information on the
A person whose legal residence is permanently established in Colorado
establishment of residency or to apply for resident status should contact
may continue to be classified as a resident student so long as such
the Registrar’s Office. The “Petition for In-State Tuition Classification” is
residence is maintained even though circumstances may require
due in the Registrar’s Office by the first day of classes of the term the
extended absences from the state.
student is requesting resident status.
Qualification for resident tuition requires both
1. proof of adoption of the state as a fixed and permanent home,
demonstrating physical presence within the state at the time of such
adoption, together with the intention of making Colorado the true
home; and
2. living within the state for 12 consecutive months immediately prior
to the first day of classes for any given term.
These requirements must be met by one of the following:
1. the father, mother, or guardian of the student if an unemancipated
minor, or
2. the student if married or over 22, or
3. the emancipated minor.
The home of the unemancipated minor is assumed to be that of the
parents, or if there is a legal guardian of the student, that of such
guardian. If the parents are separated or divorced and either separated
or divorced parent meet the Colorado residency requirements, the minor
also will be considered a resident. Statutes provide for continued resident
status, in certain cases, following parents’ moving from Colorado. Please
check Colorado Revised Statutes 1973, 23-7-103(2)(m)(II) for exact
provisions. In a case where a court has appointed a guardian or granted
custody, it shall be required that the court certify that the primary purpose
of such appointment was not to qualify the minor for resident tuition
status.
Nonresident Students
To become a resident of Colorado for tuition classification under state
statutes, a student must be domiciled in Colorado for one year or more
immediately preceding the first day of class for the semester for which
such classification is sought. A person must be emancipated before
domicile can be established separate from the domicile of the parents.
Emancipation for tuition purposes takes place automatically when a
person turns 23 years of age or marries.
The establishment of domicile for tuition purposes has two inseparable
elements:

20 Housing & Dining
Housing & Dining
Bros. Bagels in CTLM, serve students with meal plans and/or by cash/
credit sales. Students not living in a residence hall may purchase any one
of several meal plans which best meets their individual needs. Campus
http://inside.mines.edu/Student_Housing
Dining options are limited during breaks (Thanksgiving, Fall, Winter and
Spring Break). For more information and hours, go to the Campus Dining
Residence Halls (http://inside.mines.edu/
website (http://inside.mines.edu/CampusDining).
Residence-Life)
For all Housing & Dining rates, please see the Residence
Halls (https://nextbulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/
Residence hall living is an integral part of the Colorado School of Mines
tuitionfeesfinancialassistancehousing/residencehalls) page.
experience, although no students are required to live on campus. The
“Traditional” residence halls (Morgan, Thomas, Bradford and Randall
Apartment Housing (http://
halls) house about 380 students in mostly double rooms with a central
restroom/shower facility on each floor. Weaver Towers has living space
inside.mines.edu/Apartments-at-Mines-Park)
for 230 students in suites with single and double rooms, a common
The Mines Park apartment complex is located west of the 6th Avenue
living area, and two single restroom/shower facilities. There are a limited
and 19th Street intersection on 55 acres owned by Mines. The complex
number of single rooms available. Weaver Towers features seven or
houses upperclass undergraduate students, graduate students, and
eight person suites with each suite containing both single and double
families. Jones Road apartments are located on Jones Road, south of
bedrooms, a living/study room and two bathrooms. Maple Hall is our 290-
19th St. and consists of one-bedroom apartments for single students.
bed facility that houses 2- and 4-person suites, with single and double
Residents must be full-time students.
bedrooms and a private bathroom in each suite. Five social lounges, nine
study rooms, community kitchen and activity room, central living room
Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, cable
with fireplace, music practice room, student storage and workshop space,
television, wired and wireless internet connections, and an optional
laundry facilities, vending, mailroom, and desk assistant services are
campus phone line for an additional fee. There are two community
available to all residents of Maple Hall.
centers which contain the laundry facilities, recreational and study
space, and meeting rooms. For more information or to apply for
The residence halls at Mines Park offer residence hall living in an
apartment housing , go to the Apartment Housing website (http://
apartment setting for freshmen and upper-class students. In addition to
studentlife.mines.edu/Apartments-at-Mines-Park).
having all the amenities of the other residence halls, each apartment has
a full kitchen. Each residence hall complex houses mailboxes, lounge
For all Housing & Dining rates, please see the Residence
areas, TV room, and washers and dryers. All residence hall spaces are
Halls (https://nextbulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/
equipped with a bed, desk, waste basket, and closet for each student,
tuitionfeesfinancialassistancehousing/residencehalls) page.
as well as wired and wireless internet connections. Cable TV connection
with “expanded basic” service is included. The student is responsible for
Fraternities, Sororities
damage to the room or furnishings. Colorado School of Mines assumes
no responsibility for loss or theft of personal belongings, and residents
Any non-freshman student who is a member of one of the national Greek
are encouraged to carry personal property insurance.
organizations on campus is eligible to live in Fraternity or Sorority housing
after their freshman year. Several of the Greek Houses are owned and
Additionally, Residence Life offers students an option to live and learn
operated by the School, while the remaining houses are owned and
within a theme community that is a partnership between Residence Life,
operated by the organizations. All full time, undergraduate students are
administrative departments, and faculty across campus. Theme Housing
eligible to join these organizations. For information, go to Greek Life
consists of intentionally designed living experiences centered around a
(http://studentactivities.mines.edu/greeklife).
variety of educational, cultural, organizational, and personal interests.
These communities allow students with common interests and pursuits
For all Housing & Dining rates, please see the Residence
to live together and support each other through planned activities and
Halls (https://nextbulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/
informal interactions. Communities include Outdoor Recreation, Women
tuitionfeesfinancialassistancehousing/residencehalls) page.
In Engineering, Visual and Performing Arts, and Service & Social Justice.
Off-Campus Housing
Theme Housing Webpage (http://inside.mines.edu/RSL-Theme-Housing)
Click here for Off-Campus Housing Resources (http://
For all Housing & Dining rates, please see the Residence
studentlife.mines.edu/Off-Campus-Housing-Resources).
Halls (https://nextbulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/
tuitionfeesfinancialassistancehousing/residencehalls) page.
Campus Dining (http://inside.mines.edu/
CampusDining)
Campus Dining at Mines operates a dining hall, known as the Slate Café,
in the Ben H. Parker Student Center. Students who live in the residence
halls are required to purchase a residential meal plan. Breakfast, lunch
and dinner are served Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner
are served on Saturday and Sunday. Additional retail dining facilities,
including the Diggers Den Food Court in the Student Center, Subway in
the Student Recreation Center, Starbucks in Brown Hall, and Einstein

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Undergraduate
Algebra
2.0
Geometry
1.0
Information
Advanced Mathematics (including Trigonometry)
1.0
English
4.0
History or Social Studies
3.0
Undergraduate Bulletin
Academic Elective
2.0
It is the responsibility of the student to become informed and to observe
Laboratory Science
3.0
all regulations and procedures required by the program the student is
Foreign Language
1.0
pursuing. Ignorance of a rule does not constitute a basis for waiving
Total Hours
17.0
that rule. The Undergraduate Bulletin, current at the time of the
student’s most recent admission, gives the academic requirements the
One unit of laboratory science must be either chemistry or physics.
student must meet to graduate. However, a student can change to the
The second and third units may be chemistry, physics, biology,
requirements in a later Bulletin published while the student is enrolled as
zoology, botany, geology, etc. with laboratory. Both physics and
an undergraduate. Changes to administrative policies and procedures
chemistry are recommended for two of the three required units.
become effective for all students as soon as the campus community
General Science is not acceptable as a science unit, however it is
is notified of the changes. The Undergraduate Bulletin is available to
acceptable as an academic elective unit.
students in electronic format. Electronic versions of the Undergraduate
4. The 2 units of academic electives (social studies, mathematics,
Bulletin may be updated more frequently to reflect changes approved
English, science, or foreign language) must be acceptable to the
by, and communicated to, the campus community. As such, students are
applicant’s high school to meet graduation requirements. For
encouraged to refer to the most recently available electronic version of
applicants submitting GED Equivalency Diplomas, these units may
the Undergraduate Bulletin. This version is available at the CSM website.
be completed by the GED test.
The electronic version of the Undergraduate Bulletin is considered the
5. Applicants from the United States and Canada are required to
official version of this document. In case of disagreement between the
submit the scores of either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of
electronic and print versions (if available), the electronic version will take
the College Entrance Examination Board or the American College
precedence.
Test (ACT) battery. Applications for either the SAT or ACT may be
Admission Requirements
obtained from the high school counselors, or by writing to:
Colorado School of Mines admits students who have demonstrated the
Educational Testing Service
ability to accomplish classroom and laboratory work and benefit from our
P.O. Box 592
programs. The decision to admit a student is based on his or her ability to
Princeton, NJ 08541 for the SAT
earn a degree at CSM. Criteria considered in evaluating students include:
or to the: American College Testing Program
1. pattern of course work in high school or college,
P.O. Box 168
Iowa City, IA 52243 for the ACT
2. grades earned in those courses,
3. ACT or SAT test scores,
You may also register online at www.collegeboard.com (http://
4. rank in class, and
www.collegeboard.com) (SAT) and www.act.org (http://
5. other available test scores.
www.act.org) (ACT).
No single criterion for admission is used; however, the most important
Transfer Students
factor is the academic record in high school or college.
An applicant to CSM is considered to be a transfer student if he or she
The admission requirements below are minimum requirements which
has enrolled in coursework at another college after graduating from high
may change after a catalog has been finalized. The Board of Trustees,
school. The minimum admissions requirements for all transfer students
CSM governing board, reserves the right to deviate from published
are as follows:
admission requirements. In such cases, changes in admission policy
1. Students transferring from another college or university must have
would be widely publicized.
completed the same high school course requirements as entering
Freshmen
freshmen. A transcript of the applicant’s high school record is
required. ACT or SAT test scores are not required if the student has
The minimum admission requirements for all high school graduates who
completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of college credit.
have not attended a college or university are as follows:
2. Applicants must present official college transcripts from all colleges
1. An applicant must be a graduate of an accredited high school.
attended. Applicants should have an overall 2.75 grade point
average or better. Students presenting a lower GPA will be given
2. An applicant should rank in the upper quartile of their graduating
careful consideration and acted on individually.
class. Consideration will be given to applicants below this level
on evidence of strong motivation, superior test scores, and
3. An applicant who cannot re-enroll at the institution from which he or
recommendation from principal or counselor.
she wishes to transfer because of scholastic record or other reason
will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
3. The following 17 units of secondary school work must be completed
upon graduation from high school:

22 Undergraduate Information
4. Completed or "in progress" college courses - which meet CSM
Subject
Internet TOEFL (iBT) Paper TOEFL (PBT)
graduation requirements - are eligible for transfer credit if the course
Reading
20
54
is not remedial or vocational, and the grade earned is a "C" or
Writing
17
55
better.
Listening
21
55
Former Students
Speaking
21
N/A
Total
79
550
The minimum admission requirements for those students who have
previously attended CSM are as follows:
2. An IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Score
of 6.5, with no band below a 6.0.
1. Any student who has attended another college or university since
last enrolling at CSM must re-apply for admission through the
3. A PTE A (Pearson Test of English) score of 70 or higher.
Admissions Office.
4. Transferable credit from an accredited US institution of higher
2. Any student who did not complete the semester immediately
education equivalent to 30 credits or more.
preceding the beginning of the period for which he or she wishes to
The above English Proficiency requirement applies to students currently
enroll must be re-admitted to CSM by the Admissions Office.
studying in the United States and for students outside the country.
3. A former student, returning after a period of suspension, must
apply for admission to the Admissions Office and must furnish
Advanced Credit for International Evaluation
an approval for such re-enrollment from the Readmissions
The following methods are used by Colorado School of Mines to validate
Committee of Colorado School of Mines. Appropriate forms to
the awarding of advanced standing credit for international students who
apply for admission may be obtained from the Admissions Office.
have completed work in their home countries at the postsecondary level:
Official transcripts for all coursework completed while away from
Mines must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office for review of
1. Credit is granted based upon recommendation by recognized
transferability of the credit.
academic publications, primarily the World Education Series of
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions
Exchange Students
Officers.
All students participating in the CSM Exchange Program (coming to CSM
2. Validation by a comparable credit-granting department at Colorado
and CSM students going abroad) must be enrolled in a minimum of 15
School of Mines. Validation by one of the following two options will
semester credit hours at CSM or the foreign exchange university.
be at the discretion of the credit-granting department.
a. Option A: Course-by-course evaluation examination by
International Students
comparable Colorado School of Mines academic department.
b. Option B: The advisor and/or academic dean’s office makes
For purposes of admission, international applicants are students in a non-
a preliminary evaluation of the level a student has completed
immigrant status who are not U.S. citizens or do not have approved and
and begins the student at that level. Upon successful
finalized U.S. permanent residence, refugee status or political asylum.
completion of that course, all related lower-level courses in
International students usually need an F1 or J1 visa to study in the United
that area, as determined by the department granting credit,
States.
would be validated and credit awarded.
Generally, international applicants seeking admission to Colorado School
of Mines must meet the same academic standards for admission as those
Enrollment Requirements
required of American applicants. There are wide variations, however,
All new students whose primary language is not English must
between educational systems throughout the world that make exact
demonstrate English Language proficiency before enrolling for the first
comparisons of educational standards difficult. International applicants
time at the university. This requirement applies to international and non-
are selected on the basis of their prior academic work, probability of
international, permanent residents, immigrants, transfer and non-transfer
success in the chosen curriculum (as evidenced by prior work in the
students alike.
academic area involved) and proof of English proficiency. After admission
but prior to enrollment, certification of adequate financial resources is
Fraudulent Applications
required.
Individuals who withhold or provide fraudulent information on applications
International applicants must submit a completed international application
for undergraduate admissions or readmissions are subject to immediate
form; a $45 nonrefundable international document processing fee;
dismissal from the university. The decision for immediate dismissal will
translated secondary schooling records, and/or a credentials evaluation
be made by the Director of Enrollment Management or the Director of
report; notarized affidavit of financial sponsorship; and when applicable,
International Admissions. This decision will be made after a complete
translated college transcripts.
and thorough review of the situation and an individual conference with
the student involved. The individual dismissed has the right to appeal
TOEFL/English Proficiency
the decision to the committee on academic policy and procedure, whose
Student applicants whose primarily language is not English, must prove
decision will be final.
proficiency in the English language by achieving one of the following:
Nondegree Students
1. A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 on
A nondegree student is one who has not applied to pursue a degree
the paper-based test, or a score of 79 on the internet Based TOEFL
program at CSM but wishes to take courses regularly offered on campus.
(iBT).
Such students may take any course for which they have the prerequisites

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as listed in the CSM Bulletin or have the permission of the instructor.
Transcripts or evidence of the prerequisites are required. An applicant
for admission to the undergraduate school who does not meet admission
requirements may not fulfill deficiencies through this means. Exception to
this rule can be made only by the Director of Enrollment Management. A
maximum of 12 hours of nondegree credit from Colorado School of Mines
may be used toward an undergraduate degree program.

24 Undergraduate Information
Academic Regulations
accepted. Only courses completed with grades of "C" or better will be
accepted.
Deficiencies
Prior Learning Credit
The curricula at Colorado School of Mines have been especially designed
Students with experience in the military who have a DD214 showing a
so that the course work flows naturally from course to course and year to
general or honorable discharge will receive a total of two credit hours in
year. Thus, it is important that deficiencies in lower numbered courses be
PAGN101, PAGN102, and PAGN2XX. This will complete the Physical
scheduled in preference to more advanced work.
Activity requirements for the undergraduate degree.
Prerequisites
Students who have technical experience outside of the classroom
may be eligible to substitute a different technical elective course in
It is the responsibility of each student to make certain that the proper
place of EPIC251. In order to pursue this course of action, the student
prerequisites for all courses have been met. Registration in a course
must provide information and materials describing the experience and
without the necessary prerequisite may result in dismissal from the class
how it applies to the program to the EPICs program director. If approved,
or a grade of F (Failed) in the course.
the student will complete the substitution form and turn it in to the
Remediation
Registrar’s Office to be placed in the academic file.
The Colorado Department of Higher Education specifies a remedial
Course Withdrawals, Additions and Drops
programs policy in which any first-time freshmen admitted to public
Courses may be added or dropped without fee or penalty during the first
institutions of higher education in Colorado with ACT (or equivalent)
11 school days of a regular academic term (first 4 school days of a 6-
scores of less than 18 in reading or English, or less than 19 in
week field course or the first 6 school days of the 8-week summer term).
mathematics, are required to participate in remedial studies. At the
Colorado School of Mines, these remedial studies will be conducted
Continuing students may withdraw from any course after the eleventh
through required tutoring in Nature and Human Values for reading and
day of classes through the twelfth week for any reason with a grade of
writing, and Calculus for Scientists and Engineers I for mathematics, and
W. After the twelfth week, no withdrawals are permitted except in cases
the consequent achievement of a grade of C or better.
of withdrawal from school or for extenuating circumstances under the
auspices of the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of the Registrar.
Transfer Credit
A grade of F will be given in courses which are withdrawn from after the
New Transfer Students
deadline without approval.
Upon matriculation, a transfer student will receive the prescribed
Freshmen and transfer students in their first and second semesters are
academic credit for courses taken at another institution if these courses
permitted to withdraw from courses through the Friday prior to the last
are listed in a current articulation agreement and transfer guide between
week of classes.
CSM and that institution. Credits earned more than 10 years in advance
All adds/drops are initiated in the Registrar’s Office. To withdraw from
of admission will not transfer. When an articulation agreement does not
a course (with a “W”) a student must obtain the appropriate form from
exist with another institution, the transfer student may receive credit for a
the Registrar’s office, have it signed by the instructor and signed by the
course taken at another institution, subject to review by the appropriate
student’s advisor to indicate acknowledgment of the student’s action,
CSM department head or designate to ensure course equivalency.
and return it to the Registrar’s Office by close of business on the last day
Continuing Students
that a withdrawal is authorized. Acknowledgment (by signature) by the
division/department is required in only 2 cases:
Students who are currently enrolled at CSM may transfer credit in
required courses only in extenuating circumstances, upon the advance
1. when a course is added after the 11th day of the semester and
approval of the Registrar, the department head of the appropriate course,
2. when the Registrar has approved, for extenuating circumstances, a
and the department head of the student’s option. Upon return, credit
withdrawal after the last date specified (a “late withdrawal”).
will be received subject to review by the Registrar. Physics courses are
subject to post-approval from the department. Forms for this purpose
Approval of a late withdrawal can be given by the Registrar acting on
are available in the Registrar’s Office, and the process is reviewed
behalf of the Office of Academic Affairs in accordance with CSM’s refund
periodically by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic
policy, and in compliance with federal regulations.
Affairs (EVPAA).
A $5.00 fee will be charged for any change in class schedule after the
Returning Students
first 11 days of class, except in cases beyond the student’s control or
withdrawal from school. All adds/drops are initiated in the Registrar’s
Students who have matriculated at CSM, withdrawn, applied for
Office.
readmission and wish to transfer in credit taken at an institution while
they were absent from CSM, must obtain approval, upon return, of the
Independent Study
department head of the appropriate course, the department head of the
student’s option, and the Registrar.
For each semester credit hour awarded for independent study a student
is expected to invest approximately 25 hours of effort in the educational
In all cases, requests for transfer credit are processed by the Registrar.
activity involved. To register for independent study, a student should get
Credits must be submitted on an official transcript from a regionally
from the Registrar’s Office the form provided for that purpose, have it
accredited institution and be academic in nature. Vocational credit is not

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completed by the instructor involved and the appropriate department/
responsible for contacting his/her faculty member(s) prior to the absence
division head, and return it to the Registrar’s Office.
occurring to initiate arrangements for making up any missed work.
Off-Campus Study
Requests for excused absence(s) related to an authorized activity
received after Census Day may be denied or be documented as an
A student must enroll in an official CSM course for any period of off-
excused/unexcused absence at the discretion of the faculty member.
campus, course-related study, whether U.S. or foreign, including faculty-
led short courses, study abroad, or any off-campus trip sponsored by
Personal Reason Absences
CSM or led by a CSM faculty member. The registration must occur in
the same term that the off-campus study takes place. In addition, the
The Associate Dean of Students may authorize excused absences upon
student must complete the necessary release, waiver, and emergency
receipt of proper documentation of the illness, injury, or other incident.
contact forms, transfer credit pre-approvals, and FERPA release, and
The student must provide the documentation to the Associate Dean of
provide adequate proof of current health insurance prior to departure. For
Students within one week of returning to class. Once documentation
additional information concerning study abroad requirements, contact the
has been received and approved, the Associate Dean of Students will
Office of International Programs at (303) 384-2121; for other information,
send notice of excused absences to faculty members. The student
contact the Registrar’s Office.
is responsible for contacting his/her faculty member(s) to initiate
arrangements for making up any missed work.
Absenteeism
Important Note: Every effort will be made by the faculty to honor
Class attendance is required of all undergraduates unless the student
all excused absences. However, class attendance is essential for
has an official excused absence. Excused absences are granted for three
understanding of the material and for learning to take place. Excessive
general reasons:
absence, regardless of reason, may result in a reduced or failing grade in
the course based on course content and delivery. As content and delivery
1. Student is a varsity athlete and is representing the School in a
differ among the faculty and with each class, it is important for a student
varsity athletics activity.
missing class to discuss the absences, excused or unexcused, with his/
2. Student is representing the School in an authorized activity related
her faculty member(s) to determine what will be considered excessive.
to a club or academic endeavor (academic competitions, student
professional society conferences, club sport competition, program-
Unexcused Absences
sponsored competitions, etc.)
All absences that are not documented as excused absences are
3. Student has a documented personal reason (illness, injury, jury
considered unexcused absences. Faculty members may deny a student
duty, life-threatening illness or death in the immediate family, etc.).
the opportunity to make up some or all of the work missed due to
unexcused absence(s). However, the faculty members do have the
Students who miss academic work (including but not limited to exams,
discretion to grant a student permission to make up any missed academic
homework, and labs) for one of the reasons listed above may be
work for an unexcused absence. The faculty member may consider the
issued an excused absence. If an excused absence is received, the
student’s class performance, as well as their attendance, in the decision.
student must be given the opportunity to make up the missed work in
a reasonable period of time without penalty. While the student is not
Withdrawal from School
responsible for actually issuing the excused absence, the student is
responsible for making sure documentation is submitted appropriately
A student may officially withdraw from CSM by processing a Withdrawal
and for contacting his/her faculty member(s) to initiate arrangements for
from School form available through the Center for Academic Services
making up any missed work.
& Advising (CASA). Completion of the form prior to the last day of
scheduled classes for that term will result in W’s being assigned to
Varsity Athletics Absences
courses in progress. Failure to officially withdraw will result in the grades
of courses in progress being recorded as F’s. Leaving the School without
The Athletics Department will authorize excused absences for all
having paid tuition and fees will result in a hold being placed against the
approved varsity athletics related absences. The Athletics Department
transcript. Either of these actions would make future enrollment at CSM
will send notice of excused absences to faculty members on or before
or another college more difficult.
Census Day each semester. The student is responsible for contacting
his/her faculty member(s) prior to the absence occurring to initiate
arrangements for making up any missed work. The Faculty Oversight
Committee on Sports and Athletics oversees the number of excused
absences permitted per semester by varsity athletes.
Authorized Activity Absences
The Associate Dean of Students may authorize excused absences upon
receipt of proper documentation of the school related activity. All excused
absences for school-sponsored activities must be documented with the
Associate Dean of Students by Census Day of each semester. If the
absence will occur prior to Census Day, then the documentation should
be received at least two weeks prior to the absence. Once documentation
has been received and approved, the Associate Dean of Students will
send notice of excused absences to faculty members. The student is

26 Undergraduate Information
Admissions Procedures
application will be evaluated upon receipt of the completed application
form, high school transcript, transcripts from each university or college
attended, and a list of courses in progress. The Admissions Office will
All Applicants
then notify the student of his or her admission status. Admission is
Documents received by CSM in connection with applications for
subject to satisfactory completion of current courses in progress and
admission or transfer of credit will not be duplicated, returned to the
submission of a final transcript.
applicant, or forwarded to any agency or any other institution.
Advanced Placement and International
A $45.00 non-refundable application fee is required from all applicants.
Baccalaureate
Applications for undergraduate study cannot be accepted later than
Course work completed for select subjects under the Advanced
21 days prior to the date of registration confirmation for any academic
Placement Program in a high school may be accepted for college credit
semester or summer session. Admission for any semester or term may
provided that the Advanced Placement Program Test grade is either 5
close whenever CSM’s budgeted number of students has been met.
(highest honors) or 4 (honors).
High School Students
In special cases, advanced placement may be granted for course work
not completed under the College Entrance Examination Board Program.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.mines.edu. Questions
Students wishing such credit may demonstrate competence by writing
can be directed to the Admissions Office via email: admit@mines.edu.; or
the Advanced Placement Examination on the subject. Information can be
via postal mail:
secured from:
Admissions Office
the College Entrance Examination Board
Colorado School of Mines
P.O. Box 592
1600 Maple Street
Princeton, NJ 08541
Golden, CO 80401
More information on which subjects are accepted can be found on the
A student may apply for admission any time after completing the 11th
web at www.mines.edu.
grade. The application will be evaluated upon receipt of the completed
application form, a high school transcript showing courses completed,
Course work completed for select subjects under the International
courses remaining to be completed, ranking in class, other pertinent data,
Baccalaureate Program in high school may be accepted for college credit
and SAT or ACT test scores. High school seniors are encouraged to
provided that the International Baccalaureate Program Exam grade
apply in the fall term of senior year. Additionally, it is recommended that
is a 5, 6, or 7 on selected standard and higher level exams. In some
the ACT and/or SAT be taken during this term. In some cases, the grades
cases, departmental approval is required before credit is granted. More
or marks received in courses taken during the first half of the senior year
information on which subjects are accepted can be found on the web at
may be required. Applicants who meet freshman admission requirements
www.mines.edu.
are admitted subject to completion of all entrance requirements and high
school graduation.
Declaration of Option (Major)
Transfer Students
The curriculum during the first semester at CSM is generally the same
across majors. Students are not required to choose a major before the
Guaranteed Transfer
end of the freshman year. All students must have declared a major by the
beginning of the junior year.
Colorado School of Mines is a signatory to the Colorado Statewide
Engineering Articulation Agreement, which can be viewed at
Medical Record
www.state.co.us/cche (http://www.state.co.us/cche). Beginning with
admissions in 2003–2004, this agreement determines transferability
A health history prepared by the student, a medical examination
of coursework for engineering students in the State of Colorado.
performed by the student’s physician and an updated immunization
All students transferring into CSM under the terms of the statewide
record completed by the student and the physician, nurse or health
agreement are strongly encouraged to be advised by the CSM
authority comprise the medical record. A medical record is required for
Admissions Office on their planned course of study. Credits earned more
full time students entering CSM for the first time, or following an absence
than 10 years prior will not transfer.
of more than 12 calendar months.
Additionally, Colorado School of Mines has formal transfer agreements
The medical record will be sent to the student after acceptance for
with Red Rocks Community College (RRCC), Front Range Community
admission. The medical record must be updated and completed and
College (FRCC), Community College of Denver (CCD), and Community
then returned to the Student Health Center before permission to
College of Aurora (CCA). Students are encouraged to contact the
enroll is granted. Proof of immunity consists of an official Certificate
Admissions Office at these institutions for additional information.
of Immunization signed by a physician, nurse, or public health official
which documents measles, mumps and rubella immunity. The Certificate
Transfer by Review
must specify the type of vaccine and the dates (month, day, year) of
Undergraduate students at another college or university who wish to
administration or written evidence of laboratory tests showing immunity to
transfer to CSM should apply online at www.mines.edu.
measles, mumps and rubella.
A transfer student should apply for admission at the beginning of the final
two quarters or semester of attendance at his or her present college. The

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The completed medical record is confidential and will be kept in the
Student Health Center. The record will not be released unless the student
signs a written release.
Veterans
Colorado School of Mines is approved by the Colorado State Approving
Agency for Veteran Benefits under chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606,
and 1607. Undergraduate students must register for and maintain 12.0
credit hours, and graduate students must register for and maintain 9.0
credit hours of graduate work in any semester to be certified as a full-time
student for full-time benefits. Any hours taken under the full-time category
will decrease the benefits to 3/4 time, 1/2 time, or tuition payment only.
All changes in hours, program, addresses, marital status, or dependents
are to be reported to the Veterans Certifying Officer as soon as possible
so that overpayment or underpayment may be avoided. Veterans must
see the Veteran’s Certifying Officer each semester to be certified for any
benefits for which they may be eligible. In order for veterans to continue
to receive benefits, they must make satisfactory progress as defined by
Colorado School of Mines.
An honorably or generally discharged military veteran providing a copy of
his/her DD214 is awarded two credit hours to meet the physical education
undergraduate degree requirement at CSM. Additionally, veterans may
request substitution of a technical elective for the institution’s core EPICS
course requirement in all undergraduate degree programs.
For more information, please visit the Veterans Services (http://
inside.mines.edu/Veterans-Services) web page.

28 Undergraduate Information
Combined Undergraduate/
provide initial counseling on degree application procedures, admissions
standards and degree completion requirements.
Graduate Degree Programs
Admission into a graduate degree program as a Combined Degree
A. Overview
Program student can occur as early as the first semester, Junior
year, and must be granted no later than the end of registration, last
Many degree programs offer CSM undergraduate students the
semester Senior year. Once admitted into a graduate degree program,
opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certificate, Professional
students may enroll in 500-level courses and apply these directly to
Master’s Degree, Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree while completing
their graduate degree. To apply, students must submit the standard
the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree. These combined
graduate application package for the graduate portion of their Combined
Bachelors-Masters/Doctoral programs have been created by Mines
Degree Program. Upon admission into a graduate degree program,
faculty in those situations where they have deemed it academically
students are assigned graduate advisors. Prior to registration for the next
advantageous to treat undergraduate and graduate degree programs as
semester, students and their graduate advisors should meet and plan a
a continuous and integrated process. These are accelerated programs
strategy for completing both the undergraduate and graduate programs
that can be valuable in fields of engineering and applied science where
as efficiently as possible. Until their undergraduate degree requirements
advanced education in technology and/or management provides the
are completed, students continue to have undergraduate advisors in the
opportunity to be on a fast track for advancement to leadership positions.
home department or division of their Bachelor’s Degrees.
These programs also can be valuable for students who want to get a
head start on graduate education.
C. Requirements
The combined programs at Mines offer several advantages to students
Combined Degree Program students are considered undergraduate
who choose to enroll in them:
students until such time as they complete their undergraduate degree
requirements. Combined Degree Program students who are still
1. Students can earn a graduate degree in their undergraduate major
considered undergraduates by this definition have all of the privileges
or in a field that complements their undergraduate major.
and are subject to all expectations of both their undergraduate and
2. Students who plan to go directly into industry leave Mines with
graduate programs. These students may enroll in both undergraduate
additional specialized knowledge and skills which may allow them to
and graduate courses (see section D below), may have access to
enter their career path at a higher level and advance more rapidly.
departmental assistance available through both programs, and may
Alternatively, students planning on attending graduate school can
be eligible for undergraduate financial aid as determined by the Office
get a head start on their graduate education.
of Financial Aid. Upon completion of their undergraduate degree
requirements, a Combined Degree Program student is considered
3. Students can plan their undergraduate electives to satisfy
enrolled full-time in his/her graduate program. Once having done so, the
prerequisites, thus ensuring adequate preparation for their graduate
student is no longer eligible for undergraduate financial aid, but may now
program.
be eligible for graduate financial aid. To complete their graduate degree,
4. Early assignment of graduate advisors permits students to plan
each Combined Degree Program student must register as a graduate
optimum course selection and scheduling in order to complete their
student for at least one semester.
graduate program quickly.
5. Early acceptance into a Combined Degree Program leading to a
Once admitted into a graduate program, undergraduate Combined
Graduate Degree assures students of automatic acceptance into
Program students must maintain good standing in the Combined
full graduate status if they maintain good standing while in early-
Program by maintaining a minimum semester GPA of 3.0 in all courses
acceptance status.
taken. Students not meeting this requirement are deemed to be making
6. In many cases, students will be able to complete both a Bachelor’s
unsatisfactory academic progress in the Combined Degree Program.
and a Master’s Degrees in five years of total enrollment at Mines.
Students for whom this is the case are subject to probation and, if
occurring over two semesters, subject to discretionary dismissal from
Certain graduate programs may allow Combined Degree Program
the graduate portion of their program as defined in the Unsatisfactory
students to fulfill part of the requirements of their graduate degree by
Academic Performance section of this Bulletin.
including up to six hours of specified course credits which also were
used in fulfilling the requirements of their undergraduate degree. These
Upon completion of the undergraduate degree requirements, Combined
courses may only be applied toward fulfilling Doctoral degree or, Master’s
Degree Program students are subject to all requirements (e.g., course
degree requirements beyond the institutional minimum Master’s degree
requirements, departmental approval of transfer credits, research credits,
requirement of 30 credit hours. Courses must meet all requirements
minimum GPA, etc.) appropriate to the graduate program in which they
for graduate credit, but their grades are not included in calculating
are enrolled
the graduate GPA. Check the departmental section of the Bulletin to
determine which programs provide this opportunity.
D. Enrolling in Graduate Courses as a
Senior in a Combined Program
B. Admission Process
As described in the Undergraduate Bulletin, seniors may enroll in 500-
A student interested in applying into a graduate degree program as a
level courses. In addition, undergraduate seniors who have been granted
Combined Degree Program student should first contact the department or
admission through the Combined Degree Program into thesis-based
division hosting the graduate degree program into which he/she wishes
degree programs (Masters or Doctoral) may, with graduate advisor
to apply. Initial inquiries may be made at any time, but initial contacts
approval, register for 700-level research credits appropriate to Masters-
made soon after completion of the first semester, Sophomore year are
level degree programs. With this single exception, while a Combined
recommended. Following this initial inquiry, departments/ divisions will
Degree Program student is still completing his/her undergraduate

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degree, all of the conditions described in the Undergraduate Bulletin
for undergraduate enrollment in graduate-level courses apply. 700-
level research credits are always applied to a student’s graduate degree
program.
If an undergraduate Combined Degree Program student would like to
enroll in a 500-level course and apply this course directly to his/her
graduate degree, he/she must be formally accepted as a combined
program student through the Office of Graduate Studies and notify
the Registrar of the intent to do so at the time of enrollment in the
course. The Registrar will forward this information to Financial Aid for
appropriate action. Be aware that courses taken as an undergraduate
student but applied directly toward a graduate degree are not eligible for
undergraduate financial aid or the Colorado Opportunity Fund. If prior
consent is not received or if the student has not been accepted by OGS
as a combined program student, all 500-level graduate courses taken
as an undergraduate Combined Degree Program student will be applied
to the student’s undergraduate degree transcript. If these are not used
toward an undergraduate degree requirement, they may, with program
consent, be applied to a graduate degree program as transfer credit. All
regular regulations and limitations regarding the use of transfer credit to a
graduate degree program apply to these credits.

30 Undergraduate Information
Core Requirements
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
III
Core Curriculum
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS *
3.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
4.0
The Core Curriculum at Mines forms the foundation for advanced study
in the major fields. It is designed to give students the fundamental
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5
knowledge and skills they will need and put to use in their majors
In Design
and in careers after graduation. Core courses provide students with
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
fundamental technical, mathematical, and writing skills. In Core courses,
In Systems
students learn basic scientific procedures, principles, concepts, laws, and
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
theories relevant to all applied sciences. In addition, Core courses in the
In Humanities and the Social Sciences
humanities and social sciences help students develop interdisciplinary
perspectives on the ethical, social, and cultural contexts within which
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES
4.0
engineering takes place.
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
In Physical Education (four separate semesters including the
The variety of courses in the Core Curriculum also provide students
with opportunities to develop skills in problem solving, critical thinking,
following) **
teamwork, design, and communication. Students who complete the
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
Core are well prepared to be lifelong learners and leaders who can work
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
effectively in an increasingly globalized world.
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
The Core Curriculum has three parts, the details of which can be
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
found below. All CSM students complete the courses in the Common
In Freshman Orientation & Success
Core. Courses required in the Science Requirement and Engineering
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR
0.5
Requirement vary according to the major field of study. Finally, all
Free Electives ***
students have a number of Free Elective courses. Free Electives are
usually taken in the last two years.
Total Hours
39.0
Refer to the Degree Requirements section for each major program

under Undergraduate Programs and Departments (https://
*
nextbulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/programs) for a listing of Core
2.0 semester hours are required in Differential Equations for
courses students should take each semester.
Geological Engineering majors.
**
A minimum of 2.0 credit hours. Neither PAGN101 or PAGN102
Overview: Core Course Requirements
may be repeated for credit. See the Physical Education and
Athletics (http://bulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/programs/
Core & distributed course requirements for Bachelor of Science degrees
additionalprograms/physicaleducationandathletics) section for
are comprised of the four following groups:
specifics.
1. Core Curriculum - Students in all degree options are required to
*** A minimum of 9.0 hours are included with each degree-granting
complete all course requirements listed in this group.
program. With the exception of the restrictions mentioned below,
the choice of free elective courses to satisfy degree requirements is
2. Humanities and Social Sciences Requirement - Students in all
unlimited. The restrictions are:
degree options must complete this requirement.
1. The choice must not be in conflict with any Graduation Requirements (p.
3. Science Requirement - Students in all degree options are required
43).
to complete a minimum of three out of five courses from this
2. Free electives to satisfy degree requirements may not exceed three
list. For some majors the three courses are prescribed, while
semester hours (3.0) in activity courses such as band, choir, studio art,
other majors leave the choices to the student. See the Science
physical education, and athletics courses combined.
Requirement chart to determine the courses allowed for your
particular major program.
2) Humanities and Social Science
4. Engineering Requirement - Students pursuing an engineering-
Requirement
based degree are required to complete the courses in this list.
However, each engineering program will place the courses in
H&SS Requirements are applicable to all undergraduate students:
the sophomore year or later based on the flow of the particular
program. These are not considered freshman year courses.
Two courses from the approved list of requirements *
6.0
At least one course at the 400-level from the approved list of
3.0
1) The Core Curriculum
requirements *
Core requirements are applicable to all undergraduate students:
Total Hours
9.0
In Mathematics and the Basic Sciences
*
See the approved list in the Liberal Arts and International Studies
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
(https://nextbulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/programs/earthscieng/
I
liberalartsandinternationalstudies) section of this Bulletin.
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
II

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3) Science Requirement
The Freshman Year
The Science Requirement is applicable to all undergraduate students:
Freshmen in all programs normally take similar subjects, as listed below:
Complete a minimum of three of the five courses listed according to
Freshman
your degree requirements on the following chart: (REQ = Required,
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHOICE = Student’s Choice, N/A = Not Allowed)
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I

4.0
Program
BIOL110
GEGN101
PHGN200
CHGN122
CSCI101
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
APPLIED MATHEMATICS &
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
CHOICE
REQ
AND ENGINEERS I
STATISTICS
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS*

3.0
CHEMISTRY
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
REQ
N/A
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN


4.0
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
REQ
N/A
REQ
REQ
N/A
VALUES*
CHEMICAL & BIOCHEMICAL
REQ
N/A
REQ
REQ
N/A
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS


0.5
ENGINEERING
SEMINAR
CIVIL ENGINEERING
N/A
REQ
REQ
REQ
N/A
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
COMPUTER SCIENCE
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
CHOICE
REQ
16.0
ECONOMICS
CHOICE
CHOICE
CHOICE
CHOICE
CHOICE
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
CHOICE
CHOICE
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
ENGINEERING - CIVIL
REQ
N/A
REQ
REQ
CHOICE
AND ENGINEERS II
SPECIALTY
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I*


3.0
ENGINEERING - ELECTRICAL
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
CHOICE
CHOICE
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
SPECIALTY
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
ENGINEERING -
REQ
N/A
REQ
REQ
N/A
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALTY
SCI
Science Requirement*


4.0
ENGINEERING - MECHANICAL
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
REQ
CHOICE
16.0
SPECIALTY
Total Hours: 32.0
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING N/A
REQ
REQ
REQ
N/A
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
N/A
REQ
REQ
REQ
CHOICE
*
For scheduling purposes, registration in combinations of GEGN101,
GEOPHYSICAL ENGINEERING
CHOICE
REQ
REQ
CHOICE
CHOICE
BIOL110, LAIS100, EBGN201, and EPIC151 will vary between
the fall and spring semesters. Students admitted with acceptable
MATHEMATICAL & COMPUTER
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
CHOICE
REQ
advanced placement credits will be registered in accordance with
SCIENCES
their advanced placement status.
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
REQ
CHOICE
METALLURGICAL & MATERIALS
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
REQ
N/A
Core Course Requirements - Course
ENGINEERING
Descriptions
MINING ENGINEERING
N/A
REQ
REQ
REQ
N/A
PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
N/A
REQ
REQ
REQ
N/A
1) Core Curriculum - Mathematics and the
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
REQ
N/A
Basic Sciences
4) Engineering Requirement (see degree
Chemistry
program listing)
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
4.0
Mathematics
Engineering Requirements are applicable to undergraduate students
in engineering disciplines as specified by the degree program. See
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
Department and Division program descriptions in this Bulletin for specific
I
courses required.
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
II
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II
3.0
MATH113
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 1.0
One of the following Thermodynamics courses may be required:
3.0
II - SHORT FORM
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL
MATH122
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
THERMODYNAMICS
II HONORS
CBEN210
INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I
III
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0
MATH214
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTIST AND ENGINEERS
1.0
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
3.0
III - SHORT FORM
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
MATH222
INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL
2.0
EQUATIONS FOR GEOLOGISTS &
Total Hours
12.0
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERS *

32 Undergraduate Information
MATH223
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
EPIC252
LEADERSHIP DESIGN II
4.0
III HONORS
EPIC261
EPICS II: GIS
3.0
MATH224
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
EPIC262
EPICS II: AUTO CAD
3.0
III HONORS
EPIC263
EPICS II: DRILLING ENGINEERING
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS *
3.0
EPIC264
EPICS II: GEOLOGY GIS
3.0
MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
3.0
EPIC265
EPIC II: BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES
3.0
Physics
EPIC266
EPICS II: CHEMICAL PROCESSES
3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5
EPIC267
EPICS II: CIVIL ENGINEERING
3.0
Design - Engineering Practices Introductory Course Sequence
EPIC268
EPIC II: FOR GEOPHYSICS
3.0
(EPICS)
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
NOTE:
Beginning Fall 2011, EPIC2xx courses can be taken in lieu of
EPIC251, subject to approval by academic departments granting
EPIC155
EPICS I GRAPHICS **
1.0
ABET-accredited engineering degrees. These courses adhere to the
Humanities and the Social Sciences
Design EPICS II learning objectives, which are described for each
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
course.
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES
4.0

LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
Physical Education
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
Freshman Orientation and Success
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR
0.5
*
Only one of MATH222 and MATH225 can be counted toward
graduation. Any student who completes MATH222 and then changes
majors out of Geology and Geological Engineering will be expected
to complete MATH225 to meet graduation requirements. (In this
case, MATH222 cannot be counted toward graduation in any manner
- even as a free elective.)
**
Completion of EPIC155 in lieu of EPIC151 is by permission only and
does not alter the total hours required for completion of the degree.
2) Humanities and Social Science
Requirement
See Liberal Arts and International Studies (http://lais.mines.edu/LAIS-
HSS-Requirements) section for the list of approved courses and the
associated descriptions.
3) Science Requirement
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
4.0
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
4.0
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
3.0
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
4.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
4.5
OPTICS
4) Engineering Requirement
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0
CBEN210
INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS
3.0
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL
3.0
THERMODYNAMICS
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
3.0
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I
3.0
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II
3.0

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General Information
HNRS
Honors Program
LAIS
Liberal Arts & International Studies
Academic Calendar
LICM
Communication
LIFL
Foreign Languages
The academic year is based on the early semester system. The first
LIMU
Band; Choir
semester begins in late August and closes in mid-December; the second
semester begins in mid January and closes in mid May.
MATH
Mathematics
MEGN
Mechanical Engineering
Classification of Students
MNGN
Mining Engineering
Degree seeking undergraduates are classified as follows according to
MSGN
Military Science
semester credit hours earned:
MLGN
Materials Science
MTGN
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Undergraduate Year
Semester Credit Hours Earned
NUGN
Nuclear Engineering
Freshman
0 to 29.9 semester credit hours
PAGN
Physical Education & Athletics
Sophomore
30 to 59.9 semester credit hours
PEGN
Petroleum Engineering
Junior
60 to 89.9 semester credit hours
PHGN
Physics
Senior
90 or more semester credit hours
SYGN
Core Sequence in Systems
Course Numbering & Subject Codes
The Sophomore Year
Numbering of Courses
Requirements for the sophomore year are listed within each degree-
Course numbering is based on the content of material presented in
granting program. Continuing requirements for satisfying the core are met
courses:
in the sophomore, junior, and senior years. It is advantageous, but not
essential, that students select one of the undergraduate degree programs
Material
Level
Division
early in the sophomore year.
100-199
Freshman Level
Lower Division
Curriculum Changes
200-299
Sophomore Level
Lower Division
300-399
Junior Level
Upper Division
In accordance with the statement on Curriculum Changes, the Colorado
400-499
Senior Level
Upper Division
School of Mines makes improvements in its curriculum from time to time.
500-699
Graduate Level
To confirm that they are progressing according to the requirements of the
curriculum, students should consult their academic advisors on a regular
Over 700
Graduate Research or
basis and should carefully consult any Bulletin Addenda that may be
Thesis Level
published.
Subject Codes:
Part-Time Degree Students
Course Code
Course Title
A part-time degree student may enroll in any course for which he or she
BIOL
Biology
has the prerequisites or the permission of the department. Part-time
CBEN
Chemical & Biological Engineering
degree students will be subject to all rules and regulations of Colorado
CEEN
Civil & Environmental Engineering
School of Mines, but they may not:
CHGC
Geochemistry
1. Live in student housing;
CHGN
Chemistry
2. Receive financial help in the form of School-sponsored scholarships
CSCI
Computer Science
or grants;
DCGN
Core Science & Engineering Fundamentals
3. Participate in any School-recognized activity unless fees are paid;
EBGN
Economics & Business
4. Take advantage of activities provided by student fees unless such
EENG
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
fees are paid.
EGES
Engineering Systems (Engineering)
Course work completed by a part-time degree student who subsequently
EGGN
Engineering - General
changes to full-time status will be accepted as meeting degree
ENGY
Energy
requirements.
EPIC
EPICs
ESGN
Environmental Science & Engineering
Seniors in Graduate Courses
GEGN
Geological Engineering
With the consent of the student’s department/division and the Dean of
GEGX
Geochemical Exploration (Geology)
Graduate Studies, a qualified senior may enroll in 500-level courses
GEOC
Oceanography (Geology)
without being a registered graduate student. At least a 2.5 GPA is
GEOL
Geology
required. The necessary forms for attending these courses are available
in the Registrar’s Office. Seniors may not enroll in 600-level courses.
GOGN
Geo-Engineering (Mining)
GPGN
Geophysical Engineering

34 Undergraduate Information
Credits in 500-level courses earned by seniors may be applied toward an
terms. At their own discretion, faculty members may hold additional office
advanced degree at CSM only if:
hours or give a review session on Dead Day provided these activities
are strictly optional. This day has been created as a break from regularly
1. The student gains admission to the Graduate School.
scheduled and/or required academic activities to allow students to
2. The student’s graduate committee agrees that these credits are a
prepare for their final examinations as they see fit.
reasonable part of his graduate program.
3. The student provides proof that the courses in question were not
Final Examinations Policy
counted toward those required for the Bachelor’s Degree.
Final examinations are scheduled by the Registrar. With the exception of
4. Graduate courses applied to a graduate degree may not count
courses requiring a common time, all finals will be scheduled on the basis
toward eligibility for undergraduate financial aid. This may only be
of the day and the hour the course is offered.
done if a student has been admitted to a Combined BS/MS degree
program and has received the appropriate prior approvals.
In general, all final examinations will be given only during the stated
final examination period and are to appear on the Registrar’s schedule.
Undergraduate students enrolled in graduate-level courses (500-level)
Faculty policy adopted in January 1976 provides that no exams (final
are graded using the graduate grading system. See the CSM Graduate
or otherwise) may be scheduled during the week preceding final
Bulletin for a description of the grading system used in graduate-level
examinations week, with the possible exception of laboratory exams.
courses.
The scheduling by an individual faculty member of a final exam during
the week preceding final examinations week is to be avoided because it
Course Substitution
tends to hinder the students’ timely completion of other course work and
To substitute credit for one course in place of another course required as
interfere with the schedules of other instructors. Faculty members should
part of the approved curricula in the catalog, a student must receive the
not override this policy, even if the students in the class vote to do so.
approval of the Registrar, the heads of departments of the two courses,
Academic activities that are explicitly disallowed by this policy include:
the head of the student’s option department. There will be a periodic
review by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
• Scheduling an in-class examination (final or otherwise, with the possible
Forms for this purpose are available in the Registrar’s Office.
exception of laboratory exams) for any course during the week preceding
final exams
Change of Bulletin
• Scheduling an early make-up final examination - unless the student
It is assumed that each student will graduate under the requirements of
needs to miss the regularly scheduled final for school related business
the bulletin in effect at the time of most recent admission. However, it is
(athletics, school-related travel, etc…) and requested by the student and
possible to change to any subsequent bulletin in effect while the student
approved by the instructor.
is enrolled in a regular semester.
• Assigning a take-home final examination for any course that is due
To change bulletins, a form obtained from the Registrar’s Office is
during the week preceding final exams – unless the student needs to
presented for approval to the head of the student’s option department.
miss the regularly scheduled final for school related business (athletics,
Upon receipt of approval, the form must be returned to the Registrar’s
school-related travel, etc…) and requested by the student and approved
Office.
by the instructor.
Students’ Use of English
Academic activities that are allowable during the week preceding final
exams include:
All Mines students are expected to show professional facility in the use of
the English language.
• The introduction of new materials
English skills are emphasized, but not taught exclusively, in most of the
• Laboratory finals
humanities and social sciences courses and EPICS as well as in option
• Required homework
courses in junior and senior years. Students are required to write reports,
• Required in-class assignments such as quizzes or worksheets (NO
make oral presentations, and generally demonstrate their facility in the
EXAMS)
English language while enrolled in their courses.
• Quizzes are shorter exercises which take place on a fairly regular
basis (e.g. 15-30 minutes in duration, 6-10 times a semester).
The LAIS Writing Center is available to assist students with their writing.
• Exams are major exercises which take place only a few times a
For additional information, contact the LAIS Division, Stratton 301;
semester (e.g. 50-120 minutes in duration, 2-4 times a semester).
303-273-3750.
• Major course assignments such as Final Presentations or Term
Summer Sessions
Projects provided the assignment was assigned at least 4 weeks in
advance or was clearly indicated in the course syllabus (Presentations
The summer term is divided into two independent units. Summer
must not be scheduled in conflict with regularly scheduled courses in
Session I is a 6-week period beginning on Monday following Spring
departments outside of the one scheduling the presentation.)
Commencement. Summer Session II is a 6-week session which
• Take home finals (provided they are not due prior to finals week
immediately follows Summer Session I.
• Make-up exams for students who miss a scheduled exam in the
Dead Day
prior week due to emergency, illness, athletic event, or other CSM
sanctioned activity (provided this absence has been approved by the
No required class meetings, examinations or activities may take place
Associate Dean of Students)
on the Friday immediately preceding final exams for the fall and spring

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(Note: These policies apply only to undergraduate courses. Students
enrolled in graduate courses, are bound by policies outlined in the
Graduate Bulletin.)
Full-time Enrollment
Full-time enrollment for certification for Veterans Benefits, athletics,
loans, most financial aid, etc. is 12.0 credit hours per semester for the
fall and spring semesters. Full-time enrollment for Summer Session I and
Summer Session II combined is 12.0 credit hours.

36 Undergraduate Information
Good Standing, Honor Roll &
2. The student may be required to withdraw from intercollegiate
athletics;
Dean's List, Graduation Awards,
3. The student may not run for, or accept appointment to, any campus
Probation & Suspension
office or committee chairmanship. A student who is placed on
probation while holding a position involving significant responsibility
and commitment may be required to resign after consultation with
Good Standing
the Associate Dean of Students or the President of Associated
A student is in Good Standing at CSM when he or she is enrolled
Students. A student will be removed from probation when the
in class(es) and is not on either academic or disciplinary probation,
cumulative grade-point average is brought up to the minimum, as
suspension, or dismissal.
specified in the table below.
Honor Roll & Dean’s List
Suspension
A student on probation who fails to meet both the last semester grade
To be placed on the academic honor roll, a student must complete at
period requirements and the cumulative grade-point average given in
least 14.0 semester hours with a 3.0-3.499 grade point for the semester,
the table below will be placed on suspension. A student who meets the
have no grade below C, and no incomplete grade. Those students
last semester grade period requirement but fails to achieve the required
satisfying the above criteria with a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or
cumulative grade-point average will remain on probation.
above are placed on the Dean’s List.
total Quality Hours
Required Cumulative Last Semester G.P.
Students are notified by the Dean of Students of the receipt of these
G.P. Average
Average
honors. The Dean’s List notation appears on the student’s transcript.
0 - 18.5
1.7
--
Graduation Awards
19 - 36.5
1.8
2.0
37 - 54.5
1.8
2.0
Colorado School of Mines awards the designations of Cum Laude,
Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude upon graduation. These
55 - 72.5
1.9
2.1
designations are based on the following overall grade-point averages:
73 - 90.5
1.9
2.1
91 - 110.5
2.0
2.2
Grade-point average
Designation
111 - 130.5
2.0
2.2
3.500 - 3.699
Cum Laude
131 - end of program
2.0
2.3
3.700 - 3.899
Magna Cum Laude
3.900 - 4.000
Summa Cum Laude

Commencement ceremony awards are determined by the student’s
A freshman or transfer student who fails to make a grade-point average
cumulative academic record at the end of the preceding semester. For
of 1.5 during the first grade period will be placed on suspension.
example, the overall grade-point average earned at the end of the fall
Suspension becomes effective immediately when it is imposed.
term determines the honor listed in the May commencement program.
Readmission after suspension requires written approval from the
Final honors designations are determined once final grades have
Readmissions Committee. While a one semester suspension period is
been awarded for the term of graduation. The final honors designation
normally the case, exceptions may be granted, particularly in the case of
appears on the official transcript and is inscribed on the metal diploma.
first-semester freshmen and new transfer students.
Official transcripts are available approximately one to two weeks after
No student who is on suspension may enroll in any regular academic
the term grades have been finalized. Metal diplomas are sent to the
semester without the written approval of the Readmissions Committee.
student approximately two months after final grades are posted. Mailing
However, a student on suspension may enroll in a summer session (field
arrangements are made during Graduation Salute.
camp, academic session, or both) with the permission of the Associate
Undergraduate students are provided one metal diploma at no cost.
Dean of Students. Students on suspension who have been given
Additional metal diplomas and parchment diplomas can be ordered online
permission to enroll in a summer session by the Associate Dean may not
at the Registrar’s Office webpage for an additional charge. Graduating
enroll in any subsequent term at CSM without the written permission of
students should order these items before the end of the graduation term
the Readmissions Committee. Readmissions Committee meetings are
in order to ensure delivery approximately two months after final grades
held prior to the beginning of each regular semester and at the end of the
are awarded.
spring term.
Academic Probation & Suspension
A student who intends to appear in person before the Readmissions
Committee must contact the Associate Dean of Students at least one
Probation
week prior to the desired appointment. Between regular meetings of the
Committee, in cases where extensive travel would be required to appear
A student whose cumulative grade-point average falls below the minimum
in person, a student may petition in writing to the Committee, through the
requirements specified (see table below) will be placed on probation for
Associate Dean of Students.
the following semester. A student on probation is subject to the following
restrictions:
Appearing before the Readmissions Committee by letter rather than in
person will be permitted only in cases of extreme hardship. Such cases
1. The student may not register for more than 15.0 credit hours;

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will include travel from a great distance, e.g. overseas, or travel from a
distance which requires leaving a permanent job.
The Readmissions Committee meets on six separate occasions
throughout the year. Students applying for readmission must appear
at those times except under conditions beyond the control of the
student. Such conditions include a committee appointment load, delay in
producing notice of suspension, or weather conditions closing highways
and airports.
All applications for readmission after a minimum period away from
school, and all appeals of suspension or dismissal, must include a written
statement of the case to be made for readmission.
A student who, after being suspended and readmitted twice, again
fails to meet the academic standards shall be automatically dismissed.
The Readmissions Committee will hear a single appeal of automatic
dismissal. The appeal will only be heard after demonstration of
substantial and significant changes. A period of time sufficient to
demonstrate such a change usually elapses prior to the student
attempting to schedule this hearing. The decision of the Committee on
that single appeal will be final and no further appeal will be permitted.
Readmission by the Committee does not guarantee that there is space
available to enroll. A student must process the necessary papers with the
Admissions Office prior to seeing the Committee.
Notification
Notice of probation, suspension, or dismissal will be mailed to each
student who fails to meet catalog requirements.
Repeated Failure
A student who twice fails a required course at Colorado School of Mines
and is not subject to academic suspension will automatically be placed
on "special hold" status with the Registrar, regardless of the student’s
cumulative or semester GPA. The student must meet with the subject
advisor and receive written permission to remove the hold before being
allowed to register.
In the case of three or more Fs in the same course, the student must
meet with the faculty Readmissions Committee and receive permission to
remove the hold before being allowed to register.
Transfer credit from another school will not be accepted for a twice-failed
course.

38 Undergraduate Information
Grading System, Grade-Point
the event that an INC grade remains upon completion of degree, the INC
will be converted to an F and included in the final GPA.
Average (GPA), and Grade
NC Grade (Not for Credit or Audit)
Appeals
A student may, for special reasons and with the instructor’s permission,
Undergraduate grading system
register in a course on the basis of NC (Not for Credit). To have the grade
NC appear on his/her transcript, the student must enroll at registration
time as a NC student in the course and comply with all conditions
Grades
stipulated by the course instructor, except that if a student registered
as NC fails to satisfy all conditions, no record of this registration in the
When a student registers in a course, one of the following grades will
course will be made. The Registration Action Form is used to request that
appear on his/her academic record. If a student registered as NC (audit)
a course be recorded as an audit. The form is available in the Registrar’s
fails to satisfy all conditions, no record of his registration in the course will
Office.
be made. The assignment of the grade symbol is based on the level of
performance, and represents the extent of the student’s demonstrated
Transfer Credit
mastery of the material listed in the course outline and achievement of
the stated course objectives.
Transfer credit earned at another institution will have a T grade assigned
but no grade points will be recorded on the student’s permanent record.
Symbol
Interpretation
Calculation of the grade-point average will be made only from the courses
A
Excellent
completed at Colorado School of Mines.
A-
Quality Hours and Quality Points
B+
B
Good
For graduation a student must successfully complete a certain number
of required semester hours and must maintain grades at a satisfactory
B-
level. The system for expressing the quality of a student’s work is based
C+
on quality points and quality hours. The numerical value associated with
C
Satisfactory
the specific grades are:
C-
Grade
Numerical Value
D+
A
4.000
D
A-
3.700
D-
Poor (lowest passing)
B+
3.300
F
Failed
B
3.000
S
Satisfactory, C or better, used at mid-term
B-
2.700
U
Unsatisfactory, below C, used at mid-term
C+
2.300
PRG
Satisfactory Progress
C
2.000
PRU
Unsatisfactory Progress
D+
1.300
In addition to these performance symbols, the following is a list of
D
1.000
registration symbols that may appear on a CSM transcript:
D-
0.700
Symbol
Interpretation
F
0.000
WI
Involuntary Withdrawal
The number of quality points earned in any course is the number of
W
Withdrew, no penalty
semester hours assigned to that course multiplied by the numerical
T
Transfer Credit
value of the grade received. To compute an overall or major grade-
INC
Incomplete
point average, the number of cumulative quality hours is divided into the
cumulative quality points received. Grades of W, WI, INC, PRG, PRU, or
NC
Not for Credit (Audit)
NC are not counted in quality hours.
Z
Grade not yet submitted
Semester Hours
Incomplete Grade
The number of times a class meets during a week (for lecture, recitation,
If a student, because of illness or other reasonable excuse, fails to
or laboratory) determines the number of semester hours assigned to
complete a course, a grade of INC (incomplete) is given. The grade INC
that course. Class sessions are normally 50 minutes long and represent
indicates deficiency in quantity of work and is temporary.
one hour of credit for each hour meeting. A minimum of three hours of
A GRADE OF INC MUST BE REMOVED NOT LATER THAN THE
laboratory work per week are equivalent to 1-semester hour of credit.
END OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF THE FIRST MAJOR TERM OF
For the average student, each hour of lecture and recitation requires at
ATTENDANCE FOLLOWING THAT IN WHICH IT WAS RECEIVED. A
least two hours of preparation. No full-time undergraduate student may
grade of INC will be converted to an F grade by the Registrar in the fifth
enroll for more than 19 credit hours in one semester. Physical education,
week if it has not been updated by the instructor prior to this date. This
advanced ROTC and Honors Program in Public Affairs courses are
conversion only occurs during the Spring and Fall terms (not summer). In
excepted. However, upon written recommendation of the faculty advisor,

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the better students may be given permission by the Registrar on behalf of
and then maintain the standards of academic performance established
Academic Affairs to take additional hours.
for each course in which he or she is enrolled.
Grade-Point Averages
If a student believes he or she has been unfairly graded, the student
may appeal this decision first to the instructor of the course, and if the
Grade-Point Averages shall be specified, recorded, reported, and used to
appeal is denied, to the Faculty Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate.
three figures following the decimal point for any and all purposes to which
The Faculty Affairs Committee is the faculty body authorized to review
said averages may apply.
and modify course grades, in appropriate circumstances. Any decision
made by the Faculty Affairs Committee is final. In evaluating a grade
Overall Grade-Point Average
appeal, the Faculty Affairs Committee will place the burden of proof on
Beginning Fall 2011, all attempts at every CSM course will count in the
the student. For a grade to be revised by the Faculty Affairs Committee,
overall grade point average. No repeat exclusions apply.
the student must demonstrate that the grading decision was unfair by
documenting that one or more of the following conditions applied:
The overall grade-point average includes all attempts at courses taken at
Colorado School of Mines with the exception of courses which fall under
1. The grading decision was based on something other than course
the repeat policy in effect from Fall 2007 through Summer 2011.
performance, unless the grade was a result of penalty for academic
dishonesty.
If a course completed during the Fall 2007 term through Summer 2011
2. The grading decision was based on standards that were
was a repeat of a course completed in any previous term and the course
unreasonably different from those applied to other students in the
was not repeatable for credit, the grade and credit hours earned for the
same section of that course.
most recent occurrence of the course will count toward the student’s
3. The grading decision was based on standards that differed
grade-point average and the student’s degree requirements. The most
substantially and unreasonably from those previously articulated by
recent course occurrence must be an exact match to the previous course
the instructor.
completed (subject and number). The most recent grade is applied to the
overall grade-point average even if the previous grade is higher.
To appeal a grade, the student should proceed as follows:
Courses from other institutions transferred to Colorado School of Mines
1. The student should prepare a written appeal of the grade received
are not counted in any grade-point average, and cannot be used under
in the course. This appeal must clearly define the basis for the
this repeat policy. Only courses originally completed and subsequently
appeal and must present all relevant evidence supporting the
repeated at Colorado School of Mines during Fall 2007 through Summer
student’s case.
2011 with the same subject code and number apply to this repeat policy.
2. After preparing the written appeal, the student should deliver
this appeal to the course instructor and attempt to resolve the
All occurrences of every course taken at Colorado School of Mines will
issue directly with the instructor. Written grade appeals must be
appear on the official transcript along with the associated grade.
delivered to the instructor no later than 10 business days after the
Courses from other institutions transferred to Colorado School of Mines
start of the regular (fall or spring) semester immediately following
are not counted in any grade-point average.
the semester in which the contested grade was received. In the
event that the course instructor is unavailable because of leave,
Option (Major) Grade-Point Average
illness, sabbatical, retirement, or resignation from the university, the
course coordinator (first) or the Department Head/Division Director
The grade-point average calculated for the option (major) is calculated in
(second) shall represent the instructor.
the same manner as the overall grade-point average. Starting Fall 2011
the repeat policy is no longer in effect and all attempts at major courses
3. If after discussion with the instructor, the student is still dissatisfied,
completed in the major department or division are included. However,
he or she can proceed with the appeal by submitting three copies of
the major grade point average includes only the most recent attempt of a
the written appeal plus three copies of a summary of the instructor/
repeated course if the most recent attempt of that course occurs from Fall
student meetings held in connection with the previous step to the
2007 through Summer 2011.
President of the Faculty Senate. These must be submitted to the
President of the Faculty Senate no later than 25 business days
The major grade point average includes every course completed in
after the start of the semester immediately following the semester
the major department or division at Colorado School of Mines. In some
in which the contested grade was received. The President of the
cases, additional courses outside of the major department are also
Faculty Senate will forward the student’s appeal and supporting
included in the major GPA calculation. The minimum major grade-point
documents to the Faculty Affairs Committee, and the course
average required to earn a Mines undergraduate degree is a 2.000. For
instructor’s Department Head/Division Director.
specifics concerning your major gpa, reference your online degree audit
4. The Faculty Affairs Committee will request a response to the appeal
or contact your major department.
from the instructor. On the basis of its review of the student’s
appeal, the instructor’s response, and any other information
Grade Appeal Process
deemed pertinent to the grade appeal, the Faculty Affairs
Committee will determine whether the grade should be revised. The
CSM faculty have the responsibility, and sole authority for, assigning
decision rendered will be either:
grades. As instructors, this responsibility includes clearly stating the
a. the original grading decision is upheld, or
instructional objectives of a course, defining how grades will be assigned
in a way that is consistent with these objectives, and then assigning
b. sufficient evidence exists to indicate a grade has been
grades. It is the student’s responsibility to understand the grading criteria
assigned unfairly.

40 Undergraduate Information
In this latter case, the Faculty Affairs Committee will assign
the student a new grade for the course. The Committee’s
decision is final. The Committee’s written decision and supporting
documentation will be delivered to the President of the Faculty
Senate, the office of the EVPAA, the student, the instructor, and
the instructor’s Department Head/Division Director no later than 15
business days following the Senate’s receipt of the grade appeal.
The schedule, but not the process, outlined above may be modified upon
mutual agreement of the student, the course instructor, and the Faculty
Affairs Committee.
Class Rank
Colorado School of Mines does not calculate class rank. The Registrar’s
Office will provide a letter stating this fact upon request if necessary for
the submission of scholarship applications.

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Minor Programs / Areas of Special
or interdisciplinary sections of this bulletin so that courses may be
planned in advance in order for a student to receive a given minor/s.
Interest (ASI)
The objective of a minor is to provide a depth of understanding and
Established Minor Programs/Areas of Special Interest (ASI) are offered
expertise to an area outside of, or complementary to, a student’s degree.
by undergraduate degree-granting departments and the Military
A minor is a thematically-related set of academic activities leading to a
Science Department. Additionally CSM offers interdisciplinary minors
transcript designation in addition to but separate from that granted by the
(bulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/interdisciplinaryminors) and ASIs.
student’s degree.
A Minor Program/Area of Special Interest declaration (which can be
Minors
found in the Registrar’s Office (http://inside.mines.edu/Minor-or-ASI-
All minors are created and awarded based on the following
Declaration)) should be submitted for approval at the time of application
minimum requirements and limitations:
for graduation. If the minor or ASI is added after the application to
graduate, it must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the first day of
MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS - 18.0
the term in which the student is graduating.
MINIMUM HOURS OUTSIDE OF DEGREE
Once the declaration form is submitted to the Registrar’s Office, the
REQUIREMENTS - 9.0
student deciding not to complete the minor/ASI must officially drop the
minor/ASI by notifying the Registrar’s Office in writing. Should minor/
At least 9.0 of the hours required for the minor must not be used for any
ASI requirements not be complete at the time of graduation, the minor/
part of the degree other than Free Electives.
ASI program will not be awarded. Minors/ASIs are not added after the
BS degree is posted. Completion of the minor/ASI will be recorded on
MINIMUM GPA - 2.0
the student’s official transcript. Please see the Department for specific
A 2.0 grade point average, including all CSM graded courses used for
course requirements. For questions concerning changes in the sequence
the minor, must be met in order to receive the minor designation on the
of minor/ASI courses after the declaration form is submitted, contact the
transcript. Transfer credit hours do not factor into the minor grade point
Registrar’s Office for assistance.
average.
No more than half of the hours used for the minor or ASI may be
LEVEL - At least 9.0 credits must be at the
transferred from other colleges or universities including AP, IB, or other
high school or non-Mines credit. Some minor/ASI programs, however,
300-level or above.
have been established in collaboration with other institutions through
CONTENT
formal articulation agreements and these may allow transfer credit
exceeding this limit. For additional information on program-specific
There must be sufficient distinction between a degree and a minor
transfer credit limits, refer to the programs section (bulletin.mines.edu/
obtained by the same student. In general, students may earn minors
undergraduate/programs) of this Bulletin.
offered by the same department as their degree program, but the minor
may not have the same name as the degree. For example, an Electrical
As a minimum, CSM requires that any course used to fulfill a minor/ASI
Engineering degree-seeking student may earn a minor in Computer
requirement be completed with a passing grade. Some programs offering
Science. However, degree granting programs, with recommendation by
minors/ASIs may, however, impose higher minimum grades for inclusion
Undergraduate Council and approval by Faculty Senate, may 1) specify
of the course in the minor/ASI. In these cases, the program specified
minors that are excluded for their students due to insufficient distinction,
minimum course grades take precedence. For additional information
and/or 2) add restrictions or additional requirements to the minimal
on program-specific minimum course grade requirements, refer to the
requirements for their students to obtain a specific minor. Any approved
programs section (bulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/programs) of this
exclusions and/or additional restrictions will appear in this Bulletin under
Bulletin. As a minimum, to be awarded a minor/ASI, CSM requires
both the associated degree and minor sections.
students obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all minor/ASI
courses completed at CSM. All attempts at required minor/ASI courses
Areas of Special Interest (ASIs)
are used in computing this minor/ASI GPA. Some programs offering
minors/ASIs may, however, require a higher minimum cumulative GPA.
All ASIs are created and awarded based on the following minimum
In these cases, the program specified GPA takes precedence. For
requirements and limitations:
additional information on program specific GPA requirements, refer to the
programs section (bulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/programs) of this
MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS - 12.0
Bulletin.
MINIMUM HOURS OUTSIDE OF DEGREE
Each department or minor-oversight authority (in the case of
REQUIREMENTS - 9.0
interdisciplinary minors) defines a list of requirements that constitute a
At least 9.0 of the hours required for the ASI must not be used for any
minor. The lists of requirements clearly delineate any specific courses
part of the degree other than Free Electives.
needed for the minor, may include a set of courses from which the
rest of the credits must be completed, and will clearly outline any other
MIMIMUM GPA - 2.0
specific restrictions and/or requirements for obtaining the minor. Once
recommended by Undergraduate Council and approved by Faculty
A 2.0 grade point average, including all CSM graded courses used for
Senate, the minor requirements will appear in the appropriate department
the ASI, must be met in order to receive the ASI designation on the
transcript. Transfer credit hours do not factor into the ASI grade point
average.

42 Undergraduate Information
LEVEL - At least 9.0 credits must be at the
300-level or above.

Colorado School of Mines 43
Undergraduate Degree
5. The recommendation of their degree-granting department/ division
to the faculty.
Requirements
6. The certification by the Registrar that all required academic work is
satisfactorily completed.
Bachelor of Science Degree
7. The recommendation of the faculty and approval of the Board of
Trustees.
Upon completion of the requirements and upon being recommended for
graduation by the faculty, and approved by the Board of Trustees, the
Seniors must submit an Application to Graduate two semesters prior
undergraduate receives one of the following degrees:
to the anticipated date of graduation or upon completion of 90 hours,
whichever comes first. Applications are available in the Registrar’s Office.
• Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
• Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering)
Completed Minor and ASI forms are normally due to the Registrar’s
• Bachelor of Science (Chemical & Biochemical Engineering)
Office at the same as the application to graduate. If the Minor or ASI is
• Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
added later, it is due no later than Census Day of the term in which the
students is graduating.
• Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
• Bachelor of Science (Economics)
The Registrar’s Office provides the service of doing preliminary degree
• Bachelor of Science (Engineering)
audits. Ultimately, however, it is the responsibility of students to monitor
• Bachelor of Science (Engineering Physics)
the progress of their degrees. It is also the student’s responsibility to
contact the Registrar’s Office when there appears to be a discrepancy
• Bachelor of Science (Geological Engineering)
between the degree audit and the student’s records.
• Bachelor of Science (Geophysical Engineering)
• Bachelor of Science (Metallurgical & Materials Engineering)
All graduating students must officially check out of School. Checkout
• Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering)
cards, available at Graduation Salute and in the Dean of Student’s Office,
must be completed and returned one week prior to the expected date of
• Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Engineering)
completion of degree requirements.
The following degrees have been approved by Colorado School of Mines
No students, graduate or undergraduate, will receive diplomas until they
and the Colorado Department of Higher Education. However, they do not
have complied with all the rules and regulations of Colorado School of
yet have ABET accreditation:
Mines and settled all accounts with the School. Transcript of grades and
• Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)
other records will not be provided for any student or graduate who has an
unsettled obligation of any kind to the School.
• Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering)
• Bachelor of Science (Environmental Engineering)

• Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering)
Multiple Degrees
Degree Retirement Notification and
A student wishing to complete two Bachelor of Science degrees must
Requirement Definion
complete the first degree plus a minimum of thirty hours specific to the
second degree program. The thirty hours for the second degree may not
Admission into the following degree program is suspended after the Fall
include free electives and may not be double counted with any credit
2012 semester:
used to complete the first degree. The degree plan for the second degree
• Mathematical and Computer Sciences
must be approved by the advisor, the department head, the dean of the
college, and the Registrar’s Office representing Academic Affairs.
Both continuing students and students admitted into this degree program
Fall, 2012 are encouraged to change programs to the newly approved
When two degrees are completed concurrently, the first degree is the
programs replacing this older program (either Applied Mathematics and
one with fewer total hours required for graduation. In the case of a
Statistics or Computer Science). Program requirements for students
returning student, the first degree is the original completed degree.
admitted Fall, 2012 wishing to remain in the older program are as defined
The two degrees may be in different colleges. The degree plan may
in the 2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin.
include courses from multiple departments. Different catalogs may be
used, one for each degree program. The student receives two separate
Graduation Requirements
diplomas. The transcript lists both degrees.
To qualify for a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado School of
A student may not earn two degrees in the same content area because
Mines, all candidates must satisfy the following requirements:
the course requirements and content do not significantly differ.
1. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for all
The following combinations are not allowable:
academic work completed in residence.
BS in Engineering, Mechanical Specialty & BS in Mechanical Engineering
2. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for courses in
the candidate’s major.
BS in Engineering, Electrical Specialty & BS in Electrical Engineering
3. A minimum of 30 hours credit in 300 and 400 series technical
courses in residence, at least 15 of which are to be taken in the
BS in Engineering, Environmental Specialty & BS in Environmental
senior year.
Engineering
4. A minimum of 19 hours in humanities and social sciences courses.

44 Undergraduate Information
BS in Engineering, Civil Specialty & BS in Civil Engineering
BS in Mathematics & Computer Science & BS in Applied Math and
Statistics
BS in Mathematics & Computer Science & BS in Computer Science
BS in Chemical Engineering & BS in Chemical and Biochemical
Engineering
BS in Engineering (with any specialty) and a new BSCE, BSEVE, BSME
or BSEE. The student may choose the old degree with specialties or the
new degrees, not both.
Degree Posting and Grade Changes. Once the degree is posted,
grade changes will be accepted for six weeks only. After six weeks has
passed, no grade changes will be allowed for any courses on the official
transcript.
Commencement Participation. To participate in May Commencement,
no more than 6 semester credit hours can remain outstanding after
the spring term. The student must show proof of summer registration
for these 6 or fewer credits in order to be placed on the list for August
completion. To participate in December convocation, the undergraduate
student must be registered for all courses that lead to completion of the
degree at the end of the same fall term.
Courses Older Than 10 Years. For returning students who wish to use
courses completed more than 10 years prior, contact the Registrar’s
Office. These courses will not apply to current degrees without special
approval from the degree-granting department or division.

Colorado School of Mines 45
Applied Mathematics & Statistics
• Using appropriate technology as a tool to solve problems in
mathematics.
http://ams.mines.edu
Students will demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge within
mathematics by:
Program Description
• Extending course material to solve original problems,
The Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department (AMS) offers an
• Applying knowledge of mathematics to the solution of problems,
undergraduate degree in which the student will be exposed to a breadth
• Identifying, formulating and solving mathematics problems, and
of coursework in computational mathematics, applied mathematics, and
• Analyzing and interpreting statistical data.
statistics. In the senior year, students may choose an area of emphasis
in either Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM) or Statistics
Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for the
(STAT). Both of these options emphasize technical competence, problem
relationship of mathematics to other fields by:
solving, teamwork, projects, relation to other disciplines, and verbal,
written, and graphical skills.
• Applying mathematics and statistics to solve problems in other fields,
• Working in cooperative multidisciplinary teams, and
The Department provides the teaching skills and technical expertise to
• Choosing appropriate technology to solve problems in other
develop capabilities in computational mathematics, applied mathematics,
disciplines.
and statistics for all Colorado School of Mines (CSM) students. In
addition, AMS programs support targeted undergraduate majors and
Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate mathematics
graduate degree programs relevant to mathematical and statistical
effectively by:
aspects of the CSM mission.
• Giving oral presentations,
In a broad sense, these programs stress the development of practical
• Completing written explanations,
applications and techniques to enhance the overall attractiveness of
applied mathematics and statistics majors to a wide range of employers
• Interacting effectively in cooperative teams, and
in industry and government. More specifically, we utilize a summer field
• Understanding and interpreting written material in mathematics.
session program to introduce concepts and techniques in advanced
mathematics and the senior capstone experiences in Computational and
Curriculum
Applied Mathematics, and Statistics to engage high-level undergraduate
The calculus sequence emphasizes mathematics applied to problems
students in problems of practical applicability for potential employers.
students are likely to see in other fields. This supports the curricula in
These courses are designed to simulate an industrial job or research
other programs where mathematics is important, and assists students
environment. The close collaboration with potential employers or
who are under prepared in mathematics. Priorities in the mathematics
professors improves communication between our students and the
curriculum include: applied problems in the mathematics courses and
private sector as well as with sponsors from other disciplines on campus.
ready utilization of mathematics in the science and engineering courses.
Applied Mathematics and Statistics majors can use their free electives
to take additional courses of special interest to them. This adds to the
This emphasis on the utilization of mathematics continues through the
flexibility of the program and qualifies students for a wide variety of
upper division courses. Another aspect of the curriculum is the use of a
careers.
spiraling mode of learning in which concepts are revisited to deepen the
students’ understanding.
The AMS Department also supports the legacy Bachelor of Mathematical
and Computer Sciences degree with options in Computational and
The applications, teamwork, assessment and communications emphasis
Applied Mathematics (CAM), Statistics (STAT), and Computer Science
directly address ABET criteria and the CSM graduate profile. The
(CS). For more information about the Bachelor of Mathematical and
curriculum offers the following two areas of emphases:
Computer Sciences degree please refer to previous years’ bulletins.
Degree Requirements (Applied Mathematics
and Statistics)
Program Educational Objectives
Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM)
(Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
EMPHASIS
and Statistics)
Freshman
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the Accreditation Board
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
for Engineering and Technology’s (ABET) accreditation criteria, the
AND ENGINEERS I
Applied Mathematics and Statistics Program at CSM has established the
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
following program educational objectives:
COMPUTER SCIENCE
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
4.0
Students will demonstrate technical expertise within mathematics and
statistics by:
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN
4.0
4.0
VALUES
• Designing and implementing solutions to practical problems in science
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
and engineering; and,

46 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS
0.5
0.5
MATH458
ABSTRACT ALGEBRA
3.0
3.0
SEMINAR
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE II
3.0
3.0
16.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
1.0
1.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
16.0
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
Senior
AND ENGINEERS II
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.0
3.0
4.5
MATH424
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED
3.0
3.0
SCI
SCIENCE REQUIREMENT1
4.0
4.0
STATISTICS
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
3.0
MATH440
PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC
3.0
3.0
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
COMPUTING (CAM required)
16.0
MATH455
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL
3.0
3.0
EQUATIONS
Sophomore
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
AND ENGINEERS III
15.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
3.0
MATH
MATHEMATICS-CAM
3.0
3.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.0
3.0
4.5
ELECTIVE3
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
MATH
MATHEMATICS-CAM
3.0
3.0
OPTICS
ELECTIVE3
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
MATH484
MATHEMATICAL AND
3.0
3.0
15.0
COMPUTATIONAL MODELING
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
(CAPSTONE)
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE III
3.0
3.0
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA or 342
3.0
3.0
15.0
CSCIxxx
COMPUTER ELECTIVE2
3.0
3.0
Total Hours: 130.5
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
1
Students may choose from the following courses to fulfill the Science
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
3.0
Requirement: GEGN101, BIOL110, CHGN122.
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
2
May be satisfied by CSCI262 or any other approved computationally
15.5
intensive course.
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
3
CAM area of emphasis electives include: Functional Analysis,
MATH300
FOUNDATIONS OF
4.0
4.0
Complex Analysis II, Numerical PDEs, Integral Equations, Modeling
ADVANCED MATHEMATICS
with Symbolic Software, and other appropriate courses with
4.0
departmental approval.
Junior
Statistics (STATS) EMPHASIS
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MATH301
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
Freshman
ANALYSIS
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS I
PROBABILITY
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
COMPUTER SCIENCE
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE I
3.0
3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN
4.0
4.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
VALUES
18.0
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS
0.5
0.5
SEMINAR
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS
16.0
MATH408
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS
3.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FOR DIFFERENTIAL
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
EQUATIONS
AND ENGINEERS II
MATH454
COMPLEX ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.0
3.0
4.5

Colorado School of Mines 47
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
3.0
Senior
SCI
SCIENCE REQUIREMENT1
4.0
4.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
MATH424
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED
3.0
3.0
STATISTICS
16.0
MATH432
SPATIAL STATISTICS
3.0
3.0
Sophomore
MATH455
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
EQUATIONS
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS FREE ELECTIVE III
3.0
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
15.0
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.0
3.0
4.5
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
MATH
STAT ELECTIVE3
3.0
3.0
OPTICS
MATH
STAT ELECTIVE3
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
MATH482
STATISTICS PRACTICUM
3.0
3.0
15.0
(CAPSTONE) (STAT Capstone)
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND
3.0
3.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
15.0
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA or 342
3.0
3.0
Total Hours: 130.5
CSCIXXX
COMPUTER SCIENCE
3.0
3.0
ELECTIVE2
1
Students may choose from the following courses to fulfill the Science
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
Requirement: BIOL110, CHGN122.
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
2
May be satisfied by CSCI262 or any other approved computationally
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
intensive course.
3
15.5
STAT area of emphasis electives include: Advanced Statistical
Modeling, Multivariate Analysis, Stochastic Modeling, Survival
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Analysis, and other appropriate courses with departmental approval.
MATH300
FOUNDATIONS OF
4.0
4.0
ADVANCED MATHEMATICS

4.0
Junior
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 41).
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MATH301
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
Minor/ASI Computational and Applied
ANALYSIS
Mathematics (CAM)
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
3.0
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Computational and
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
Applied Mathematics (CAM), the student should take the
PROBABILITY
following:
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
or MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE I
3.0
3.0
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
3.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
18.0
or MATH342
HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
3 credit hours of CAM courses (1 course) from the CAM Courses List
MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS
below.
MATH408
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS
3.0
3.0
FOR DIFFERENTIAL
For a Minor in Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM),
EQUATIONS
the student should take the following:
MATH454
COMPLEX ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
MATH458
ABSTRACT ALGEBRA
3.0
3.0
or MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE II
3.0
3.0
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
3.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
1.0
1.0
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
16.0
or MATH342
HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA

48 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
9 credit hours of CAM courses (3 courses) from the CAM Courses List
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
below.
or MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
CAM Courses
9 credit hours of Mathematics courses (3 courses) from either the CAM or
MATH301
INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS
3.0
STATISTICS Courses listed above, including one course at the 400-level.
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
3.0
For a Minor in Mathematical Sciences, the student should take
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
the following:
MATH348
ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
MATH406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
or MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
MATH408
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR
3.0
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
15 credit hours of Mathematics courses (5 courses) from either the CAM
MATH440
PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
3.0
or STATISTICS Courses listed above, including one course at the 400-
MATH441
COMPUTER GRAPHICS
3.0
level.
MATH454
COMPLEX ANALYSIS
3.0
MATH455
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
MATH457
INTEGRAL EQUATIONS
3.0
Courses
MATH484
MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL
3.0
MATH100. INTRODUCTORY TOPICS FOR CALCULUS. 2.0 Hours.
MODELING (CAPSTONE)
(S) An introduction and/or review of topics which are essential to the
MATH498
SPECIAL TOPICS (in CAM)
3.0
background of an undergraduate student at CSM. This course serves as
MATH5XX
GRADUATE CAM ELECTIVE
3.0
a preparatory course for the Calculus curriculum and includes material
from Algebra, Trigonometry, Mathematical Analysis, and Calculus. Topics
Minor/ASI Statistics
include basic algebra and equation solving, solutions of inequalities,
trigonometric functions and identities, functions of a single variable,
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Statistics, the student
continuity, and limits of functions. Does not apply toward undergraduate
should take the following:
degree or g.p.a. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
3.0
semester hours.
ENGINEERS
MATH111. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS I. 4.0
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY
3.0
Hours.
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
3.0
(I, II, S) First course in the calculus sequence, including elements of
STATISTICS
plane geometry. Functions, limits, continuity, derivatives and their
MATH424
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS
3.0
application. Definite and indefinite integrals; Prerequisite: precalculus.
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed

General Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
For a Minor in Statistics, the student should take the following:
MATH112. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II. 4.0
Hours.
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
3.0
(I, II, S) Vectors, applications and techniques of integration, infinite
ENGINEERS
series, and an introduction to multivariate functions and surfaces.
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY
3.0
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH111. 4 hours lecture; 4
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
3.0
semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General Education
STATISTICS
transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
MATH424
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS
3.0
MATH113. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II -
SHORT FORM. 1.0 Hour.
6 credit hours of Statistics courses (2 courses) from the Statistics
(I, II) This is a bridge course for entering freshmen and new transfer
Courses List below.
students to CSM who have either a score of 5 on the BC AP Calculus
MATH432
SPATIAL STATISTICS
3.0
exam or who have taken an appropriate Calculus II course at another
institution (determined by a departmental review of course materials).
MATH436
ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELING
3.0
Two, three and n-dimensional space, vectors, curves and surfaces
MATH438
STOCHASTIC MODELS
3.0
in 3-dimensional space, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, and
MATH439
SURVIVAL ANALYSIS
3.0
applications of these topics. Prerequisites: Consent of Department. 1
MATH498
SPECIAL TOPICS (in STATISTICS)
3.0
hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
MATH5XX
GRADUATE STATISTICS ELECTIVE
3.0
MATH122. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II
HONORS. 4.0 Hours.
Mathematical Sciences (could include a mixture of CAM and
(I) Same topics as those covered in MATH112 but with additional material
STATISTICS courses).
and problems. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. 4 hours lecture; 4
semester hours.
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Mathematical Sciences,
the student should take the following:

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MATH199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
MATH298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
MATH300. FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED MATHEMATICS. 4.0
MATH213. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS III. 4.0
Hours.
Hours.
(S) (WI) This course is an introduction to communication in mathematics
(I, II, S) Multivariable calculus, including partial derivatives, multiple
as well computational tools for mathematics. This writing intensive
integrals, and vector calculus. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in
course provides a transition from the Calculus sequence to the upper-
MATH112 or MATH122 or Concurrent Enrollment in MATH113. 4 hours
division mathematics curriculum at CSM. Topics include logic and
lecture; 4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General
recursion, techniques of mathematical proofs, reading and writing proofs,
Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
mathematics software. Prerequisites: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour seminar, 2 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
MATH214. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTIST AND ENGINEERS III - SHORT
FORM. 1.0 Hour.
MATH301. INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) This is a bridge course for entering freshmen and new transfer
(I) This course is a first course in real analysis that lays out the context
students to CSM who have taken an appropriate Calculus III course
and motivation of analysis in terms of the transition from power series
at another institution (determined by a departmental review of course
to those less predictable series. The course is taught from a historical
materials). Vector Calculus including line and surface integrals with
perspective. It covers an introduction to the real numbers, sequences
applications to work and flux, Green’s Theorem, Stokes’ Theorem and
and series and their convergence, real-valued functions and their
the Divergence Theorem. Prerequisites: Consent of Department. 1 hour
continuity and differentiability, sequences of functions and their pointwise
lecture; 1 semester hour.
and uniform convergence, and Riemann-Stieltjes integration theory.
Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224, and MATH332 or
MATH222. INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS FOR
MATH342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEOLOGISTS & GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERS. 2.0 Hours.
(II) An introduction to differential equations with a special emphasis on
MATH307. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING. 3.0 Hours.
problems in the earth related fields. Topics include first and second order
(I, II) This course is designed to introduce scientific computing to
ordinary differential equations, Laplace Transforms, and applications
scientists and engineers. Students in this course will be taught various
relevant to the earth related fields. Prerequisites: MATH112 or MATH122.
numerical methods and programming techniques to solve basic scientific
Student must also be a declared major in Geology and Geological
problems. Emphasis will be made on implementation of various numerical
Engineering. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours. **Note: Only one of
and approximation methods to efficiently simulate several applied
MATH222 and MATH225 can be counted toward graduation in GE.
mathematical models. Prerequisites: MATH213, MATH223, or MATH224
Any student who completes MATH222 and then changes majors out
and MATH225 or MATH235. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of Geology and Geological Engineering, will be expected to complete
MATH323. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS. 3.0
MATH225 to meet graduation requirements. (In this case, MATH222
Hours.
cannot be counted toward graduation in any manner – even as a free
(I, II, S) Elementary probability, propagation of error, discrete and
elective.).
continuous probability models, interval estimation, hypothesis testing,
MATH223. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS III
and linear regression with emphasis on applications to science and
HONORS. 4.0 Hours.
engineering. Pre -requisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours
(II) Same topics as those covered in MATH213 but with additional
lecture; 3 semester hours.
material and problems. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH122. 4
MATH331. MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
(I) This course will discuss methods for building and solving both
MATH224. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS III
continuous and discrete mathematical models. These methods will be
HONORS. 4.0 Hours.
applied to population dynamics, epidemic spread, pharmacokinetics
(I) Early introduction of vectors, linear algebra, multivariable calculus.
and modeling of physiologic systems. Modern Control Theory will be
Vector fields, line and surface integrals. Prerequisite: Consent of
introduced and used to model living systems. Some concepts related to
Department. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
self-organizing systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MATH225 or
MATH235. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MATH225. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II, S) Classical techniques for first and higher order equations and
MATH332. LINEAR ALGEBRA. 3.0 Hours.
systems of equations. Laplace transforms. Phase-plane and stability
(I, II) Systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants and
analysis of non-linear equations and systems. Applications from physics,
eigenvalues. Linear operators. Abstract vector spaces. Applications
mechanics, electrical engineering, and environmental sciences. May not
selected from linear programming, physics, graph theory, and other
also receive credit for MATH222. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in
fields. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3
MATH112 or MATH122 or Concurrent Enrollment in MATH113. 3 hours
semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH235. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Same topics as those covered in MATH225 but with additional
material and problems. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.

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MATH334. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY. 3.0 Hours.
MATH406. ALGORITHMS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) An introduction to the theory of probability essential for problems
(I, II) Divide-and-conquer: splitting problems into subproblems of a finite
in science and engineering. Topics include axioms of probability,
number. Greedy: considering each problem piece one at a time for
combinatorics, conditional probability and independence, discrete and
optimality. Dynamic programming: considering a sequence of decisions
continuous probability density functions, expectation, jointly distributed
in problem solution. Searches and traversals: determination of the
random variables, Central Limit Theorem, laws of large numbers.
vertex in the given data set that satisfies a given property. Techniques of
Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture, 3
backtracking, branch-andbound techniques, techniques in lower bound
semester hours.
theory. Prerequisite: CSCI262 and (MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224,
and MATH358/CSCI358). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH335. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS. 3.0
Hours.
MATH408. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR DIFFERENTIAL
(II) An introduction to the theory of statistics essential for problems in
EQUATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
science and engineering. Topics include sampling distributions, methods
(II) This course is designed to introduce computational methods to
of point estimation, methods of interval estimation, significance testing for
scientists and engineers for developing differential equations based
population means and variances and goodness of fit, linear regression,
computer models. Students in this course will be taught various numerical
analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MATH334. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
methods and programming techniques to simulate systems of nonlinear
hours.
ordinary differential equations. Emphasis will be on implementation of
various numerical and approximation methods to efficiently simulate
MATH340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Hours.
several systems of nonlinear differential equations. Prerequisite:
(I, II, S) (WI) Supervised, full-time engineering-related employment
MATH307. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
for a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
MATH424. INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS. 3.0 Hours.
sophomore status and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00.
(I) Linear regression, analysis of variance, and design of experiments,
0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
focusing on the construction of models and evaluation of their fit.
toward graduation except under special conditions. Repeatable.
Techniques covered will include stepwise and best subsets regression,
variable transformations, and residual analysis. Emphasis will be placed
MATH342. HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA. 3.0 Hours.
on the analysis of data with statistical software. Prerequisites: MATH323
(II) Same topics as those covered in MATH332 but with additional
or MATH335. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
material and problems as well as a more rigorous presentation.
Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3
MATH432. SPATIAL STATISTICS. 3.0 Hours.
semester hours.
(I) Modeling and analysis of data observed in a 2- or 3-dimensional
region. Random fields, variograms, covariances, stationarity,
MATH348. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS. 3.0 Hours.
nonstationarity, kriging, simulation, Bayesian hierarchical models, spatial
(I, II, S) Introduction to partial differential equations, with applications to
regression, SAR, CAR, QAR, and MA models, Geary/Moran indices,
physical phenomena. Fourier series. Linear algebra, with emphasis on
point processes, K-function, complete spatial randomness, homogeneous
sets of simultaneous equations. This course cannot be used as a MATH
and inhomogeneous processes, marked point processes. Prerequisite:
elective by MCS or AMS majors. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235. 3
MATH335. Corequisite: MATH424. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH436. ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELING. 3.0 Hours.
MATH358. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Modern methods for constructing and evaluating statistical models.
(I, II) This course is an introductory course in discrete mathematics and
Topics include generalized linear models, generalized additive models,
algebraic structures. Topics include: formal logic; proofs, recursion,
hierarchical Bayes methods, and resampling methods. Prerequisites:
analysis of algorithms; sets and combinatorics; relations, functions, and
MATH335 and MATH424. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
matrices; Boolean algebra and computer logic; trees, graphs, finite-state
machines and regular languages. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or
MATH437. MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) Introduction to applied multivariate techniques for data analysis.
Topics include principal components, cluster analysis, MANOVA
MATH398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Hours.
and other methods based on the multivariate Gaussian distribution,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
discriminant analysis, classification with nearest neighbors.Prerequisites:
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
MATH335 or MATH323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MATH438. STOCHASTIC MODELS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) An introduction to stochastic models applicable to problems in
MATH399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
engineering, physical science, economics, and operations research.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Markov chains in discrete and continuous time, Poisson processes, and
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
topics in queuing, reliability, and renewal theory. Prerequisite: MATH334.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
MATH439. SURVIVAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Basic theory and practice of survival analysis. Topics include survival
and hazard functions, censoring and truncation, parametric and non-
parametric inference, hypothesis testing, the proportional hazards model,
model diagnostics. Prerequisite: MATH335 or permission of instructor. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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MATH440. PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING. 3.0 Hours.
MATH458. ABSTRACT ALGEBRA. 3.0 Hours.
(I) This course is designed to facilitate students’ learning of parallel
(II) This course is an introduction to the concepts of contemporary
programming techniques to efficiently simulate various complex
abstract algebra and applications of those concepts in areas such as
processes modeled by mathematical equations using multiple and multi-
physics and chemistry. Topics include groups, subgroups, isomorphisms
core processors. Emphasis will be placed on implementation of various
and homomorphisms, rings, integral domains and fields. Prerequisites:
scientific computing algorithms in FORTRAN 90 and its variants using
MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224, and MATH300 or consent of the
MPI and OpenMP. Prerequisite: MATH307/CSCI407. 3 hours lecture; 3
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester hours.
MATH474. INTRODUCTION TO CRYPTOGRAPHY. 3.0 Hours.
MATH441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) This course is primarily oriented towards the mathematical aspects of
(I) Data structures suitable for the representation of structures, maps,
cryptography, but is also closely related to practical and theoretical issues
three-dimensional plots. Algorithms required for windowing, color plots,
of computer security. The course provides mathematical background
hidden surface and line, perspective drawings. Survey of graphics
required for cryptography including relevant aspects of number theory
software and hardware systems. Prerequisite: CSCI262. 3 hours lecture,
and mathematical statistics. The following aspects of cryptography
3 semester hours.
will be covered: symmetric and asymmetric encryption, computational
number theory, quantum encryption, RSA and discrete log systems,
MATH444. ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS. 3.0 Hours.
SHA, steganography, chaotic and pseudo-random sequences, message
(I, II) This is an advanced computer graphics course, focusing on modern
authentication, digital signatures, key distribution and key management,
rendering and geometric modeling techniques. Students will learn a
and block ciphers. Many practical approaches and most commonly used
variety of mathematical and algorithmic techiques that can be used to
techniques will be considered and illustrated with real-life examples.
develop high-quality computer graphics software. In particular, the crouse
Prerequisites: CSCI262, MATH334/MATH335, MATH358. 3 credit hours.
will cover global illumination, GPU programming, geometry acquisition
and processing, point based graphics and non-photorealistic rendering.
MATH482. STATISTICS PRACTICUM (CAPSTONE). 3.0 Hours.
Prerequistes: Basic understanding of computer graphics and prior
(II) This is the capstone course in the Statistics option. Students will apply
exposure to graphics-related programming, for example, MATH441. 3
statistical principles to data analysis through advanced work, leading to
lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
a written report and an oral presentation. Choice of project is arranged
between the student and the individual faculty member who will serve
MATH447. SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION. 3.0 Hours.
as advisor. Prerequisites: MATH335 and MATH424. 3 hours lecture; 3
(I) Scientific visualization uses computer graphics to create visual
semester hours.
images which aid in understanding of complex, often massive numerical
representation of scientific concepts or results. The main focus of this
MATH484. MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL MODELING
course is on modern visualization techniques applicable to spatial
(CAPSTONE). 3.0 Hours.
data such as scalar, vector and tensor fields. In particular, the course
(II) This is the capstone course in the Computational and Applied
will cover volume rendering, texture based methods for vector and
Mathematics option. Students will apply computational and applied
tensor field visualization, and scalar and vector field topology. Basic
mathematics modeling techniques to solve complex problems in
understanding of computer graphics and analysis of algorithms required.
biological, engineering and physical systems. Mathematical methods
Prerequisites: CSCI262 and MATH441. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester
and algorithms will be studied within both theoretical and computational
hours.
contexts. The emphasis is on how to formulate, analyze and use
nonlinear modeling to solve typical modern problems. Prerequisites:
MATH454. COMPLEX ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
MATH331, MATH307, and MATH455. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) The complex plane. Analytic functions, harmonic functions. Mapping
by elementary functions. Complex integration, power series, calculus of
MATH491. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Hour.
residues. Conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235. 3
(I) (WI) Individual investigation under the direction of a department faculty
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
member. Written report required for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of
Department Head. Variable - 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
MATH455. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
to a maximum of 12 hours.
(I) Linear partial differential equations, with emphasis on the classical
second-order equations: wave equation, heat equation, Laplace’s
MATH492. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Hour.
equation. Separation of variables, Fourier methods, Sturm-Liouville
(II) (WI) Individual investigation under the direction of a department
problems. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235. 3 hours lecture; 3
faculty member. Written report required for credit. Prerequisite: Consent
semester hours.
of Department Head. Variable - 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for
credit to a maximum of 12 hours.
MATH457. INTEGRAL EQUATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) This is an introductory course on the theory and applications of integral
MATH498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
equations. Abel, Fredholm and Volterra equations. Fredholm theory:
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
small kernels, separable kernels, iteration, connections with linear
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
algebra and Sturm-Liouville problems. Applications to boundary-value
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
problems for Laplace’s equation and other partial differential equations.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Prerequisites: MATH332 or MATH342, and MATH455. 3 hours lecture; 3
MATH499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
semester hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

52 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
Civil and Environmental
learning skills using state-of-the-art instrumentation funded through a
combination of grants from the U.S. Department of Education, private
Engineering
industry contributions, and investment by CSM.
http://cee.mines.edu/
The Civil Engineering degree builds on the multidisciplinary engineering
principles of the core curriculum to focus in Geotechnical Engineering,
Program Description
Engineering Mechanics, Environmental & Water Resources Engineering,
and Structural Engineering. Civil students are also asked to choose three
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) offers
civil elective courses from a list that includes offerings from CEE and
design-oriented, interdisciplinary, non-traditional undergraduate programs
other civil-oriented departments at CSM such as Geological Engineering
in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The degrees
and Mining Engineering. These electives give students the opportunity for
emphasize fundamental engineering principles and require in-depth
further specialization in other areas of Civil Engineering.
understanding of either Civil or Environmental Engineering. Graduates
are in a position to take advantage of a broad variety of professional
The Environmental Engineering degree introduces students to the
opportunities, and are well- prepared for an engineering career in a
fundamentals of environmental engineering including the scientific and
world of rapid technological change. This department also supports the
regulatory basis of public health and environmental protection. The
legacy Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with specialties in Civil
degree is designed to prepare students to investigate and analyze
Engineering or Environmental Engineering.
environmental systems and assess risks to public health and ecosystems
as well as evaluate and design natural and engineered solutions to
The legacy B.S. degree in Engineering is accredited by ABET. The
mitigate risks and enable beneficial outcomes. Programs of study are
B.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering are new as of
interdisciplinary in scope, and consequently the appropriate coursework
the 2012-2013 academic year and are therefore not yet accredited.
may be obtained from multiple departments at CSM. Topics covered
Accreditation for those degrees will be sought during the 2013-2014
include water reclamation and reuse, hazardous waste management,
school year.
contaminated site remediation, environmental science, and regulatory
processes.
Curriculum
Students interested in a research experience in addition to
During the first two years at CSM, students complete a set of core
their undergraduate curriculum are encouraged to take on an
courses that includes mathematics, basic sciences, and engineering
Independent Study project with one of the Civil & Environmental
sciences. Course work in mathematics is an essential part of the
Engineering faculty. These projects can offer an applied experience that
curriculum which gives engineering students tools for modeling,
is relevant to future graduate studies and professional career.
analyzing, and predicting physical phenomena. The basic sciences are
represented by physics and chemistry which provide an appropriate
foundation in the physical sciences. Engineering sciences build upon the
Bachelor of Science in
basic sciences and are focused on applications.
Civil Engineering Degree
The first two years also include Engineering design course work within
the Engineering Practice Introductory Course Sequence (EPICS I and
Requirements:
II). This experience teaches design methodology and stresses the
creative and synthesis aspects of the engineering profession. Finally,

the first two years include systems-oriented courses with humanities and
social sciences content; these courses explore the linkages within the
Freshman
environment, human society, and engineered systems.
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
In the final two years, students complete an advanced core that includes
electric circuits, engineering mechanics, advanced mathematics,
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN


4.0
thermodynamics, economics (sophomore year for EV), engineering
VALUES
design, and additional studies in liberal arts topics. Students then also
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I

4.0
begin a set of unique upper-division course requirements. Free electives
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS


0.5
(9 to 12 credits), at the student’s discretion, can be used to either satisfy
SEMINAR
a student’s personal interest in a topic or they can be used as coursework
GEGN101
EARTH AND


4.0
as part of an "area of special interest" of at least 12 semester hours or a
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
minor of at least 18 semester hours in another department or division.
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
All students must complete a capstone design course which is focused
AND ENGINEERS I
on an in-depth multi-disciplinary engineering project. The projects are
17.0
generated by client needs, and include experiential verification to ensure
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
a realistic applied design experience.
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
Prospective students should note that this is an integrated, broad-
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY

4.0
based and interdisciplinary engineering program. Engineering analysis
II (SC1)
and design is emphasized with interdisciplinary application for
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
industrial projects, structures and processes. For example, our unique
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
Multidisciplinary Engineering Laboratory sequence promotes life-long
AND ENGINEERS II

Colorado School of Mines 53
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
Senior
16.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Sophomore
CE ELECT
Civil Engineering Elective*


3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II


3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

3.0
EGGN350
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.5
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
II
OPTICS
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND


3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
AND ENGINEERS III
MEGN315
DYNAMICS


3.0
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I


3.0
CSCI260
FORTRAN PROGRAMMING,


2.0
16.5
261, or EGGN 205
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
CE ELECT
Civil Engineering Elective*


3.0
17.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III


3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
EGGN250
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.5
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II


3.0
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
18.0
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
Total Hours: 138.5
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS


3.0

CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II


3.0
Required Civil Engineering Courses
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
17.0
CEEN312
SOIL MECHANICS
3.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CEEN312L
SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY
1.0
CEEN331
ENGINEERING FIELD


3.0
SESSION, CIVIL
CEEN314
STRUCTURAL THEORY
3.0
3.0
CEEN331
ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, CIVIL
3.0
Junior
CEEN415
FOUNDATIONS
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs

LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I


3.0
CEEN312
SOIL MECHANICS


3.0
Selected Electives - Civil Engineering students must take one of CEEN
443 or 445 and one of CEEN 301 or 302. These courses may also count
CEEN312L
SOIL MECHANICS


1.0
as List A Electives if not used as a required course.
LABORATORY
CEEN314
STRUCTURAL THEORY


3.0
CEEN443
DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
CEEN445
DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
3.0
MEGN424
COMPUTER AIDED


3.0
STRUCTURES
ENGINEERING
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
16.0
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CEEN302
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
CE ELECT
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II
Civil Engineering Elective*


3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0

CBEN210
INTRO TO


3.0
THERMODYNAMICS
List A Electives - Civil Engineering students must take 3 electives, with
two of these from List A.
CEEN415
FOUNDATIONS


3.0
CEEN443
DESIGN OF STEEL


3.0
CEEN405
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
3.0
STRUCTURES or 445
CEEN406
FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS 3.0
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF


3.0
CEEN411
SOIL DYNAMICS
3.0
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
CEEN423
SURVEYING II
3.0
AND ENGINEERING I or 302
CEEN430
ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
3.0
18.0

54 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
CEEN471
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
16.0
CEEN440
TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN
3.0
Sophomore
CEEN470
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PROCESSES
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
CEEN475
SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
SYSTEMS
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION


3.0
MEGN416
ENGINEERING VIBRATION
3.0
TO CHEMICAL
MEGN451
FLUID MECHANICS II
3.0
THERMODYNAMICS, CBEN
MNGN321
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS
3.0
210, or MEGN 361
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5

ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
OPTICS
List B Electives
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
CEEN477
SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
GEGN466
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
3.0
18.0
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS 4.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
GEGN473
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
INVESTIGATION
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
MNGN404
TUNNELING
3.0
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
MNGN406
DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
3.0
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
EXCAVATIONS
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
EGGN250
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.5
During the 2013-2014 Academic Year - CEEN 498 Structural
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Preservation of Existing & Historic Buildings can also be used as a List B
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II


3.0
Elective
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

3.0

PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
17.0
Bachelor of Science in
Junior
Environmental Engineering
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Degree Requirements:
BIOSCI
Bioscience Elective**


3.0
ELECT

CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF


3.0
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Freshman
AND ENGINEERING I
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CSCI260
FORTRAN PROGRAMMING or

2.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I

4.0
261
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
MEGN315
DYNAMICS


3.0
AND ENGINEERS I
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS


3.0
GEGN101
EARTH AND


4.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
17.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN


4.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
VALUES
CEEN302
FUNDAMENTALS OF


3.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS


0.5
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
SEMINAR
AND ENGINEERING II
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
CEEN303
ENVIRONMENTAL


3.0
17.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND


3.0
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY

4.0
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
II (SC1)
EGGN350
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.5
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
AND ENGINEERS II
II
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering


3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
Elective*

Colorado School of Mines 55
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I


3.0
CEEN475
SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
3.0
16.5
CEEN476
POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMENTALS
3.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
AND PRACTICE
CEEN330
ENGINEERING FIELD


3.0
CEEN477
SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN
3.0
SESSION, ENVIRONMENTAL
CEEN480
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
3.0
3.0
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE
Senior
CEEN482
HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES
3.0
LABORATORY
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN403
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I


3.0
CHEMISTRY
CEEN481
HYDROLOGIC AND WATER


3.0
GEGN466
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
3.0
RESOURCES ENGINEERING
or 473

FREE
Free Elective


3.0
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering


3.0
**Bio-science Elective Courses - Environmental Engineering
students are required to take one Bio-science elective course from
Elective*
the following list.
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering


3.0
Elective*
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II


3.0
CEEN461
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
3.0
18.0
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Please note - CEEN461 Fundamentals of Ecology cannot be used
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II


3.0
to meet both the Environmental Elective and the Biology Elective
CEEN492
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW


3.0
requirements.
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering


3.0

Elective*
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III


3.0

FREE
Free Elective


3.0
15.0
Total Hours: 137.5
Courses
CEEN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Required Environmental Engineering Courses
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
CEEN302
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II
CEEN301. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND
CEEN303
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
3.0
ENGINEERING I. 3.0 Hours.
LABORATORY
(I, II) Topics covered include history of water related environmental
CEEN330
ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION,
3.0
law and regulation, major sources and concerns of water pollution,
ENVIRONMENTAL
water quality parameters and their measurement, material and energy
CEEN481
HYDROLOGIC AND WATER RESOURCES
3.0
balances, water chemistry concepts, microbial concepts, aquatic
ENGINEERING
toxicology and risk assessment. Prerequisite: CHGN122, PHGN100 and
CEEN492
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
3.0
MATH213, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN302. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND

ENGINEERING II. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Introductory level fundamentals in atmospheric systems, air pollution
*Elective Courses - Environmental Engineering students are
control, solid waste management, hazardous waste management,
required to take four electives from the following list.
waste minimization, pollution prevention, role and responsibilities
CEEN461
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
3.0
of public institutions and private organizations in environmental
management(relative to air, solid and hazardous waste). Prerequisite:
CEEN470
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
CHGN122, PHGN100 and MATH213, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
PROCESSES
lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN471
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
CEEN472
ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE
3.0
CEEN474
SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING 3.0

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CEEN303. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY. 3.0
CEEN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
(I,II,S) Supervised, full-time engineering- related employment for a
(I) This course introduces the laboratory and experimental techniques
continuous six-month period in which specific educational objectives are
used for generating and interpreting data in environmental science
achieved. Students must meet with the Engineering Division Faculty Co-
and engineering related to water, land, and environmental health.
op Advisor prior to enrolling to clarify the educational objectives for their
An emphasis is placed on quantitative chemical and microbiological
individual Co-op program. Prerequisite: Second semester sophomore
analysis of water and soil samples relevant to water supply and
status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00. 3 semester
wastewater discharge. Topics include basic water quality measurements
hours credit will be granted once toward degree requirements. Credit
(pH, conductivity, etc.) and quantitative analysis of chemicals by
earned in EGGN340, Cooperative Education, may be used as free
chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques. Advanced topics
elective credit hours or a civil specialty elective if, in the judgment of
include quantitative and qualitative analysis of bioreactor performance,
the Co-op Advisor, the required term paper adequately documents
bench testing for water treatment, and measurement and control of
the fact that the work experience entailed high-quality application
disinfection by-products. Prerequisites: CEEN301 or CEEN302, or
of engineering principles and practice. Applying the credits as free
consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 6 hour lab. 3 semester hours.
electives or civil electives requires the student to submit a “Declaration
of Intent to Request Approval to Apply Co-op Credit toward Graduation
CEEN311. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
Requirements” form obtained from the Career Center to the Engineering
(I, II, S) Fundamentals of stresses and strains, material properties
Division Faculty Co-op Advisor.
including axial, torsional, bending, and combined loadings. Stress
at a point; stress transformations and Mohr’s circle for stress; beam
CEEN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
deflections, thin-wall pressure vessels, columns and buckling, and
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
stress concentrations. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Prerequisite:
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
CEEN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
CEEN312. SOIL MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
(I, II) An introductory course covering the engineering properties of soil,
soil phase relationships and classification. Principle of effective stress.
CEEN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Seepage through soils and flow nets. Soil compressibility, consolidation
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
and settlement prediction. Shear strength of soils. Prerequisite:
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
CEEN312L. SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
(I, II) Intro duction to laboratory testing methods in soil mechanics.
Classification, permeability, compressibility, shear strength. Prerequisite:
CEEN405. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS. 3.0 Hours.
CEEN312 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
(S) Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solution of
problems encountered in engineering analysis and design, e.g. linear
CEEN314. STRUCTURAL THEORY. 3.0 Hours.
simultaneous equations (e.g. analysis of elastic materials, steady heat
(I, II) Analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures for both
flow); roots of nonlinear equations (e.g. vibration problems, open channel
forces and deflections. Influence lines, work and energy methods,
flow); eigen-value problems (e.g. natural frequencies, buckling and
moment distribution, matrix operations, computer methods. Prerequisite:
elastic stability); curve fitting and differentiation (e.g. interpretation of
CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
experimental data, estimation of gradients); integration (e.g. summation
CEEN330. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ENVIRONMENTAL. 3.0
of pressure distributions, finite element properties, local averaging );
Hours.
ordinary differential equations (e.g. forced vibrations, beam bending).
(S) The environmental module is intended to introduce students
All course participants will receive source code consisting of a suite
to laboratory and field analytical skills used in the analysis of an
of numerical methods programs. Prerequisite: CSCI260 or CSCI261,
environmental engineering problem. Students will receive instruction on
MATH225, CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the measurement of water quality parameters (chemical, physical, and
CEEN406. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS. 3.0 Hours.
biological) in the laboratory and field. The student will use these skills to
(I, II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
collect field data and analyze a given environmental engineering problem.
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral shear stresses,
Prerequisites: CEEN301, EPIC251, MATH323. Three weeks in summer
Hooke’s law for isotropic material, and failure criteria. Introduction to
session; 3 semester hours.
elasticity and to energy methods. Torsion of noncircular and thin-walled
CEEN331. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, CIVIL. 3.0 Hours.
members. Unsymmetrical bending and shear-center, curved beams, and
(S) The theory and practice of modern surveying. Lectures and hands-
beams on elastic foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-walled
on field work teaches horizontal, vertical, and angular measurements and
cylinders and contact stresses. Prerequisite: CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3
computations using traditional and modern equipment. Subdivision of
semester hours.
land and applications to civil engineering practice, GPS and astronomic
CEEN410. ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
observations. Prerequisite: EPIC251. Three weeks (6 day weeks) in
Advanced soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
summer field session; 3 semester hours.
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will include
seepage, consolidation, shear strength and probabilistic methods.
The course will have an emphasis on numerical solution techniques
to geotechnical problems by finite elements and finite differences.
Prerequisite: CEEN312. 3 hour lectures; 3 semester hours. Fall even
years.

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CEEN411. SOIL DYNAMICS. 3.0 Hours.
CEEN441. INTRODUCTION TO THE SEISMIC DESIGN OF
(II) Soil Dynamics combines engineering vibrations with soil mechanics,
STRUCTURES. 3.0 Hours.
analysis, and design. Students will learn to apply basic principles of
(I) This course provides students with an introduction to seismic design
dynamics towards the analysis and design of civil infrastructure systems
as it relates to structures. Students will become familiar with the sources
when specific issues as raised by the inclusion of soil materials must be
of seismic disturbances, the physics of seismic energy transmission, and
considered. Prerequisites: CEEN311, CEEN312, and MATH225. 3 hours
the relationship between ground disturbance and the resulting forces
lecture; 3 semester hours.
experienced by structures. The theory and basis for existing building
code provisions relating to seismic design of structures will be introduced.
CEEN415. FOUNDATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
Building code requirements and design methodologies will be examined
(I, II) Techniques of subsoil investigation, types of foundations and
and applied. Prerequisites: CEEN443, or CEEN445, or CEEN440. 3
foundation problems, selection of basis for design of foundation types.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Open-ended problem solving and decision making. Prerequisite:
CEEN312. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN443. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) To learn application and use the American Institute of Steel
CEEN421. HIGHWAY AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
Construction (AISC) Steel Construction Manual. Course develops an
The emphasis of this class is on the multi-disciplinary nature of highway
understanding of the underlying theory for the design specifications.
and traffic engineering and its application to the planning and design
Students learn basic steel structural member design principles to select
of transportation facilities. In the course of the class the students will
the shape and size of a structural member. The design and analysis
examine design problems that will involve: geometric design, surveying,
of tension members, compression members, flexural members, and
traffic operations, hydrology, hydraulics, elements of bridge design,
members under combined loading is included, in addition to basic bolted
statistics, highway safety, transportation planning, engineering ethics, soil
and welded connection design. Prerequisite: CEEN314. 3 hours lecture;
mechanics, pavement design, economics, environmental science. 3 credit
3 semester hours.
hours. Taught on demand.
CEEN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES. 3.0
CEEN423. SURVEYING II. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
(I) Engineering projects with local control using levels, theodolites and
(I, II) This course provides an introduction to the materials and principles
total stations, including surveying applications of civil engineering work in
involved in the design of reinforced concrete. It will allow students to
the "field". Also includes engineering astronomy and computer generated
develop an understanding of the fundamental behavior of reinforced
designs; basic road design including centerline staking, horizontal and
concrete under compressive, tensile, bending, and shear loadings, and
vertical curves, slope staking and earthwork volume calculations. Use
gain a working knowledge of strength design theory and its application to
of commercial software for final plan/profile and earthwork involved for
the design of reinforced concrete beams, columns, slabs, and footings.
the road project data collected in the field. Conceptual and mathematical
Prerequisite: CEEN314. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
knowledge of applying GPS data to engineering projects. Some
discussion of the principles and equations of projections (Mercator,
CEEN461. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
Lambert, UTM, State Plane, etc.) and their relationship to the databases
(II). Biological and ecological principles discussed and industrial
of coordinates based on (North American Datum) NAD ’27, NAD ’83 and
examples of their use given. Analysis of ecosystem processes, such
(High Accuracy Reference Network) HARN. Prerequisite: CEEN331. 2
as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate to engineering
hours lecture; 8-9 field work days; 3 semester hours.
activities, including engineering design and plant operation. Criteria and
performance standards analyzed for facility siting, pollution control, and
CEEN430. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
mitigation of impacts. North American ecosystems analyzed. Concepts
(II) Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Nonprismatic
of forestry, range, and wildlife management integrated as they apply to
structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed bridges. Structural
all of the above. Three to four weekend trips will be arranged during the
optimization. Computer Methods. Structures with nonlinear materials.
semester. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
Internal force redistribution for statically indeterminate structures.
Graduate credit requires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
CEEN470. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES.
CEEN314. 3 hour lectures; 3 semester hours.
3.0 Hours.
(I) The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the unit
CEEN440. TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
operations and processes involved in water and wastewater treatment.
(II) The course develops the theory and design methods required for the
This course will focus on the physical, chemical, and biological processes
use of timber and masonry as structural materials. The design of walls,
for water and wastewater treatment and reclamation. Treatment
beams, columns, beam-columns, shear walls, and structural systems are
objectives, process theory, and practice are considered in detail.
covered for each material. Gravity, wind, snow, and seismic loads are
Prerequisite: CEEN301 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
calculated and utilized for design. Prerequisite: CEEN311 or equivalent. 3
semester hours.
hours lecture: 3 semester hours. Spring odd years.

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CEEN471. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS
CEEN476. POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMENTALS AND
ANALYSIS AND DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
PRACTICE. 3.0 Hours.
(II) The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the design
(II) The objective of this course is to introduce the principles of pollution
of domestic and industrial water and wastewater treatment systems.
prevention, environmentally benign products and processes, and
This course will focus on the combination of physical, chemical, and
manufacturing systems. The course provides a thorough foundation in
biological processes and technologies to form a water or wastewater
pollution prevention concepts and methods. Engineers and scientists are
treatment system. Source water quality, treatment objectives, water
given the tools to incorporate environmental consequences into decision-
reuse, multi-barrier approaches, and water and energy efficiency are
making. Sources of pollution and its consequences are detailed. Focus
considered in detail. Prerequisites: CEEN470, or CEEN570, or other
includes sources and minimization of industrial pollution; methodology for
water or wastewater treatment design courses (for graduate students
life-cycle assessments and developing successful pollution prevention
enrolled in this course) following consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
plans; technological means for minimizing the use of water, energy, and
semester hours.
reagents in manufacturing; and tools for achieving a sustainable society.
Materials selection, process and product design, and packaging are also
CEEN472. ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE. 3.0 Hours.
addressed. Prerequisite: CEEN301 or CEEN302 or consent of instructor.
(II). Appropriate solutions to water and sanitation in the U.S. and globally
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
need to be effective in protecting public health and preserving water
quality while also being acceptable, affordable and sustainable. Onsite
CEEN477. SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
and decentralized systems have the potential to achieve these goals
(I) This course is a comprehensive introduction into concept of
in rural areas, peri-urban developments, and urban centers in small
sustainability and sustainable development from an engineering point
and large cities. Moreover they can improve water use efficiency,
of view. It involves the integration of engineering and statistical analysis
conserve energy and enable distributed energy generation, promote
through a Life Cycle Assessment tool, allowing a quantitative, broad-
green spaces, restore surface waters and aquifers, and stimulate new
based consideration any process or product design and their respective
green companies and jobs. A growing array of approaches, devices and
impacts on environment, human health and the resource base. The
technologies have evolved that include point-of-use water purification,
requirements for considering social implications are also discussed.
waste source separation, conventional and advanced treatment units,
Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing, or consent of instructor.; 3
localized natural treatment systems, and varied resource recovery and
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
recycling options. This course will focus on the engineering selection,
CEEN480. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
design, and implementation of onsite and decentralized systems for
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE. 3.0 Hours.
water reclamation and reuse. Topics to be covered include process
(I) This course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic and
analysis and system planning, water and waste stream attributes, water
organic chemicals in multimedia environments, including water, air,
and resource conservation, confined unit and natural system treatment
sediment and biota. Sources and characteristics of contaminants in
technologies, effluent collection and clustering, recycling and reuse
the environment are discussed as broad categories, with some specific
options, and system management. Prerequisite: CEEN301 or consent of
examples from various industries. Attention is focused on the persistence,
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
reactivity, and partitioning behavior of contaminants in environmental
CEEN473. HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS. 3.0 Hours.
media. Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environmental models
(I) Review of fundamentals, forces on submerged surfaces, buoyancy
are developed and applied to contaminated sites. The principles of
and flotation, gravity dams, weirs, steady flow in open channels,
contaminant transport in surface water, groundwater and air are also
backwater curves, hydraulic machinery, elementary hydrodynamics,
introduced. The course provides students with the conceptual basis and
hydraulic structures. Prerequisite: MEGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
mathematical tools for predicting the behavior of contaminants in the
hours.
environment. Prerequisite: CEEN301 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN474. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING. 3.0
Hours.
CEEN481. HYDROLOGIC AND WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING.
(I) The course objective is to put the student into the shoes of a plant
3.0 Hours.
manager having process responsibility for waste minimization, focusing
(II) This course introduces the principles of physical hydrology in the
on recycling. Emphasis is on proven and emerging solutions, especially
framework of hydrologic and water resources engineering. Topics include
those associated with heavy metals. Waste minimization generally
groundwater, surface water, infiltration, evapotranspiration, sediment
requires a solid understanding of alternative raw materials and process
transport, flood and drought analysis, lake and reservoir analysis,
technologies, in combination with creativity and sensitivity to economics.
water-resources planning, water quality engineering, and storm-sewer
Prerequisites: Senior standing, or consent of instructor 3 hours lecture; 3
hydraulics, water-wastewater distribution /collection, engineering design
semester hours.
problems. Prerequisites: CEEN301 or consent of instructor. 3 hour
lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN475. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and practices
associated with the characterization and remediation of contaminated
sites. Methods for site characterization and risk assessment will be
highlighted while the emphasis will be on remedial action screening
processes and technology principles and conceptual design. Common
isolation and containment and in-situ and ex-situ treatment technology
will be covered. Computerized decision-support tools will be used and
case studies will be presented. Prerequisites: CEEN302 or consent of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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CEEN482. HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES LABORATORY.
3.0 Hours.
(I) This course introduces students to the collection, compilation,
synthesis and interpretation of data for quantification of the components
of the hydrologic cycle, including precipitation, evaporation, infiltration,
and runoff. Students will use hydrologic variables and parameters to
evaluate watershed processes and behavior. Students will also survey
and apply measurement techniques necessary for watershed studies.
Advanced topics include development, construction, and application
of analytical models for selected problems in hydrology and water
resources. Prerequisites: CEEN481 or consent of instructor. 2 hour
lecture; 3 hour lab; 3 semester hours.
CEEN492. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Specially designed for the needs of the environmental quality
engineer, scientist, planner, manager, government regulator,
consultant, or advocate. Highlights include how our legal system works,
environmental law fundamentals, all major US EPA/state enforcement
programs, the National Environmental Policy Act, air and water pollutant
laws, risk assessment and management, and toxic and hazardous
substance laws (RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, LUST, etc). Prerequisites:
CEEN301 or CEEN302, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
CEEN497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Hours.
CEEN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
CEEN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

60 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
Electrical Engineering and
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Science in Computer Science)
Computer Science
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
described in the CSM Graduate Profile, the Computer Science Program
http://eecs.mines.edu
at CSM has established the following program educational objectives:
Program Description
Students will demonstrate technical expertise within computer science by:
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
• Designing and implementing solutions to practical problems in science
develops graduates that enable the management of tremendous
and engineering,
amounts of data and energy around the world. The department offers
two undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
• Using appropriate technology as a tool to solve problems in computer
and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. The department
sicence, and
also supports the Electrical specialty in the interdisciplinary Bachelor
• Creating efficient algorithms and well-structured computer programs.
of Science in Engineering degree. Graduates of both programs are
Students will demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge within
in a position to take advantage of a broad variety of professional
computer science by:
opportunities, and are well-prepared for a career in a world of rapid
technological change.
• Extending course material to solve original problems,
BS in Computer Science
• Applying knowledge of computer science to the solution of problems,
and
Computing has become ubiquitous, impacting almost every aspect
• Identifying, formulating and solving computer science problems.
of modern life and playing an important role in many technological
advances. Computing jobs are among the highest paid, and computing
Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for the
professionals generally report high job satisfaction. Graduates from our
relationship of computer science to other fields by:
program have found employment with many different types of companies
including technology, engineering, and financial companies.
• Applying computer science to solve problems in other fields,
• Working in cooperative multi-discplinary teams, and
The CS degree at CSM is designed to be accessible to students with
• Choosing appropriate technology to solve problems in other
or without prior programming experience. The Introduction to Computer
disciplines.
Science course introduces students to the building blocks of CS and
provides a brief introduction to procedural programming in Python.
Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate computer science
The second computing course, Programming Concepts, emphasizes
effectively by:
development of programming skills in an object-oriented language. The
third introductory course, Data Structures, provides an understanding
• Giving oral presentations,
of the classic data representation schemes, algorithms, and algorithm
• Completing written explanations,
analysis that form the foundation for all advanced work in computing.
• Interacting effectively in cooperative teams,
Required CS courses provide the fundamental skills and knowledge that
• Creating well-documented programs, and
are critical to success in computing. These courses reflect a mixture of
• Understanding and interpreting written material in computer science.
theory and practice, including discrete structures, design and analysis of
algorithms, principles of programming languages, computer architecture,
BS in Electrical Engineering
operating systems, and software engineering. In the required Elements
A distinguishing feature of the EE program at CSM is a focus in two
of Computing Systems course, students consolidate their understanding
specific areas: energy and power systems; and information and systems
of CS by constructing a simulator for an entire modern computer from
sciences, which includes embedded processors, signal processing
the ground up. The capstone field session course provides students an
and control systems. Graduates from our program find employment
opportunity to work in teams to create software products for real clients.
in the power industry, engineering consulting firms, renewable energy
companies, aerospace and communications firms, as well as a wide
Elective courses in CS allow students to explore a variety of important
variety of companies that rely on embedded intelligence to manage data
computing topics, such as graphics and visualization, human computer
and systems. Another popular choice of our students after graduation is
interaction, artificial intelligence, database management, and web
graduate school, where an advanced degree will open up opportunities
programming. Elective courses often relate to recent trends in
in corporate and government research labs or academia, and the
computing, covering topics such as security, high performance
opportunity to be come technological leaders.
computing, wireless sensor networks, and mobile applications.
Students in the Electrical Engineering program complete a set of core
Computing is a broad field with applicability to most science and
courses that include mathematics, basic sciences, and engineering
engineering domains. The CS minor is designed for students in other
sciences during their first two years. Course work in mathematics is
disciplines to receive a solid grounding in the basics, which should enable
an essential part of the curriculum, which gives engineering students
them to apply their computing skills to solve problems in other domains.
essential tools for modeling, analyzing, and predicting physical
phenomena. The basic sciences are represented by physics and
chemistry, which provide an appropriate foundation in the physical
sciences. Engineering sciences build upon the basic sciences and are
focused on applications.

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The first two years also includes Engineering design course work within
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
the Engineering Practice Introductory Course Sequence (EPICS I and
16.0
II). This experience teaches design methodology and stresses the
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
creative and synthesis aspects of the engineering profession. Finally, the
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS


3.0
first two years includes systems-oriented courses with humanities and
social sciences content; these courses explore the linkages within the
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
environment, human society, and engineered devices.
AND ENGINEERS II
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
In the final two years, students complete an advanced core that includes
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
circuit analysis, electronics, electromagnetic fields and waves, and
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
digital systems. Because of our program focus, the core curriculum
also includes courses in signal processing, embedded microprocessor
15.0
systems design, machines and power systems, and control systems.
Sophomore
Students can also take specialized electives that further develop their
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
expertise in one of these focus areas, or in other areas such as robotics,
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
biomedical engineering, and computing.
AND ENGINEERS III
In their final year, students complete a capstone design course that is
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
focused on an in-depth engineering project. The projects are generated
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
by customer demand, and include experiential verification to ensure a
OPTICS
realistic design experience.
GEGN101
EARTH AND


4.0
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS,
The legacy B.S. in Engineering degree is accredited by ABET. The B.S.
BIOL 110, or CHGN 122
degree in Electrical Engineering is new as of the 2012-2013 school year
(Distributed Science Elective)
and is therefore not yet accredited. Accreditation for those degrees will be
CSCI262
DATA STRUCTURES


3.0
sought during the 2013-2014 school year.
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
16.0
Science in Electrical Engineering)
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
The Electrical Engineering program contributes to the educational
CSCI341
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION


3.0
objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile. In addition, the
CSCI358
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS


3.0
Electrical Engineering Program at CSM has established the following
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

3.0
program educational objectives:
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
Within three years of attaining the BSEE degree:
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
1. Graduates will be working in their chosen field or will be
15.5
successfully pursuing a graduate degree.
Junior
2. Graduates will be situated in growing careers, generating new
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
knowledge and exercising leadership in the field of electrical
engineering.
CSCI306
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING


3.0
3. Graduates will be contributing to the needs of society through
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND


3.0
professional practice, research, and service.
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA


3.0

FREE
Free Elective


3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
Bachelor of Science in Computer
15.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Science Degree Requirements:
CSCI406
ALGORITHMS


3.0
CSCI410
ELEMENTS OF COMPUTING


3.0
Freshman
SYSTEMS
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CSCI ELECT Computer Science Elective*


3.0
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
COMPUTER SCIENCE
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I


3.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I

4.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
FREE
Free Elective


1.0
AND ENGINEERS I
16.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN


4.0
VALUES
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS


0.5
SEMINAR

62 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Interested students with a lower GPA must write an essay to explain why
CSCI370
ADVANCED SOFTWARE


6.0
they should be admitted to the program.
ENGINEERING
Bachelor of Science in
6.0
Senior
Electrical Engineering Degree
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Requirements:
CSCI442
OPERATING SYSTEMS


3.0
CSCI ELECT Computer Science Elective*


3.0
Freshman
CSCI ELECT Computer Science Elective*


3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II


3.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I

4.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
GEGN101
EARTH AND


4.0
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS,
15.0
BIOL 110, CSCI 101, or CHGN
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
122 (Distributed Science 1)
CSCI400
PRINCIPLES OF


3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
AND ENGINEERS I
CSCI ELECT Computer Science Elective*


3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN


4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III


3.0
VALUES
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS


0.5
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
SEMINAR
15.0
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
Total Hours: 129.5
17.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
*
CSCI Electives can be chosen from any 400-level CSCI course.
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
Please see the Courses Tab for course listings.
AND ENGINEERS II
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
Combined BS/MS in Computer Science
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers a
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science program in Computer
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
Science that enables students to work on a Bachelor of Science and a
COMPUTER SCIENCE, BIOL
Master of Science simultaneously. Normally a Master’s Degree requires
110, CHGN 122, or GEGN 101
36 credit hours and takes two years to complete. Under the Combined
(Distributed Science 2)
Program, students will count two courses ( and CSCI442) toward both
15.0
degrees, so only 30 additional credit hours are needed to complete the
Sophomore
degree. One additional 400-level course may be counted toward the
graduate degree. Students selecting the Thesis option will be required to
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
complete 18 hours of coursework and a thesis (12 credit hours). Students
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
selecting the Non-Thesis option will be required to complete 30 credit
MNGN241
STATICS


3.0
hours of coursework. There are two required graduate-level courses:
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
(Advanced Architecture) and CSCI561 (Theory of Computation). The
AND ENGINEERS III
remaining courses are all electives. Descriptions can be found in the
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
EECS Graduate Bulletin.
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
Students may not apply for the combined program until they have taken
OPTICS
five or more Computer Science classes at CSM (classes transferred from
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS


3.0
other universities will not be considered). This requirement may be met
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
by any 200-level or above course with a CSCI prefix (e.g., CSCI261,
18.0
CSCI306, CSCI442, etc.). Since CSCI370 (Field Session) is based
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
almost exclusively on team work, it may not be counted as one of the five
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
courses. Independent study courses (i.e., CSCI499) are also not included
in the five courses. CSCI274 is a one credit hour course which also may
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

3.0
not be counted as one of the five courses.
EGGN250
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.5
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Students should have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and a GPA of 3.2
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II


3.0
for courses in the major. The calculation of GPA in the major will be
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
based on all 200-level or above CSCI courses except those excluded
above (i.e., CSCI274, CSCI370 and CSCI499). If a course is taken
EENG284
DIGITAL LOGIC


4.0
multiple times, all of the grades will be included into the GPA calculation.

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EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
18.0
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
Total Hours: 139.0
18.0
Junior
* Electrical Engineering students are required to take three Electrical
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Engineering Electives from the following list:
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND


3.0
Electrical Engineering Electives:
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
MEGN315
DYNAMICS, CEEN 311, MEGN

3.0
EENG481
ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED
3.0
351, or MEGN 361
ENERGY SYSTEMS
EENG382
ENGINEERING CIRCUIT


3.0
EENG413
ANALOG AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
4.0
ANALYSIS
SYSTEMS
EENG383
MICROCOMPUTER


4.0
EENG480
POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
3.0
ARCHITECTURE AND
EENG470
INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER
3.0
INTERFACING
ELECTRONICS
EENG388
INFORMATION SYSTEMS


4.0
EENG472
PRACTICAL DESIGN OF SMALL RENEWABLE
3.0
SCIENCE
ENERGY SYSTEMS
17.0
CSCI341
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CSCI410
ELEMENTS OF COMPUTING SYSTEMS
3.0
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA


3.0
CSCI440
PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS AND 3.0
EENG385
ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND


4.0
ENGINEERS
CIRCUITS
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY
3.0
EENG386
FUNDAMENTALS


3.0
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
3.0
OF ENGINEERING
STATISTICS
ELECTROMAGNETICS
MATH455
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
EENG389
FUNDAMENTALS OF


4.0
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
ELECTRIC MACHINERY
PHGN320
MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUANTUM
4.0
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
MECHANICS
FEEDBACK CONTROL
PHGN435
INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
3.0
SYSTEMS
PROCESSING LABORATORY
17.0
PHGN440
SOLID STATE PHYSICS
3.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PHGN441
SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICATIONS AND
3.0
EENG334
ENGINEERING FIELD


3.0
PHENOMENA
SESSION, ELECTRICAL
PHGN462
ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICAL
3.0
3.0
PHYSICS
Senior
MEGN330
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
ENGINEERING
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I


3.0
EENG417
MODERN CONTROL DESIGN
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II


3.0
CEEN405
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
3.0
EGGN450
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Combined BS/MS in Electrical
III
Engineering
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I


3.0
ELEC
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers a
Electrical Engineering Elective*


3.0
Elective
combined program in which students have the opportunity to supplement
an undergraduate degree with graduate coursework. Upon completion of
ELEC
Electrical Engineering Elective*


3.0
the program, students receive two degrees, the Bachelor of Science in
Elective
Electrical Engineering and the Mater of Science in Electrical Engineering.
16.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Students must apply to enter this program by the beginning of their
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III


3.0
Senior year and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. At the beginning of
the Senior year, a pro forma graduate school application is submitted
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II


3.0
and as long as the undergraduate portion of the program is successfully
ELEC
Electrical Engineering Elective*


3.0
completed, the student is admitted to the Engineering graduate program.
Elective
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
Students are required to take an additional 30 credit hours for the M.S.
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
degree. Up to nine of the 30 credit hours beyond the undergraduate
degree requirements can be 400-level courses. The remainder of the

64 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
courses will be at the graduate level (500-level and above). The EECS
two 400- level Computer Science courses, which may not
Graduate Bulletin provides details for this program and includes specific
be languages transferred from another university.
instructions regarding required and elective courses. Students may
switch from the combined program which includes a non-thesis Master
Electrical Engineering
of Science degree to an M.S. degree with a thesis optional however,
The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department supports
if students change degree programs they must satisfy all degree
the Electrical Engineering Specialty Minor housed within the College of
requirements for the M.S. with thesis degree.
Engineering and Computational Sciences. Please refer to the Minor tab
Combined Engineering Physics or
within the Engineering section of the bulletin for more information.
Chemistry Baccalaureate and Electrical

Engineering Masters Degrees
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, in
collaboration with the Departments of Physics and Chemistry, offers
Courses
five-year programs in which students have the opportunity to obtain
CSCI101. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE. 3.0 Hours.
specific engineering skill to complement their physics or chemistry
(I, II, S) An introductory course to the building blocks of Computer
background. Physics or chemistry students in this program fill in their
Science. Topics include conventional computer hardware, data
technical and free electives over their standard four year Engineering
representation, the role of operating systems and networks in modern
Physics or Chemistry B.S. program with a reduced set of Electrical
computing, algorithm design, large databases, SQL, and security. A
Engineering classes. at the end of the fourth year, the student is awarded
popular procedural programming language will be learned by students
an Engineering Physics B.S or a Chemistry B.S., as appropriate. Course
and programming assignments will explore ideas in algorithm runtimes,
schedules for these five-year programs can be obtained in the EECS,
computer simulation, computational techniques in optimization problems,
Physics, and Chemistry Departmental Offices.
client-server communications, encryption, and database queries.
Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 41).
CSCI260. FORTRAN PROGRAMMING. 2.0 Hours.
(I, II) Computer programming in Fortran90/95 with applications to science
Computer Science
and engineering. Program design and structure, problem analysis,
debugging, program testing. Language skills: arithmetic, input/output,
For an Area of Special Interest in Computer Science, the student
branching and looping, functions, arrays, data types. Introduction to
should take:
operating systems. Prerequisite: none. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
CSCI262
DATA STRUCTURES
3.0
CSCI261. PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS. 3.0 Hours.
CSCI306
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
3.0
(I, II, S) Computer programming in a contemporary language such as
C++ or Java, using software engineering techniques. Problem solving,
and either
program design, documentation, debugging practices. Language skills:
input/output, control, repetition, functions, files, classes and abstract
CSCI358
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
3.0
data types, arrays, and pointers. Introduction to operating systems and
CSCI406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
object-oriented programming. Application to problems in science and
engineering. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
or
CSCI262. DATA STRUCTURES. 3.0 Hours.
CSCI341
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
3.0
(I, II, S) Defining and using data structures such as linked lists, stacks,
queues, binary trees, binary heap, hash tables. Introduction to algorithm
CSCI442
OPERATING SYSTEMS
3.0
analysis, with emphasis on sorting and search routines. Language skills:
For a Minor in Computer Science, the student should take:
abstract data types, templates and inheritance. Prerequisite: CSCI261
with a grade of C- or higher. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI262
DATA STRUCTURES
3.0
CSCI274. INTRODUCTION TO THE LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM. 1.0
CSCI306
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
3.0
Hour.
(I,II) Introduction to the Linux Operating System will teach students
and either
how to become proficient with using a Linux operating system from
the command line. Topics will include: remote login (ssh), file system
CSCI358
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
3.0
navigation, file commands, editors, compilation, execution, redirection,
CSCI406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
output, searching, processes, usage, permissions, compression, parsing,
networking, and bash scripting. Prerequisites: CSCI 261 or instructor
or
approval. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
CSCI341
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
3.0
CSCI298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
CSCI442
OPERATING SYSTEMS
3.0
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
along with
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.

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CSCI299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
CSCI400. PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(I, II) Study of the principles relating to design, evaluation and
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
implementation of programming languages, including basic compiler
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
techniques and context-free grammars. Students will be exposed to
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
different categories of programming languages, such as functional,
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
imperative, object-oriented and scripting. Best practices for programming
will be explored, including effective use of exceptions and threads.
CSCI306. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
The primary languages discussed are: Java, C++, Scheme, and Perl.
(I, II) Introduction to software engineering processes and object-oriented
Prerequisite: CSCI306. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
design principles. Topics include the Agile development methodology,
test-driven development, UML diagrams, use cases and several object-
CSCI403. DATA BASE MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Hours.
oriented design patterns. Course work emphasizes good programming
(I) Design and evaluation of information storage and retrieval systems,
practices via version control and code reviews. Prerequisite: CSCI262
including defining and building a database and producing the necessary
with grade of C- or higher. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
queries for access to the stored information. Relational database
management systems, structured query language, and data storage
CSCI340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Hours.
facilities. Applications of data structures such as lists, inverted lists and
(I, II, S) (WI) Supervised, full-time engineering-related employment
trees. System security, maintenance, recovery and definition. Interfacing
for a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
host languages to database systems and object-relational mapping tools.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
NoSQL databases and distributed databases. Prerequisite: CSCI262 with
sophomore status and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00.
a grade of C- or higher. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
toward graduation except under special conditions. Repeatable.
CSCI404. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. 3.0 Hours.
(I) General investigation of the Artificial Intelligence field. Several
CSCI341. COMPUTER ORGANIZATION. 3.0 Hours.
methods used in artificial intelligence such as search strategies,
(I, II) Covers the basic concepts of computer architecture and
knowledge representation, logic and probabilistic reasoning are
organization. Topics include machine level instructions and operating
developed and applied to practical problems. Fundamental artificial
system calls used to write programs in assembly language, computer
intelligence techniques are presented, including neural networks, genetic
arithmetics, performance, processor design, and pipelining techniques.
algorithms, and fuzzy sets. Selected application areas, such as robotics,
This course provides insight into the way computers operate at the
natural language processing and games, are discussed. Prerequisite:
machine level. Prerequisite: CSCI261 and CSCI101 or permission of
CSCI262 with a grade of C- or higher and MATH323 or consent of
instructor. Co-requisites: CSCI262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI358. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS. 3.0 Hours.
CSCI406. ALGORITHMS. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) This course is an introductory course in discrete mathematics and
(I, II) Reasoning about algorithm correctness (proofs, counterexamples).
algebraic structures. Topics include: formal logic; proofs, recursion,
Analysis of algorithms: asymptotic and practical complexity. Review of
analysis of algorithms; sets and combinatorics; relations, functions, and
dictionary data structures (including balanced search trees). Priority
matrices; Boolean algebra and computer logic; trees, graphs, finite-state
queues. Advanced sorting algorithms (heapsort, radix sort). Advanced
machines and regular languages. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or
algorithmic concepts illustrated through sorting (randomized algorithms,
MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lower bounds, divide and conquer). Dynamic programming. Backtracking.
CSCI370. ADVANCED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING. 6.0 Hours.
Algorithms on unweighted graphs (traversals) and weighted graphs
(S) (WI) This capstone course has three primary goals: (1) to enable
(minimum spanning trees, shortest paths, network flows and bipartite
students to apply their course work knowledge to a challenging applied
matching); NP-completeness and its consequences. Prerequisite:
problem for a real client, (2) to enhance students’ verbal and written
CSCI262 with a grade of C- or higher, MATH213, MATH223 or
communication skills, and (3) to provide an introduction to ethical decision
MATH224, MATH/CSCI358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
making in computer science. Ethics and communication skills are
CSCI410. ELEMENTS OF COMPUTING SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
emphasized in a classroom setting. The client work is done in small
(I, II) This comprehensive course will help students consolidate their
teams, either on campus or at the client site. Faculty advisors provide
understanding of all fundamental computer science concepts. Topics
guidance related to the software engineering process, which is similar to
include symbolic communication, Boolean logic, binary systems,
Scrum. By the end of the course, students must have a finished product
logic gates, computer architecture, assembly language, assembler
with appropriate documentation. Prerequisite: CSCI306. 6-week summer
construction, virtual machines, object-oriented programming languages,
session; 6 semester hours.
software engineering, compilers, language design, and operating
CSCI399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
systems. Using a hardware simulator and a programming language of
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
their choice, students construct an entire modern computer from the
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
ground up, resulting in an intimate understanding of how each component
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
works. Prerequisites:.
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

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CSCI422. USER INTERFACES. 3.0 Hours.
CSCI445. WEB PROGRAMMING. 3.0 Hours.
(I) User Interface Design is a course for programmers who want to learn
(I) Web Programming is a course for programmers who want to develop
how to create more effective software. This objective will be achieved by
web-based applications. It covers basic website design extended by
studying principles and patterns of interaction design, critiquing existing
client-side and server-side programming. Students should acquire
software using criteria presented in the textbooks, and applying criteria
an understanding of the role and application of web standards to
to the design and implementation of one larger product. Students will
website development. Topics include Cascading Style Sheets (CSS),
also learn a variety of techniques to guide the software design process,
JavaScript, PHP and database connectivity. At the conclusion of the
including Cognitive Walkthrough, Talk-aloud and others. Prerequisite:
course students should feel confident that they can design and develop
CSCI262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dynamic Web applications on their own. Prerequisites: CSCI262 or
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
CSCI440. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS AND
ENGINEERS. 3.0 Hours.
CSCI446. WEB APPLICATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) This course is designed to introduce the field of parallel computing
(II) Web Applications is a course for programmers who want to learn how
to all scientists and engineers. The students will be taught how to solve
to move beyond creating dynamic web pages and build effective web-
scientific problems using parallel computing technologies. They will be
based applications. At the completion of this course, students should
introduced to basic terminologies and concepts of parallel computing,
know HTTP, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style
learn how to use MPI to develop parallel programs, and study how to
Sheets (CSS), JavaScript, Ajax, Ruby, RESTful architectures and Web
design and analyze parallel algorithms. Prerequisite: CSCI262 with a
services. Additionally students should have considered a variety of
grade of C- or higher. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
issues related to web application architecture, including but not limited
to security, performance and cloud-based deployment environments.
CSCI441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS. 3.0 Hours.
Prerequisites: CSCI445. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
(I) This class focuses on the basic 3D rendering and modeling
techniques. In particular, it covers ray tracing, graphics pipeline, modeling
CSCI447. SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION. 3.0 Hours.
techniques based on polynomial curves and patches, subdivision for
(I) Scientific visualization uses computer graphics to create visual
curves and surfaces, scene graphs, BSP trees and their applications, and
images which aid in understanding of complex, often massive numerical
elements of global illumination. Prerequisite: CSCI262 with a grade of C-
representation of scientific concepts or results. The main focus of this
or higher. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
course is on modern visualization techniques applicable to spatial
data such as scalar, vector and tensor fields. In particular, the course
CSCI442. OPERATING SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
will cover volume rendering, texture based methods for vector and
(I, II) Introduces the essential concepts in the design and implementation
tensor field visualization, and scalar and vector field topology. Basic
of operating systems: what they can do, what they contain, and how
understanding of computer graphics and analysis of algorithms required.
they are implemented. Despite rapid OS growth and development,
Prerequisites: CSCI262 and MATH441. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester
the fundamental concepts learned in this course will endure. We will
hours.
cover the following high-level OS topics, roughly in this order: computer
systems, processes, processor scheduling, memory management, virtual
CSCI471. COMPUTER NETWORKS I. 3.0 Hours.
memory, threads, and process/thread synchronization. This course
(I) This introduction to computer networks covers the fundamentals
provides insight into the internal structure of operating systems; emphasis
of computer communications, using TCP/IP standardized protocols
is on concepts and techniques that are valid for all computers. We
as the main case study. The application layer and transport layer of
suggest the student takes "Introduction to the Linux Operating System"
communication protocols will be covered in depth. Detailed topics include
before this course (if the student is new to the Unix/Linux environment).
application layer protocols (HTTP, FTP, SMTP, and DNS), transport
Prerequisite: CSCI262 with a grade of C- or higher, CSCI341. 3 hours
layer protocols (reliable data transfer, connection management, and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
congestion control), network layer protocols, and link layer protocols.
In addition, students will program client/server network applications.
CSCI443. ADVANCED PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS USING JAVA. 3.0
Prerequisite: CSCI442 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3
Hours.
semester hours.
(I, II) This course will quickly review programming constructs using the
syntax and semantics of the Java programming language. It will compare
CSCI474. INTRODUCTION TO CRYPTOGRAPHY. 3.0 Hours.
the constructs of Java with other languages and discuss program design
(II) This course is primarily oriented towards the mathematical aspects of
and implementation. Object oriented programming concepts will be
cryptography, but is also closely related to practical and theoretical issues
reviewed and applications, applets, servlets, graphical user interfaces,
of computer security. The course provides mathematical background
threading, exception handling, JDBC, and network - ing as implemented
required for cryptography including relevant aspects of number theory
in Java will be discussed. The basics of the Java Virtual Machine will be
and mathematical statistics. The following aspects of cryptography
presented. Prerequisites: CSCI306. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
will be covered: symmetric and asymmetric encryption, computational
number theory, quantum encryption, RSA and discrete log systems,
CSCI444. ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS. 3.0 Hours.
SHA, steganography, chaotic and pseudo-random sequences, message
(I, II) This is an advanced computer graphics course, focusing on modern
authentication, digital signatures, key distribution and key management,
rendering and geometric modeling techniques. Students will learn a
and block ciphers. Many practical approaches and most commonly used
variety of mathematical and algorithmic techiques that can be used to
techniques will be considered and illustrated with real-life examples.
develop high-quality computer graphic software. In particular, the crouse
Prerequisites: CSCI262, MATH334/335, MATH358. 3 credit hours.
will cover global illumination, GPU programming, geometry acquisition
and processing, point based graphics and non-photorealistic rendering.
Prerequistes: Basic understanding of computer graphics and prior
exposure to graphics-related programming, for exmaple, MACS 441. 3
lecture hours, 3 credit hours.

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CSCI475. INFORMATION SECURITY AND PRIVACY. 3.0 Hours.
EENG307. INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEMS. 3.0
(I) Information Security and Privacy provides a hands-on introduction to
Hours.
the principles and best practices in information and computer security.
(I, II) System modeling through an energy flow approach is presented,
Lecture topics will include basic components of information security
with examples from linear electrical, mechanical, fluid and/or thermal
including threat assessment and mitigation, policy development, forensics
systems. Analysis of system response in both the time domain and
investigation, and the legal and political dimensions of information
frequency domain is discussed in detail. Feedback control design
security. Prerequisite: CSCI 262 and CSCI 341 (required); CSCI 274
techniques, including PID, are analyzed using both analytical and
(recommended). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
computational methods. Prerequisites: (EENG281 or PHGN215) and
MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI491. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Hour.
(I) (WI) Indi vidual investigation under the direction of a department
EENG334. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ELECTRICAL. 3.0 Hours.
faculty member. Written report required for credit. Prerequisite: Consent
(S) Experience in the engineering design process involving analysis,
of Department Head. Variable - 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for
design, and simulation. Students use engineering, mathematics and
credit to a maximum of 12 hours.
computers to model, analyze, design and evaluate system performance.
Teamwork emphasized. Prerequisites: EENG382, EENG388, and two
CSCI492. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Hour.
of the following: EENG284, EENG385, EENG389, and EPIC251. Three
(II) (WI) Indi vidual investigation under the direction of a department
weeks in summer session; 3 semester hours.
faculty member. Written report required for credit. Prerequisite: Consent
of Department Head. Variable - 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for
EENG340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Hours.
credit to a maximum of 12 hours.
(I,II,S) Supervised, full-time engineering- related employment for a
continuous six-month period in which specific educational objectives are
CSCI498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
achieved. Students must meet with the Engineering Division Faculty Co-
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
op Advisor prior to enrolling to clarify the educational objectives for their
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
individual Co-op program. Prerequisite: Second semester sophomore
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00. 3 semester
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
hours credit will be granted once toward degree requirements. Credit
CSCI499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
earned in EGGN340, Cooperative Education, may be used as free
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
elective credit hours or a civil specialty elective if, in the judgment of
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
the Co-op Advisor, the required term paper adequately documents
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
the fact that the work experience entailed high-quality application
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
of engineering principles and practice. Applying the credits as free
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
electives or civil electives requires the student to submit a “Declaration
EENG281. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
of Intent to Request Approval to Apply Co-op Credit toward Graduation
ELECTRONICS AND POWER. 3.0 Hours.
Requirements” form obtained from the Career Center to the Engineering
This course provides an engineering science analysis of electrical
Division Faculty Co-op Advisor.
circuits. DC and single-phase AC networks are presented. Transient
EENG382. ENGINEERING CIRCUIT ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
analysis of RC, RL, and RLC circuits is studied as is the analysis of
(I, II) This course provides for the continuation of basic circuit analysis
circuits in sinusoidal steady-state using phasor concepts. The following
techniques developed in EENG281, by providing the theoretical and
topics are included: DC and single-phase AC circuit analysis, current
mathematical fundamentals to understand and analyze complex electric
and charge relationships. Ohm’s Law, resistors, inductors, capacitors,
circuits. The key topics covered include: (i) Steady-state analysis of
equivalent resistance and impedance, Kirchhoff’s Laws, Thévenin and
single-phase and three-phase ac power circuits, (ii) Laplace transform
Norton equivalent circuits, superposition and source transformation,
techniques, (iii) transfer functions, (iv) frequency response, (v) Bode
power and energy, maximum power transfer, first order transient
diagrams, (vi) Fourier series expansions, and (vii) two-port networks. The
response, algebra of complex numbers, phasor representation, time
course features PSPICE, a commercial circuit analysis software package.
domain and frequency domain concepts, and ideal transformers. The
Prerequisites: EENG281 or consent of instructor. 3 Semester Hours.
course features PSPICE, a commercial circuit analysis software package.
EENG383. MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND INTERFACING.
Prerequisites: PHGN200; 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
4.0 Hours.
EENG284. DIGITAL LOGIC. 4.0 Hours.
(I) Microprocessor and microcontroller architecture focusing on
(I, II) Fundamentals of digital logic design. Covers combinational
hardware structures and elementary machine and assembly language
and sequential logic circuits, programmable logic devices, hardware
programming skills essential for use of microprocessors in data
description languages, and computer-aided design (CAD) tools.
acquisition, control, and instrumentation systems. Analog and digital
Laboratory component introduces simulation and synthesis software and
signal conditioning, communication, and processing. A/D and D/A
hands-on hardware design. Co-requisites: CEEN281 or PHGN215. 3
converters for microprocessors. RS232 and other communication
hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
standards. Laboratory study and evaluation of microcomputer system;
design and implementation of interfacing projects. Prerequisite:
EENG284 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4
semester hours.

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EENG385. ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS. 4.0 Hours.
EENG411. DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Semiconductor materials and characteristics, junction diode
(I) This course introduces the mathematical and engineering aspects of
operation, bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors, biasing
digital signal processing (DSP). An emphasis is placed on the various
techniques, four layer devices, amplifier and power supply design,
possible representations for discrete-time signals and systems (in the
laboratory study of semiconductor circuit characteristics. Prerequisite:
time, z-, and frequency domains) and how those representations can
EENG382 or PHGN215. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
facilitate the identification of signal properties, the design of digital filters,
and the sampling of continuous-time signals. Advanced topics include
EENG386. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING
sigma-delta conversion techniques, multi-rate signal processing, and
ELECTROMAGNETICS. 3.0 Hours.
spectral analysis. The course will be useful to all students who are
(II) This course provides an introduction to electromagnetic theory as
concerned with information bearing signals and signal processing in a
applied to electrical engineering problems in wireless communications,
wide variety of application settings, including sensing, instrumentation,
transmission lines, and high-frequency circuit design. The theory and
control, communications, signal interpretation and diagnostics, and
applications are based on Maxwell’s equations, which describe the
imaging. Prerequisite: EENG388 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
electric and magnetic force-fields, the interplay between them, and how
3 semester hours.
they transport energy. Matlab and PSPICE will be used in homework
assignments, to perform simulations of electromagnetic interference,
EENG413. ANALOG AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS. 4.0
electromagnetic energy propagation along transmission lines on printed
Hours.
circuit boards, and antenna radiation patterns. Prerequisites: EENG382,
(II) Signal classification; Fourier transform; filtering; sampling; signal
MATH225 and/or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
representation; modulation; demodulation; applications to broadcast, data
transmission, and instrumentation. Prerequisite: EENG388 or consent of
EENG388. INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE. 4.0 Hours.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
(I, II) The interpretation, representation and analysis of timevarying
phenomena as signals which convey information and noise;
EENG417. MODERN CONTROL DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
applications are drawn from filtering, audio and image processing,
(I) Control system design with an emphasis on observer-based methods,
and communications. Topics include convolution, Fourier series and
from initial open-loop experiments to final implementation. The course
transforms, sampling and discretetime processing of continuous-time
begins with an overview of feedback control design technique from the
signals, modulation, and z-transforms. Prerequisite: (EENG381 or
frequency domain perspective, including sensitivity and fundamental
PHGN215) and MATH225. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
limitations. State space realization theory is introduced, and system
identification methods for parameter estimation are introduced.
EENG389. FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHINERY. 4.0 Hours.
Computerbased methods for control system design are presented.
(I, II) This course provides an engineering science analysis of electrical
Prerequisite: EENG307. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
machines. The following topics are included: DC, single-phase and
three-phase AC circuit analysis, magnetic circuit concepts and materials,
EENG470. INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER ELECTRONICS. 3.0
transformer analysis and operation, steady-state and dynamic analysis
Hours.
of rotating machines, synchronous and poly-phase induction motors, and
(I) Power electronics are used in a broad range of applications from
laboratory study of external characteristics of machines and transformers.
control of power flow on major transmission lines to control of motor
Prerequisite: EENG382 or PHGN215. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4
speeds in industrial facilities and electric vehicles, to computer power
semester hours.
supplies. This course introduces the basic principles of analysis and
design of circuits utilizing power electronics, including AC/DC, AC/
EENG398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6
AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their many configurations.
Hour.
Prerequisites: EENG385, EENG389. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
EENG472. PRACTICAL DESIGN OF SMALL RENEWABLE ENERGY
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
(Taught on Demand) This course provides the fundamentals to
understand and analyze renewable energy powered electric circuits. It
EENG399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
covers practical topics related to the design of alternative energy based
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
systems. It is assumed the students will have some basic and broad
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
knowledge of the principles of electrical machines, thermodynamics,
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
electronics, and fundamentals of electric power systems. One of the main
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
objectives of this course is to focus on the interdisciplinary aspects of
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
integration of the alternative sources of energy, including hydropower,
wind power, photovoltaic, and energy storage for those systems. Power
electronic systems will be discussed and how those electronic systems
can be used for stand-alone and grid-connected electrical energy
applications. Prerequisite: EENG382 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
EENG480. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) 3-phase power systems, per-unit calculations, modeling and equivalent
circuits of major components, voltage drop, fault calculations, symmetrical
components and unsymmetrical faults, system grounding, power-flow,
selection of major equipment, design of electric power distribution
systems. Prerequisite: EENG389. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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EENG481. ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED ENERGY
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) The course investigates the design, operation and analysis of
complex interconnected electric power grids, the basis of our electric
power infrastructure. Evaluating the system operation, planning for
the future expansion under deregulation and restructuring, ensuring
system reliability, maintaining security, and developing systems that are
safe to operate has become increasingly more difficult. Because of the
complexity of the problems encountered, analysis and design procedures
rely on the use of sophisticated power system simulation computer
programs. The course features some commonly used commercial
software packages. Prerequisites: EENG480 or consent of instructor 2
Lecture Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours, 3 Semester Hours.
EENG489. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN ENERGY SYSTEMS AND
POWER ELECTRONICS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) The course presents a unified approach for understanding and
applying computational methods, computer-aided analysis and design
of electric power systems. Applications will range from power electronics
to power systems, power quality, and renewable energy. Focus will be
on how these seemingly diverse applications all fit within the smart-
grid paradigm. This course builds on background knowledge of electric
circuits, control of dc/dc converters and inverters, energy conversion and
power electronics by preparing students in applying the computational
methods for multi-domain simulation of energy systems and power
electronics engineering problems. Prerequisites: EENG382, EENG385,
EENG470. 1 hour lecture, 2 lab hours, 3 semester hours.
EENG497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Hours.
EENG498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6
Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
EENG499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

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Engineering
in one of two specialties within the College: Electrical engineering and
Mechanical engineering. At the end of the fourth year, the student is
awarded an Engineering Physics B.S. or Chemistry B.S., as appropriate.
http://cecs.mines.edu
Students must apply to enter this program by the beginning of their
Program Description
Senior year and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. To complete the
undergraduate portion of the program, students must successfully finish
The College of Engineering and Computational Sciences offers
the classes indicated by the “typical” class sequence for the appropriate
a design-oriented, interdisciplinary, accredited non-traditional
track. At the beginning of the Senior year, a graduate school application
undergraduate program in engineering with specialization in civil,
is submitted for the student to be considered for admission to the
electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering. The program
Engineering graduate program.
emphasizes fundamental engineering principles and requires in-depth
understanding within one of the four specialty areas that are offered.

Graduates are in a position to take advantage of a broad variety of
professional opportunities, and are well- prepared for an engineering
career in a world of rapid technological change.
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Science in Engineering)
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Engineering is
accredited by the:
The Engineering program contributes to the educational objectives
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Criteria. In addition, the Engineering Program at CSM has established the
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following program educational objectives: within three years of attaining
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the BS degree:
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• Graduates will be situated in growing careers in their chosen
Combined Engineering Baccalaureate and
engineering fields or will be successfully pursuing a graduate degree.
Engineering Systems Masters Degrees
• Graduates will be advancing in their professional standing, generating
new knowledge and/or exercising leadership in their field.
The College of Engineering & Computational Sciences offers a five year
• Graduates will be contributing to the needs of society through
combined program in which students have the opportunity to obtain
professional practice, research, and/or service.
specific engineering skills supplemented with graduate coursework in
Engineering.
Curriculum
Students must apply to enter this program by the beginning of their
During the first two years at CSM, students complete a set of core
Senior year and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. To complete the
courses that include mathematics, basic sciences, and engineering
undergraduate portion of the program, students must successfully
sciences. Course work in mathematics is an essential part of the
finish the classes indicated in any of the four specialty programs (civil,
curriculum which gives engineering students essential tools for modeling,
electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering). At the beginning
analyzing, and predicting physical phenomena. The basic sciences are
of the Senior year, a graduate school application is submitted for the
represented by physics and chemistry which provide an appropriate
student to be considered for admission to the Engineering graduate
foundation in the physical sciences. Engineering sciences build upon the
program. Students are required to take an additional thirty credit hours
basic sciences and are focused on applications.
for the M.S. degree. Up to nine of the 30 credit hours beyond the
undergraduate degree requirements can be 4XX level courses. The
The first two years also includes Engineering design course work within
remainder of the courses will be at the graduate level (5XX and above).
the Engineering Practice Introductory Course Sequence (EPICS I and
Students will need to choose a program specialty (Civil, Electrical,
II). This experience teaches design methodology and stresses the
Mechanical, and Systems). The College of Engineering & Computational
creative and synthesis aspects of the engineering profession. Finally, the
Sciences Graduate Bulletin provides details for each of these programs
first two years includes systems-oriented courses with humanities and
and includes specific instructions regarding required and elective
social sciences content; these courses explore the linkages within the
courses. Students may switch from the combined program which includes
environment, human society, and engineered devices.
a non-thesis Master of Science degree to a M.S. degree with a thesis
In the final two years, students complete an advanced core that includes
option; however, if students change degree programs they must satisfy
electric circuits, engineering mechanics, advanced mathematics,
all degree requirements for the M.S. with thesis degree.
thermodynamics, economics, engineering design, and additional studies
Combined Engineering Physics or Chemistry
in liberal arts and international topics. Students must choose a specialty
in civil, electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering and each
Baccalaureate and Engineering Systems
specialty includes a set of unique upper-division course requirements.
Masters Degrees
Free electives (9 credits), at the student’s discretion, can be used to
either satisfy a student’s personal interest in a topic or they can be
The College of Engineering & Computational Sciences in collaboration
used as coursework as part of an "area of special interest" of at least
with the Departments of Physics and Chemistry offers five-year programs
12 semester hours or a minor of at least 18 semester hours in another
in which students have the opportunity to obtain specific engineering
department or division.
skills to complement their physics or chemistry background. Physics or
chemistry students in this program fill in their technical and free electives
All students must complete a capstone design course which is focused
over their standard four year Engineering Physics or Chemistry B.S.
on an in-depth multidisciplinary engineering project. The projects are
program with a reduced set of engineering classes. These classes come

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generated by customer demand, and include experiential verification to
Degree Requirements in Engineering
ensure a realistic design experience.
Civil Specialty
Prospective students should note that this is an integrated, broad-
Freshman
based and interdisciplinary engineering program. Engineering analysis
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
and design is emphasized with interdisciplinary application for
industrial projects, structures and processes. For example, our unique
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0.5
Multidisciplinary Engineering Laboratory sequence promotes life-long
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4.0
learning skills using state-of-the-art instrumentation funded through a
VALUES
combination of grants from the Department of Education, private industry
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I

4.0
contributions, and investment by CSM.
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0.5
SEMINAR
The Civil Engineering Specialty builds on the multidisciplinary
engineering principles of the core curriculum to focus in Geotechnical and
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
Structural Engineering. Civil Specialty students are also asked to choose
AND ENGINEERS I
three civil elective courses from a list that includes offerings from other
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4.0
civil-oriented departments at CSM such as Geological Engineering and
BIOLOGY I
Mining Engineering. These electives give students the opportunity for
17.0
further specialization in other areas of Civil Engineering. Civil Specialty
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
students interested in a more research-oriented component to their
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
undergraduate curriculum are encouraged to take on an Independent
Study project with one of the Civil Engineering Faculty. These projects
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY

4.0
can offer a useful experience that is relevant to future graduate work.
II (SC1)
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
The Electrical Engineering Specialty builds on the engineering
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
principles of the core curriculum to provide exposure to the fundamentals
AND ENGINEERS II
of electrical engineering. The program includes core electrical
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
engineering coursework in circuit analysis, signal processing, electronics,
electromagnetic fields and waves, digital systems, machines and power
16.0
systems, and control systems. Students also take specialized electives
Sophomore
in the areas of microprocessor-based systems design, digital signal
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
processing, control systems, and power systems.
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
The Environmental Engineering Specialty introduces students to the
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
fundamentals of environmental engineering including the scientific and
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
regulatory basis of public health and environmental protection. Topics
AND ENGINEERS III
covered include environmental science and regulatory processes, water
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.0
3.0
4.5
and waste-water engineering, solid and hazardous waste management,
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
and contaminated site remediation.
OPTICS
CSCI260
FORTRAN PROGRAMMING,
2.0
2.0
The Mechanical Engineering Specialty complements the core
261, or EGGN 205
curriculum with courses that provide depth in material mechanics
and the thermal sciences with emphases in computational methods
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
and engineering design. Topics such as computational engineering,
17.0
machine design, control theory, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer are an
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
important part of the mechanical engineering program. The Mechanical
EGGN250
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

4.5
1.5
Engineering program has close ties to the metallurgical and materials
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
engineering, physics, chemical engineering and biological life sciences
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
communities on campus, and undergraduates are encouraged to get
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
involved in one of the large number of research programs conducted by
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
the Mechanical Engineering faculty. Many students go on to graduate
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
school.
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS


3.0
Students in each of the four specialties will spend considerable time
EPIC 25X
Design II
3.0
1.0
3.0
in laboratories. The College is well equipped with basic laboratory
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
equipment, as well as PC-based instrumentation systems, and the
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
program makes extensive use of computer-based analysis techniques.
17.0
The College of Engineering & Computational Sciences is housed in
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
George R. Brown Hall. Emphasis on hands-on education is reflected
CEEN331
ENGINEERING FIELD


3.0
in the division’s teaching and research laboratories. All students are
SESSION, CIVIL
encouraged to take the Fundamental of Engineering examination before
3.0
graduation.

72 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
Junior
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS


0.5
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
SEMINAR
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
AND ENGINEERS I
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
CEEN312
SOIL MECHANICS


3.0
COMPUTER SCIENCE, BIOL
CEEN312L
SOIL MECHANICS


1.0
110, or GEGN 101
LABORATORY
16.0
CEEN314
STRUCTURAL THEORY


3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MEGN424
COMPUTER AIDED


3.0
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
ENGINEERING
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY

4.0
16.0
II (SC1)
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
MATH348
ADVANCED ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
MATHEMATICS
AND ENGINEERS II
EGCV
Civil Specialty Elective
3.0
3.0
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
ELECT
16.0
CEEN415
FOUNDATIONS


3.0
Sophomore
CEEN443
DESIGN OF STEEL


3.0
STRUCTURES
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
CBEN210
INTRO TO


3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
THERMODYNAMICS
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
18.0
AND ENGINEERS III
Senior
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.0
2.5
4.5
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
OPTICS
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND
3.0
3.0
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
3.0
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
18.0
EGGN350
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

4.5
1.5
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
II
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
MEGN315
DYNAMICS


3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I
2.0
3.0
3.0
EGGN250
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

4.5
1.5
EGCV
Civil Specialty Elective
3.0
3.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
ELECT
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
16.5
EPIC25X
Design II
3.0
1.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II
1.0
6.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
EGCV
Civil Specialty Elective
3.0
3.0
ELECT
17.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Junior
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND
3.0
3.0
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
18.0
MATH348
ADVANCED ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
Total Hours: 138.5
MATHEMATICS
Electrical Specialty
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I


3.0
EENG284
DIGITAL LOGIC


4.0
Freshman
EENG382
ENGINEERING CIRCUIT


3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
ANALYSIS
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
EENG388
INFORMATION SYSTEMS


4.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN


4.0
SCIENCE
VALUES
20.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I

4.0

Colorado School of Mines 73
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY

4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
II (SC1)
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS


3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
EENG385
ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND


4.0
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
CIRCUITS
AND ENGINEERS II
EENG386
FUNDAMENTALS


3.0
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
OF ENGINEERING
16.0
ELECTROMAGNETICS
Sophomore
EENG389
FUNDAMENTALS OF


4.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
ELECTRIC MACHINERY
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
17.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
EENG334
ENGINEERING FIELD


3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
SESSION, ELECTRICAL
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.0
3.0
4.5
3.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
Senior
OPTICS
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CSCI260
FORTRAN PROGRAMMING or
2.0
2.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
261
EGGN450
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

3.0
1.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
17.0
III
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I
2.0
3.0
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
EGEL ELECT Electrical Specialty Elective
3.0
3.0
EGGN250
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

4.5
1.5
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
FEEDBACK CONTROL
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
SYSTEMS
EPIC25X
Design II
3.0
1.0
3.0
EGEL ELECT Electrical Specialty Elective
3.0
3.0
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
16.0
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II
1.0
6.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
EGEL ELECT Electrical Specialty Elective
3.0
3.0
17.0
FREE
Free Electives
3.0
3.0
Junior
FREE
Free Electives
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FREE
Free Electives
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
18.0
MATH348
ADVANCED ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
Total Hours: 141.0
MATHEMATICS
MEGN315
DYNAMICS


3.0
Environmental Specialty
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS


3.0
Freshman
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF


3.0
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
AND ENGINEERING I
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN


4.0
VALUES
18.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I

4.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS


0.5
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND
3.0
3.0
SEMINAR
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
EGGN350
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

4.5
1.5
AND ENGINEERS I
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
II
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF


4.0
BIOLOGY I
CEEN302
FUNDAMENTALS OF


3.0
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
17.0
AND ENGINEERING II
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I


3.0
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5

74 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
EGEV
Environmental Specialty
3.0
3.0
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
ELECT
Elective
16.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Sophomore
16.5
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
CEEN331
ENGINEERING FIELD


3.0
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
SESSION, CIVIL
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
Senior
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.0
3.0
4.5
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
OPTICS
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I
2.0
3.0
3.0
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
3.0
or EGGN 205
EGEV
Environmental Specialty
3.0
3.0
ELECT
Elective
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
MEGN424
COMPUTER AIDED


3.0
18.0
ENGINEERING
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
EGEV
Environmental Specialty
3.0
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
ELECT
Elective
MTGN202
ENGINEERED MATERIALS
3.0
3.0
15.0
EGGN250
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

4.5
1.5
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II
1.0
6.0
3.0
EPIC25X
Design II
3.0
1.0
3.0
EGEV
Environmental Specialty
3.0
3.0
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
ELECT
Elective
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
EGEV
Environmental Specialty
3.0
3.0
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
ELECT
Elective
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
17.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
18.0
MEGN201
MECHANICAL FIELD SESSION

3.0
Total Hours: 137.5
3.0
Junior
Mechanical Specialty
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Freshman
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
MATH348
ADVANCED ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN


4.0
MATHEMATICS
VALUES
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I

4.0
MEGN315
DYNAMICS


3.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS


0.5
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I


3.0
SEMINAR
EENG388
INFORMATION SYSTEMS


4.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
SCIENCE
AND ENGINEERS I
19.0
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
COMPUTER SCIENCE, BIOL
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
110, or GEGN 101
EGGN350
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

4.5
1.5
16.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
II
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS


3.0
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY

4.0
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
II (SC1)
FEEDBACK CONTROL
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
SYSTEMS
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
MEGN424
COMPUTER AIDED


3.0
AND ENGINEERS II
ENGINEERING

Colorado School of Mines 75
EGMC
Mechanical Specialty Elective
3.0
3.0
CEEN512
SOIL BEHAVIOR
3.0
ELECT
MNGN321
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS (A)
3.0
16.5
CEEN514
SOIL DYNAMICS
3.0
Senior
MNGN404
TUNNELING (B)
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MNGN405
ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (B)
3.0
EGGN450
MULTIDISCIPLINARY

3.0
1.0
MNGN406
DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
3.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
EXCAVATIONS (B)
III
GEGN466
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (B)
3.0
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I
2.0
3.0
3.0
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS 4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
(B)
MEGN471
HEAT TRANSFER


3.0
GEGN473
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE
3.0
MEGN481
MACHINE DESIGN


4.0
INVESTIGATION (B)
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Mechanics
17.0
MEGN412
ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CEEN406
FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS 3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
MEGN451
FLUID MECHANICS II
3.0
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II
1.0
6.0
3.0
MEGN416
ENGINEERING VIBRATION
3.0
EGMC
Mechanical Specialty Elective
3.0
3.0
Structural
ELECT
CEEN430
ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
3.0
EGMC
Mechanical Specialty Elective
3.0
3.0
CEEN443
DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
3.0
ELECT
CEEN440
TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
CEEN540
ADVANCED DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
CEEN541
DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
3.0
18.0
STRUCTURES II
Total Hours: 140.5
*
To count as elective credit, the companion course must be taken as
Engineering Specialty Electives
part of the Civil Specialty degree requirements.
Civil Specialty
Graduate courses in EG and elsewhere may occasionally be approved as
Civil specialty students are required to take three Civil Elective courses
civil electives on an ad hoc basis. In order for a course that is not listed
from the following list. The electives have been grouped by themes for
here to be considered, the student should submit a written request in
convenience only. When choosing their three courses, students can elect
advance to their faculty advisor enclosing a copy of the course syllabus.
for breadth across themes or depth within a theme.
Electrical Specialty
Students must take at least two courses marked (A).
Electrical specialty students are required to take three courses from the
following list of electrical technical electives:*
Environmental
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
MEGN330
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL
3.0
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
ENGINEERING
CEEN302
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
CEEN472
ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE
3.0
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II
MEGN441
INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
3.0
CEEN470
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
EENG411
DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
3.0
PROCESSES
EENG413
ANALOG AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
4.0
CEEN471
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
SYSTEMS
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
EENG417
MODERN CONTROL DESIGN
3.0
CEEN475
SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
3.0
EENG470
INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER
3.0
General
ELECTRONICS
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS (A)
3.0
EENG472
PRACTICAL DESIGN OF SMALL RENEWABLE
3.0
EBGN553
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (B)
3.0
ENERGY SYSTEMS
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
3.0
EENG480
POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
3.0
SYSTEMS
EENG481
ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED
3.0
CEEN405
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
3.0
ENERGY SYSTEMS
CEEN423
SURVEYING II
3.0
CSCI341
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
3.0
CEEN477
SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN
3.0
CSCI/MATH440
PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS AND 3.0
Geotechnical
ENGINEERS
CEEN410
ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS
3.0
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY
3.0

76 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
3.0
List A
STATISTICS
MEGN412
ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
MATH455
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
MEGN416
ENGINEERING VIBRATION
3.0
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
MEGN451
FLUID MECHANICS II
3.0
PHGN320
MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUANTUM
4.0
MEGN461
THERMODYNAMICS II
3.0
MECHANICS
List B
PHGN435
INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
3.0
MEGN330
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL
3.0
PROCESSING LABORATORY
ENGINEERING
PHGN440
SOLID STATE PHYSICS
3.0
MEGN380
MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING
3.0
PHGN441
SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICATIONS AND
3.0
PROCESSES
PHENOMENA
MEGN430
MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
PHGN462
ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICAL
3.0
MEGN441
INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
3.0
PHYSICS
EENG389
FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHINERY
4.0
*
Additional courses are advisor and Division Director approved special
EENG417
MODERN CONTROL DESIGN
3.0
topics with a number of EGGN398/EGGN498 and all graduate
CEEN405
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
3.0
courses taught in the Electrical Engineering specialty area. Students
CEEN406
FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS 3.0
should consult their faculty advisor for guidance.
CEEN443
DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
3.0
Environmental Specialty
CEEN581
WATERSHED SYSTEMS MODELING
3.0
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
All students pursuing the Environmental Specialty are required to take
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
3.0
CEEN301 and CEEN302 These courses are prerequisites for many 400
level Environmental Specialty courses. In addition students are required
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND
3.0
to take five courses from the following list:
DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
MTGN464
FORGING AND FORMING
2.0
CEEN461
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
3.0
MTGN475
METALLURGY OF WELDING
2.0
CEEN470
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
MLGN/MTGN570 BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
3.0
PROCESSES
MNGN444
EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II
3.0
CEEN471
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
PEGN311
DRILLING ENGINEERING
4.0
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
PEGN361
COMPLETION ENGINEERING
3.0
CEEN475
SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
3.0
PEGN419
WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION
3.0
CEEN480
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
3.0
EVALUATION
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE
PEGN515
RESERVOIR ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
3.0
CEEN303
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
3.0
LABORATORY
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
CEEN405
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
3.0
PHGN350
INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS
4.0
GEGN466
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
3.0
PHGN435
INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
3.0
PROCESSING LABORATORY
CEEN474
SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING 3.0
PHGN440
SOLID STATE PHYSICS
3.0
CEEN476
POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMENTALS
3.0
AND PRACTICE

Students completing the Engineering degree with an environmental
specialty may not also complete a minor or ASI in Environmental
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 41).
Science.
College of Engineering & Computational
Students should consult their faculty advisor for guidance on
course substitutions.
Sciences Areas of Special Interest and Minor
Programs
Mechanical Specialty
CECS offers minor and ASI programs to meet two sets of audiences: (1)
The list of approved Mechanical Engineering electives appears below.
students that are not pursuing an engineering degree and (2) students
Students are required to take three of these courses and at least one
that are pursuing an engineering degree in another department. For the
must be from List A. In addition to these courses, any graduate course
first audience, a minor or ASI is available in Engineering. This program
taught by a member of the Mechanical Engineering faculty will also be
offers the foundational coursework in engineering which is compatible
counted as a Mechanical Elective. Students are welcome to petition
with many of the topics in the Fundamentals of Engineering examination.
to have a course approved, and the petition form is provided on the
For the second audience, there is a program in engineering specialties.
Mechanical Engineering web site. Courses are occasionally added to
This program recognizes that many majors will have completed the
this list with the most updated version maintained on the Mechanical
fundamental engineering courses that are prerequisites to upper division
Engineering web site.
engineering courses. Since these students complete the fundamental
coursework as a part of their degree, they can pursue a minor or ASI

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in the four engineering specialties (civil, electrical, environmental,
EENG383
MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND
4.0
mechanical) as long as they are outside of their major department.
INTERFACING
MEGN412
ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
The requirements for a minor do not allow CECS engineering students
to acquire a minor as a part of the Engineering Specialties program (for
CEEN430
ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
3.0
instance, a student that is an Engineering-civil-specialty student cannot
CEEN406
FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS 3.0
get a minor in Engineering-mechanical specialty). However, the ASI
CEEN423
SURVEYING II
3.0
program in Engineering Specialties is available to all CECS students with
CEEN443
DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
3.0
the note that an ASI in the students declared major area is not allowed
CEEN445
DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
3.0
(for instance, Engineering-mechanical-specialty students cannot acquire
STRUCTURES
an ASI in Engineering-mechanical specialty). Students earning one of the
CEEN410
ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS
3.0
new engineering Bachelors degrees, however, (i.e. B.S. Mechanical) can
complete a CECS minor as long as it is outside of their home department.
CEEN473
HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS
3.0
CEEN470
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
Students wishing to enroll in either program must satisfy all prerequisite
PROCESSES
requirements for each course in a chosen sequence. Students in the
CEEN471
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
sciences or mathematics will therefore be better positioned to satisfy
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
prerequisite requirements in the General Engineering program, while
CEEN405
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
3.0
students in engineering disciplines will be better positioned to meet the
prerequisite requirements for courses in the Engineering Specialties.
CEEN415
FOUNDATIONS
3.0
CEEN511
UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS
3.0
Students majoring in Engineering with an Environmental Specialty
MEGN416
ENGINEERING VIBRATION
3.0
may not also complet a minor or ASI in Environmental Science andf
CEEN499
INDEPENDENT STUDY
1-6
Engineering.
GEGN467
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
4.0
The courses listed below, constituting each program and the specialty
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS 4.0
variations, are offered as guidelines for selecting a logical sequence.
MNGN321
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS
3.0
In cases where students have unique backgrounds or interests, these
sequences may be adapted accordingly through consultation with faculty

in the college.

Engineering Program
Engineering Specialties Program Electrical Minor
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must be selected from:
and ASI
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must be selected from
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
a basic electrical program comprising:*
MEGN315
DYNAMICS
3.0
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
3.0
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I
3.0
EENG382
ENGINEERING CIRCUIT ANALYSIS
3.0
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
3.0
Additional courses are to be selected from:
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
3.0
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
SYSTEMS
Total Hours
21.0
EENG334
ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ELECTRICAL
3.0
Note: Multidisciplinary Engineering Laboratories I, II and III (EGGN250,
EENG385
ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS
4.0
EGGN350 and EGGN450, respectively) may be taken as laboratory
EENG386
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING
3.0
supplements to EENG281, MEGN351 and CEEN311.
ELECTROMAGNETICS
EENG388
INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE
4.0

EENG389
FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHINERY
4.0
Engineering Specialties Program Civil Minor and
EENG411
DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
3.0
ASI
EENG413
ANALOG AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
4.0
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must be selected from:
SYSTEMS
EENG417
MODERN CONTROL DESIGN
3.0
CEEN314
STRUCTURAL THEORY
3.0
EENG470
INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER
3.0
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
ELECTRONICS
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
EENG480
POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
3.0
CEEN302
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II
CEEN312
SOIL MECHANICS
3.0
CEEN312L
SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY
1.0

78 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
*
Additional courses are approved special topics with a number
EGGN250. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LABORATORY. 1.5
EENG398/EENG498 and all graduate courses taught in the Electrical
Hour.
Engineering specialty area. Students should consult their faculty
(I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments integrating instrumentation, circuits
advisor for guidance
and power with computer data acqui sitions and sensors. Sensor data is
used to transition between science and engineering science. Engineering

Science issues like stress, strains, thermal conductivity, pressure and
Engineering specialties program Environmental
flow are investigated using fundamentals of equilibrium, continuity, and
Minor and ASI
conservation. Prerequisite: DCGN381 or concurrent enrollment. 4.5 hours
lab; 1.5 semester hour.
All students pursuing the Environmental Minor or ASI are required to
take CEEN 301 and CEEN302. Additional courses for the ASI or Minor
EGGN350. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LABORATORY II.
sequence must be selected from:
1.5 Hour.
(I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments integrating electrical circuits, fluid
CEEN461
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
3.0
mechanics, stress analysis, and other engineering fundamentals using
CEEN480
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
3.0
computer data acquisition and transducers. Fluid mechanics issues
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE
like compressible and incompressible fluid flow (mass and volumetric),
pressure losses, pump characteristics, pipe networks, turbulent and
CEEN470
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
laminar flow, cavitation, drag, and others are covered. Experimental
PROCESSES
stress analysis issues like compression and tensile testing, strain gage
CEEN471
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
installation, Young’s Modulus, stress vs. strain diagrams, and others are
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
covered. Experimental stress analysis and fluid mechanics are integrated
CEEN475
SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
3.0
in experiments which merge fluid power of the testing machine with
CEEN472
ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE
3.0
applied stress and displacement of material specimen. Prerequisite:
CEEN474
SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING 3.0
EGGN250. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: EGGN351, EGGN320.
CEEN476
POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMENTALS
3.0
4.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
AND PRACTICE
EGGN408. INTRODUCTION TO SPACE EXPLORATION. 1.0 Hour.
CEEN492
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
3.0
(I) Overview of extraterrestrial applications of science and engineering
by covering all facets of human and robotic space exploration, including

its history, current status, and future opportunities in the aerospace and
planetary science fields. Subtopics include: the space environment,
Engineering specialties program Mechanical
space transportation systems, destinations (Low-Earth orbit, Moon,
Minor and ASI
Mars, asteroids, other planets), current research, missions, and
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must be selected from:
projects, the international and commercial perspectives, and discussion
of potential career opportunities. This seminarstyle class is taught
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
3.0
by CSM faculty, engineers and scientists from space agencies and
SYSTEMS
research organizations, aerospace industry experts, and visionaries
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
and entrepreneurs of the private space commerce sector. Prerequisites:
None; 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
MEGN412
ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
MEGN424
COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING
3.0
EGGN450. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LABORATORY III.
1.0 Hour.
MEGN441
INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
3.0
(I, II) Laboratory experiments integrating electrical circuits, fluid
MEGN451
FLUID MECHANICS II
3.0
mechanics, stress analysis, and other engineering fundamentals
MEGN461
THERMODYNAMICS II
3.0
using computer data acquisition and transducers. Students will design
MEGN471
HEAT TRANSFER
3.0
experiments to gather data for solving engineering problems. Examples
MEGN481
MACHINE DESIGN
4.0
are recommending design improvements to a refrigerator, diagnosing
and predict ing failures in refrigerators, computer control of a hydraulic

fluid power circuit in a fatigue test, analysis of structural failures in an off-
road vehicle and redesign, diagnosis and prediction of failures in a motor/
generator system. Prerequisites: EGGN320, EGGN351, either EGGN350
or EGGN382; Corequisite: EGGN307. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Courses
EGGN205. PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS AND ENGINEERING
ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
(I,II) This course provides an introduction to techniques of scientific
computation that are utilized for engineering analysis, with the software
package MATLAB as the primary computational platform. The course
focuses on methods data analysis and programming, along with
numerical solutions to algebraic and differential equations. Engineering
applications are used as examples throughout the course. Prerequisite:
MATH112 or MATH113 or MATH122 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 79
EGGN491. SENIOR DESIGN I. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) (WI) This course is the first of a two-semester capstone course
sequence giving the student experience in the engineering design
process. Realistic open-ended design problems are addressed for real
world clients at the conceptual, engineering analysis, and the synthesis
stages and include economic and ethical considerations necessary to
arrive at a final design. Students are assigned to interdisciplinary teams
and exposed to processes in the areas of design methodology, project
management, communications, and work place issues. Strong emphasis
is placed on this being a process course versus a project course.
This is a writing-across-the-curriculum course where students’ written
and oral communication skills are strengthened. The design projects
are chosen to develop student creativity, use of design methodology
and application of prior course work paralleled by individual study
and research. Prerequisite: Field session appropriate to the student’s
specialty and EPIC251. For Mechanical Specialty students, concurrent
enrollment or completion of EGGN 411. For Civil Specialty students,
concurrent enrollment or completion of any one of EGGN444, EGGN445,
EGGN447, or EGGN464. 1-2 hour lecture; 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
EGGN492. SENIOR DESIGN II. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) (WI) This course is the second of a two-semester sequence to
give the student experience in the engineering design process. Design
integrity and performance are to be demonstrated by building a prototype
or model, or producing a complete drawing and specification package,
and performing pre-planned experimental tests, wherever feasible,
to verify design compliance with client requirements. Prerequisite:
EGGN491. 1 hour lecture; 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
EGGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 15.0 Hours.
EGGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.

80 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
Mechanical Engineering
Curriculum
During the first two years at CSM, students complete a set of core
http://mechanical.mines.edu
courses that include mathematics, basic sciences, and engineering
Program Description
sciences. coursework in mathematics is an essential part of the
curriculum which gives mechanical engineering students essential
tools for modeling, analyzing, and predicting physical phenomena.
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers a design-
The basic sciences are represented by physics and chemistry which
oriented undergraduate program in mechanical engineering. The
provide an appropriate foundation in the physical sciences. Engineering
program emphasizes fundamental engineering principles and requires
sciences build upon the basic sciences and are focused on mechanical
in-depth understanding of mechanical engineering. Graduates are
engineering applications.
in a position to take advantage of a broad variety of professional
opportunities, and are well-prepared for a mechanical engineering
The first two years also includes engineering design coursework within
career in a world of rapid technological change. This department
the Engineering Practice Introductory Course Sequence (EPICS I and II).
also supports the legacy Bachelor of Science degree with a specialty
This experience teaches design methodology and stresses the creative
in Mechanical Engineering offered by the College of Engineering &
and synthesis aspects of the mechanical engineering profession. Finally,
Computational Sciences. Please see the Engineering section of the
the first two years includes systems-oriented courses with humanities and
bulletin for information about that degree.
social sciences content; these courses explore the linkages within the
environment, human society, and engineered devices.
Mission Statement
In the final two years, students complete an advanced core that includes
The Department of Mechanical Engineering promotes in-depth training
fluid mechanics, engineering mechanics, advanced mathematics,
and research advances in engineering science and design. The
thermodynamics, heat transfer, engineering design, economics and
Department accomplishes this through an educational platform that
additional studies in liberal arts international topics. The program contains
instills in its graduates a strong foundation in mechanical engineering
free electives (9 credits), at the student’s discretion, that can be used
disciplines, a working knowledge of technical tools, and an ethical vision
to either satisfy a student’s personal interest in a topic or they can be
and sense of inquiry to use engineering for improvement of
used as coursework as part of an "area of special interest" of at least
people’s lives. The Department sustains and develops its undergraduate
12 semester hours or a minor of at least 18 semester hours in another
and graduate programs with a focus in traditional and emerging areas of
department.
mechanical engineering to prepare students for successful careers.
All students must complete a capstone design course which is focused
The legacy B.S. in Engineering degree is accredited by ABET. The B.S.
on an in-depth mechanical engineering related project. The projects are
degree in Mechanical Engineering is new as of the 2012-2013 school
generated by customer demand, and include experimental verification to
year and is therefore not yet accredited. Accreditation for this new degree
ensure a realistic design experience.
is being sought during the 2013-2014 school year.
Prospective students should note that this is a design–oriented
Program Educational Objectives
mechanical engineering program. Engineering analysis and design
is emphasized with applications in mechanical engineering design,
(Bachelor of Science in Mechanical
manufacturing and processes. Classroom education is augmented with
Engineering)
extensive practical laboratory experiences.
The Mechanical Engineering program contributes to the educational
The Mechanical Engineering junior and senior level courses provide
objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET
depth in material mechanics and the thermal sciences with emphases
Accreditation Criteria. In addition, the Mechanical Engineering Program at
in computational methods and engineering design. Topics such as
CSM has established the following program educational objectives for the
computational engineering, machine design, control theory, fluid
BS degree in Mechanical Engineering:
mechanics, heat transfer and biomechanics are an important part of
the mechanical engineering program. The Mechanical Engineering
Within three to five years of completing their degree, graduates will be:
Department has close ties to the metallurgical and materials engineering,
engineering physics, chemical engineering and biological life sciences
• Applying their Mechanical Engineering education as active contributors
communities on campus, and undergraduates are encouraged to become
in the workforce or graduate school.
involved in one of the large number of research programs conducted by
• Effective at communicating technical information in a diverse and
the Mechanical Engineering faculty. Many students go on to graduate
globally integrated society.
school.
• Demonstrating their commitment to continued professional
Students in mechanical engineering will spend considerable time in
development through training, coursework and/or professional society
laboratories and use a variety of computer-based analysis techniques.
involvement.
The department is well equipped with basic laboratory equipment, such
as PC-based instrumentation systems, a 3D printer rapid prototyping
• Exemplifying ethical and social responsibility in their professional
facility and several computational laboratory classrooms. Several
activities.
advanced experimental facilities are also available within the department
and include: the robotics and automation laboratory, a biomechanics
laboratory, an IC engines laboratory and the CSM fuel cell technology
center.

Colorado School of Mines 81
Students are encouraged to become involved in research that is being
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
conducted within the Department of Mechanical Engineering. These
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
research areas include: biomechanics, solid mechanics and materials,
OPTICS
thermal science and engineering, and robotics, automation, and design.
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS


3.0
The Mechanical Engineering Department is housed in the west wing of
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
the George R. Brown Hall. Emphasis on hands-on education is reflected
18.0
in the department’s teaching and research laboratories. All students are
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
encouraged to take the Fundamental of Engineering examination before
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
graduation.
MTGN202
ENGINEERED MATERIALS


3.0
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
Mechanical Engineering complements the core curriculum with courses
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
that provide depth in material mechanics and the thermal sciences with
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
emphases in computational methods and engineering design. Topics
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
such as computational engineering, machine design, control theory, fluid
EGGN250
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.5
mechanics, and heat transfer are an important part of the mechanical
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
engineering program. The Mechanical Engineering program has close
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II


3.0
ties to the metallurgical and materials engineering, physics, chemical
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
engineering and biological life sciences communities on campus, and
undergraduates are encouraged to get involved in one of the large
17.0
number of research programs conducted by the Mechanical Engineering
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
faculty. Many students go on to graduate school.
MEGN201
MECHANICAL FIELD SESSION

3.0
3.0
Bachelor of Science in
Junior
Mechanical Engineering Degree
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Requirements:
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND


3.0
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
Freshman
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I


3.0
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
MEGN315
DYNAMICS


3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN


4.0
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I


3.0
VALUES
15.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I

4.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS


0.5
SEMINAR
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS


3.0
AND ENGINEERS I
EGGN350
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.5
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF


4.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
BIOLOGY I, GEGN 101, or
II
CSCI 101
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
17.0
FEEDBACK CONTROL
SYSTEMS
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MEGN424
COMPUTER AIDED


3.0
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
ENGINEERING
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY

4.0
MECH
Mechanical Engineering


3.0
II (SC1)
ELECT
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
Elective*
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
16.5
AND ENGINEERS II
Senior
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
16.0
EGGN450
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.0
Sophomore
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
III
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I


3.0
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II


3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
MEGN471
HEAT TRANSFER


3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
AND ENGINEERS III
MEGN481
MACHINE DESIGN


4.0

82 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
PHGN350
INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS
4.0
17.0
PHGN435
INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PROCESSING LABORATORY
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II


3.0
PHGN440
SOLID STATE PHYSICS
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III


3.0
Combined Mechanical Engineering
MECH
Mechanical Engineering


3.0
ELECT
Baccalaureate and Masters Degrees
Elective*
MECH
Mechanical Engineering


3.0
Mechanical Engineering offers a five year combined program in which
ELECT
Elective*
students have the opportunity to obtain specific engineering skills
supplemented with graduate coursework in mechanical engineering.
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
Upon completion of the program, students receive two degrees, the
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and the Master of
18.0
Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Total Hours: 137.5
Students must apply to enter this program by the beginning of their
* Mechanical Engineering students are required to take three Mechanical
Senior year and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. To complete the
Engineering elective courses. At least one of these courses must be from
undergraduate portion of the program, students must successfully
List A, the remaining must be from List B.
complete all Mechanical Engineering undergraduate curriculum. At the
beginning of the Senior year, a pro forma graduate school application
Mechanical Engineering List A Electives:
is submitted and as long as the undergraduate portion of the program
is successfully completed, the student is admitted to the Mechanical
MEGN412
ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
Engineering graduate program.
MEGN416
ENGINEERING VIBRATION
3.0
Students are required to take an additional thirty credit hours for the M.S.
MEGN451
FLUID MECHANICS II
3.0
degree. Up to nine of the 30 credit hours beyond the undergraduate
MEGN461
THERMODYNAMICS II
3.0
degree requirements can be 400-level courses. The remainder of
the courses will be at the graduate level (500-level and above). The
Mechanical Engineering List B Electives:
Mechanical Engineering Graduate Bulletin provides details for the
graduate program and includes specific instructions regarding required
CEEN405
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
3.0
and elective courses. Students may switch from the combined program,
CEEN406
FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS 3.0
which includes a non-thesis Master of Science degree to a M.S. degree
CEEN443
DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
3.0
with a thesis option; however, if students change degree programs they
CEEN581
WATERSHED SYSTEMS MODELING
3.0
must satisfy all degree requirements for the M.S. with thesis degree.
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
EENG389
FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHINERY
4.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 41).
EENG417
MODERN CONTROL DESIGN
3.0
MEGN330
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL
3.0
Mechanical Engineering Areas of Special
ENGINEERING
Interest and Minor Programs
MEGN380
MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING
3.0
PROCESSES
General Requirements
MEGN430
MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers minor and ASI programs.
MEGN441
INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
3.0
Students wishing to enroll in the ASI or minor program must satisfy
MNGN444
EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II
3.0
all prerequisite requirements for each course in a chosen sequence.
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
3.0
Students in the sciences or mathematics must be prepared to satisfy
prerequisite requirements in fundamental engineering and engineering
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND
3.0
science courses, while students in engineering disciplines will be better
DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
positioned to meet the prerequisite requirements for courses in the minor
MTGN464
FORGING AND FORMING
2.0
and ASI Mechanical Engineering program. No specific course sequences
MTGN475
METALLURGY OF WELDING
2.0
are suggested for students wishing to include Mechanical minors or
MTGN475L
METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY
1.0
areas of special interest in their programs. Rather, those students should
MTGN570
BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
3.0
consult with the ME department head (or designated faculty member) to
design appropriate sequences.
or MLGN570
BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
PEGN311
DRILLING ENGINEERING
4.0
PEGN361
COMPLETION ENGINEERING
3.0
PEGN419
WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION
3.0
EVALUATION
PEGN515
RESERVOIR ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
3.0
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0

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Courses
MEGN361. THERMODYNAMICS I. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II, S) A comprehensive treatment of thermodynamics from a
MEGN201. MECHANICAL FIELD SESSION. 3.0 Hours.
mechanical engineering point of view. Thermodynamic properties of
(S) This course provides the student with hands-on experience in
substances inclusive of phase diagrams, equations of state, internal
the use of modern engineering tools as part of the design process
energy, enthalpy, entropy, and ideal gases. Principles of conservation
including modeling, fabrication, and testing of components and systems.
of mass and energy for steady-state and transient analyses. First and
Student use engineering, mathematics and computers to conceptualize,
Second Law of thermodynamics, heat engines, and thermodynamic
model, create, test, and evaluate components and systems of their
efficiencies. Application of fundamental principles with an emphasis
creation. Teamwork is emphasized by having students work in teams.
on refrigeration and power cycles. Prerequisite: MATH213/MATH223/
Prerequisites: PHGN200, CSCI261 or EGGN205, and EPIC251/
MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EPIC252/EPIC262. Three weeks in summer field session; 3 semester
hours.
MEGN380. MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES. 3.0
Hours.
MEGN315. DYNAMICS. 3.0 Hours.
This course focuses on available engineering materials and the
(I, II, S) Absolute and relative motions. Kinetics, work-energy, impulse-
manufacturing processes used in their conversion into a product or
momentum, vibrations. Prerequisite: CEEN241 and MATH225. 3 hours
structure as critical considerations in design. Properties, characteristics,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
typical selection criteria, and applications are reviewed for ferrous and
MEGN330. INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0
nonferrous metals, plastics and composites. The nature, features, and
Hours.
economics of basic shaping operations are addressed with regard to
(I) The application of mechanical engineering principles and techniques
their limitations and applications and the types of processing equipment
to the human body presents many unique challenges. The discipline of
available. Related technology such as measurement and inspection
Biomedical Engineering (more specifically, Biomechanical Engineering)
procedures, numerical control systems and automated operations are
has evolved over the past 50 years to address these challenges.
introduced throughout the course. Prerequisite: CEEN311, MTGN202. 3
Biomechanical Engineering includes such areas as biomechanics,
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Taught on demand.
biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, and rehabilitation.
MEGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6
This course is intended to provide an introduction to, and overview
Hour.
of, Biomechanical Engineering and to prepare the student for more
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
advanced Biomechanical coursework. At the end of the semester,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
students should have a working knowledge of the special considerations
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
necessary to apply various mechanical engineering principles to the
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
human body. Prerequisites: CEEN320, PHGN200. Co-requisites:
MEGN315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
MEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Hours.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
(I,II,S) Supervised, full-time engineering- related employment for a
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
contin uous six-month period in which specific educational objectives are
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
achieved. Students must meet with the Engineering Division Faculty Co-
credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different topic/experience.
op Advisor prior to enrolling to clarify the educational objectives for their
individual Co-op program. Prerequisite: Second semester sophomore
MEGN412. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00. 3 semester
(I, II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
hours credit will be granted once toward degree requirements. Credit
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral shear stresses,
earned in EGGN340, Cooperative Education, may be used as free
Hooke’s law for isotropic material, and failure criteria. Introduction to
elective credit hours or a civil specialty elective if, in the judgment of
elasticity and to energy methods. Torsion of noncircular and thin-walled
the Co-op Advisor, the required term paper adequately documents
members. Unsymmetrical bending and shear-center, curved beams, and
the fact that the work experience entailed high-quality application
beams on elastic foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-walled
of engineering principles and practice. Applying the credits as free
cylinders and contact stresses. Prerequisite: CEEN311, MEGN424. 3
electives or civil electives requires the student to submit a “Declaration
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of Intent to Request Approval to Apply Co-op Credit toward Graduation
MEGN416. ENGINEERING VIBRATION. 3.0 Hours.
Requirements” form obtained from the Career Center to the Engineering
(II) Theory of mechanical vibrations as applied to single- and multi-
Division Faculty Co-op Advisor.
degree-of-freedom systems. Analysis of free and forced vibrations to
MEGN351. FLUID MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
different types of loading - harmonic, impulse, periodic and general
(I, II, S) Fluid properties, fluid statics, control-volume analysis, Bernoulli
transient loading. Derive model systems using D’Alambert’s principle,
equation, differential analysis and Navier-Stokes equations, dimensional
Lagrange’s equations and Hamilton’s principle. Analysis of natural
analysis, internal flow, external flow, open-channel flow, turbomachinery.
frequencies and mode shapes. Role of damping in machines and
Prerequisite: CEEN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
structures. Analysis and effects of resonance. Use of the modal
superposition method and the transient Duhamel integral method.
Prerequisite: MEGN315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

84 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
MEGN424. COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
MEGN451. FLUID MECHANICS II. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) This course introduces the student to the concept of computer-
(II) Review of elementary fluid mechanics and engineering, two-
aided engineering. The major objective is to provide the student with the
dimensional external flows, boundary layers, flow separation;
necessary background to use the computer as a tool for engineering
Compressible flow, isentropic flow, normal and oblique shocks, Prandtl-
analysis and design. The Finite Element Analysis (FEA) method and
Meyer expansion fans, Fanno and Rayleigh flow; Introduction to
associated computational engineering software have become significant
flow instabilities (e.g., Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, Raleigh Benard
tools in engineering analysis and design. This course is directed to
convection). Prerequisite: MEGN351 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
learning the concepts of FEA and its application to civil and mechanical
lecture; 3 semester hours.
engineering analysis and design. Note that critical evaluation of the
MEGN461. THERMODYNAMICS II. 3.0 Hours.
results of a FEA using classical methods (from statics and mechanics of
(I) This course includes the study of thermodynamic relations,
materials) and engineering judgment is employed throughout the course.
Clapeyron equation, mixtures and solutions, Gibbs function, combustion
Prerequisite: CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
processes, first and second law applied to reacting systems, third
MEGN430. MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
law of thermodynamics, real combustion processes, equilibrium of
(II) This course is intended to provide mechanical engineering students
multicomponent systems, simultaneous chemical reactions of real
with a second course in musculoskeletal biomechanics. At the end of the
combustion processes, ionization, overview of the major characteristics of
semester, students should have in-depth knowledge and understanding
spark-ignition and compression-ignition engines, define parameters used
necessary to apply mechanical engineering principles such as statics,
to describe engine operation, develop the necessary thermodynamic
dynamics, and mechanics of materials to the human body. The course
and combustion theory required for a quantitative analysis of engine
will focus on the biomechanics of injury since understanding injury
behavior, develop an integrated treatment of the various methods of
will require developing an understanding of normal biomechanics.
analyzing idealized models of internal combustion engine cycles, and
Prerequisite: MEGN315, CEEN311, MEGN330, or instructor permission.
finally summarize how operating characteristics of spark-ignition and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
compressionignition engine depend on the major engine design and
operating variables. Prerequisite: MEGN351, MEGN361. 3 hours lecture;
MEGN435. MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN MOVEMENT.
3 semester hours.
3.0 Hours.
(II) Introduction to modeling and simulation in biomechanics. The course
MEGN469. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
includes a synthesis of musculoskeletal properties and interactions with
(I) Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electrochemistry
the environment to construct detailed computer models and simulations.
from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials- science perspective.
The course will culminate in individual class projects related to each
Review types of fuel cells, fuel-processing requirements and approaches,
student’s individual interests. Prerequisites: MEGN315 and MEGN330, or
and fuel-cell system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell
consent of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
science and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells in the
Colorado Fuel Cell Center. Prerequisites: MEGN361 or CBEN357 or
MEGN436. COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
MTGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Computational Biomechanics provides an introduction to the application
of computer simulation to solve some fundamental problems in
MEGN471. HEAT TRANSFER. 3.0 Hours.
biomechanics and bioengineering. Musculoskeletal mechanics, medical
(I, II) Engineering approach to conduction, convection, and radiation,
image reconstruction, hard and soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics,
including steadystate conduction, nonsteady-state conduction, internal
and inter-subject variability will be considered. An emphasis will be
heat generation conduction in one, two, and three dimensions, and
placed on understanding the limitations of the computer model as a
combined conduction and convection. Free and forced convection
predictive tool and the need for rigorous verification and validation of
including laminar and turbulent flow, internal and external flow. Radiation
computational techniques. Clinical application of biomechanical modeling
of black and grey surfaces, shape factors and electrical equivalence.
tools is highlighted and impact on patient quality of life is demonstrated.
Prerequisite: MATH225/MATH235; MEGN351; MEGN361 or PHGN341.
Prerequisites: MEGN424, MEGN330. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Fall odd years.
MEGN481. MACHINE DESIGN. 4.0 Hours.
MEGN441. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) This course is an introduction to the principles of mechanical design.
(I, II) Overview and introduction to the science and engineering of
Methods for determining static, fatigue and surface failure are presented.
intelligent mobile robotics and robotic manipulators. Covers guidance and
Analysis and selection of machine components such as shafts, keys,
force sensing, perception of the environment around a mobile vehicle,
couplings, bearings, gears, springs, power screws, and fasteners is
reasoning about the environment to identify obstacles and guidance path
covered. Prerequisites: EPIC251; MEGN315 or PHGN350; CEEN311;
features and adaptively controlling and monitoring the vehicle health. A
and MEGN424. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
lesser emphasis is placed on robot manipulator kinematics, dynamics,
and force and tactile sensing. Surveys manipulator and intelligent mobile
robotics research and development. Introduces principles and concepts
of guidance, position, and force sensing; vision data processing; basic
path and trajectory planning algorithms; and force and position control.
Prerequi site: CSCI261 and EENG281. 2 hours lecture; 1 hour lab; 3
semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 85
MEGN482. MECHANICAL DESIGN USING GD&T. 3.0 Hours.
(II) The mechanical design process can be broadly grouped into
three phases: requirements and concept, design and analysis, details
and drawing package. In this class students will learn concepts and
techniques for the details and drawing package phase of the design
process. The details of a design are critical to the success of a design
project. The details include selection and implementation of a variety of
mechanical components such as fasteners (threaded, keys, retaining
rings), bearing and bushings. Fits and tolerances will also be covered.
Statistical tolerance analysis will be used to verify that an assembly
will fit together and to optimize the design. Mechanical drawings have
become sophisticated communication tools that are used throughout
the processes of design, manufacturing, and inspection. Mechanical
drawings are interpreted either by the ANSI or ISO standard which
includes Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). In this course
the student will learn to create mechanical drawings that communicate
all of the necessary information to manufacture the part, inspect the
part, and allow the parts to be assembled successfully. Prerequisite:
MEGN201. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MEGN493. ENGINEERING DESIGN OPTIMIZATION. 3.0 Hours.
(II) The application of gradient, stochastic and heuristic optimization
algorithms to linear and nonlinear optimization problems in constrained
and unconstrained design spaces. Students will consider problems
with continuous, integer and mixed-integer variables, problems with
single or multiple objectives and the task modeling design spaces and
constraints. Design optimization methods are becoming of increasing
importance in engineering design and offer the potential to reduce design
cycle times while improving design quality by leveraging simulation
and historical design data. Prerequisites: MATH213 and MATH225
(Required), CSCI260 or CSCI261 or other experience with computer
programming languages (Suggested). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MEGN497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Hours.
MEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6
Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

86 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
Economics and Business
To complete the economics major, students must take 45 hours of 300
and 400 level economics and business courses. Of these, 18 hours
must be at the 400 level. At least 30 of the required 45 hours must be
Program Description
taken in residence in the home department. For students participating
The economy is becoming increasingly global and dependent on
in an approved foreign study program, up to 19 hours of the 30 hours in
advanced technology. In such a world, private companies and public
residence requirement may be taken abroad.
organizations need leaders and managers who understand economics
and business, as well as science and technology.
Degree Requirements in Economics
Freshman
Programs in the Division of Economics and Business are designed to
bridge the gap that often exists between economists and managers,
lec
lab
sem.hrs
on the one hand, and engineers and scientists, on the other. All Mines
CORE
Common Core


33.0
undergraduate students are introduced to economic principles in a
33.0
required course, and many pursue additional course work in minor
Sophomore
programs or elective courses. The courses introduce undergraduate
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
students to economic and business principles so that they will understand
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
the economic and business environments, both national and global, in
which they will work and live.
DIST SCI
Distributed Science III*
3.0
3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
In keeping with the mission of the Colorado School of Mines, the Division
AND ENGINEERS III
of Economics and Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Economics.
Most economics degrees at other universities are awarded as a Bachelor
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
of Arts, with a strong liberal arts component. Our degree is grounded in
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
mathematics, engineering and the sciences. We graduate technologically
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
literate economists with quantitative economics and business skills that
16.5
give them a competitive advantage in today’s economy.
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Economics majors have a range of career options following their
EBGN301
INTERMEDIATE
3.0
3.0
undergraduate studies. Some pursue graduate degrees in economics,
MICROECONOMICS
business, or law. Others begin careers as managers, economic advisors,
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND
3.0
3.0
and financial officers in business or government, often in organizations
STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
that deal with engineering, applied science, and advanced technology.
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0

PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
FREE
Free Elective


3.0

EBGN
EBGN Elective I**
3.0
3.0
15.5
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Junior
Science in Economics)
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
EBGN302
INTERMEDIATE
3.0
3.0
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
MACROECONOMICS
Criteria, the educational objectives of the undergraduate program in
EBGN325
OPERATIONS RESEARCH
3.0
3.0
economics and business are:
EBGN
EBGN Elective II**
3.0
3.0
1. To provide students with a strong foundation in economic theory
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
and analytical techniques, taking advantage of the mathematical
Elective I
and quantitative abilities of CSM undergraduate students; and
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
2. To prepare students for the work force, especially in organizations
15.0
in CSM’s areas of traditional strength (engineering, applied science,
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
mathematics and computer science), and for graduate school,
EBGN303
ECONOMETRICS
3.0
3.0
especially in economics, business, and law.
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
Curriculum
EBGN409
MATHEMATICAL
3.0
3.0
ECONOMICS***
All economics majors take forty-five percent of their courses in math,
science, and engineering, including the same core required of all CSM
or EBGN Elective III**



undergraduates. Students take another forty percent of their courses in
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
economics and business. The remaining fifteen percent of the course
Elective II
work can come from any field. Many students complete minor programs
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
in a technical field, such as computer science, engineering, geology or
15.0
environmental science. A number of students pursue double majors.

Colorado School of Mines 87
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Area of Special Interest in Entrepreneurship
EBGN403
FIELD SESSION
3.0
3.0
The objective of the Area of Special Interest in Entrepreneurship is to
3.0
supplement an engineering or applied science education with tools and
Senior
processes to recognize and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities.
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
These tools include financial forecasting, business models and the
interrelationships of business functions including accounting, marketing,
EBGN401
ADVANCED TOPICS IN
3.0
3.0
finance, human resources and operations. The processes include
ECONOMICS
developing feasibility studies and business plans.
EBGN455
LINEAR PROGRAMMING***
3.0
3.0
The area of Special Interest in Entrepreneurship requires that students
or EBGN Elective III**



complete Principles of Economics (EBGN201), Business Principles for
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
Entrepreneurs (EBGN361), Introduction to Entrepreneurship (EBGN360)
Elective III
and Business Plan Development (EBGN460), for a total of 12 credit
EBGN
EBGN Elective IV**
3.0
3.0
hours.
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Economics Focus
15.0
EBGN301
INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
EBGN302
INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS
3.0
EBGN
EBGN Elective V**
3.0
3.0
EBGN303
ECONOMETRICS
3.0
EBGN
EBGN Elective VI**
3.0
3.0
EBGN310
ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE
3.0
EBGN
EBGN Elective VII**
3.0
3.0
ECONOMICS
FREE
Free Electives
6.0
6.0
EBGN315
BUSINESS STRATEGY
3.0
15.0
EBGN320
ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
Total Hours: 128.0
EBGN330
ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
EBGN340
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
3.0
*
Students in all degree options (majors) are required to complete
EBGN342
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
3.0
a minimum of three out of five courses from the list of Distributed
EBGN401
ADVANCED TOPICS IN ECONOMICS
3.0
Science Requirements. For Economics Majors, students have a
EBGN409
MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
3.0
choice of three of the following: BIOL110, GEGN101, PHGN200,
CHGN122, and CSCI101.
EBGN437
REGIONAL ECONOMICS
3.0
**
At least 2 EBGN elective courses must be at the 400-level or above.
EBGN441
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
3.0
*** Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
EBGN443
PUBLIC ECONOMICS
3.0
EBGN470
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
3.0

EBGN495
ECONOMIC FORECASTING
3.0
Business Focus
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 41).
EBGN304
PERSONAL FINANCE
3.0
Minor Program in Economics
EBGN305
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
3.0
The minor in Economics requires that students complete 6 economics
EBGN306
MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
3.0
courses, for a total of 18.0 credit hours. Minors are required to
EBGN314
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
3.0
take Principles of Economics (EBGN201) and either Intermediate
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
Microeconomics (EBGN301) or Intermediate Macroeconomics
EBGN325
OPERATIONS RESEARCH
3.0
(EBGN302). Students must complete 4 additional courses from the lists
EBGN345
PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE FINANCE
3.0
below. Students may choose courses from either the economics focus
or the business focus list (or both). Regardless of their course selection,
EBGN360
INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3.0
the minor remains "Economics." Economics courses taken as part of the
EBGN361
BUSINESS PRINCIPLES FOR
3.0
Humanities and Social Sciences electives can be counted toward the
ENTREPRENEURS
minor.
EBGN452
NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
Area of Special Interest in Economics
EBGN455
LINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
EBGN456
NETWORK MODELS
3.0
The area of special interest in Economics requires that students complete
EBGN457
INTEGER PROGRAMMING
3.0
Principles of Economics (EBGN201) and 3 other courses in economics
EBGN459
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
3.0
and business chosen from the lists below, for a total of 12 credit hours.
Except for Principles of Economics (EBGN201), economics courses
EBGN460
BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT
3.0
taken to complete any other graduation requirement may not be counted
EBGN461
STOCHASTIC MODELS IN MANAGEMENT
3.0
toward the area of special interest.
SCIENCE
EBGN474
INVENTING, PATENTING AND LICENSING
3.0

88 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
Minor Program in Operations Research (OR)
Courses
The Operations Research minor consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours
EBGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. 1-6
of a logical sequence of courses. Only three of these hours may be
Hour.
taken in the student’s degree-granting department. Three of these hours
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
must consist of a deterministic modeling course, three must consist of a
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
stochastic modeling course, and no more than three must draw from a
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
survey course (combining both stochastic and deterministic modeling).
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
EBGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Hour.
The objectives of the minor are to supplement an engineering or applied
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
science background with a formal approach to mathematical modeling
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
that includes assessing and/or improving the performance of a system.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
Such a system could be naturally occurring or man-made. Examples of
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
such systems are manufacturing lines, mines, wind farms, mechanical
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
systems such as turbines and generators (or a collection of such objects),
waste water treatment facilities, and chemical processes. The formal
EBGN201. PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
approach includes optimization, (e.g., linear programming, nonlinear
(I,II,S) Introduction to microeconomics and macroeconomics. This course
programming, integer programming), decision analysis, stochastic
focuses on applying the economic way of thinking and basic tools of
modeling, and simulation.
economic analysis. Economic effects of public policies. Analysis of
markets for goods, services and resources. Tools of cost-benefit analysis.
Deterministic Modeling (minimum of one)
Measures of overall economic activity. Determinants of economic growth.
CSCI262
DATA STRUCTURES
3.0
Monetary and fiscal policy. Prerequisites: None. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
CSCI406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
MATH406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
EBGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. 1-6
Hour.
CSCI404
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
3.0
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
EBGN452
NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
EBGN455
LINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
EBGN456
NETWORK MODELS
3.0
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
EBGN457
INTEGER PROGRAMMING
3.0
EBGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
3.0
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
SYSTEMS
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
EENG417
MODERN CONTROL DESIGN
3.0
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
MEGN502
ADVANCED ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
3.0
EBGN301. INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
Stochastic Modeling (minimum of one)
(I,II) This course introduces the theoretical and analytical foundations
of microeconomics and applies these models to the decisions and
EBGN459
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
3.0
interactions of consumers, producers and governments. Develops and
EBGN461
STOCHASTIC MODELS IN MANAGEMENT
3.0
applies models of consumer choice and production with a focus on
SCIENCE
general equilibrium results for competitive markets. Examines the effects
EBGN528
INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS SIMULATION
3.0
of market power and market failures on prices, allocation of resources
EBGN560
DECISION ANALYSIS
3.0
and social welfare. Prerequisites: EBGN201 and MATH213. 3 hours
MATH424
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS
3.0
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH438
STOCHASTIC MODELS
3.0
EBGN302. INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
MNGN438
GEOSTATISTICS
3.0
(I,II) Intermediate macroeconomics provides a foundation for analyzing
both short-run and long-run economic performance across countries and
PEGN438
GEOSTATISTICS
3.0
over time. The course discusses macroeconomic data analysis (including
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND
3.0
national income and balance of payments accounting), economic
DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
fluctuations and the potentially stabilizing roles of monetary, fiscal and
exchange rates policies, the role of expectations and intertemporal
Survey Course (Maximum of one)
considerations, and the determinants of long-run growth. The effects of
EBGN325
OPERATIONS RESEARCH
3.0
external and internal shocks (such as oil price shocks, resource booms
MNGN433
MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I
3.0
and busts) are analyzed. Prerequisites: EBGN201 and MATH213. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.


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EBGN303. ECONOMETRICS. 3.0 Hours.
EBGN321. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) (WI) Introduction to econometrics, including ordinary least-squares
(II) Time value of money concepts of present worth, future worth,
and single- equation models; two-stage least-squares and multiple-
annual worth, rate of return and break-even analysis applied to after-
equation models; specification error, serial correlation, heteroskedasticity,
tax economic analysis of mineral, petroleum and general investments.
and other problems; distributive-lag models and other extensions,
Related topics on proper handling of (1) inflation and escalation, (2)
hypothesis testing and forecasting applications. Prerequisites: EBGN201
leverage (borrowed money), (3) risk adjustment of analysis using
and MATH323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
expected value concepts, (4) mutually exclusive alternative analysis and
service producing alternatives. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3
EBGN304. PERSONAL FINANCE. 3.0 Hours.
semester hours.
(S) The management of household and personal finances. Overview of
financial concepts with special emphasis on their application to issues
EBGN325. OPERATIONS RESEARCH. 3.0 Hours.
faced by individuals and households: budget management, taxes,
(I) This survey course introduces fundamental operations research
savings, housing and other major acquisitions, borrowing, insurance,
techniques in the optimization areas of linear programming, network
investments, meeting retirement goals, and estate planning. Survey of
models (i.e., maximum flow, shortest part, and minimum cost flow),
principles and techniques for the management of a household’s assets
integer programming, and nonlinear programming. Stochastic
and liabilities. Study of financial institutions and their relationship to
(probabilistic) topics include queuing theory and simulation. Inventory
households, along with a discussion of financial instruments commonly
models are discussed as time permits. The emphasis in this applications
held by individuals and families. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
course is on problem formulation and obtaining solutions using Excel
Software. Prerequisite: Junior Standing, EBGN201, MATH112. 3 hours
EBGN305. FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING. 3.0 Hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Survey and evaluation of balance sheets and income and expense
statements, origin and purpose. Evaluation of depreciation, depletion,
EBGN330. ENERGY ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
and reserve methods for tax and internal management purposes. Cash
(I) Study of economic theories of optimal resource extraction, market
flow analysis in relation to planning and -decision making. Inventory
power, market failure, regulation, deregulation, technological change
methods and cost controls related to dynamics of production and
and resource scarcity. Economic tools used to analyze OPEC, energy
processing. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mergers, natural gas price controls and deregulation, electric utility
restructuring, energy taxes, environmental impacts of energy use,
EBGN306. MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING. 3.0 Hours.
government R&D programs, and other energy topics. Prerequisite:
(II) Introduction to cost concepts and principles of management
EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
accounting including cost accounting. The course focuses on activities
that create value for customers and owners of a company and
EBGN340. ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
demonstrates how to generate cost-accounting information to be used
This course considers the intersection of energy and environmental policy
in management decision making. Prerequisite: EBGN201, EBGN305. 3
from an economic perspective. Policy issues addressed include climate
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
change, renewable resources, externalities of energy use, transportation,
and economic development and sustainability. Prerequisites: EBGN201.
EBGN310. ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS. 3.0
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Hours.
(I) (WI) Application of microeconomic theory to topics in environmental
EBGN342. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
and resource economics. Topics include analysis of pollution control,
(II) (WI) Theories of development and underdevelopment. Sectoral
benefit/cost analysis in decision-making and the associated problems
development policies and industrialization. The special problems and
of measuring benefits and costs, non-renewable resource extraction,
opportunities created by an extensive mineral endowment, including
measures of resource scarcity, renewable resource management,
the Dutch disease and the resource-curse argument. The effect of
environmental justice, sustainability, and the analysis of environmental
value-added processing and export diversification on development.
regulations and resource policies. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours
Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Offered
lecture; 3 semester hours.
alternate years.
EBGN314. PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Hours.
EBGN345. PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE FINANCE. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Introduction of underlying principles, fundamentals, and knowledge
(II) Introduction to corporate finance, financial management, and financial
required of the manager in a complex, modern organization. Prerequisite:
markets. Time value of money and discounted cash flow valuation, risk
EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and returns, interest rates, bond and stock valuation, capital budgeting
and financing decisions. Introduction to financial engineering and
EBGN315. BUSINESS STRATEGY. 3.0 Hours.
financial risk management, derivatives, and hedging with derivatives.
(II) An introduction to game theory and industrial organization (IO)
Prerequisite: EBGN201, EBGN305. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
principles at a practical and applied level. Topics include economies of
scale and scope, the economics of the make-versus-buy decision, market
EBGN360. INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP. 3.0 Hours.
structure and entry, dynamic pricing rivalry, strategic positioning, and the
(I) This course introduces students to the entrepreneurial process,
economics of organizational design. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours
focusing on the concepts, practices, and tools of the entrepreneurial
lecture; 3 semester hours.
world. This will be accomplished through a combination of readings,
cases, speakers, and projects designed to convey the unique
EBGN320. ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
environment of entrepreneurship and new ventures. The mastery of
(II) The theoretical, empirical and policy aspects of the economics of
concepts covered in this course will lead to an initial evaluation of new
technology and technological change. Topics include the economics of
venture ideas. In this course students will interact with entrepreneurs,
research and development, inventions and patenting, the Internet, e-
participate in class discussion, and be active participants in the teaching/
commerce, and incentives for efficient implementation of technology.
learning process. Prerequisite: EBGN201. Corequisite: EBGN361. 3
Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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EBGN361. BUSINESS PRINCIPLES FOR ENTREPRENEURS. 3.0
EBGN405. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MACROECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
(I) This course is a sequel to Intermediate Macroeconomics. The
(I) Students will be introduced to each of the functional areas of an
course will cover (i) modern economic growth theory and empirics;
entrepreneurial business, including marketing, accounting, finance,
(ii) microfoundations and econometric estimation of macroeconomic
operations, human resources management, and business operations.
relationships, such as consumption, gross fixed investment, inventory
The course is designed to help students appreciate the interrelationship
behavior and the sustainability of fiscal deficits; and (iii) multi-sectoral
of these business functions and, understand how they operate in an
models of international trade and finance. Other topics may include
entrepreneurial start-up business. In this course students are expected to
real business cycle models, macroeconomic policy simulation,
participate in class discussion, and be active participants in the teaching/
macroeconomic policy efficacy in globally integrated economies, foreign
learning process. The class will be highly interactive and your engaged
repercussions effects, empirical relationships between interest rates and
participation and presence will be required. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3
exchange rates, and interactions between resource industries and the
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
rest of the economy. Prerequisites: EBGN301, ENGN302, EBGN303. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. 1-6
Hour.
EBGN409. MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(II) Application of mathematical tools to economic problems. Coverage
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
of mathematics needed to read published economic literature and
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
to do graduate study in economics. Topics from differential and
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
integral calculus, matrix algebra, differential equations, and dynamic
programming. Applications are taken from mineral, energy, and
EBGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
environmental issues, requiring both analytical and computer solutions
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
using programs such as GAMS and MATHEMATICA. Prerequisites:
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
MATH213, EBGN301, EBGN302; or permission of the instructor. 3 hours
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
lecture; 3 semester hours.
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
EBGN437. REGIONAL ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) (WI) Analysis of the spatial dimension of economies and economic
EBGN401. ADVANCED TOPICS IN ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
decisions. Interregional capital and labor mobility. Location decisions
(I) Application of economic theory to microeconomic and macroeconomic
of firms and households. Agglomeration economies. Models of regional
problems. This course will involve both theoretical and empirical
economic growth. Measuring and forecasting economic impact and
modeling. Specific topics will vary by semester depending on faculty
regional growth. Local and regional economic development policy. Urban
and student interest. Topics may include general equilibrium modeling,
and regional spatial structure. Emphasis on application of tools and
computational economics, game theory, the economics of information,
techniques of regional analysis. Prerequisite: EBGN301. 3 hours lecture;
intertemporal allocations, economic growth, microfoundations of
3 semester hours.
macroeconomic models and policy simulation. Prerequisites: EBGN301,
EBGN302 and EBGN303. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN441. INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) (WI) Theories and determinants of international trade, including static
EBGN403. FIELD SESSION. 3.0 Hours.
and dynamic comparative advantage and the gains from trade. The
(S) (WI) An applied course for students majoring in economics. The field
history of arguments for and against free trade. The political economy of
session may consist of either participation in a computer simulation or an
trade policy in both developing and developed countries. Prerequisite:
independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member.
EBGN301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
In the computer simulation, students work as part of the senior executive
team of a company and are responsible for developing and executing a
EBGN443. PUBLIC ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
strategy for their company with on-going decisions on everything from
(I) (WI) This course covers public-sector economics, including the
new product development, to marketing, to finance and accounting.
fundamental institutions and relationships between the government and
Prerequisites: EBGN301, EBGN302, EBGN303; or permission of the
private decision makers. It covers the fundamental generalequilibrium
instructor. 3 semester hours.
welfare theorems and their interaction with government policy instruments
that affect efficiency and distribution. Normative topics include an
EBGN404. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MICROECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
intensive study of the causes and consequences of, and policy
(I) Application of economic theory to microeconomic problems. This
prescriptions for, market failure due to public goods, or other problems
course will involve both theoretical and empirical modeling of consumers,
associated with externalities and income distribution. Positive analysis
producers and markets. Topics may include game theory, risk and
focuses on policy formation in the context of political- economy and public
uncertainty, the economics of information, intertemporal allocations and
choice theories. Prerequisite: EBGN301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
general equilibrium modeling. Prerequisites: EBGN301, EBGN302 and
hours.
EBGN303. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN452. NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING. 3.0 Hours.
(II) As an advanced course in optimization, this course will address
both unconstrained and constrained nonlinear model formulation
and corresponding algorithms, e.g., gradient search and Newton’s
method, Lagrange multiplier methods and reduced gradient algorithms.
Applications of state-of-the-art hardware and software will emphasize
solving real-world problems in areas such as mining, energy,
transportation and the military. Prerequisite: EBGN455 or permission of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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EBGN455. LINEAR PROGRAMMING. 3.0 Hours.
EBGN460. BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
(I) This course addresses the formulation of linear programming models,
(II) This course leads students through the process of developing a
examines linear programs in two dimensions, covers standard form and
detailed business plan for a start-up company. The creation of a business
other basics essential to understanding the Simplex method, the Simplex
plan can be challenging, frustrating, fascinating and will lead to a more
method itself, duality theory, complementary slackness conditions, and
in-depth understand of how businesses start and operate. Most new
sensitivity analysis. As time permits, multi-objective programming, an
ventures are started by teams, with complementary skills and experience
introduction to linear integer programming, and the interior point method
sets. In this class, therefore, students will work in teams to develop and
are introduced. Applications of linear programming models discussed in
write a business plan. This class is also about identifying a new product
this course include, but are not limited to, the areas of manufacturing,
or service with a viable market and potential to develop into a profitable
finance, energy, mining, transportation and logistics, and the military.
enterprise by expanding the feasibility study work from EBGN360. This
Prerequisites: MATH332 or MATH348 or EBGN409 or permission of
course is the hands-on work of developing a business plan, and as such
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
is intense and demanding. Additionally, this course will integrate previous
entrepreneurship, business and economics classes. In this course
EBGN456. NETWORK MODELS. 3.0 Hours.
students are expected to participate in class discussion, and be active
(II) Network models are linear programming problems that possess
participants in the teaching/learning process. The class will be highly
special mathematical structures. This course examines a variety of
interactive and engaged participation and presence will be required.
network models, specifically, spanning tree problems, shortest path
Prerequisites: EBGN360, EBGN361; 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
problems, maximum flow problems, minimum cost flow problems, and
transportation and assignment problems. For each class of problem, we
EBGN461. STOCHASTIC MODELS IN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE. 3.0
present applications in areas such as manufacturing, finance, energy,
Hours.
mining, transportation and logistics, and the military. We also discuss
(II) As a quantitative managerial course, the course is an introduction to
an algorithm or two applicable to each problem class. As time permits,
the use of probability models for analyzing risks and economic decisions
we explore combinatorial problems that can be depicted on graphs,
and doing performance analysis for dynamic systems. The difficulties
e.g., the traveling salesman problem and the Chinese postman problem,
of making decisions under uncertainty are familiar to everyone. We will
and discuss the tractability issues associated with these problems in
learn models that help us quantitatively analyze uncertainty and how to
contrast to "pure" network models. Prerequisites: MATH111; EBGN325 or
use related software packages for managerial decision-making and to
EBGN455; or permission of the instructor.
do optimization under uncertainty. Illustrative examples will be drawn
from many fields including marketing, finance, production, logistics
EBGN457. INTEGER PROGRAMMING. 3.0 Hours.
and distribution, energy and mining. The main focus of the course is
(II) As an advanced course in optimization, this course will address
to see methodologies that help to quantify the dynamic relationships
computational performance of linear and linear-integer optimization
of sequences of "random" events that evolve over time. Prerequisite:
problems, and, using state-of-the-art hardware and software, will
permission of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
introduce solution techniques for "difficult" optimization problems. We will
discuss such methodologies applied to the monolith, e.g., branch-and-
EBGN470. ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
bound and its variations, cutting planes, strong formulations, as well as
(II) (WI) This course considers the role of markets as they relate to
decomposition and reformulation techniques, e.g., Lagrangian relaxation,
the environment. Topics discussed include environmental policy and
Benders decomposition, column generation. Additional special topics may
economic incentives, market and non-market approaches to pollution
be introduced as time permits. Prerequisite: EBGN455 or permission of
regulation, property rights and the environment, the use of benefit/cost
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
analysis in environmental policy decisions, and methods for measuring
environmental and nonmarket values. Prerequisite: EBGN301. 3 hours
EBGN459. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) As a quantitative managerial course, the course will explore how firms
can better organize their operations so that they more effectively align
EBGN474. INVENTING, PATENTING AND LICENSING. 3.0 Hours.
their supply with the demand for their products and services. Supply
(S) (WI) This course provides an introduction to the legal framework
Chain Management (SCM) is concerned with the efficient integration
of inventing and patenting and addresses practical issues facing
of suppliers, factories, warehouses and retail-stores (or other forms of
inventors. The course examines patent law, inventing and patenting in
distribution channels) so that products are provided to customers in the
the corporate environment, patent infringement and litigation, licensing,
right quantity and at the right time. Topics include managing economies
and the economic impact of patents. Methods and resources for
of scale for functional products, managing market- mediation costs for
market evaluation, searching prior art, documentation and disclosure of
innovative products, make-to order versus make-to-stock systems, quick
invention, and preparing patent applications are presented. Prerequisite:
response strategies, risk pooling strategies, supply-chain contracts and
Permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
revenue management. Additional "special topics" will also be introduced,
EBGN495. ECONOMIC FORECASTING. 3.0 Hours.
such as reverse logistics issues in the supply-chain or contemporary
(II) An introduction to the methods employed in business and
operational and financial hedging strategies. Prerequisite: permission of
econometric forecasting. Topics include time series modeling, Box-
the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Jenkins models, vector autoregression, cointegration, exponential
smoothing and seasonal adjustments. Covers data collection methods,
graphing, model building, model interpretation, and presentation of
results. Topics include demand and sales forecasting, the use of
anticipations data, leading indicators and scenario analysis, business
cycle forecasting, GNP, stock market prices and commodity market
prices. Includes discussion of links between economic forecasting and
government policy. Prerequisites: EBGN301, EBGN302, EBGN303. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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EBGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 6.0 Hours.
EBGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. 1-6
Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
EBGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

Colorado School of Mines 93
Geology and Geological
are identical in the first two years as students study basic science,
mathematics, engineering science, and geological science. In the junior
Engineering
year those students pursuing careers in ground-water engineering,
engineering geology and geotechnics, or geoenvironmental engineering
Program Description
applications follow the Environmental, Engineering Geology and
Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration. Students
A Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering is the basis
anticipating careers in resource exploration and development or who
for careers concentrating on the interaction of humans and the earth.
expect to pursue graduate studies in geological sciences follow the
Geological Engineers deal with a wide variety of the resource and
Mineral and Petroleum Exploration Engineering Concentration.
environmental problems that come with accommodating more and more
people on a finite planet. Geologic hazards and conditions must be
At all levels the Geological Engineering Program emphasizes laboratory
recognized and considered in the location and design of foundations
and field experience. All courses have a laboratory session, and after the
for buildings, roads and other structures; waste disposal facilities must
junior year students participate in a field course, which is six weeks of
be properly located, designed and constructed; contaminated sites and
geologic and engineering mapping and direct observation. The course
ground water must be accurately characterized before cleanup can be
involves considerable time outdoors in the mountains and canyons of
accomplished; water supplies must be located, developed and protected;
Utah and southwestern Colorado.
and new mineral and energy resources must be located and developed
At the senior level, students begin to focus on a career path by taking
in an environmentally sound manner. Geological Engineers are the
course sequences in at least two areas of geological engineering
professionals trained to meet these challenges.
specialization. The course sequences begin with a 4 unit course in the
The Geological Engineering curriculum provides a strong foundation
fundamentals of a field of geological engineering which is followed by
in the basic sciences, mathematics, geological science and basic
a 3 unit design-oriented course that emphasizes experience in direct
engineering along with specialized upper level instruction in integrated
application of principles through design projects.
applications to real problems. Engineering design is integrated
throughout the four year program, beginning in Design I (Freshman year)
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate
and ending with the capstone design courses in the senior year. The
Programs
program is accredited by the:
Several degree programs offer CSM undergraduate students the
Engineering Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Inc
opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certificate, Professional Degree,
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or Master Degree while completing the requirements for their Bachelor
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Degree. These programs can give students a head start on graduate
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education. An overview of these combined programs and description
of the admission process and requirements are found in the Graduate
Students have the background to take the Fundamentals of Engineering
Degrees and Requirements section of the Graduate Bulletin.
Exam, the first step in becoming a registered Professional Engineer.

Graduates follow five general career paths:

Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. Careers in site investigation,

design and stabilization of foundations and slopes; site characterization,
design, construction and remediation of waste disposal sites or
contaminated sites; and assessment of geologic hazards for civil, mining
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
or environmental engineering projects.
Science in Geological Engineering)
Ground-Water Engineering. Careers in assessment and remediation
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
of ground-water contamination, design of ground-water control facilities
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
for geotechnical projects and exploration for and development of ground-
Criteria, the Geological Engineering Program at CSM has established the
water supplies.
following program educational objectives:
Petroleum Exploration and Development Engineering. Careers in
search for and development of oil and gas and their efficient extraction.
Objective 1. Demonstrate a high level
of technical competence. Outcomes.
Mineral Exploration and Development Engineering. Careers in search
Graduates of the program will:
for and development of natural deposits of metals, industrial materials
and rock aggregate.
• Successfully complete a required course curriculum
• Participate in senior year design experiences
Geological Science. Students are also well prepared to pursue careers
• Complete two capstone design courses
in basic geoscience. Graduates have become experts in fields as
divergent as global climate change, the early history of the Earth,
• Be encouraged to gain practical work experience
planetary science, fractal representation of ground-water flow and
• Advance to careers or graduate school programs related to geological
simulation of sedimentary rock sequences, to name a few. Careers are
engineering
available in research and education.
The curriculum may be followed along two concentration paths with
slightly different upper division requirements. Both concentrations

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Objective 2. Demonstrate prowess in
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
written, oral, and graphical communication.
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
Outcomes. Graduates of the program will
15.5
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
• Have quality role models for effective communication
EPIC264
EPICS II: GEOLOGY GIS
2.0
3.0
3.0
• Be capable of producing concise and professional technical
GEGN206
EARTH MATERIALS
2.0
3.0
3.0
documents
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
• Be capable of giving specialized technical presentations using
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
computer software
OPTICS
• Demonstrate computer literacy, including skills at writing computer
MATH222
INTRODUCTION TO


2.0
programs, retrieving information on the internet, and applying
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
computer software to solve problems
FOR GEOLOGISTS &
Objective 3. Experience progressive
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERS*
leadership roles and good teamwork
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
practices. Outcomes. Graduates of the
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
program will:
16.0
Total Hours: 31.5
• Demonstrate leadership and teamwork by completing team projects
while contributing in a variety of roles

• Gain appreciation for leadership and teamwork by participating in
student organizations
*
Only one of MATH222 and MATH225 can be counted toward
graduation in GE. Any student who completes MATH222 and then
Objective 4. Demonstrate professional
changes majors out of Geology and Geological Engineering will be
growth through life-long learning
expected to complete MATH225 to meet graduation requirements.
experiences. Outcomes. Graduates of the
(In this case, MATH222 cannot be counted toward graduation in any
manner - even as a free elective.)
program will:
Following the sophomore year, Geological Engineering students choose
• Develop an awareness of how world events relate to their profession
from one of two concentrations:
• Complete internships (33% of each class), independent study or
special topics (10%), and advance to graduate or professional school
1. Minerals and Petroleum Exploration Engineering
(33%)
2. Environmental, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, and
Objective 5. Practice ethical behavior
Ground-water Engineering
and integrity in professional activities.
Minerals and Petroleum Exploration Engineering
Outcomes. Graduates of the program will:
Concentration
• Understand what constitutes ethical behavior, as it applies to their
Recommended for students intending careers in exploration and
profession, the engineering workplace, in professional societies, and
development of mineral and fuels resources, or intending careers in
when completing class projects and taking examinations
geoscience research and education.
Program Requirements
Freshman
lec
lab
sem.hrs
In order to achieve the program goals listed above, every student working
CORE
Common Core


33.0
toward the Bachelor of Science Degree in Geological Engineering must
complete the following requirements:
33.0
Sophomore
Degree Requirements (Geological Engineering)
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Sophomore
CORE
Sophomore Year


31.5
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
31.5
GEGN203
ENGINEERING TERRAIN
2.0
2.0
Junior
ANALYSIS
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
GEGN204
GEOLOGIC PRINCIPLES AND
2.0
2.0
GEOL309
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND
3.0
3.0
4.0
PROCESSES
TECTONICS
GEGN205
ADVANCED PHYSICAL

3.0
1.0
GEOL321
MINERALOGY AND MINERAL
2.0
3.0
3.0
GEOLOGY LABORATORY
CHARACTERIZATION
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION


3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
TO CHEMICAL
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
THERMODYNAMICS

Colorado School of Mines 95
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS
CEEN312
SOIL MECHANICS or MNGN


3.0
Design Electives
321
Students must take TWO of the following design courses,
6.0
16.0
corresponding in subject area to the Option Elective:
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
GEGN403
MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN
GEGN307
PETROLOGY
2.0
3.0
3.0
GEGN439
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN
GEGN317
GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS
1.0
8.0
2.0
GEGN469
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN
GEOL314
STRATIGRAPHY
3.0
3.0
4.0
GEGN470
GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN
GEGN351
GEOLOGICAL FLUID
3.0
3.0
MECHANICS
Environmental, Engineering Geology and
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering
Elective I
Concentration
TECH ELECT Tech Elective II*
3.0
3.0
Recommended for students intending careers in geotechnical
engineering, hydrogeology, or other environmental engineering careers.
18.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Freshman
GEGN316
FIELD GEOLOGY

6.0
6.0
lec
lab
sem.hrs
6.0
CORE
Common Core


33.0
Senior
33.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Sophomore
GEGN
GEGN4xx Option Elective
3.0
3.0
4.0
lec
lab
sem.hrs
ELECT
CORE
Sophomore Year


31.5
GEGN
GEGN4xx Option Elective
3.0
3.0
4.0
31.5
ELECT
Junior
GEGN432
GEOLOGICAL DATA
1.0
6.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MANAGEMENT
GEGN212
PETROGRAPHY FOR
1.0
3.0
2.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERS
Elective II
GEOL309
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND
3.0
3.0
4.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
TECTONICS
17.0
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION


3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
TO CHEMICAL
GEGN
GEGN4xx Design Elective
2.0
3.0
3.0
THERMODYNAMICS or MEGN
ELECT
361
GEGN
GEGN 4xx Design Elective
2.0
3.0
3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
ELECT
CEEN312
SOIL MECHANICS


3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
CEEN312L
SOIL MECHANICS


1.0
Elective III
LABORATORY
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
16.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
15.0
GEGN317
GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS
1.0
8.0
2.0
Total Hours: 136.5
GEGN473
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
SITE INVESTIGATION
*
Technical Electives I & II: Either MNGN321 or CEEN312 is required
GEOL314
STRATIGRAPHY
3.0
3.0
4.0
as ONE of the technical electives. An additional technical elective
must be selected from a department list of approved courses.
GEGN351
GEOLOGICAL FLUID
3.0
3.0
The technical elective credits must total a minimum of 6 hours of
MECHANICS
engineering topics with a minimum of 3 credit hours of engineering
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
design.
Elective I
MNGN321
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK
2.0
3.0
3.0

MECHANICS
Option Electives
18.0
Student must take TWO of the following four courses:
8.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
GEGN401
MINERAL DEPOSITS
GEGN316
FIELD GEOLOGY

6.0
6.0
GEGN438
PETROLEUM GEOLOGY
6.0
GEGN467
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING

96 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
Senior
CEEN302
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY
3.0
3.0
4.0
CEEN461
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
3.0
AND GEOTECHNICS
CEEN470
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
GEGN467
GROUNDWATER
3.0
3.0
4.0
PROCESSES
ENGINEERING
CEEN471
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
GEGN432
GEOLOGICAL DATA
1.0
6.0
3.0
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
MANAGEMENT
CEEN475
SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
CEEN480
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: SOURCES,
3.0
Elective II
CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND FATE
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
CSCI260
FORTRAN PROGRAMMING
2.0
17.0
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
GEGN469
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY
3.0
3.0
CHGN403
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
DESIGN
CHEMISTRY
GEGN470
GROUND-WATER
3.0
3.0
CEEN492
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
3.0
ENGINEERING DESIGN
GEGN475
APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted
3.0
3.0
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Elective III
GEGN481
ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
GEGN483
MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS
15.0
GEGN499
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
1-6
Total Hours: 136.5
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING
HYDROGEOLOGY
Students in the Environmental, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics,
GEOL321
MINERALOGY AND MINERAL
3.0
and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration may further specialize
CHARACTERIZATION
by utilizing their free elective courses to emphasize a specific specialty.
LAIS487
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY
3.0
Suggested courses are presented below and should be selected in
LAIS488
WATER POLITICS AND POLICY
3.0
consultation with the student’s advisor. The emphasis area is an informal
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
designation only and it will not appear on the transcript.
MEGN451
FLUID MECHANICS II
3.0
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics Emphasis

CEEN415
FOUNDATIONS
3.0
GEGN475
APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC
3.0
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 41).
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
Geological Engineering Minor and Area of
GEGN399
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
1-6
Special Interest
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING
HYDROGEOLOGY
To receive a minor or ASI, a student must take at least 12 (ASI)
GEGN499
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
1-6
or 18 (minor) hours of a logical sequence of courses. This may
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING
include GEGN101 (4 hours) and up to 4 hours at the 200-level.
HYDROGEOLOGY
Students must consult with the Department to have their sequence of
GEGN307
PETROLOGY
3.0
courses approved before embarking on a minor program.
GEOL321
MINERALOGY AND MINERAL
3.0
CHARACTERIZATION
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
MNGN404
TUNNELING
3.0
MNGN408
UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND
2.0
CONSTRUCTION
MNGN410
EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
2.0
MNGN445/545
ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING
3.0
Water Engineering Emphasis
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I

Colorado School of Mines 97
Courses
GEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING GEOLOGY OR
ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY. 1-6 Hour.
GEGN101. EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS. 4.0 Hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(I, II, S) Fundamental concepts concerning the nature, composition and
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
evolution of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere of
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
the earth integrating the basic sciences of chemistry, physics, biology
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
and mathematics. Understanding of anthropological interactions with the
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
natural systems, and related discussions on cycling of energy and mass,
global warming, natural hazards, land use, mitigation of environmental
GEGN307. PETROLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
problems such as toxic waste disposal, exploitation and conservation
(II) An introduction to igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic processes,
of energy, mineral and agricultural resources, proper use of water
stressing the application of chemical and physical mechanisms to study
resources, biodiversity and construction. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4
the origin, occurrence, and association of rock types. Emphasis on the
semester hours.
megascopic and microscopic classification, description, and interpretation
of rocks. Analysis of the fabric and physical properties. Prerequisite:
GEGN203. ENGINEERING TERRAIN ANALYSIS. 2.0 Hours.
GEOL321, CHGN209. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
(I) Analysis of landforms, geologic processes, principles of
geomorphology, mapping, air photo and map interpretation, and
GEGN316. FIELD GEOLOGY. 6.0 Hours.
engineering uses of geologic information.. Geomorphology of glacial,
(S) Six weeks of field work, stressing geology of the Southern Rocky
volcanic, arid, karst, and complex geological landscapes. Introduction
Mountain Province. Mapping of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary
to weathering, soils, hillslopes, and drainage systems. Prerequisite:
terrain using air photos, topographic maps, and other methods.
GEGN101. Must be taken concurrently with GEGN204 and GEGN205 for
Diversified individual problems in petroleum geology, mining geology,
GE majors. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester hours.
engineering geology, structural geology, and stratigraphy. Formal
reports submitted on several problems. Frequent evening lectures and
GEGN204. GEOLOGIC PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES. 2.0 Hours.
discussion sessions. Field trips emphasize regional geology as well as
(I) Introduction to advanced concepts of physical and historical geology
mining, petroleum, and engineering projects. Prerequisites: GEGN203,
from a scientific perspective. Development of the geologic time scale,
GEGN204, GEGN205, GEGN206, GEGN212 or GEGN307, GEOL314,
relative time, and geochronology. Chemical composition and cycling
GEOL309, and GEGN317. 6 semester hours (Summer Term).
of elements in the Earth. Plate tectonics and how tectonics influence
sea-level history and sedimentation patterns. Evolution and the fossil
GEGN317. GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS. 2.0 Hours.
record. Critical events in Earth history with a focus on North America and
(II) Methods and techniques of geologic field observations and
Colorado geology. Prerequisite: GEGN101. Must be taken concurrently
interpretations. Lectures in field techniques and local geology. Laboratory
with GEGN203 and GEGN205 for GE majors. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester
and field project in diverse sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic,
hours.
structural, and surficial terrains using aerial photographs and topographic
maps. Geologic cross sections, maps, and reports. Weekend exercises
GEGN205. ADVANCED PHYSICAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY. 1.0
required. Prerequisites: GEGN203, GEGN204, GEGN205, GEOL309
Hour.
or GEOL308, GEGN212 or completion or concurrent enrollment in
(I) Basic geologic mapping and data gathering skills, with special
GEGN307, and completion or concurrent enrollment in GEOL314. 1 hour
emphasis on air photos and topographic and geologic maps. Course will
lecture, 8 hours field; 2 semester hours.
include fieldwork in geomorphic regions of Colorado, with analysis of
landforms and geologic processes. Applications of geologic information
GEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Hour.
to solve geologic engineering problems. Prerequisite: GEGN101. Must be
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
taken concurrently with GEGN203 and GEGN204 for GE majors. 3 hours
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
laboratory, 1 semester hour.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
GEGN206. EARTH MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
(II) Introduction to Earth Materials, emphasizing the structure,
toward graduation except under special conditions. Repeatable.
composition, formation, and behavior of minerals. Laboratories
emphasize the recognition, description, and engineering evaluation
GEGN342. ENGINEERING GEOMORPHOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
of earth materials. Prerequisite: GEGN101, GEGN203, GEGN204,
(I) Study of interrelationships between internal and external earth
GEGN205. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
processes, geologic materials, time, and resulting landforms on the
Earth’s surface. Influences of geomorphic processes on design of natural
GEGN212. PETROGRAPHY FOR GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERS. 2.0
resource exploration programs and siting and design of geotechnical and
Hours.
geohydrologic projects. Laboratory analysis of geomorphic and geologic
(I) Introduction to concepts of rock forming processes as a basis
features utilizing maps, photo interpretation and field observations.
for rock classification. The course will teach practical skills allowing
Prerequisite: GEGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
identification of common rock types in hand specimen and in outcrop.
Subsurface and nearsurface alteration and weathering processes will be
GEGN351. GEOLOGICAL FLUID MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
covered, emphasizing recognition of secondary mineral products and the
(II) Properties of fluids; Bernoulli’s energy equation, the momentum
changes to the physical properties of these minerals in the rock masses.
and mass equations; laminar and turbulent flow in pipes, channels,
Prerequisites: GEGN206 or equivalent. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2
machinery, and earth materials; subcritical and supercritical flow in
semester hours.
channels; Darcy’s Law; the Coriolis effect and geostrophic flow in the
oceans and atmosphere; sediment transport. Prerequisite: CEEN241 or
permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

98 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
GEGN398. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEOLOGICAL
GEGN438. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY. 4.0 Hours.
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
(I) Source rocks, reservoir rocks, types of traps, temperature and
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
pressure conditions of the reservoir, theories of origin and accumulation
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
of petroleum, geology of major petroleum fields and provinces of the
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
world, and methods of exploration for petroleum. Term report required.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Laboratory consists of study of well log analysis, stratigraphic correlation,
production mapping, hydrodynamics and exploration exercises.
GEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING GEOLOGY OR
Prerequisite: GEOL308 or GEOL309 and GEOL314 or GEOL315; and
ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY. 1-6 Hour.
GEGN316 or GPGN486 or PEGN316. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
semester hours.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
GEGN439. MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
(II) (WI) This is a multi-disciplinary design course that integrates
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
fundamentals and design concepts in geology, geophysics, and
petroleum engineering. Students work in integrated teams consisting
GEGN401. MINERAL DEPOSITS. 4.0 Hours.
of students from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design
(I) Introductory presentation of magmatic, hydrothermal, and
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development, including
sedimentary metallic ore deposits. Chemical, petrologic, structural, and
the development of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
sedimentological processes that contribute to ore formation. Description
engineering field study are assigned. Several detailed written and oral
of classic deposits representing individual deposit types. Review of
presentations are made throughout the semester. Project economics
exploration sequences. Laboratory consists of hand specimen study of
including risk analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites:
host rock-ore mineral suites and mineral deposit evaluation problems.
GE Majors: GEOL309, GEOL314, GEGN438, and EPIC264; GP Majors:
Prerequisite: CHGN209, GEGN307, GEGN316, or consent of instructor.
GPGN302, GPGN303, and EPIC268; PE Majors: GEOL308, PEGN316
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
and PEGN426. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEGN403. MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
GEGN466. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
(II) (WI) Exploration project design: commodity selection, target selection,
(I) Theory of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of groundwater
genetic models, alternative exploration approaches and associated
to surface; potential distribution and flow; theory of aquifer tests; water
costs, exploration models, property acquisition, and preliminary
chemistry, water quality, and contaminant transport. Prerequisite:
economic evaluation. Lectures and laboratory exercises to simulate
mathematics through calculus and MATH225, GEOL309, GEOL315,
the entire exploration sequence from inception and planning through
and GEGN351,or EGGN351 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3
implementation to discovery, with initial ore reserve calculations and
semester hours.
preliminary economic evaluation. Prerequisite: GEGN401 and EPIC251.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEGN467. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING. 4.0 Hours.
(I) Theory of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of groundwater
GEGN404. ORE MICROSCOPY. 3.0 Hours.
to surface water; potential distribution and flow; theory of aquifer tests;
(II) Identification of ore minerals using reflected light microscopy, micro-
water chemistry, water quality, and contaminant transport. Laboratory
hardness, and reflectivity techniques. Interpretation of common ore
sessions on water budgets, water chemistry, properties of porous media,
mineral textures, including those produced by magmatic segregation,
solutions to hydraulic flow problems, analytical and digital models, and
open space filling, replacement, exsolution, and recrystallization. Guided
hydrogeologic interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics through calculus
research on the ore mineralogy and ore textures of classical ore deposits.
and MATH225, GEOL309, GEOL314 or GEOL315, and GEGN351, or
Prerequisite: GEOL321, GEGN401, or consent of instructor. 6 hours lab;
EGGN351 or consent of instructor. For GE Majors only. 3 hours lecture, 3
3 semester hours.
hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GEGN432. GEOLOGICAL DATA MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Hours.
GEGN468. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS. 4.0
(I) Techniques for managing and analyzing geological data, including
Hours.
statistical analysis procedures and computer programming. Topics
(I) Application of geology to evaluation of construction, mining, and
addressed include elementary probability, populations and distributions,
environmental projects such as dams, water ways, tunnels, highways,
estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of data sequences, mapping,
bridges, buildings, mine design, and land-based waste disposal facilities.
sampling and sample representativity, linear regression, and overview of
Design projects including field, laboratory, and computer analysis are
univariate and multivariate statistical methods. Practical experience with
an important part of the course. Prerequisite: MNGN321 and CEEN312/
principles of software programming and statistical analysis for geological
CEEN312L or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4
applications via suppled software and data sets from geological case
semester hours.
histories. Prerequistes: Senior standing in Geological Engineering or
permission of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEGN469. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
(II) (WI) This is a capstone design course that emphasizes realistic
engineering geologic/geotechnics projects. Lecture time is used to
introduce projects and discussions of methods and procedures for
project work. Several major projects will be assigned and one to two field
trips will be required. Students work as individual investigators and in
teams. Final written design reports and oral presentations are required.
Prerequisite: GEGN468 or equivalent and EPIC264. 2 hours lecture, 3
hours lab; 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 99
GEGN470. GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
GEOC407. ATMOSPHERE, WEATHER AND CLIMATE. 3.0 Hours.
(II) (WI) Application of the principles of hydrogeology and ground-water
(II) An introduction to the Earth’s atmosphere and its role in weather
engineering to water supply, geotechnical, or water quality problems
patterns and long term climate. Provides basic understanding of origin
involving the design of well fields, drilling programs, and/or pump tests.
and evolution of the atmosphere, Earth’s heat budget, global atmospheric
Engineering reports, complete with specifications, analysis, and results,
circulation and modern climatic zones. Long- and short-term climate
will be required. Prerequisite: GEGN467 or equivalent or consent of
change including paleoclimatology, the causes of glacial periods and
instructor and EPIC264. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
global warming, and the depletion of the ozone layer. Causes and effects
of volcanic eruptions on climate, El Nino, acid rain, severe thunderstorms,
GEGN473. GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVESTIGATION. 3.0
tornadoes, hurricanes, and avalanches are also discussed. Microclimates
Hours.
and weather patterns common in Colorado. Prerequisite: Completion of
(II) Methods of field investigation, testing, and monitoring for geotechnical
CSM freshman technical core, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
and hazardous waste sites, including: drilling and sampling methods,
hours. Offered alternate years.
sample logging, field testing methods, instrumentation, trench logging,
foundation inspection, engineering stratigraphic column and engineering
GEOC408. INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY. 3.0 Hours.
soils map construction. Projects will include technical writing for
(II) An introduction to the scientific study of the oceans, including
investigations (reports, memos, proposals, workplans). Class will
chemistry, physics, geology, biology, geophysics, and mineral resources
culminate in practice conducting simulated investigations (using a
of the marine environment. Lectures from pertinent disciplines are
computer simulator). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
included. Recommended background: basic college courses in chemistry,
geology, mathematics, and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN475. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
Offered alternate years.
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) An introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their
GEOL102. INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING. 1.0
applications to all areas of geology and geological engineering. Lecture
Hour.
topics include: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation models,
(II) Presentations by faculty members and outside professionals of case
data input and verification, data analysis and spatial modeling, data
studies to provide a comprehensive overview of the fields of Geology
quality and error propagation, methods of GIS projects, as well as video
and Geological Engineering and the preparation necessary to pursue
presentations. Prerequisite: GEGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
careers in those fields. A short paper on an academic professional path
semester hours.
will be required. Prerequisite: GEGN101 or concurrent enrollment. 1 hour
lecture; 1 semester hour.
GEGN481. ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Lectures, assigned readings, and discussions concerning the theory,
GEOL198. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING.
measurement, and estimation of ground water parameters, fractured-
1-6 Hour.
rock flow, new or specialized methods of well hydraulics and pump tests,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
tracer methods, and well construction design. Design of well tests in
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
variety of settings. Prerequisites: GEGN467 or consent of instructor. 3
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
GEGN483. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF GROUNDWATER
GEOL199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY. 1-6 Hour.
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(II) Lectures, assigned readings, and direct computer experience
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
concerning the fundamentals and applications of analytical and finite-
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
difference solutions to ground water flow problems as well as an
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
introduction to inverse modeling. Design of computer models to solve
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
ground water problems. Prerequisites: Familiarity with computers,
GEOL308. INTRODUCTORY APPLIED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY. 3.0
mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and GEGN467. 3
Hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) Nature and origin of structural features of Earth’s crust emphasizing
GEGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 15.0 Hours.
structural controls on oil and gas entrapment. Structural patterns and
associations are discussed in context of plate tectonic theories, using
GEGN498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEOLOGICAL
examples from across the globe. In class exercises and field projects in
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
structural geometry, mapping and cross section construction and seismic
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
reflection data interpretation. Course required of all PEGN and GPGN
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
students. Prerequisite: GEGN101. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
GEOL309. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND TECTONICS. 4.0 Hours.
(I) (WI) Recognition, habitat, and origin of deformational structures related
GEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING GEOLOGY OR
to stresses and strains (rock mechanics and microstructures) and plate
ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY. 1-6 Hour.
tectonics. Structural development of mountain belts, rift, strike-slip and
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
salt systems. Comprehensive field and laboratory projects use descriptive
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
geometry, stereographic projection, structural contours, map and cross
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
section construction, air photo interpretation, and seismic reflection data
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
analysis. Required of Geological Engineers. Prerequisite: GEGN101,
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
GEGN203, GEGN204, GEGN205 and GEGN206 or GPGN200. 3 hours
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.

100 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
GEOL310. EARTH MATERIALS AND RESOURCES. 4.0 Hours.
GEOL443. UNDERGRADUATE FIELD SEMINAR. 1-3 Hour.
(I) Introduction to Earth Materials, emphasizing the structure, formation,
Special advanced classroom and field programs emphasizing detailed
distribution and engineering behavior of minerals, rocks and ores.
study of some aspects of the geology of an area or region. Field studies
Laboratories emphasize the recognition, description and engineering
normally conducted away from the Golden campus. Classroom course
evaluation of natural materials. Lectures present the knowledge of natural
content dependent on area of study. Consent of instructor and/or
materials, processes and resources necessary for mining engineering
Department Head required. Fees assessed for field and living expenses
careers. Prerequisite: GEGN101. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab: 4 semester
and transportation. 1 to 3 semester hours; may be repeated for credit with
hours.
consent of instructor.
GEOL311. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY FOR MINING ENGINEERS. 2.0
GEOL470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING. 3.0
Hours.
Hours.
(II) Nature and origin of structural features of Earth’s crust emphasizing
(II) Students are introduced to geoscience applications of satellite
structural controls of ore deposits and analysis of structures related to
remote sensing. Introductory lectures provide background on satellites,
rock engineering and mining. Structural features and processes are
sensors, methodology, and diverse applications. One or more areas of
related to stress/strain theory and rock mechanics principles. Lab and
application are presented from a systems perspective. Guest lecturers
field projects include deformation experiments, geologic map, cross
from academia, industry, and government agencies present case studies
section, and orientation data analysis of structural features including
focusing on applications, which vary from semester to semester. Students
fractures, faults, folds, and rock cleavages. Prerequisite: GEGN101. 2
do independent term projects, under the supervision of a faculty member
semester hours combined lecture and lab.
or guest lecturer, that are presented both written and orally at the end of
the term. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and MATH225 or consent of instructor.
GEOL314. STRATIGRAPHY. 4.0 Hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) Lectures and laboratory and field exercises in concepts of stratigraphy
and biostratigraphy, facies associations in various depositional
GEOL497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Hours.
environments, sedimentary rock sequences and geometries in
GEOL498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING.
sedimentary basins, and geohistory analysis of sedimentary basins.
1-6 Hour.
Prerequisite: GEGN101, GEGN203, GEGN204, GEGN205. 3 hours
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
GEOL315. SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY. 3.0 Hours.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
(I) Integrated lecture, laboratory and field exercises on the genesis of
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
sedimentary rocks as related to subsurface porosity and permeability
GEOL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY. 1-6 Hour.
development and distribution for non-geology majors. Emphasis is placed
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
on siliciclastic systems of varying degrees of heterogeneity. Topics
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
include diagenesis, facies analysis, correlation techniques, and sequence
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
and seismic stratigraphy. Application to hydrocarbon exploitation stressed
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
throughout the course. Required of all PEGN students. Prerequisite:
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
GEGN101, PEGN308, or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
lab; 3 semester hours.
GEOL321. MINERALOGY AND MINERAL CHARACTERIZATION. 3.0
Hours.
(I) Principles of mineralogy and mineral characterization. Crystallography
of naturally occurring materials. Principles of crystal chemistry.
Interrelationships among mineral structure, external shape, chemical
composition, and physical properties. Introduction to mineral stability.
Laboratories emphasize analytical methods, including X-ray diffraction,
scanning electron microscopy, and optical microscopy. Prerequisite:
GEGN101, CHGN122, GEGN206. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab: 3
semester hours.
GEOL399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
GEOL410. PLANETARY GEOLOGY. 2.0 Hours.
(II) Geology of the terrestrial planets and moons, specifically the Moon
and Mars. Emphasis will be placed on the geomorphology, planetary
materials, geologic structure, geologic history, and natural resource
potential of terrestrial planetary bodies. Lectures present the knowledge
of materials, geomorphic processes, and geologic history. Prerequisite:
GEGN101. 2 hours lecture: 2 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 101
Geophysics
Bachelor of Science Program in Geophysical
Engineering
http://geophysics.mines.edu
The Colorado School of Mines offers one of only two undergraduate
Program Description
geophysical engineering programs in the entire United States accredited
by:
Founded in 1926, the Department of Geophysics at the Colorado School
of Mines is recognized and respected around the world for its programs
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
in applied geophysical research and education. With 20 active faculty
Engineering and Technology
and an average class size of 25, students receive individualized attention
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
in a close-knit department. The mission of the geophysical engineering
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
program is to educate undergraduates in the application of geophysics
Telephone: (410) 347-7700
to help meet global needs for energy, water, food, minerals, and the
Geophysical Engineering undergraduates who may have an interest
mitigation of natural hazards by exploring and illuminating the dynamic
in professional registration as engineers are encouraged to take the
processes of the earth, oceans, atmosphere and solar system.
Engineer in Training (EIT)/Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
Geophysicists study the Earth’s interior through physical measurements
as seniors. The Geophysical Engineering Program has the following
collected at the Earth’s surface, in boreholes, from aircraft, or from
objectives and associated outcomes:
satellites. Using a combination of mathematics, physics, geology,
Program Objective 1: Graduates will be competent geophysical
chemistry, hydrology, and computer science, both geophysicists and
engineers who are capable of independent and innovative problem
geophysical engineers analyze these measurements to infer properties
solving.
and processes within the Earth’s complex interior. Non-invasive imaging
beneath the surface of Earth and other planets by geophysicists is
Program Objective 2: Graduates can design and execute experiments
analogous to non-invasive imaging of the interior of the human body by
effectively with appropriate treatment of the resulting data.
medical specialists.
Program Objective 3: Graduates will be competent in scientific
The Earth supplies all materials needed by our society, serves as the
computing.
repository for used products, and provides a home to all its inhabitants.
Geophysics and geophysical engineering have important roles to play
Program Objective 4: Graduates will be effective communicators, both
in the solution of challenging problems facing the inhabitants of this
orally and in writing.
planet, such as providing fresh water, food, and energy for Earth’s
Program Objective 5: Graduates will exhibit good team skills, be able to
growing population, evaluating sites for underground construction and
lead and to follow effectively.
containment of hazardous waste, monitoring non-invasively the aging
Student Outcomes (from ABET Criterion 3):
infrastructures of developed nations, mitigating the threat of geohazards
(earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, avalanches) to populated areas,
a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and
contributing to homeland security (including detection and removal of
engineering.
unexploded ordnance and land mines), evaluating changes in climate
and managing humankind’s response to them, and exploring other
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze
planets.
and interpret data.
Energy companies and mining firms employ geophysicists to explore for
c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet
hidden resources around the world. Engineering firms hire geophysical
desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic,
engineers to assess the Earth’s near-surface properties when sites
environmental, social, political, ethical, health, safety, manufacturability,
are chosen for large construction projects and waste-management
and sustainability.
operations. Environmental organizations use geophysics to conduct
groundwater surveys and to track the flow of contaminants. On the global
d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
scale, geophysicists employed by universities and government agencies
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
(such as the United States Geological Survey, NASA, and the National
Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) try to understand such
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
Earth processes as heat flow, gravitational, magnetic, electric, thermal,
and stress fields within the Earth’s interior. For the past decade, 100%
g. An ability to communicate effectively.
of CSM’s geophysics graduates have found employment in their chosen
field, with about 70% choosing to pursue graduate studies.
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of
engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal

context.
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long
learning.
j. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools
necessary for engineering practice.

102 Undergraduate Programs and Departments

are typically sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and
listed on the NSF website.
Program Specific Outcomes
The Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate and
1. Expanded perspective of applied geophysics as a result of
participating in employment or research.
Professional Center
The lecture rooms, laboratories, and computer-aided instruction areas
2. An ability to analyze, quantitatively, the errors, limitations, and
of the Department of Geophysics are located in the Green Center.
uncertainties in data.
The department maintains equipment for conducting geophysical field
Geophysics Field Camp
measurements, including magnetometers, gravity meters, ground-
penetrating radar, and instruments for recording seismic waves. Students
Each summer, a base of field operations is set up for four weeks, usually
have access to the Department petrophysics laboratory for measuring
in the mountains of Colorado, for students who have completed their
properties of porous rocks.
junior year. Students prepare geological maps and cross sections
and then use these as the basis for conducting seismic, gravimetric,
Curriculum
magnetic, electrical, and electromagnetic surveys. After acquiring these
Geophysics is an applied and interdisciplinary science; students
various geophysical data-sets, the students process the data and develop
therefore must have a strong foundation in physics, mathematics,
an interpretation that is consistent with all the information. In addition to
geology and computer sciences. Superimposed on this foundation
the required four-week program, students can also participate in other
is a comprehensive body of courses on the theory and practice of
diverse field experiences. In recent years these have included cruises
geophysical methods. As geophysics and geophysical engineering
on seismic ships in the Gulf of Mexico, studies at an archeological site,
involve the study and exploration of the entire earth, our graduates
investigations at an environmental site, a ground-penetrating radar
have great opportunities to work anywhere on, and even off, the planet.
survey on an active volcano in Hawaii, and a well-logging school offered
Therefore, the curriculum includes electives in the humanities and social
by Baker Atlas.
sciences that give students an understanding of international issues and
Study Abroad
different cultures. Every student who obtains a Bachelor’s Degree in
Geophysical Engineering completes the CSM Core Curriculum plus the
The Department of Geophysics encourages its undergraduates to spend
courses listed below. As listed here, the program totals 133.5 semester
one or two semesters studying abroad. At some universities credits can
hours. However, a combination of permissible course substitutions can
be earned that substitute for course requirements in the geophysical
reduce the total requirement to 131.5 semester hours. We recommend
engineering program at CSM. Information on universities that have
students download the curriculum flowchart from the Departmental
established formal exchange programs with CSM can be obtained
webpage, http://geophysics.mines.edu/.
from either the Department of Geophysics or the Office of International
Programs.
Degree Requirements (Geophysical
Engineering)
Combined BS/MS Program
Freshman
Undergraduate students in the Geophysical Engineering program
lec
lab
sem.hrs
who would like to continue directly into the Master of Science program
in Geophysics or Geophysical Engineering are allowed to fulfill part
CORE
Common Core


32.0
of the requirements of their graduate degree by including up to six
32.0
hours of specified course credits which also were used in fulfilling
Sophomore
the requirements of their undergraduate degree. Students interested
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
to take advantage of this option should meet with their advisor or
GEGN203
ENGINEERING TERRAIN
2.0
3.0
2.0
department head as early as possible in their undergraduate program to
determine which elective courses will be acceptable and advantageous
ANALYSIS or 2041
for accelerating them through their combined BS/MS studies.
GEGN205
ADVANCED PHYSICAL


1.0
GEOLOGY LABORATORY
Summer Jobs in Geophysics
GPGN200
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
In addition to the summer field camp experience, students are given
GEOPHYSICS
opportunities every summer throughout their undergraduate career to
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
work as summer interns within the industry, at CSM, or for government
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
agencies such as the U.S. Geological Survey. Students have recently
AND ENGINEERS III
worked outdoors with geophysics crews in various parts of the U.S.,
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
South America, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
OPTICS
Undergraduate Research
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
Students are encouraged to try their hand at research by working
18.0
on a project with a CSM faculty member either part-time during the
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
semester or full-time during the summer. As an alternative to a summer
internship students may wish to participate in a Research Experience for
GPGN221
THEORY OF FIELDS I: STATIC
3.0
3.0
Undergraduates (REU) either at Mines or at another university. REU’s
FIELDS

Colorado School of Mines 103
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS2
3.0
3.0
ELECT
Electives4
3.0
3.0
EPIC268
EPIC II: FOR GEOPHYSICS
3.0
3.0
12.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
Total Hours: 132.5
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
1
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
Students must take GEGN205 (1 credit hour) with either
GEGN203 or GEGN204 (2 credit hours).
15.5
2
Students should enroll in the Java section of CSCI261, although
Junior
C++ is accepted.
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
3
Students should enroll in the special section of MATH348, which is
GPGN303
INTRODUCTION TO GRAVITY,
3.0
3.0
4.0
offered in both Fall and Spring semesters, for Geophysics majors.
MAGNETIC AND ELECTRICAL
4
Electives must include at least 9 hours that meet LAIS core
METHODS
requirements. The Department of Geophysics encourages its
GPGN322
THEORY OF FIELDS II: TIME-
3.0
3.0
students to consider organizing their electives to form a Minor or an
VARYING FIELDS
Area of Special Interest (ASI). A guide suggesting various Minor and
GPGN315
SUPPORTING GEOPHYSICAL
6.0
2.0
ASI programs can be obtained from the Department office.
FIELD INVESTIGATIONS
5
Students must take either GEOL308 or GEOL309, and either
MATH348
ADVANCED ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
GEOL314 or GEOL315.
MATHEMATICS or PHGN 3113
6
Students must take 11 credits of advanced GPGN elective courses
ELECT
at the 400- or 500-level.
Electives4
6.0
6.0
7
Students can take either GPGN438 or GPGN439 to satisfy the senior
18.0
design requirement. The multidisciplinary design course GPGN439,
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
a 3 credit hour course offered only in Spring semester, is strongly
GEOL308
INTRODUCTORY APPLIED
2.0
3.0
3.0
recommended for students interested in petroleum exploration and
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY or
production. Students interested in non-petroleum applications of
3095
geophysics take GPGN438 for 3 credit hours, either by enrolling for
GPGN320
ELEMENTS OF CONTINUUM
3.0
3.0
all 3 credit hours in one semester (Fall or Spring) or by enrolling for a
MECHANICS AND WAVE
portion of the 3 hours in Fall and the remainder in Spring.
PROPAGATION

GPGN302
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
4.0
ELECTROMAGNETIC AND
SEISMIC METHODS
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 41).
ELECT
Electives4
6.0
6.0
Minor in Geophysics/Geophysical
16.0
Engineering
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
GPGN486
GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP

4.0
4.0
Geophysics plays an important role in many aspects of civil engineering,
4.0
petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering, and mining engineering,
as well as mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry, hydrology, and
Senior
computer science. Given the natural connections between these various
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
fields and geophysics, it may be of interest for students in other majors
GPGN404
DIGITAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
to consider choosing to minor in geophysics, or to choose geophysics as
GP ELECT
GPGN Advanced Elective6
3.0
3.0
4.0
an area of specialization. The core of courses taken to satisfy the minor
requirement typically includes some of the following geophysics methods
GP ELECT
GPGN Advanced Elective6
3.0
3.0
4.0
courses.
GPGN438
GEOPHYSICS PROJECT


3.0
DESIGN or 439 (in Spring
GPGN200
INTRODUCTION TO GEOPHYSICS
3.0
Semester)7
GPGN302
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROMAGNETIC AND 4.0
SEISMIC METHODS
ELECT
Electives4
3.0
3.0
GPGN303
INTRODUCTION TO GRAVITY, MAGNETIC AND 4.0
17.0
ELECTRICAL METHODS
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
GPGN404
DIGITAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS
3.0
GPGN409
INVERSION
3.0
3.0
GPGN409
INVERSION
3.0
GP ELECT
GPGN Advanced Elective6
3.0
3.0
GPGN432
FORMATION EVALUATION
4.0
GEOL315
SEDIMENTOLOGY AND


3.0
GPGN470
APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE REMOTE
3.0
STRATIGRAPHY or 314
SENSING
The remaining hours can be satisfied by a combination of other
geophysics courses, as well as courses in geology, mathematics, and
computer science depending on the student’s major. Students must

104 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
consult with the Department of Geophysics to have their sequence of
GPGN315. SUPPORTING GEOPHYSICAL FIELD INVESTIGATIONS.
courses approved before embarking on a minor program.
2.0 Hours.
(I) Prior to conducting a geophysical investigation, geophysicists often
need input from related specialists such as geologists, surveyors, and
land-men. Students are introduced to the issues that each of these
Courses
specialists must address so that they may understand how each affects
the design and outcome of geophysical investigations. Students learn to
GPGN200. INTRODUCTION TO GEOPHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
use and understand the range of applicability of a variety of surveying
(I) (WI) This is a discovery course designed to introduce sophomores
methods, learn the tools and techniques used in geological field mapping
to the science of geophysics in the context of the whole-earth system.
and interpretation, and explore the logistical and permitting issues directly
Students will explore the fundamental observations from which physical
related to geophysical field investigations. 6 hours lab, 2 semester hours.
and mathematical inferences can be made regarding the Earth’s origin,
structure, and processes. Examples of such observations are earthquake
GPGN320. ELEMENTS OF CONTINUUM MECHANICS AND WAVE
records; geodetic and gravitational data, such as those recorded by
PROPAGATION. 3.0 Hours.
satellites; magnetic measurements; and greenhouse gases in the
(II) Introduction to continuum mechanics and elastic wave propagation
atmosphere. Learning will take place through the examination of selected
with an emphasis on principles and results important in seismology and
topics that may vary from one semester to the next. Examples of such
earth sciences in general. Topics include a brief overview of elementary
topics are: earthquake seismology, geomagnetism, geodynamics, and
mechanics, stress and strain, Hooke’s law, notions of geostatic pressure
climate change. 3 hours, lecture, 3 semester hours.
and isostacy, fluid flow and Navier-stokes equation. Basic discussion
of the wave equation for elastic media, plane wave and their reflection/
GPGN221. THEORY OF FIELDS I: STATIC FIELDS. 3.0 Hours.
transmission at interfaces. Prerequisites: MATH213, PHGN200. 3 hours
(II) Introduction to the theory of gravitational, magnetic, and electrical
lecture; 3 semester hours.
fields encountered in geophysics. Emphasis on the mathematical and
physical foundations of the various phenomena and the similarities and
GPGN322. THEORY OF FIELDS II: TIME-VARYING FIELDS. 3.0
differences in the various field properties. Physical laws governing the
Hours.
behavior of the gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields. Systems
(I) Constant electric field. Coulomb’s law. System of equations of the
of equations of these fields. Boundary value problems. Uniqueness
constant electric field. Stationary electric field and the direct current in
theorem. Influence of a medium on field behavior. Prerequisites:
a conducting medium. Ohm’s law. Principle of charge conservation.
PHGN200, MATH213, and concurrent enrollment in MATH225, or
Sources of electric field in a conducting medium. Electromotive force.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Resistance. System of equations of the stationary electric field. The
magnetic field, caused by constant currents. Biot-Savart law. The
GPGN302. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROMAGNETIC AND SEISMIC
electromagnetic induction. Faraday’s law. Prerequisite: GPGN221, or
METHODS. 4.0 Hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) (WI) This is an introductory study of electromagnetic and seismic
methods for imaging the Earth’s subsurface. The course begins with
GPGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Hour.
the connection between geophysical measurements and subsurface
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
materials. It introduces basic concepts, mathematics, and physics of
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
electromagnetic and seismic wave propagation, emphasizing similarities
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
with the equations and physics that underlie all geophysical methods.
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00. 0 to
These methods are employed in geotechnical and environmental
3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count toward
engineering and resources exploration for base and precious metals,
graduation except under special conditions.
industrial minerals, geothermal and hydrocarbons. The discussion of
GPGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
each method includes the principles, instrumentation, procedures of
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. Prerequisites: PHGN200,
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
MATH213, MATH225, and MATH348 or PHGN311, or consent of
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
GPGN303. INTRODUCTION TO GRAVITY, MAGNETIC AND
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
ELECTRICAL METHODS. 4.0 Hours.
GPGN404. DIGITAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) This is an introductory study of gravity, magnetic and electrical
(I) The fundamentals of one-dimensional digital signal processing as
methods for imaging the earth’s subsurface. The course begins
applied to geophysical investigations are studied. Students explore the
with the connection between geophysical measurements and
mathematical background and practical consequences of the sampling
subsurface materials. It introduces basic concepts, mathematics,
theorem, convolution, deconvolution, the Z and Fourier transforms,
and physics of gravity, magnetic and electrical fields, emphasizing
windows, and filters. Emphasis is placed on applying the knowledge
emphasizing similarities with the equations and physics that underlie
gained in lecture to exploring practical signal processing issues.
all geophysical methods. These methods are employed in geotechnical
This is done through homework and in-class practicum assignments
and environmental engineering and resources exploration for base and
requiring the programming and testing of algorithms discussed in lecture.
precious metals, industrial minerals, geothermal and hydrocarbons. The
Prerequisites: MATH213, MATH225, and MATH348 or PHGN311, or
discussion of each method includes the principles, instrumentation, and
consent of instructor. Knowledge of a computer programming language is
procedures of data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. Prerequisites:
assumed. 2 hours lecture; 2 hours lab, 3 semester hours.
PHGN200, MATH213, MATH225, and concurrent enrollment in
MATH348 or PHGN311, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
lab; 4 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 105
GPGN409. INVERSION. 3.0 Hours.
GPGN438. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN. 1-3 Hour.
(II) The fundamentals of inverse problem theory as applied to geophysical
(I, II) (WI) Complementary design course for geophysics restricted
investigation are studied. Students explore the fundamental concepts
elective course(s). Application of engineering design principles to
of inversion in a Bayesian framework as well as practical methods
geophysics through advanced work, individual in character, leading to
for solving discrete inverse problems. Topics studied include Monte
an engineering report or senior thesis and oral presentation thereof.
Carlo methods, optimization criteria, convex optimization methods,
Choice of design project is to be arranged between student and individual
and error and resolution analysis. Weekly homework assignments
faculty member who will serve as an advisor, subject to department head
addressing either theoretical or numerical problems through programming
approval. Prerequisites: GPGN302 and GPGN303 and completion of or
assignments illustrate the concepts discussed in class. Prerequisites:
concurrent enrollment in geophysics method courses in the general topic
MATH213, MATH225, GPGN404 and MATH348 or PHGN311, or
area of the project design. Credit variable, 1 to 3 hours. Repeatable for
consent of instructor. Knowledge of a programming language is
credit up to a maximum of 3 hours.
assumed. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
GPGN439. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN / MULTIDISCIPLINARY
GPGN411. ADVANCED GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC METHODS. 4.0
PETROLEUM DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
(II) (WI) This is a multi-disciplinary design course that integrates
(I) Instrumentation for land surface, borehole, sea floor, sea surface,
fundamentals and design concepts in geology, geophysics, and
and airborne operations. Reduction of observed gravity and magnetic
petroleum engineering. Students work in integrated teams consisting
values. Theory of potential field effects of geologic distributions. Methods
of students from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design
and limitations of interpretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303, or consent of
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development, including
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
the development of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
engineering field study are assigned. Several detailed written and oral
GPGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION EVALUATION.
presentations are made throughout the semester. Project economics
3.0 Hours.
including risk analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites:
(I) The basics of core analysis and the principles of all common borehole
GE Majors: GEOL309, GEOL314, GEGN438, and EPIC264; GP Majors:
instruments are reviewed. The course shows (computer) interpretation
GPGN302, GPGN303, and EPIC268; PE Majors: GEOL308, PEGN316
methods that combine the measurements of various borehole instruments
and PEGN426. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
to determine rock properties such as porosity, permeability, hydrocarbon
saturation, water salinity, ore grade, ash content, mechanical strength,
GPGN461. SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING I. 4.0 Hours.
and acoustic velocity. The impact of these parameters on reserves
(I) This course covers the basic processing steps required to create
estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral accumulations are
images of the earth using 2-D and 3-D reflection seismic data. Topics
demonstrated. In spring semesters, vertical seismic profiling, single well
include data organization and domains, signal processing to enhance
and cross-well seismic are reviewed. In the fall semester, topics like
temporal and spatial resolution, identification and suppression techniques
formation testing, and cased hole logging are covered. Prerequisites:
of incoherent and coherent noises, velocity analysis, velocity conversion,
MATH225, MATH348 or PHGN311, GPGN302 and GPGN303. 3 hours
near-surface statics, datuming, common-midpoint stacking, imaging
lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
principles and methods used for post-stack and prestack time and depth
imaging, migration-velocity analysis and post-imaging enhancement
GPGN420. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL AND ELECTROMAGNETIC
techniques. Examples from field data are extensively used. A three-
METHODS. 4.0 Hours.
hour lab introduces the student to hands-on seismic data processing
(II) In-depth study of the application of electrical and electromagnetic
using Seismic Unix. The final exam consists of a presentation of the data
methods to crustal studies, minerals exploration, oil and gas exploration,
processing a 2-D seismic line. Prerequisites: GPGN302 and GEOL308.
and groundwater. Laboratory work with scale and mathematical models
Co-requisites: GPGN404. 3 hour lecture, 3 hour lab; 4 semester hours.
coupled with field work over areas of known geology. Prerequisite:
GPGN302 and GPGN303, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3
GPGN470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING. 3.0
hours lab; 4 semester hours.
Hours.
(II) An introduction to geoscience applications of satellite remote sensing
GPGN432. FORMATION EVALUATION. 4.0 Hours.
of the Earth and planets. The lectures provide background on satellites,
(II) The basics of core analysis and the principles of all common borehole
sensors, methodology, and diverse applications. Topics include visible,
instruments are reviewed. The course teaches interpretation methods
near infrared, and thermal infrared passive sensing, active microwave
that combine the measurements of various borehole instruments to
and radio sensing, and geodetic remote sensing. Lectures and labs
determine rock properties such as porosity, permeability, hydrocarbon
involve use of data from a variety of instruments, as several applications
saturation, water salinity, ore grade and ash content. The impact of these
to problems in the Earth and planetary sciences are presented. Students
parameters on reserve estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral
will complete independent term projects that are presented both written
accumulations is demonstrated. Geophysical topics such as vertical
and orally at the end of the term. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and MATH225
seismic profiling, single well and cross-well seismic are emphasized in
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
this course, while formation testing, and cased hole logging are covered
in GPGN419/PEGN419 presented in the fall. The laboratory provides on-
line course material and hands-on computer log evaluation exercises.
Prerequisites: MATH225, MATH348 or PHGN311, GPGN302, and
GPGN303. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Only one of
the two courses GPGN432 and GPGN419/ PEGN419 can be taken for
credit.

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GPGN471. GEODYNAMICS AND GEOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Earth’s evolving internal dynamics and properties have controlled
time-varying crustal geologic processes and their products. All terrestrial
planets fractionated synchronously with accretion, but only Earth
continued strongly active. Much geology, from ancient granite and
greenstone to recently enabled plate-tectonics, will be illustrated in
the context of coevolving deep and shallow processes. Integration of
geophysics, geology, and planetology will allow evaluation of popular and
alternative explanations, but the sum will be contrarian, not conventional.
Math and specialist vocabularies will be minimized. PREREQUISITES:
CHGN121, PHGN100, PHGN200, and GEGN101; or consent of
instructor. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
GPGN475. PLANETARY GEOPHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Of the solid planets and moons in our Solar System, no two bodies
are exactly alike. This class will provide an overview of the observed
properties of the planets and moons, cover the basic physical processes
that govern their evolution, and then investigate how the planets
differ and why. The overarching goals are to develop a quantitative
understanding of the processes that drive the evolution of planetary
surfaces and interiors, and to develop a deeper understanding of
the Earth by placing it in the broader context of the Solar System.
Prerequisites: PHGN100, MATH225, and GEGN205 or GEOL410. Senior
or graduate standing recommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GPGN486. GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP. 4-6 Hour.
(S) Introduction to geological and geophysical field methods. The
program includes exercises in geological surveying, stratigraphic section
measurements, geological mapping, and interpretation of geological
observations. Students conduct geophysical surveys related to the
acquisition of seismic, gravity, magnetic, and electrical observations.
Students participate in designing the appropriate geophysical surveys,
acquiring the observations, reducing the observations, and interpreting
these observations in the context of the geological model defined
from the geological surveys. Prerequisites: GEOL308 or GEOL309,
GPGN302, GPGN303, and GPGN315 or consent of instructor.
Repeatable to a maximum of 6 hours.
GPGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
GPGN499. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

Colorado School of Mines 107
Liberal Arts and International
Junior
Fall
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Studies
LAIS2xx or
200- or 300-level Restricted


3.0
3xx
H&SS Elective
http://lais.mines.edu/
3.0
Program Description
Spring
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sem.hrs
LAIS2xx or
200- or 300-level Restricted


3.0
As the 21st century unfolds, individuals, communities, and nations face
3xx
H&SS Elective
major challenges in energy, natural resources, and the environment.
3.0
While these challenges demand practical ingenuity from engineers
and applied scientists, solutions must also take into account social,
Senior
political, economic, cultural, ethical, and global contexts. CSM students,
Fall
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as citizens and future professionals, confront a rapidly changing society
LAIS 4xx
400-level Restricted H&SS


3.0
that demands core technical skills complemented by flexible intelligence,
Elective
original thought, and cultural sensitivity.
3.0
Courses in Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS) expand students’
Total Hours: 19.0
professional and personal capacities by providing opportunities to
explore the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. Our curricula
Foreign Language (LIFL)
encourage the development of critical thinking skills that will help students
Four foreign languages are taught through the LAIS Division. Students
make more informed choices as national and world citizens - promoting
interested in a particular language should check with the LAIS Division
more complex understandings of justice, equality, culture, history,
Office to determine when these languages are scheduled. In order
development, and sustainability. Students study ethical reasoning,
to gain basic proficiency from their foreign language study, students
compare and contrast different economies and cultures, develop
are encouraged to enroll for at least two semesters in whatever
arguments from data, and interrogate globalization. LAIS courses also
language(s) they elect to take. No student is permitted to take a
foster creativity by offering opportunities for self-discovery. Students
foreign language that is either his/her native language or second
conduct literary analyses, improve communication skills, play music, learn
language.
media theory, and write poetry. These experiences foster intellectual
agility, personal maturity, and respect for the complexity of our world.
Music (LIMU)
Required Undergraduate Core Courses
Courses in Music do not count toward the Humanities & Social Sciences
General Education restricted elective requirement, but may be taken
Two of three required undergraduate core courses in the Humanities
for Free Elective credit only. A maximum of 3.0 semester hours of
and Social Sciences are delivered by LAIS, namely, LAIS100, Nature
concert band, chorus, physical education, athletics or other activity
and Human Values; and LAIS200, Human Systems. The third HSS core
credit combined may be used toward free elective credit in a degree
course, EBGN201, Principles of Economics, is delivered by the Division
granting program.
of Economics & Business.
Undergraduate Minors
Undergraduate Humanities and Social
Sciences Requirement
At the undergraduate level, LAIS offers minors in Literature, Society, and
the Environment; International Political Economy; Science, Technology,
Beyond the core, LAIS offers the majority of the courses that meet the
Engineering, and Policy; Humanitarian Studies; and an Individualized
9 credit-hour Humanities and Social Science (HSS) requirement. The
Undergraduate minor. See below for details. LAIS also is the home for
Division of Economic and Business also offers courses that may be used
the minor in the McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs.
to meet the HSS requirement.
Graduate Degree and Programs
Freshman
At the graduate level, LAIS offers a 36-hour degree, a Master of
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
International Political Economy of Resources (MIPER). It also offers
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN


4.0
Graduate Certificates and Graduate minors in International Political
VALUES
Economy and Science and Technology Policy. See the Graduate Bulletin
4.0
for details.
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Hennebach Program in the Humanities
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

3.0
3.0
The Hennebach Program in the Humanities, supported by a major
Sophomore
endowment from Ralph Hennebach (CSM Class of 1941), sponsors a
regular series of Visiting Professors and the general enhancement of
lec
lab
sem.hrs
the Humanities on campus. Recent visiting professors have included
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
scholars in Classics, Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, Ethics,
3.0
History, Literature, Philosophy, and Social Theory as well as the
interdisciplinary fields of Environmental Policy, and Science, Technology,
and Society Studies. The Program is dedicated to enriching the lives of
both students and faculty through teaching and research, with visiting

108 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
scholars offering courses, giving lectures, conducting workshops,
2. All Undergraduate students are also required to take EBGN201
and collaborating on projects. In addition, the Hennebach Program is
Principles of Economics (3 semester hours) from the Division of
exploring opportunities for meeting the needs of Undergraduate students
Economics and Business.
who would especially benefit from more focused study in the Humanities
3. Students in the McBride Honors Program must take LAIS100,
that would appropriately complement technical degree curricula.
Nature and Human Values and EBGN201. Please see the McBride
Honors Program web site for further information.
Writing Center
The LAIS Division operates the LAIS Writing Center, which provides
Distributed Humanities and Social Sciences
students with instruction tailored to their individual writing problems
Requirement
(including non-native speakers of English). It also provides faculty with
Beyond the core, all Undergraduate students must take an additional
support for courses associated with the Writing Across the Curriculum
three courses (9 semester hours) from the list below. The following
program. Faculty and staff are welcome to make use of the Writing
restrictions apply to these three courses:
Center’s expertise for writing projects and problems. The Writing Center
is located on the 3rd floor of Stratton Hall.
1. At least one of the three courses must be taken from the Division
of Liberal Arts and International Studies.
Communication Center
2. At least one of the three courses must be a 400-level course.
The Communication Center, like the Writing Center, serves students and
In any given semester, either LAIS or EB may offer 400-level
faculty by offering individual instruction in oral presentations.
Special Topics courses that will be numbered as either LAIS498 or
EBGN498. Even though no Special Topics courses appear in the
list below, these courses may be used to fulfill the H&SS General
Program Educational Objectives
Education restricted electives requirement as follows:
a. All courses numbered LAIS498 will satisfy the requirement.
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
b. Some EBGN498 courses as determined on a case-by-case
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
basis will satisfy the rquirement. Consult EBGN in any given
Criteria, the coursework in the Division of Liberal Arts and International
semester for EBGN498 courses that satisfy the requirement.
Studies is designed to help CSM develop in students the ability to engage
in life-long learning and recognize the value of doing so by acquiring the
3. The other two courses may be midlevel courses, i.e., 200 or 300
broad education necessary to:
level classes. The only exception to this rule are Foreign Language
courses (see below).
1. Understand the impact of engineering solutions in contemporary,
4. A maximum of two Foreign Language courses (LIFL) may be
global, international, societal, political, and ethical contexts;
applied toward satisfying the DHSS requirement. LIFL 498 or 499
2. Understand the role of Humanities and Social Sciences in
may not be used to satisfy the 400-level course requirement.
identifying, formulating, and solving engineering problems;
5. Music (LIMU) courses may not be used to meet the
3. Prepare to live and work in a complex world;
DHSS requirement. They may be used for Free Elective credit
4. Understand the meaning and implications of “stewardship of the
only. A maximum of 3 semester hours of concert band chorus,
Earth”; and
physical education, athletics, or other activity credit combined
5. Communicate effectively in writing and orally.
may be used toward free elective credit in a degree granting
program.
Curriculum
6. Single majors in Economics may not use Economics courses
Key to courses offered by the LAIS Division:
to meet the DHSS requirement. Economics majors must meet
this requirement with courses from the Division of Liberal Arts
Course Code
Course Title
and International Studies, as per the above restrictions and
LAIS
Humanities and Social Sciences
requirements. Students other than single majors in Economics
may take up to 6 semester hours (2 courses) of approved EBGN
LIFL
Foreign Language
courses, listed below, to satisfy the DHSS requirement.
LIMU
Music
7. During Pre-Registration each semester, only students with senior
SYGN
Systems
standing or instructor’s permission are initially allowed to register
for 400-level LAIS courses. If 400-level courses do not fill up during
CSM students in all majors must take 19 credit-hours in Humanities
Pre-Registration or soon thereafter, the Division Director may elect
and Social Sciences, ranging from freshman through senior levels of
to open course registration to sophomores and juniors who have
coursework. These courses are housed in the Division of Liberal Arts and
met the LAIS100 pre-requisite and LAIS200 co-requisite for 400-
International Studies and in the Division of Economics and Business.
level courses.
Required Core Courses
8. Except for foreign languages, NO AP or IB credit can be used to
meet the General Education Restricted Elective requirements.
1. All Undergraduate students are required to take the following
AP/IB credits will be applied as free electives.
two core courses from the Division of Liberal Arts & International
Studies:
List of LAIS and EB Courses Satisfying the
a. LAIS100 Nature and Human Values 4 semester hours
DHSS Requirement
b. LAIS200 Human Systems 3 semester hours
EBGN301
INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS
3.0
EBGN302
INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS
3.0

Colorado School of Mines 109
EBGN310
ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE
3.0
LAIS410
CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON 20TH CENTURY 3.0
ECONOMICS
LITERATURE
EBGN320
ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
LAIS411
LITERATURES OF THE AFRICAN WORLD
3.0
EBGN330
ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
LAIS412
LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
3.0
EBGN340
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
3.0
LAIS415
MASS MEDIA STUDIES
3.0
EBGN342
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
3.0
LAIS416
FILM STUDIES
3.0
EBGN437
REGIONAL ECONOMICS
3.0
LAIS418
NARRATING THE NATION
3.0
EBGN441
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
3.0
LAIS419
MEDIA AND THE ENVIRONMENT
3.0
EBGN443
PUBLIC ECONOMICS
3.0
LAIS421
ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY AND POLICY
3.0
EBGN470
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
3.0
LAIS423
ADVANCED SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
3.0
LAIS220
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
3.0
LAIS430
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
3.0
LAIS221
INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIONS
3.0
LAIS431
RELIGION & SECURITY
3.0
LAIS286
INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT AND
3.0
LAIS435
LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT
3.0
POLITICS
LAIS437
ASIAN DEVELOPMENT
3.0
LAIS298
SPECIAL TOPICS
1-6
LAIS439
MIDDLE EAST DEVELOPMENT
3.0
LAIS300
CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION
3.0
LAIS440
WAR AND PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
3.0
LAIS301
CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY I
3.0
LAIS441
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT
3.0
LAIS305
AMERICAN LITERATURE: COLONIAL PERIOD
3.0
LAIS442
NATURAL RESOURCES AND WAR IN AFRICA
3.0
TO THE PRESENT
LAIS446
GLOBALIZATION
3.0
LAIS307
EXPLORATIONS IN COMPARATIVE
3.0
LAIS448
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
3.0
LITERATURE
LAIS450
POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT
3.0
LAIS309
LITERATURE AND SOCIETY
3.0
LAIS452
CORRUPTION AND DEVEL OPMENT
3.0
LAIS310
MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE
1-3
LAIS453
ETHNIC CONFLICT IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
3.0
LAIS311
BRITISH LITERATURE: MEDIEVAL TO MODERN 3.0
LAIS456
POWER AND POLITICS IN EURASIA
3.0
LAIS315
MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE WESTERN
3.0
LAIS457
INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT MANAGEMENT 3.0
WORLD
LAIS460
GLOBAL GEOPOLITICS
3.0
LAIS320
ETHICS
3.0
LAIS475
ENGINEERING CULTURES IN THE
3.0
LAIS322
LOGIC
3.0
DEVELOPING WORLD
LAIS323
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE
3.0
LAIS477
ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE
3.0
COMMUNICATION
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
LAIS325
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
3.0
LAIS485
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND POLITICS
3.0
LAIS335
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
3.0
LAIS486
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY
3.0
LATIN AMERICA
LAIS487
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY
3.0
LAIS337
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
3.0
ASIA
LAIS488
WATER POLITICS AND POLICY
3.0
LAIS339
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
3.0
LAIS489
NUCLEAR POWER AND PUBLIC POLICY
3.0
THE MIDDLE EAST
LAIS490
ENERGY AND SOCIETY
3.0
LAIS341
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
3.0
LAIS498
SPECIAL TOPICS
1-6
AFRICA
LIFL113
SPANISH I
3.0
LAIS344
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
3.0
LIFL123
SPANISH II
3.0
LAIS345
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
3.0
LIFL213
SPANISH III
3.0
LAIS365
HISTORY OF WAR
3.0
LIFL114
ARABIC I
3.0
LAIS370
HISTORY OF SCIENCE
3.0
LIFL124
ARABIC II
3.0
LAIS371
HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY
3.0
LIFL214
ARABIC III
3.0
LAIS375
ENGINEERING CULTURES
3.0
LIFL115
GERMAN I
3.0
LAIS398
SPECIAL TOPICS
1-6
LIFL125
GERMAN II
3.0
LAIS401
CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY II
3.0
LIFL215
GERMAN III
3.0
LAIS402
WRITING PROPOSALS FOR A BETTER WORLD 3.0
LIFLx98
Special Topics
LAIS404
WOMEN, LITERATURE, AND SOCIETY
3.0
LAIS406
THE LITERATURE OF WAR AND
3.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 41).
REMEMBRANCE
LAIS407
SCIENCE IN LITERATURE
3.0
LAIS408
LIFE STORIES
3.0
LAIS409
SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA
3.0

110 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
Minor Programs
Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Policy Minor and ASI
The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies offers several minor
programs. Students who elect to pursue a minor usually will satisfy the
Program Advisor: Prof. Jason Delborne. The Science, Technology,
HSS requirements; however, the Music Technology ASI will not satisfy
Engineering, and Policy Minor and ASI focus on science, technology,
these requirements. Students will need to use their free elective hours to
and engineering in the societal and policy context: how STE influence
complete a minor.
society, politics, and policy, and how society, politics, and policy influence
STE. Courses provide historical, social scientific, ethical, and policy
A minor requires a minimum of 18 credit-hours; an area of special interest
approaches to issues that inevitably confront professional applied
(ASI) requires a minimum of 12 credit-hours. No more than half the
scientists, engineers, managers, and administrators in both public
credits to be applied towards an LAIS minor or ASI may be transfer
and private sectors. Such issues concern, for example, professional
credits. The LAIS Undergraduate Advisor must approve all transfer
ethical responsibilities, intellectual property rights, regulatory regimes,
credits that will be used for an LAIS minor or ASI.
assessments of societal impacts, science policy implementation, and the
roles of technical innovation in economic development or international
Prior to the completion of the sophomore year, a student wishing to
competitiveness. LAIS486 Science and Technology Policy is required.
declare an LAIS Minor must fill out an LAIS Minor form (available in the
Students work with the STEP Advisor to tailor a sequence of other
LAIS Office) and obtain approval signatures from the appropriate minor
courses appropriate to their background and interests.
advisor in LAIS and from the LAIS Director. The student must also fill out
a Minor/Area of Special Interest Declaration (available in the Registrar’s
Humanitarian Studies Minor and ASI
Office) and obtain approval signatures from the student’s CSM advisor,
from the Head or Director of the student’s major department or division,
Program Advisor: Prof. Sandy Woodson. The Humanitarian Studies Minor
and from the LAIS Director. Students should consult the listed advisors
and ASI focus on the intersection of science, technology, and engineering
for the specific requirements of each minor.
in humanitarian projects. Scientific, technological, and engineering
oriented humanitarian projects are intended to help marginalized
The six minors or ASIs available and their advisors are:
communities meet basic human needs (such as water, food, and shelter)
when these are missing or inadequate. LAIS320 Ethics is required.
Literature, Society, and the Environment
Other HS courses are offered through LAIS along with selected technical
Minor and ASI
electives by other academic units across campus. Students may also
wish to investigate the 28-credit minor in Humanitarian Engineering
Program Advisors: Prof. Tina Gianquitto and Prof. Jay Straker. The
offered in cooperation with the Division of Engineering.
Literature, Society, and the Environment Minor and ASI are designed
for students with a passion for literature, and an interest in exploring
Individualized Undergraduate Minor
relationships between literary traditions and the broader social and
environmental processes that have helped inspire and shape them.
Program Advisor: Prof. Sandy Woodson. Students declaring an
The minor’s inter-disciplinary emphasis creates unique opportunities
Undergraduate Individual Minor in LAIS must choose 18 restricted
for students to forge connections between literary studies and diverse
elective hours in LAIS in accordance with a coherent rationale reflecting
fields of inquiry, spanning the humanities and qualitative and quantitative
some explicit focus of study that the student wishes to pursue. A student
sciences. In the process of acquiring the minor, students will develop
desiring this minor must design it in consultation with a member of the
forms of intellectual creativity and sensitivity to social and environmental
LAIS faculty who approves the rationale and the choice of courses, eg.,
dynamics increasingly expected of twenty-first century scientists and
pre-law or pre-med courses.
engineers.
Area of Special Interest in Music Technology
International Political Economy Minor and
Program Advisor: Prof. Bob Klimek. The Area of Special Interest in Music
ASI
Technology is comprised of a sequence of courses that allows students
Program Advisor: Prof. James Jesudason. This minor and ASI are
to combine interests and abilities in both the science and theory of music
ideal for students anticipating careers in the earth resources industries.
production. Completion of this ASI will train students in the technical
The International Political Economy Program at CSM was the first
aspects of the music recording industry, including sound and video
such program in the U.S. designed with the engineering and applied
recording, sound effects, and software design.
science student in mind, and it remains one of the very few international
The Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in
engineering programs with this focus. International Political Economy is
the study of the interplay among politics, the economy, and culture. In
Public Affairs
today’s global economy, international engineering and applied science
Program Director: Prof. Kenneth Osgood. As of Fall 2013, the curriculum
decisions are fundamentally political decisions made by sovereign
of the McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs has been modified
nations. Therefore, International Political Economy theories and models
for all students. The new Program offers a 21 semester-hour honors
are often used in evaluating and implementing engineering and science
minor consisting of seminars, courses, and off-campus activities that
projects. Project evaluations and feasibilities now involve the application
has the primary goal of providing a select number of students the
of such IPE methods as political risk assessment and mitigation. The IPE
opportunity to cross the boundaries of their technical expertise into
minor is also a gateway to the Graduate Program in International Political
the ethical, cultural, socio-political, and environmental dimensions of
Economy.
human life. Students will develop their skills in communication, critical
thinking, and leadership through seminar style classes that explore
diverse aspects of the human experience. Themes, approaches, and
perspectives from the humanities and the social sciences are integrated

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with science and engineering perspectives to develop in students habits
HNRS435. EXPLORATIONS IN CULTURE, SOCIETY, AND CREATIVE
of thought necessary for a comprehensive understanding of societal and
ARTS. 3.0 Hours.
cultural issues that enhance critical thinking, social responsibility, and
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to culture, society, and/or
enlightened leadership. Please see the McBride Honors Program entry in
the creative arts through case studies, readings, research, and writing.
the Bulletin and the Program website for further information.
Prerequisites: HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315:
Explorations in the Modern World. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum
of 6 hours. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
Courses
HNRS440. EXPLORATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES &
GLOBAL AFFAIRS. 3.0 Hours.
HNRS305. EXPLORATIONS IN MODERN AMERICA. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to international studies and/
(I, II) (WI) Honors core course that develops student skills in reading,
or global affairs through case studies, readings, research, and writing.
writing, critical thinking, and oral communication. skills through the
Prerequisites: HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315:
exploration of selected topics related to the social, cultural, and political
Explorations in the Modern World. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum
ideas and events that have shaped the development of the modern
of 6 hours. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
United States and its role in the world. Prerequisite: Admission to the
HNRS445. EXPLORATIONS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND
Program and LAIS100: Nature & Human Values. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit
SOCIETY. 3.0 Hours.
hours.
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to the relationships between
HNRS315. EXPLORATIONS IN THE MODERN WORLD. 3.0 Hours.
science, technology, and society through case studies, readings,
(I, II) (WI) Honors core course that develops student writing skills and
research, and writing. Prerequisites: HNRS305: Explorations in Modern
critical thinking abilities through the exploration of selected topics related
America and HNRS315: Explorations in the Modern World. Repeatable
to the social, cultural, and political ideas and developments that have
for credit up to a maximum of 6 hours. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
shaped the modern world. Prerequisite: Admission to the Program and
HNRS450. EXPLORATIONS IN EARTH, ENERGY, AND
LAIS100: Nature & Human Values. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Hours.
HNRS398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE MCBRIDE HONORS PROGRAM
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to earth, energy, and/or the
IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS. 1-6 Hour.
environment through case studies, readings, research, and writing.
A Special Topics course will be a pilot course in the McBride curriculum
This course may focus on the human dimensions or broader impacts
or will be offered as an enhancement to regularly-scheduled McBride
of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Prerequisites:
seminars. Special Topics courses in the McBride curriculum will not
HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315: Explorations
be offered more than twice. Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours.
in the Modern World. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum of 6 hours. 3
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
HNRS405. MCBRIDE PRACTICUM. 1-3 Hour.
HNRS497. SUMMER COURSE. 6.0 Hours.
(I, II) (WI) With approval of the Program, a McBride student may enroll
HNRS498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE MCBRIDE HONORS PROGRAM
in an individualized study project which substitutes for or enhances the
IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS. 1-6 Hour.
regularly-scheduled McBride curriculum seminars. This option may be
A Special Topics course will be a pilot course in the McBride curriculum
used to pursue an approved foreign study program, service learning
or will be offered as an enhancement to regularly-scheduled McBride
program, international internship, undergraduate research project, or
seminars. Special Topics courses in the McBride curriculum will not
other authorized experiential learning program of study. Students must
be offered more than twice. Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours.
also prepare a faculty-guided major research paper that integrates the
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
experience with the goals, objectives, and focus of the Honors Program
in Public Affairs. 1-3 semester hours. Repeatable up to 6 hours.
HNRS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Under special circumstances, a McBride student may use this course
HNRS425. EXPLORATIONS IN POLITICS, POLICY, AND
number to register for an independent study project which substitutes
LEADERSHIP. 3.0 Hours.
for or enhances the regularly-scheduled McBride curriculum seminars.
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to policy, politics, and/or
Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
leadership through case studies, readings, research, and writing.
Prerequisites: HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315:
LAIS100. NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES. 4.0 Hours.
Explorations in The Modern World. Repeatable for credit up to a
Nature and Human Values will focus on diverse views and critical
maximum of 6 hours. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
questions concerning traditional and contemporary issues linking the
quality of human life and Nature, and their interdependence. The course
HNRS430. EXPLORATIONS IN IDEAS, ETHICS, AND RELIGION. 3.0
will examine various disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches
Hours.
regarding two major questions: 1) How has Nature affected the quality
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to ideas, ethics, and/or religion
of human life and the formulation of human values and ethics? (2) How
through case studies, readings, research, and writing. Prerequisites:
have human actions, values, and ethics affected Nature? These issues
HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315: Explorations
will use cases and examples taken from across time and cultures.
in the Modern World. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum of 6 hours. 3
Themes will include but are not limited to population, natural resources,
lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
stewardship of the Earth, and the future of human society. This is
a writing-intensive course that will provide instruction and practice
in expository writing, using the disciplines and perspectives of the
Humanities and Social Sciences. 4 hours lecture/seminar; 4 semester
hours.

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LAIS198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
LAIS298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
LAIS199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
LAIS299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
LAIS200. HUMAN SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS300. CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) This course in the CSM core curriculum articulates with LAIS100:
Students will write weekly exercises and read their work for the pleasure
Nature and Human Values and with the other systems courses. Human
and edification of the class. The midterm in this course will be the
Systems is an interdisciplinary historical examination of key systems
production of a short story. The final will consist of a completed, revised
created by humans - namely, political, economic, social, and cultural
short story. The best of these works may be printed in a future collection.
institutions - as they have evolved worldwide from the inception of
Prerequisite: LAIS 100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
the modern era (ca. 1500) to the present. This course embodies an
lecture; 3 semester hours.
elaboration of these human systems as introduced in their environmental
LAIS301. CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY I. 3.0 Hours.
context in Nature and Human Values and will reference themes and
This course focuses on reading and writing poetry. Students will learn
issues explored therein. It also demonstrates the cross-disciplinary
many different poetic forms to compliment prosody, craft, and technique.
applicability of the “systems” concept. Assignments will give students
Aesthetic preferences will be developed as the class reads, discusses,
continued practice in writing. Prerequisite: LAIS100. 3 semester hours.
and models some of the great American poets. Weekly exercises
LAIS220. INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY. 3.0 Hours.
reflect specific poetic tools, encourage the writing of literary poetry,
A general introduction to philosophy that explores historical and analytic
and stimulate the development of the student’s craft. The purpose of
traditions. Historical exploration may compare and contrast ancient and
the course is to experience the literature and its place in a multicultural
modern, rationalist and empiricist, European and Asian approaches to
society, while students “try on” various styles and contexts in order to
philosophy. Analytic exploration may consider such basic problems as
develop their own voice. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
the distinction between illusion and reality, the one and the many, the
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
structure of knowledge, the existence of God, the nature of mind or self.
LAIS305. AMERICAN LITERATURE: COLONIAL PERIOD TO THE
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
PRESENT. 3.0 Hours.
lecture; 3 credit hours.
This course offers an overview of American literature from the
LAIS221. INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIONS. 3.0 Hours.
colonial period to the present. The texts of the class provide a context
This course has two focuses. We will look at selected religions
for examining the traditions that shape the American nation as a
emphasizing their popular, institutional, and contemplative forms; these
physical, cultural and historical space. As we read, we will focus on the
will be four or five of the most common religions: Hinduism, Buddhism,
relationships between community, landscape, history, and language in
Judaism, Christianity, and/or Islam. The second point of the course
the American imagination. We will concentrate specifically on conceptions
focuses on how the Humanities and Social Sciences work. We will use
of the nation and national identity in relation to race, gender, and class
methods from various disciplines to study religion-history of religions and
difference. Authors may include: Rowlandson, Brown, Apess, Hawthorne,
religious thought, sociology, anthropology and ethnography, art history,
Douglass, Melville, Whitman, James, Stein, Eliot, Hemingway, Silko, and
study of myth, philosophy, analysis of religious texts and artifacts (both
Auster. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3
contemporary and historical), analysis of material culture and the role
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
it plays in religion, and other disciplines and methodologies. We will
LAIS307. EXPLORATIONS IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE. 3.0
look at the question of objectivity; is it possible to be objective? We will
Hours.
approach this methodological question using the concept “standpoint.”
This course examines major figures and themes in the modern literatures
For selected readings, films, and your own writings, we will analyze what
of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Reading, discussion and
the “standpoint” is. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
writing will focus on fiction and poetry representing Francophone, Arabic,
LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and Hispanophone traditions within these world regions. Engaging
LAIS286. INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS. 3.0
these texts will foster understanding of some of the pivotal philosophical,
Hours.
political, and aesthetic debates that have informed cultural practices
Introduction to Government and Politics is a beginning- level course
in diverse colonial territories and nation-states. Thematic and stylistic
intended to familiarize students with the study of politics across societies.
concerns will include imperialism, nationalism, existentialism, Orientalism,
The method is comparative in that it approaches the task of studying the
negritude, and social and magical realisms. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
world’s different political systems by contrasting and comparing them
Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
along different dimensions, and by seeking generalizations about them.
The class focuses on cases, topics, and methodologies in American and
comparative politics. No background in political science is required or
expected. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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LAIS309. LITERATURE AND SOCIETY. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS323. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE COMMUNICATION. 3.0
Before the emergence of sociology as a distinct field of study, literary
Hours.
artists had long been investigating the seemingly infinite complexity of
This course will explore the relationship between science and the public
human societies, seeking to comprehend the forces shaping collective
through an examination of science writing and communication on current
identities, socio-cultural transformations, technological innovations, and
events. Students will study various forms of science communication,
political conflicts. Designed to enrich recognition and understanding of
including essays, blogs, news segments, media clips, and radio programs
the complex interplay of artistic creativity and social inquiry over time, this
in order to understand the ways in which science is communicated
course compares influential literary and social-scientific responses to the
beyond the lab or university and into the public consciousness. Science
Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and other dynamic junctures
writing often explores the human condition, reflects on hopes and worries
integral to the forging of "modernity" and the volatile world we inhabit
about technology, and informs our collective knowledge about the world.
today. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
Students will discuss the implications of this kind of communication,
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
analyze breakdowns in communication through case studies, and write
for peer and popular audiences, including turning a lab report into a short
LAIS310. MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE. 1-3 Hour.
feature article and writing a science essay. Prerequisites: LAIS100, and
This course will introduce students to some of the major figures and
pre- or co-requisite of SYGN200 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
generative themes of post-Enlightenment European and British literature.
Reading, discussion, and writing will focus on fiction, poetry, drama,
LAIS324. AUDIO/ACOUSTICAL ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE. 3.0
and critical essays representing British, French, Germanic, Italian,
Hours.
Czech, and Russian cultural traditions. Engaging these texts will foster
(I) Audio/acoustical engineering and science teaches concepts
understanding of some of the pivotal philosophical, political, and aesthetic
surrounding the production, transmission, manipulation and reception
movements and debates that have shaped modern European society
of audible sound. These factors play a role in many diverse areas
and culture. Thematic concerns will include the French Enlightenment
such as the design of modern music technology products, recording
and its legacies, imperialism within and beyond Europe, comparative
studios and loudspeakers, civil engineering and building design, and
totalitarianisms, the rise of psychoanalytic theory and existentialism,
industrial safety. This course will explore and concepts of this field and
and modernist and postmodern perspectives on the arts. Prerequisite:
the physics/mechanics that are involved, as well as aesthetic impacts
LAIS100, prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
related to the subject matter. Discussion of human anatomy and psycho
semester hours.
acoustic phenomena are also presented. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200.
LAIS311. BRITISH LITERATURE: MEDIEVAL TO MODERN. 3.0
Hours.
LAIS325. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
This course surveys British literature from the Middle Ages to early
A study of the social behavior and cultural devel opment of humans.
modernists in light of major developments in scientific thought. It
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
considers topics such as medieval medicine and astrology in The
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Canterbury Tales, reflections of Copernicus’ new astronomy in
LAIS326. MUSIC THEORY. 3.0 Hours.
Shakespearean tragedy and John Donne’s poetry, the tumultuous career
(I) The course begins with the fundamentals of music theory and moves
of Newtonian physics across the Enlightenment and Romanticism, the
into more complex applications. Music of the common practice period
struggle with Darwinian evolution in Victorian literature, and early 20th
(18th century) and beyond is considered. Aural and visual recognition
century reactions to anthropology and psychoanalysis. Pre-requisite:
of harmonic material is emphasized. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200.
semester hours.
LAIS327. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS315. MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE WESTERN WORLD. 3.0
(I, II) An introduction to the physics of music and sound. The history
Hours.
of music technology from wax tubes to synthesizers. Construction of
An introduction to music of the Western world from its beginnings to the
instruments and studio. 3 hours lecture. 3 semester hours. Prerequisite:
present. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3
LAIS 100; Pre-or Co-requisite: LAIS200.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LAIS328. BASIC MUSIC COMPOSITION AND ARRANGING. 1.0 Hour.
LAIS320. ETHICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) This course begins with the fundamentals of music composition
A general introduction to ethics that explores its analytic and historical
and works towards basic vocal and instrumental arrangement skills.
traditions. Reference will commonly be made to one or more significant
Upon completion of this course the student should: 1) Demonstrate
texts by such moral philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas
basic knowledge of (music) compositional techniques; 2) Demonstrate
Aquinas, Kant, John Stuart Mill, and others. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
primary concepts of vocal and instrumental ensemble arrangement;
Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3) Demonstrate an ability to use notational software and Midi station
LAIS322. LOGIC. 3.0 Hours.
hardware. 1 semester hour; repeatable for credit. Pre-requisite: LAIS 100;
A general introduction to logic that explores its analytic and historical
Pre-or Co-requisite: LAIS200.
traditions. Coverage will commonly consider informal and formal fallacies,
LAIS330. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE. 3.0 Hours.
syllogistic logic, sentential logic, and elementary quantification theory.
(II) Project-based course designed to develop practical technological
Reference will commonly be made to the work of such logical theorists as
and communication skills for direct application to the music recording. 3
Aristotle, Frege, Russell and Whitehead, Quine, and others. Prerequisite:
credit hours. Prerequisites: LAIS100, LAIS324, LAIS326, and LAIS327.
LAIS100. Co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200.

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LAIS335. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF LATIN
LAIS370. HISTORY OF SCIENCE. 3.0 Hours.
AMERICA. 3.0 Hours.
An introduction to the social history of science, exploring significant
A broad survey of the interrelationship between the state and economy
people, theories, and social practices in science, with special attention to
in Latin America as seen through an examination of critical contemporary
the histories of physics, chemistry, earth sciences, ecology, and biology.
and historical issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite LAIS200. 3 hours
emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate relationships
lecture; 3 semester hours.
between the developed North and the developing South. Prerequisite:
LAIS371. HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
A survey of the history of technology in the modern period (from roughly
semester hours.
1700 to the present), exploring the role technology has played in the
LAIS337. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ASIA. 3.0
political and social history of countries around the world. Prerequisite:
Hours.
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
A broad survey of the interrelationship between the state and economy
semester hours.
in East and Southeast Asia as seen through an examination of critical
LAIS375. ENGINEERING CULTURES. 3.0 Hours.
contemporary and historical issues that shape polity, economy, and
This course seeks to improve students’ abilities to understand and assess
society. Special emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate
engineering problem solving from different cultural, political, and historical
relationships between the developed North and the developing South.
perspectives. An exploration, by comparison and contrast, of engineering
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
cultures in such settings as 20th century United States, Japan, former
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Soviet Union and presentday Russia, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin
LAIS339. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE MIDDLE
America. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
EAST. 3.0 Hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
A broad survey of the interrelationships between the state and market in
LAIS398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
the Middle East as seen through an examination of critical contemporary
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
and historical issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
emphasis will be given to the dynamics between the developed North and
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
the developing South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LAIS399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
LAIS341. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA. 3.0
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Hours.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
A broad survey of the interrelationships between the state and market
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
in Africa as seen through an examination of critical contem porary
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
and historical issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
emphasis will be given to the dynamics between the developed North and
the developing South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
LAIS401. CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY II. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
This course is a continuation of LAIS301 for those interested in
developing their poetry writing further. It focuses on reading and writing
LAIS344. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
poetry. Students will learn many different poetic forms to compliment
This course surveys major topics and theories of international relations.
prosody, craft, and technique. Aesthetic preferences will be developed
Students will evaluate diverse perspectives and examine a variety of
as the class reads, discusses, and models some of the great American
topics including war and peace, economic globalization, human rights
poets. Weekly exercises reflect specific poetic tools, encourage the
and international law, international environmental issues, and the role of
writing of literary poetry, and simulate the development of the student’s
the US as the current superpower. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
craft. The purpose of the course is to experience the literature and its
co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
place in a multicultural society, while students “try on” various styles
LAIS345. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY. 3.0 Hours.
and contexts in order to develop their own voice. Prerequisite: LAIS100
International Political Economy is a study of contentious and harmonious
and LAIS301. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3
relationships between the state and the market on the nation-state
semester hours.
level, between individual states and their markets on the regional level,
LAIS402. WRITING PROPOSALS FOR A BETTER WORLD. 3.0 Hours.
and between region-states and region-markets on the global level.
This course develops the student’s writing and higher-order thinking
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
skills and helps meet the needs of underserved populations, particularly
lecture; 3 semester hours.
via funding proposals written for nonprofit organizations. Prerequisite:
LAIS365. HISTORY OF WAR. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3
History of War looks at war primarily as a significant human activity in
semester hours.
the history of the Western World since the times of Greece and Rome
to the present. The causes, strategies, results, and costs of various
wars will be covered, with considerable focus on important military and
political leaders as well as on noted historians and theoreticians. The
course is primarily a lecture course with possible group and individual
presentations as class size permits. Tests will be both objective and
essay types. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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LAIS404. WOMEN, LITERATURE, AND SOCIETY. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS410. CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON 20TH CENTURY
This reading and writing intensive course examines the role that women
LITERATURE. 3.0 Hours.
writers have played in a range of literary traditions. Far from residing
This course introduces students to texts and cultural productions of the
in the margins of key national debates, women writers have actively
20th Century literature. We will examine a diverse collection of materials,
contributed their voices to demands for social, racial, economic, and
including novels and short stories, poems, plays, films, painting, and
artistic equality. We will examine the writing produced by women from
sculpture. Science, technology, violence, history, identity, language all
a diversity of racial, ethnic, and social backgrounds, as we examine the
come under the careful scrutiny of the authors we will discuss in this
ways in which women writers respond to the various pressures placed on
course, which may include Conrad, Fanon, Achebe, Eliot, Kafka, Barnes,
them as artists and activists. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
Camus, Borges, and Marquez, among others. We will also screen films
requisite LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
that comment upon the fragility of individual identity in the face of modern
technology. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200.
LAIS406. THE LITERATURE OF WAR AND REMEMBRANCE. 3.0
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Hours.
In "The Literature of War and Remembrance", students survey poetry,
LAIS411. LITERATURES OF THE AFRICAN WORLD. 3.0 Hours.
prose, and film ranging from classicial to contemporary war literature. The
This course examines wide-ranging writers’ depictions of collective
course considers literary depictions of the individual and society in war
transformations and conflicts integral to the making and remaking of
and its aftermath. Critical reading and writing skills are demonstrated in
African and Afro-diasporic communities worldwide. Fiction, poetry, and
creative presentations and analytical essays. Students will investigate
essays representing diverse linguistic, aesthetic, and philosophical
war literature and commemorative art inspired by recent world conflicts,
traditions will constitute the bulk of the reading. Alongside their intrinsic
and place a contemporary work into the thematic structure of the course.
expressive values, these texts illuminate religious and popular cultural
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3
practices important to social groups throughout much of sub-Saharan
semester hours.
Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. Primary
socio-historical themes may include the slave trade, plantation cultures,
LAIS407. SCIENCE IN LITERATURE. 3.0 Hours.
generational consciousness, ethnicity, gender relations, urbanization, and
Science fiction often serves as a cautionary tale that deals with the darker
collective violence. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
side of humanity’s desires in order to find a better understanding of who
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
we are and what we hope to become. This class examines scientific
and social progress as it is imagined by some of the greatest authors of
LAIS412. LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Hours.
the genre. We will examine the current events that may have influenced
This reading and writing intensive course investigates the human
the writing and position our lens to the scientific and technological
connection to the environment in a broad range of literary materials.
breakthroughs, as well as the social, cultural, and political state of the
Discussions focus on the role of place - of landscape as physical, cultural,
world at the time of our readings. This course focuses on classic science
moral, historical space - and on the relationship between landscape and
fiction from the late 1800’s to the present which may include: Jules
community, history, and language in the environmental imagination.
Verne, H.G. Wells, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jack Williamson, Isaac
Readings include texts that celebrate the natural world, those that indict
Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Alfred Bester, Philip Jose Farmer, Marion
the careless use of land and resources, and those that predict and depict
Zimmer Bradley, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Arthur
the consequences of that carelessness. Additionally, we investigate
C. Clarke, Ursula K. LeGuin and Mary Doria Russell, among others.
philosophical, legal, and policy frameworks that shape approaches to
Prerequisite: LAIS100, Co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3
environmental issues. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requesite
semester hours.
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS408. LIFE STORIES. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS415. MASS MEDIA STUDIES. 3.0 Hours.
Using texts by published authors and members of the class, we will
This introduction to mass media studies is designed to help students
explore the pleasures and challenges of creating and interpreting
become more active interpreters of mass media messages, primarily
narratives based on "real life." The class will consider critical theories
those that emanate from television, radio, the Internet, sound recordings
about the relationship between the self and the stories we tell.
(music), and motions pictures (film, documentary, etc.). Taking a broad
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
rhetorical and sociological perspective, the course examines a range of
seminar; 3 semester hours.
mass media topics and issues. Students should complete this course
with enhanced rhetorical and sociological understandings of how media
LAIS409. SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA. 3.0 Hours.
shapes individuals, societies, and cultures as well as how those groups
Shakespeare, the most well known writer in English and perhaps the
shape the media. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
world, deals with universal themes and the ultimate nature of what it is
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
to be a human being. His plays are staged, filmed, and read around the
globe, even after 400 years. This seminar will explore why Shakespeare’s
LAIS416. FILM STUDIES. 3.0 Hours.
plays and characters have such lasting power and meaning to humanity.
This course introduces students to the basics of film history, form, and
The seminar will combine class discussion, lecture, and video. Grades
criticism. Students will be exposed to a variety of film forms, including
will be based on participation, response essays, and a final essay.
documentary, narrative, and formalist films, and will be encouraged
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
to discuss and write about these forms using critical film language.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
Students will have an opportunity to work on their own film projects and to
conduct research into the relationship between films and their historical,
cultural, and ideological origins. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.

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LAIS418. NARRATING THE NATION. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS426. SCIENTIFIC CONTROVERSIES. 3.0 Hours.
The novel, nationalism, and the modern nation-state share the same
(I, II) Examines national and international, historical and contemporary
eighteenth and nineteenth-century roots. Relationships between the
scientific and engineering controversies. In particular, the course provides
works of novelists, local nationalisms, and state politics have, however,
students with a window into how scientific controversies arise, evolve,
always been volatile. These tensions have assumed particularly dramatic
and are resolved both within scientific circles and in the public arena.
expressive and political forms in Latin America and postcolonial South
By exploring case studies of such controversies, students gain a better
Asia and Africa. This course examines the inspirations, stakes, and
understanding about how scientific controversies shape and are shaped
ramifications of celebrated novelists’ explorations of the conflicted
by communication as well as by public policy. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
and fragmentary character their own and/or neighboring nationstates.
Corequisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Beyond their intrinsic literary values, these texts illuminate distinctive
LAIS430. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. 3.0 Hours.
religious, ritual, and popular cultural practices that have shaped collective
Businesses are largely responsible for creating the wealth upon which the
imaginings of the nation, as well as oscillations in nationalist sentiment
well-being of society depends. As they create that wealth, their actions
across specific regions and historical junctures. Studies in relevant visual
impact society, which is composed of a wide variety of stakeholders. In
media -films, paintings, and telenovelas - will further our comparative
turn, society shapes the rules and expectations by which businesses
inquiry into the relationships between artistic narrative and critical
must navigate their internal and external environments. This interaction
perspectives on the nation. Alongside the focal literary and visual texts,
between corporations and society (in its broadest sense) is the concern
the course will address major historians’ and social theorists’ accounts of
of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This course explores the
the origins, spread, and varied careers of nationalist thought and practice
dimensions of that interaction from a multi-stakeholder perspective using
across our modern world. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
case studies, guest speakers and field work. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS419. MEDIA AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS431. RELIGION & SECURITY. 3.0 Hours.
This course explores the ways that messages about the environment
This course introduces students to the central topics in religion and
and environmentalism are communicated in the mass media, fine
society. It defines civil society in 21st century contexts and connects
arts, and popular culture. The course will introduce students to key
this definition with leading debates about the relationship of religion
readings in environmental communication, media studies, and cultural
and security. IT creates an understanding of diverse religious traditions
studies in order to understand the many ways in which the images,
from the perspective of how they view security. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
messages, and politics of environmentalism and the natural world are
Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture and descission; 3
constructed. Students will analyze their role as science communicators
semester hours.
and will participate in the creation of communication projects related to
environmental research on campus or beyond. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
LAIS435. LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
Prerequisite or co-requisite LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
A seminar designed to explore the political economy of current and
recent past development strategies, models, efforts, and issues in
LAIS421. ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY AND POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
Latin America, one of the most dynamic regions of the world today.
A critical examination of environmental ethics and the philosophical
Development is understood to be a nonlinear, complex set of processes
theories on which they depend. Topics may include preservation/
involving political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental factors
conservation, animal welfare, deep ecology, the land ethic, eco-feminism,
whose ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals. The
environmental justice, sustainability, or non-western approaches. This
role of both the state and the market in development processes will be
class may also include analyses of select, contemporary environmental
examined. Topics to be covered will vary as changing realities dictate
issues. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
but will be drawn from such subjects as inequality of income distribution;
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
the role of education and health care; region-markets; the impact of
LAIS423. ADVANCED SCIENCE COMMUNICATION. 3.0 Hours.
globalization, institution-building, corporate-community-state interfaces,
This course will examine historical and contemporary case studies in
neoliberalism, privatization, democracy, and public policy formulation as it
which science communication (or miscommunication) played key roles in
relates to development goals. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
shaping policy outcomes and/or public perceptions. Examples of cases
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
might include the recent controversies over hacked climate science
LAIS437. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
emails, nuclear power plant siting controversies, or discussions of
This international political economy seminar deals with the historical
ethics in classic environmental cases, such as the Dioxin pollution case.
development of Asia Pacific from agrarian to post-industrial eras; its
Students will study, analyze, and write about science communication and
economic, political, and cultural transformation since World War II,
policy theories related to scientific uncertainty; the role of the scientist
contemporary security issues that both divide and unite the region;
as communicator; and media ethics. Students will also be exposed to
and globalization processes that encourage Asia Pacific to forge a
a number of strategies for managing their encounters with the media,
single trading bloc. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
as well as tools for assessing their communication responsibilities and
LAIS200. 3 hoursseminar; 3 semester hours.
capacities. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS424. RHETORIC, ENERGY AND PUBLIC POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
(I) This course will examine the ways in which rhetoric shapes public
policy debates on energy. Students will learn how contemporary
rhetorical and public policy theory illuminates debates that can affect
environmental, economic and/or socio-cultural aspects of energy
use, transportation and production. 3 hour seminar; 3 credit hours.
Prerequisite: LAIS 100; Pre-or Co-requisite: LAIS200.

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LAIS439. MIDDLE EAST DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS450. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT. 3.0 Hours.
This internationa political economy seminar analyzes economic, political
This course will review the existing methodologies and techniques of risk
and social dynamics that affect the progress and direction of states,
assessment in both country-specific and global environments. It will also
markets, and peoples of the region. It examines the development of
seek to design better ways of assessing and evaluating risk factors for
the Middle East from agrarian to post-industrial societies; economic,
business and public diplomacy in the increasingly globalized context of
political and cultural transformations since World War II; contemporary
economy and politics wherein the role of the state is being challenged
security issues that both divide and unite the region; and the effects of
and redefined. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
globalization processes on economies and societies in the Middle East.
LAIS200. Prerequisite: At least one IPE 300- or 400-level course and
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
permission of instructor. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS451. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT RESEARCH SEMINAR. 1.0
LAIS440. WAR AND PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. 3.0 Hours.
Hour.
This course introduces students to theories of war and then discusses a
This international political economy seminar must be taken concurrently
select number of historical wars and contemporary ones. It also analyzes
with LAIS450, Political Risk Assessment. Its purpose is to acquaint the
efforts at peace-making efforts and why some fail and others succeed.
student with empirical research methods and sources appropriate to
The global consequences of war and peace in the Middle East will be
conducting a political risk assessment study, and to hone the students’
explored in terms of oil supply and of other geostrategic interests that
analytical abilities. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
America has in that region. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
LAIS200. Concurrent enrollment in LAIS450. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
hour.
LAIS441. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS452. CORRUPTION AND DEVEL OPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
This course provides a broad overview of the political economy of Africa.
This course addresses the problem of corruption and its impact on
Its goal is to give students an understanding of the possibilities of African
development. Readings are multi disciplinary and include policy studies,
development and the impediments that currently block its economic
economics, and political science. Students will acquire an understanding
growth. Despite substantial natural resources, mineral reserves, and
of what constitutes corruption, how it negatively affects development, and
human capital, most African countries remain mired in poverty. The
what they, as engineers in a variety of professional circumstances, might
struggles that have arisen on the continent have fostered thinking about
do in circumstances in which bribe paying or bribe taking might occur.
the curse of natural resources where countries with oil or diamonds
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
are beset with political instability and warfare. Readings give first
seminar; 3 semester hours.
an introduction to the continent followed by a focus on the specific
LAIS453. ETHNIC CONFLICT IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. 3.0 Hours.
issues that confront African development today. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
Many scholars used to believe that with modernization, racial, religious,
Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
and cultural antagonisms would weaken as individuals developed more
LAIS442. NATURAL RESOURCES AND WAR IN AFRICA. 3.0 Hours.
rational outlooks and gave primacy to their economic concerns. Yet, with
Africa possesses abundant natural resources yet suffers civil wars and
the waning of global ideological conflict of the left-right nature, conflict
international conflicts based on access to resource revenues. The course
based on cultural and "civilization" differences have come to the fore
examines the distinctive history of Africa, the impact of the resource
in both developing and developed countries. This course will examine
curse, mismanagement of government and corruption, and specific cases
ethnic conflict, broadly conceived, in a variety of contexts. Case studies
of unrest and war in Africa. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
will include the civil war in Yugoslavia, the LA riots, the antagonism
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
between the Chinese and "indigenous" groups in Southeast, the so-
called war between the West and Islam, and ethnic relations in the
LAIS446. GLOBALIZATION. 3.0 Hours.
U.S. We will consider ethnic contention in both institutionalized, political
This international political economy seminar is an historical and
processes, such as the politics of affirmative action, as well as in non-
contemporary analysis of globalization processes examined through
institutionalized, extra-legal settings, such as ethnic riots, pogroms, and
selected issues of world affairs of political, economic, military, and
genocide. We will end by asking what can be done to mitigate ethnic
diplomatic significance. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
conflict and what might be the future of ethnic group identification.
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
LAIS448. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. 3.0 Hours.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
Critical examination of interactions between development and the
LAIS456. POWER AND POLITICS IN EURASIA. 3.0 Hours.
environment and the human dimensions of global change; social,
This seminar covers the major internal and international issues
cpolitical, economic, and cultural responses to the management and
confronting the fifteen states that once comprised the Soviet Union. After
preservation of natural resources and ecosystems on a global scale.
an overview of the USSR and its collapse in 1991, the course explores
Exploration of the meaning and implications of “Stewardship of the Earth”
subsequent economic and security dilemmas facing the "new" nations of
and “Sustainable Development.” Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
Eurasia. Special attention will be paid to oil, natural gas, and other energy
corequisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
sectors in the region. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS457. INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Hours.
This course introduces students to central topics in conflict management.
It assesses the causes of contemporary conflicts with an initial focus on
weak states, armed insurgencies, and ethnic conflict. It then examines
a range of peace-building efforts, and strategies for reconstructing
post-conflict states. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.

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LAIS459. INTERNATIONAL FIELD PRACTICUM. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS485. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND POLITICS. 3.0 Hours.
For students who go abroad for an on-site practicum involving their
This course presents a comprehensive survey of the U.S. Constitution
technical field as practiced in another country and culture; required
with special attention devoted to the first ten Amendments, also known as
course for students pursuing a certificate in International Political
the Bill of Rights. Since the Constitution is primarily a legal document, the
Economy; all arrangements for this course are to be supervised and
class will adopt a legal approach to constitutional interpretation. However,
approved by the advisor of the International Political Economy minor
as the historical and political context of constitutional interpretation is
program. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
inseparable from the legal analysis, these areas will also be covered.
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Significant current developments in constitutional jurisprudence will
also be examined. The first part of the course deals with Articles I
LAIS460. GLOBAL GEOPOLITICS. 3.0 Hours.
through III of the Constitution, which specify the division of national
This seminar examines geopolitical competition between great and
governmental power among the executive, legislative, and judicial
aspiring powers for influence, control over land and natural resources,
branches of government. Additionally, the federal nature of the American
critical geo-strategic trade routes, or even infrastructure. Using empirical
governmental system, in which governmental authority is apportioned
evidence from case studies, students develop a deeper understanding
between the national government and the state governments, will be
of the interconnections between the political, economic, social, cultural
studied. The second part of the course examines the individual rights
and geographic dimensions of foreign policies, as well as issues of war
specifically protected by the amendments to the Constitution, principally
and peace.Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200.
the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments.
3 hours seminar; 3 credit hours.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
LAIS475. ENGINEERING CULTURES IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
3.0 Hours.
LAIS486. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
An investigation and assessment of engineering problem-solving in the
An examination of current issues relating to science and technology
developing world using historical and cultural cases. Countries to be
policy in the United States and, as appropriate, in other countries.
included range across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3
seminar; 3 semester hours.
semester hours.
LAIS487. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
LAIS477. ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY
Seminar on environmental policies and the political and governmental
DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
processes that produce them. Group discussion and independent
This course is an introduction to the relationship between engineering
research on specific environmental issues. Primary but not exclusive
and sustainable community development (SCD) from historical, political,
focus on the U.S. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
ethical, cultural, and practical perspectives. Students will study and
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
analyze different dimensions of sustainability, community, and "helping",
and the role that engineering might play in them. Also students will
LAIS488. WATER POLITICS AND POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
critically explore strengths and limitations of dominant methods in
Seminar on water policies and the political and governmental processes
engineering problem solving and design for working in SCD. Through
that produce them, as an exemplar of natural resource politics and policy
case-studies, students will learn to analyze and evaluate projects in
in general. Group discussion and independent research on specific
SCD and develop criteria for their evaluation. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
politics and policy issues. Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S.
Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Pre requisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requi site: LAIS200. 3 hours
seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS478. ENGINEERING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. 3.0 Hours.
(II) This course offers students the opportunity to explore the
LAIS489. NUCLEAR POWER AND PUBLIC POLICY. 3.0 Hours.
relationships between engineering and social justice. The course
A general introduction to research and practice concerning policies
begins with students’ exploration of their own social locations, alliances
and practices relevant to the development and management of nuclear
and resistances to social justice through critical engagement of
power. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
interdisciplinary readings that challenge engineering mindsets. Then the
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
course helps students to understand what constitutes social justice in
LAIS490. ENERGY AND SOCIETY. 3.0 Hours.
different areas of social life and the role that engineers and engineering
(I,II) An interdisciplinary capstone seminar that explores a spectrum
might play in these. Finally, the course gives students an understanding
of approaches to the understanding, planning, and implementation of
of why and how engineering has been aligned and/or divergent from
energy production and use, including those typical of diverse private
social justice issues and causes. 3 hours lecture and discussion; 3
and public (national and international) corporations, organizations,
semester hours. Prerequisite: LAIS100; pre- or co-requisite: LAIS200.
states, and agencies. Aspects of global energy policy that may be
considered include the historical, social, cultural, economic, ethical,
political, and environmental aspects of energy together with comparative
methodologies and assessments of diverse forms of energy development
as these affect particular communities and societies. Prerequisite:
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
LAIS498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.

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LAIS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
LIFL299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 6.0 Hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
LIFL113. SPANISH I. 3.0 Hours.
LIFL398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
Fundamentals of spoken and written Spanish with an emphasis on
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
vocabulary, idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and Spanish
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
American culture. 3 semester hours.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
LIFL114. ARABIC I. 3.0 Hours.
Fundamentals of spoken and written Arabic with an emphasis on
LIFL399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
vocabulary, idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and culture of
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Arabic-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
LIFL115. GERMAN I. 3.0 Hours.
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
Fundamentals of spoken and written German with an emphasis on
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
vocabulary, idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and German
culture. 3 semester hours.
LIFL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
LIFL119. FRENCH I. 3.0 Hours.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
(I) French I provides basic instruction in speaking, reading, listening, and
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
writing the French language, with emphasis in class on communicating
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
through speaking and listening skills. French and francophone culture will
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
also be studied. Successful completion of French I will allow students to
further their french studies in level 2. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
LIMU101. BAND - FRESHMAN. 1.0 Hour.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
LIFL123. SPANISH II. 3.0 Hours.
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
Continuation of Spanish I with an emphasis on acquiring conversational
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
skills as well as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Spanish
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
American culture. 3 semester hours.
to a degree above.
LIFL124. ARABIC II. 3.0 Hours.
LIMU102. BAND. 1.0 Hour.
Continuation of Arabic I with an emphasis on acquiring conversational
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
skills as well as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and culture of
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
Arabic speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
LIFL125. GERMAN II. 3.0 Hours.
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
Continuation of German I with an emphasis on acquiring conversational
to a degree above.
skills as well as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and German
LIMU111. CHORUS. 1.0 Hour.
culture. 3 semester hours.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
LIFL198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
LIMU112. CHORUS. 1.0 Hour.
LIFL199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
LIMU189. INDIVIDUAL INSTRUMENTAL OR VOCAL MUSIC
LIFL213. SPANISH III. 3.0 Hours.
INSTRUCTION. 1.0 Hour.
Emphasis on furthering conversational skills and a continuing study of
(I, II) The course affords the student an opportunity to study privately
grammar, vocabulary, and Spanish American culture. 3 semester hours.
with CSM music faculty on a wide range of instruments including guitar,
LIFL214. ARABIC III. 3.0 Hours.
piano, bass guitar, voice, saxophone, flute, drums and world instruments.
Emphasis on furthering conversational skills and a continuing study
Students will be required to practice regularly and demonstrate
of grammar, vocabulary, and culture of Arabic-speaking societies. 3
proficiency on their instrument/voice. Topics of this class will include
semester hours.
performance etiquette, musicianship, musical styles, stylistic vocabulary,
foreign language and basic music theory. 1 credit hour.
LIFL215. GERMAN III. 3.0 Hours.
Emphasis on furthering conversational skills and a con tinuing study of
grammar, vocabulary, and German culture. 3 semester hours.

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LIMU198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Hours.
LIMU312. CHORUS. 1.0 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
LIMU201. BAND - SOPHOMORE. 1.0 Hour.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
LIMU398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
to a degree above.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
LIMU202. BAND. 1.0 Hour.
LIMU401. BAND - SENIOR. 1.0 Hour.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
to a degree above.
to a degree above.
LIMU211. CHORUS. 1.0 Hour.
LIMU402. JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP BAND. 1.0 Hour.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
to a degree above.
LIMU212. CHORUS. 1.0 Hour.
LIMU411. CHORUS. 1.0 Hour.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
LIMU299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
LIMU412. CHORUS. 1.0 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
LIMU301. BAND - JUNIOR. 1.0 Hour.
LIMU421. JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP BAND - FALL. 1.0 Hour.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
FALL The Jazz Ensemble provides an opportunity for students to
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
participate in a musical ensemble in the jazz big band format. Jazz music
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
is a unique American art form. The big band jazz format is an exciting
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
way for students to experience the power, grace and beauty of this
to a degree above.
art form and music in general. The class will consist of regular weekly
rehearsals and one or more concert performance (s). 1 semester hour.
LIMU302. BAND. 1.0 Hour.
Repeatable for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable to
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
a degree above.
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
LIMU422. JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP BAND - SPRING. 1.0 Hour.
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
SPRING The Jazz Ensemble provides an opportunity for students to
to a degree above.
participate in a musical ensemble in the jazz big band format. Jazz music
is a unique American art form. The big band jazz format is an exciting
LIMU311. CHORUS. 1.0 Hour.
way for students to experience the power, grace and beauty of this
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
art form and music in general. The class will consist of regular weekly
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
rehearsals and one or more concert performance(s). 1 semester hour.
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
Repeatable for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable to
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
a degree above.
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.

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LIMU423. JAZZ LAB. 1.0 Hour.
The Jazz Lab provides an opportunity for students to participate in a
musical ensemble in the jazz combo format. Jazz music is a unique
American art form. The jazz combo format is an exciting way for students
to experience the joy and sense of achievement of performing this great
American music form. The class will consist of regular weekly rehearsals
and one or more concert performance(s). 1 semester hour. Repeatable
for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree
above.
LIMU450. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE COURSE. 3.0 Hours.
Project-based course designed to develop practical technological
and communication skills for direct application to the music recording.
Prerequisite: LIMU340 and LIMU350. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LIMU498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.

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Mining Engineering
• The importance of self-confidence, conviction, and compassion, and
• The skills critical to leadership and supervision.
Program Description
Put simply, our vision for the Mining Engineering Department is to
Mining engineering is a broad profession, which embraces all required
be internationally recognized as the World’s premiere center for
activities to facilitate the recovery of valuable minerals and products
education and applied research in the diverse fields of mining and
from the earth’s crust for the benefit of humanity. It is one of the oldest
underground construction and tunneling. This vision spans across
engineering professions, which continues to grow in importance. It has
numerous interdisciplinary areas of study. Through collaborations with
often been said: “If it can’t be grown then it must be mined.” An adequate
other CSM departments, academic institutions, government agencies,
supply of mineral products at competitive prices is the life-blood of the
and industry, we are committed to expanding the international reputation
continuing growth of industrialized nations and the foundation of the
of the Department for excellence in education, research, industry service,
progress for the developing countries.
and community outreach.
The function of the mining engineer is to apply knowledge of pertinent
The Mining Engineering Department’s program objectives are:
scientific theory, engineering fundamentals, and improved technology
1. Have knowledge of, and skills in, engineering fundamentals to
to recover natural resources. Mining is a world-wide activity involving
solve complex and open-ended mining and earth systems-related
the extraction of non-metallics, metal ores of all kinds, and solid fuel and
problems.
energy sources such as coal and nuclear materials. In addition to mineral
2. Demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills relevant to their
extraction, the skills of mining engineers are also needed in a variety
chosen profession.
of fields where the earth’s crust is utilized, such as the underground
construction industry. The construction industry, with its requirements of
3. Several years after leaving CSM, our graduates will achieve
developing earth (rock) systems, tunnels and underground chambers,
professional growth.
and the hazardous waste disposal industry are examples of such
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Mining
applications. These are expanding needs, with a shortage of competent
Engineering is accredited by:
people; the mining engineer is well qualified to meet these needs.
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
The importance of ecological and environmental planning is recognized
Engineering and Technology
and given significant attention in all aspects of the mining engineering
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
curriculum.
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
CSM mining engineering students study the principles and techniques
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of mineral exploration, and underground and surface mining operations,
as well as, mineral processing technologies. Studies include rock
mechanics, rock fragmentation, plant and mine design, mine ventilation,
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
surveying, valuation, industrial hygiene, mineral law, mine safety,
Science in Mining Engineering)
computing, mineral processing, solution mining and operations research.
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
Throughout the mining engineering curriculum, a constant effort is
described in the CSM Graduate profile and the ABET Accreditation
made to maintain a balance between theoretical principles and their
Criteria, the educational objectives which the Mining Engineering
engineering applications. The mining engineering graduate is qualified for
Department aspires to accomplish can be seen in the attributes of our
positions in engineering, supervision, and research.
graduates. The graduate is equipped with:
The Department recognizes the high expectations that industry has
• A sound knowledge in the required basic sciences and engineering
for our graduates as well as the responsibility we have to prepare
fundamentals;
our students for successful professional careers. To be successful, it
• Knowledge and experience in the application of engineering principles
is imperative that mining graduates possess an ever-growing set of
to the exploitation of earth’s resources and construction of earth (rock)
technical skills, knowledge, and expertise. Beyond the technical aspects
systems in an engineering systems orientation and setting;
of basic sciences, engineering fundamentals, and problem-solving,
mining engineering graduates must also acquire a host of other skills
• Ability to solve complex mining and earth systems related problems;
which are essential in today’s global economy.
• Capability for team work and decision making;
• Appreciation of the global role of minerals in the changing world;
These include:
• Desire for continuing education, intellectual and professional
• The ability to work in interdisciplinary teams and communicate
development, analysis and creativity;
effectively to different types of audiences,
• Self confidence and articulation, with high professional and ethical
• An appreciation of the social, political, and economic realities of
standards.
different cultures, countries, and indigenous peoples,
Curriculum
• An understanding of the global role mineral extraction and resource
development have on local, regional, and international levels,
The mining engineering curriculum is devised to facilitate the widest
• The desire for continuing and life-long education, intellectual and
employability of CSM graduates. The curriculum is based on scientific
professional development, analysis, and creativity,
engineering and geologic fundamentals and the application of these
• The need to maintain high professional and ethical standards,
fundamentals to design and operate mines and to create structures in

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rock and prepare mine products for the market. To achieve this goal, the
MNGN321
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK
2.0
3.0
3.0
curriculum is designed to ensure that the graduates:
MECHANICS
GEOL310
EARTH MATERIALS AND
4.0
4.0
• become broad based mining engineers who can tackle the problems
RESOURCES
of both hard and soft rock mining, regardless of whether the mineral
deposit requires surface or underground methods of extraction,
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
• have an opportunity, through elective courses, to specialize in one or
18.0
more aspects of the mining engineering profession,
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
• are interested in an academic or research career, or wish to pursue
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
employment in related fields, have a sufficiently sound scientific and
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
engineering foundation to do so effectively.
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
This purpose permeates both the lower and upper division courses.
MNGN314
UNDERGROUND MINE
3.0
3.0
Another important aspect of the curriculum is the development of the
DESIGN
students’ capabilities to be team members, with the added objective of
preparing them for leadership in their professional life. The curriculum
MNGN316
COAL MINING METHODS
2.0
3.0
3.0
focuses on the application of engineering principles to solving problems,
GEOL311
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY FOR
2.0
2.0
in short, engineering design in an earth systems approach.
MINING ENGINEERS
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Degree Requirements (Mining Engineering)
17.0
Freshman
Senior
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CORE
Common Core


33.0
MNGN414
MINE PLANT DESIGN
2.0
3.0
3.0
33.0
MNGN408
UNDERGROUND DESIGN
2.0
2.0
Sophomore
AND CONSTRUCTION
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MNGN428
MINING ENGINEERING
3.0
1.0
EVALUATION AND DESIGN
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
REPORT I
AND ENGINEERS III
MNGN438
GEOSTATISTICS
2.0
3.0
3.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
MNGN322
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
2.0
3.0
OPTICS
MINERAL PROCESSING AND
LABORATORY
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II
2.0
3.0
3.0
18.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
18.0
MNGN429
MINING ENGINEERING

3.0
2.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
EVALUATION AND DESIGN
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS


3.0
REPORT II
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
MNGN433
MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I
3.0
3.0
MNGN210
INTRODUCTORY MINING
3.0
3.0
MNGN427
MINE VALUATION
2.0
2.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
MNGN424
MINE VENTILATION
2.0
3.0
3.0
MNGN317
DYNAMICS FOR MINING
1.0
1.0
MNGN410
EXCAVATION PROJECT
2.0
2.0
ENGINEERS
MANAGEMENT
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
15.0
16.5
Total Hours: 139.5
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MNGN308
MINE SAFETY
1.0
1.0
MNGN300
SUMMER FIELD SESSION
3.0
3.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 41).
4.0
Minor Programs
Junior
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
The Mining Engineering Department offers three minor programs;
the traditional mining engineering program for non-mining majors,
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I


3.0
underground construction and tunneling and explosive engineering.
MNGN309
MINING ENGINEERING

8.0
2.0
LABORATORY
MNGN312
SURFACE MINE DESIGN
2.0
3.0
3.0

124 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
Mining Engineering Minor
Required of All Students
MNGN429
MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION AND
2.0
The minor program in mining engineering requires students to take:
DESIGN REPORT II
MNGN210
INTRODUCTORY MINING
3.0
MNGN407
ROCK FRAGMENTATION
3.0
Select two of the following:
6.0
MNGN444
EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II
3.0
MNGN312
SURFACE MINE DESIGN
Select at least one of the following:
3.0
MNGN314
UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN
MNGN210
INTRODUCTORY MINING
MNGN316
COAL MINING METHODS
MNGN308
MINE SAFETY
Other courses from mining engineering
9.0
MNGN309
MINING ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Total Hours
18.0
MNGN312
SURFACE MINE DESIGN
MNGN314
UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN
The list of available courses can be found in the mining engineering
MNGN316
COAL MINING METHODS
department office.
MNGN321
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS
Area of Specialization in mining engineering (12 credit hours of course
MNGN404
TUNNELING
work) is also available and should be discussed with a faculty member
MNGN405
ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING
in the mining engineering department and approved by the Department
MNGN406
DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
Head.
EXCAVATIONS
Explosive Engineering Minor
MNGN408
UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND
CONSTRUCTION
Program Advisor: Dr. Mark Kuchta
Total Hours
11.0
There are very few academic explosive engineering programs world
wide. In fact, Colorado School of Mines is the only educational institution
that offers an explosive engineering minor program in the U.S.A.
Developed in the CSM tradition of combining academic education
Courses
with hands-on experience, this minor program will prepare students
CEEN241. STATICS. 3.0 Hours.
for new and developing applications involving the use of explosives in
(I, II, S) Forces, moments, couples, equilibrium, centroids and second
the mining and materials engineering, underground construction, oil
moments of areas, volumes and masses, hydrostatics, friction, virtual
and gas operations, demolition, homeland security, military, forensic
work. Applications of vector algebra to structures. Prerequisite: PHGN100
investigations, manufacturing and material synthesis.
and credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH112. 3 hours lecture; 3
With the proper program development of courses and basic knowledge
semester hours.
in explosive engineering, students enrolled in this program will discover
MNGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
and gain insight into the exciting industrial applications of explosives,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
selection of explosives, and the correct and safe use of the energetic
interests of instructor(s) and student( s). Usually the course is offered
materials. With the help of the program advisor, the students will design
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
and select the proper course sequence and complete a hands-on
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
MNGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
An explosives minor requires 18 credit hours of specially selected
(I, II) (WI) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by
courses. The list of available courses can be found in the mining
a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
engineering department office.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
Explosive Engineering Area of Special
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Interest (ASI)
MNGN210. INTRODUCTORY MINING. 3.0 Hours.
INTRODUCTORY MINING (I, II) Survey of mining and mining economics.
Program Advisor: Dr. Vilem Petr
Topics include mining law, exploration and sampling, reserve estimation,
A total of 12 credit hours are needed to complete the Area of Special
project evaluation, basic unit operations including drilling, blasting,
Interest in Explosive Engineering Program. This is the preferred route
loading and hauling, support, shaft sinking and an introduction to surface
for students that would like to specialize in explosive engineering.
and underground mining methods. Prerequisite: None. 3 hours lecture; 3
The first three (required) courses will provide the students with basic
semester hours.
knowledge in explosive engineering. And the forth course will provide
the students with mining application such for surface, underground or
underground construction. No more than 3 credit hours used for the ASI
may be required for the degree-granting program in which the student is
graduating.

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MNGN222. INTRODUCTION TO EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING. 3.0
MNGN316. COAL MINING METHODS. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
(II) (WI) Devoted to surface and underground coal mining methods
A basic introduction to explosive engineering and applied explosive
and design. The surface mining portion emphasizes area-mining
science for students that recently completed their freshman or sophomore
methods, including pertinent design-related regulations, and overburden
years at CSM. Topics covered will include safety and explosive
removal systems. Pit layout, sequencing, overburden equipment
regulations, chemistry of explosives, explosives physics, and detonation
selection and cost estimation are presented. The underground mining
properties. The course features a significant practical learning component
portion emphasizes general mine layout; detailed layout of continuous,
with several sessions held at the Explosives Research Laboratory in
conventional, longwall, and shortwall sections. General cost and manning
Idaho Springs. Students completing this course will be well prepared
requirements; and production analysis. Federal and state health and
for more advanced work in MNGN 333 and MNGN 444. Prerequisites:
safety regulations are included in all aspects of mine layout. Pre -
PHGN100, MATH111, MATH112, CHGN121, and CHGN122. 3 hours
requisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours.
lecture, 3 semester hours.
MNGN317. DYNAMICS FOR MINING ENGINEERS. 1.0 Hour.
MNGN241. STATICS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) For mining engineering majors only. Absolute and relative motions,
kinetics, work-energy, impulse-momentum and angular impulse-
MNGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING. 6.0 Hours.
momentum. Prerequisite: MATH213/223, DCGN241. 1 hour lecture; 1
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
semester hour.
interests of instructor(s) and student( s). Usually the course is offered
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
MNGN321. INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Physical properties of rock, and fundamentals of rock substance and rock
mass response to applied loads. Principles of elastic analysis and stress-
MNGN300. SUMMER FIELD SESSION. 3.0 Hours.
strain relationships. Elementary principles of the theoretical and applied
(S) Classroom and field instructions in the theory and practice of surface
design of underground openings and pit slopes. Emphasis on practical
and underground mine surveying. Introduction to the application of
applied aspects. Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317. 2 hours lecture, 3
various computer-aided mine design software packages incorporated in
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
upper division mining courses. Prerequisite: completion of sophomore
year; Duration: first three weeks of summer term; 3 semester hours.
MNGN322. INTRODUCTION TO MINERAL PROCESSING AND
LABORATORY. 3.0 Hours.
MNGN308. MINE SAFETY. 1.0 Hour.
(I) Principles and practice of crushing, grinding, size classification;
(I) Causes and prevention of accidents. Mine safety regulations. Mine
mineral concentration technologies including magnetic and electrostatic
rescue training. Safety management and organization. Prerequisite:
separation, gravity separation, and flotation. Sedimentation, thickening,
MNGN210. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour. Taken as the first week of
filtration and product drying as well as tailings disposal technologies
summer session.
are included. The course is open to all CSM students. Prerequisite:
MNGN309. MINING ENGINEERING LABORATORY. 2.0 Hours.
PHGN200/ 210, MATH213/223. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester
(I, II) Training in practical mine labor functions including: operation
hours.
of jackleg drills, jumbo drills, muckers, and LHD machines. Training
MNGN333. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING I. 3.0 Hours.
stresses safe operation of equipment and safe handling of explosives.
This course gives students in engineering and applied sciences the
Introduction to front-line management techniques. Prerequisite:
opportunity to examine and develop a fundamental knowledge including
MNGN210, MNGN308 or consent of instructor. 2 semester hours.
terminology and understanding of explosives science and engineering
MNGN312. SURFACE MINE DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
concepts. Student learning will be demonstrated by assignments,
(I) (WI) Analysis of elements of surface mine operation and design of
quizzes, and exams. Learning assistance will come in the form of
surface mining system components with emphasis on minimization
multidisciplinary lectures complemented by a few experts’ lectures from
of adverse environmental impact and maximization of efficient use of
government, industry and the explosives engineering community. Pre-
mineral resources. Ore estimates, unit operations, equipment selection,
requisites: none. 3 semester hours.
final pit determinations, short- and longrange planning, road layouts,
MNGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Hours.
dump planning, and cost estimation. Prerequisite: MNGN210 and
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
MNGN300. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
MNGN314. UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
(II) Selection, design, and development of most suitable underground
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
mining methods based upon the physical and the geological properties
0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
of mineral deposits (metallics and nonmetallics), conservation
toward graduation except under special conditions.
considerations, and associated environmental impacts. Reserve
MNGN350. INTRODUCTION TO GEOTHERMAL ENERGY. 3.0 Hours.
estimates, development and production planning, engineering drawings
Geothermal energy resources and their utilization, based on geoscience
for development and extraction, underground haulage systems, and
and engineering perspectives. Geoscience topics include world wide
cost estimates. Prerequisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
occurrences of resources and their classification, heat and mass
semester hours.
transfer, geothermal reservoirs, hydrothermal geochemistry, exploration
methods, and resource assessment. Engineering topics include
thermodynamics of water, power cycles, electricity generation, drilling and
well measurements, reservoir-surface engineering, and direct utilization.
Economic and environmental considerations and case studies are also
presented. Prerequisites: ENGY200. 3 credit hours.

126 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
MNGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
MNGN410. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT. 2.0 Hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(II) Successful implementation and management of surface and
interests of instructor(s) and student( s). Usually the course is offered
underground construction projects, preparation of contract documents,
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
project bidding and estimating, contract awarding and notice to proceed,
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
value engineering, risk management, construction management
and dispute resolution, evaluation of differing site conditions claims.
MNGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Prerequisite: MNGN 210 or Instructor’s consent, 2-hour lecture, 2
(I, II) (WI) ) Individual research or special problem projects supervised
semester hours.
by a faculty member. When a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, method of assessment, and credit hours, it must be
MNGN414. MINE PLANT DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
approved by the Department Head. Prerequisite: "Independent Study"
(I) Analysis of mine plant elements with emphasis on design. Materials
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
handling, dewatering, hoisting, belt conveyor and other material handling
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
systems for underground mines. Prerequisite: MNGN312, MNGN314 or
Instructor’s consent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hour.
MNGN404. TUNNELING. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Modern tunneling techniques. Emphasis on evaluation of ground
MNGN418. ADVANCED ROCK MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
conditions, estimation of support requirements, methods of tunnel driving
Analytical and numerical modeling analysis of stresses and
and boring, design systems and equipment, and safety. Prerequisite:
displacements induced around engineering excavations in rock. In-situ
none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
stress. Rock failure criteria. Complete load deformation behavior of rocks.
Measurement and monitoring techniques in rock mechanics. Principles
MNGN405. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING. 3.0 Hours.
of design of excavation in rocks. Analytical, numerical modeling and
(I) The course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of mine
empirical design methods. Probabilistic and deterministic approaches
layouts developed in both underground and surface. Underground mining
to rock engineering designs. Excavation design examples for shafts,
sections include design of coal and hard rock pillars, mine layout design
tunnels, large chambers and mine pillars. Seismic loading of structures
for tabular and massive ore bodies, assessment of caving characteristics
in rock. Phenomenon of rock burst and its alleviation. Prerequisite:
or ore bodies, performance and application of backfill, and phenomenon
MNGN321 or Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of rock burst and its alleviation. Surface mining portion covers rock mass
characterization, failure modes of slopes excavated in rock masses,
MNGN421. DESIGN OF UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
probabilistic and deterministic approaches to design of slopes, and
(II) Design of underground openings in competent and broken ground
remedial measures for slope stability problems. Prerequisite: MN321 or
using rock mechanics principles. Rock bolting design and other ground
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hour.
support methods. Coal, evaporite, metallic and nonmetallic deposits
included. Prerequisite: MNGN321, concurrent enrollment or Instructor’s
MNGN406. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EXCAVATIONS. 3.0 Hours.
Design of underground excavations and support. Analysis of stress
MNGN422. FLOTATION. 2.0 Hours.
and rock mass deformations around excavations using analytical and
Science and engineering governing the practice of mineral concentration
numerical methods. Collections, preparation, and evaluation of in situ and
by flotation. Interfacial phenomena, flotation reagents, mineral-reagent
laboratory data for excavation design. Use of rock mass rating systems
interactions, and zeta-potential are covered. Flotation circuit design and
for site characterization and excavation design. Study of support types
evaluation as well as tailings handling are also covered. The course also
and selection of support for underground excavations. Use of numerical
includes laboratory demonstrations of some fundamental concepts. 3
models for design of shafts, tunnels and large chambers. Prerequisite:
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd
MNGN423. FLOTATION LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
years.
(I) Experiments to accompany the lectures in MNGN422. Co-requisite:
MNGN407. ROCK FRAGMENTATION. 3.0 Hours.
MNGN421 or Instructor’s consent.. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
(II) Theory and application of rock drilling, rock boring, explosives,
MNGN424. MINE VENTILATION. 3.0 Hours.
blasting, and mechanical rock breakage. Design of blasting rounds,
(II) Fundamentals of mine ventilation, including control of gas, dust,
applications to surface and underground excavation. Prerequisite:
temperature, and humidity; ventilation network analysis and design
DCGN241, concurrent enrollment or Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lecture;
of systems. Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN371 and MNGN314 or
3 semester hours.
Instructor’s consent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MNGN408. UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION. 2.0
MNGN427. MINE VALUATION. 2.0 Hours.
Hours.
(II) Course emphasis is on the business aspects of mining. Topics include
(I) Soil and rock engineering applied to underground civil works.
time valuation of money and interest formulas, cash flow, investment
Tunneling and the construction of underground openings for power
criteria, tax considerations, risk and sensitivity analysis, escalation and
facilities, water conveyance, transportation, and waste disposal;
inflation and cost of capital. Calculation procedures are illustrated by case
design, excavation and support of underground openings. Emphasis on
studies. Computer programs are used. Prerequisite: Senior in Mining,
consulting practice, case studies, geotechnical design, and construction
graduate status or Instructor’s consent. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester
methods. Prerequisite: EGGN361 OR MNGN321, or Instructor’s consent.
hours.
2 hours of lecture; 2 semester hours.

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MNGN428. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION AND DESIGN
MNGN440. EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT ANALYSIS. 2.0 Hours.
REPORT I. 1.0 Hour.
(I) Introduction to the fundamentals of classical equipment replacement
(I) (WI) Preparation of phase I engineering report based on coordination
theory. Emphasis on new, practical approaches to equipment
of all previous work. Includes mineral deposit selection, geologic
replacement decision making. Topics include: operating and maintenance
description, mining method selection, ore reserve determination, and
costs, obsolescence factors, technological changes, salvage, capital
permit process outline. Emphasis is on detailed mine design and
investments, minimal average annual costs, optimum economic life,
cost analysis evaluation in preparation for MNGN429. Prerequisites:
infinite and finite planning horizons, replacement cycles, replacement
MNGN210: MNGN300, MNGN308, MNGN312, MNGN314, MNGN309,
vs. expansion, maximization of returns from equipment replacement
MNGN321, MNGN316, GEOL310, GEOL311. Concurrent: MNGN438. 3
expenditures. Prerequisite: MNGN427, senior or graduate status. 2 hours
hours lab; 1 semester hour.
lecture; 2 semester hours.
MNGN429. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION AND DESIGN
MNGN444. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II. 3.0 Hours.
REPORT II. 2.0 Hours.
This course gives students in engineering and applied sciences
(II) (WI) Preparation of formal engineering report based on all course
the opportunity to acquire the fundamental concepts of explosives
work in the mining option. Emphasis is on mine design, equipment
engineering and science applications as they apply to industry
selection, production scheduling, evaluation and cost analysis.
and real life examples. Students will expand upon their MNGN333
Prerequisite: MNGN428, MNGN210: MNGN300, MNGN308, MNGN312,
knowledge and develop a more advanced knowledge base including
MNGN314, MNGN309, MNGN321, MNGN316, GEOL310, GEOL311,
an understanding of the subject as it applies to their specific project
MNGN438, MNGN414; Concurrent: MNGN322/323, MNGN427,
interests. Assignments, quizzes, concept modeling and their project
MNGN433. 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
development and presentation will demonstrate student’s progress.
Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MNGN431. MINING AND METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT. 3.0
Hours.
MNGN445. ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
This course covers studies of the interface between mining and
Introduction to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in rock.
metallurgical process engineering and environmental engineering areas.
Rock mass classification and strength determinations, geological
Wastes, effluents and their point sources in mining and metallurgical
structural parameters, properties of fracture sets, data collection
processes such as mineral concentration, value extraction and process
techniques, hydrological factors, methods of analysis of slope stability,
metallurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals of unit operations
wedge intersections, monitoring and maintenance of final pit slopes,
and unit processes with those applicable to waste and effluent control,
classification of slides. Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in
disposal and materials recycling are covered. Engineering design and
slope design. Remedial measures. Laboratory and field exercise in
engineering cost components are also included for some examples
slope design. Collection of data and specimens in the field for deterring
chosen. The ratio of fundamentals applications coverage is about 1:1.
physical properties required for slope design. Application of numerical
Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
modeling and analytical techniques to slope stability determinations for
hard rock and soft rock environments. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.
MNGN433. MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I. 3.0 Hours.
3 hours lecture. 3 semester hours.
(II) Application of statistics, systems analysis, and operations research
techniques to mineral industry problems. Laboratory work using computer
MNGN452. SOLUTION MINING AND PROCESSING OF ORES. 3.0
techniques to improve efficiency of mining operations. Prerequisite:
Hours.
Senior or graduate status. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
(II) Theory and application of advanced methods of extracting and
processing of minerals, underground or in situ, to recover solutions and
MNGN434. PROCESS ANALYSIS. 1.0 Hour.
concentrates of value-materials, by minimization of the traditional surface
Projects to accompany the lectures in MNGN422. Prerequisite:
processing and disposal of tailings to minimize environmental impacts.
MNGN422 or Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status; Instructor’s consent. 3 hours
MNGN436. UNDERGROUND COAL MINE DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
(II) Design of an underground coal mine based on an actual coal reserve.
MNGN460. INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PRODUCTION. 3.0 Hours.
This course shall utilize all previous course material in the actual design
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and practices
of an underground coal mine. Ventilation, materials handling, electrical
associated with quarry mining operations related to the cement and
transmission and distribution, fluid mechanics, equipment selection and
aggregates industries. The course will cover resource definition, quarry
application, mine plant design. Information from all basic mining survey
planning and design, extraction, and processing of material for cement
courses will be used. Prerequisite: MNGN316, MNGN321, MNGN414,
and aggregate production. Permitting issues and reclamation, particle
EGGN329 and MNGN381 or MNGN384. Concurrent enrollment with the
sizing and environmental practices, will be studied in depth. Prerequisite:
Instructor’s consent permitted. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
MNGN312, MNGN322, MNGN323, or Instructor’s consent. 3 hours
hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS. 3.0 Hours.
MNGN482. MINE MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Introduction to elementary probability theory and its applications
(II) Basic principles of successful mine management including
in engineering and sciences; discrete and continuous probability
supervision skills, administrative policies, industrial and human relations,
distributions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regression;
improvement engineering, risk management, conflict resolution and
spatial correlations and geostatistics with emphasis on applications in
external affairs. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status or Instructor’s
earth sciences and engineering. Prerequisites: MATH112. 2 hours of
consent. 2 hours lecture and 1 hour case study presentation / discussion
lecture and 3 hours of lab. 3 semester hours.
per week; 3 semester hours.

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MNGN490. ENERGY AND SOCIETY. 3.0 Hours.
(II). A transdisciplinary capstone seminar that explores a spectrum of
approaches to the understanding, planning, and implementation of
energy production and use, including those typical of diverse private
and public (national and international) corporations, organizations,
states, and agencies. Aspects of global energy policy that may
be considered include the historical, social, cultural, economic,
ethical, political, and environmental aspects of energy together with
comparative methodologies and assessments of diverse forms of energy
development. Prerequisites: ENGY330/EBGN330 and one of either
ENGY310, ENGY320, or ENGY340; or consent of instructor. 3 hours
lecture/seminar; 3 semester hours.
MNGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student( s). Usually the course is offered
only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MNGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) (WI) ) Individual research or special problem projects supervised
by a faculty member. When a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, method of assessment, and credit hours, it must be
approved by the Department Head. Prerequisite: "Independent Study"
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

Colorado School of Mines 129
Petroleum Engineering
New laboratory and computer equipment added to Marquez Hall include:
Computer Laboratory
Program Description
This computer laboratory is available for general use and classroom
The primary objectives of petroleum engineering are the safe and
instruction. It is continuously open for student use. Software includes
environmentally sound exploration, evaluation, development, and
more than $5.0 million in donated industry software used by oil and gas
recovery of oil, gas, geothermal, and other fluids in the earth. Skills in this
companies and research labs around the world.
branch of engineering are needed to meet the world’s ever-increasing
demand for hydrocarbon fuel, thermal energy, and waste and pollution
Drilling Simulator Laboratory
management.
Rare on university campuses, this lab contains an up-to-date computer
Graduates of our program are in great demand in private industry, as
controlled, full-scale,graphic intensive drilling rig simulator. It includes
evidenced by the strong job market and high salaries. The petroleum
drilling controls that can be used to simulate onshore and offshore drilling
industry offers a wide range of employment opportunities for Petroleum
operations and well control situations. This lab also has three small scale
Engineering students during summer breaks and after graduation.
drilling rig simulators, identical to those used in industrial well control
Exciting experiences range from field work in drilling and producing oil
training facilities.
and gas fields to office jobs in small towns or large cities. Worldwide
travel and overseas assignments are available for interested students.
Reservoir Characterization Laboratory
Rock properties are measured that affect economic development
One of our objectives in the Petroleum Engineering Department is to
of reservoir resources of oil and gas. Measured properties include
prepare students to succeed in an energy industry that is evolving into an
permeability, porosity, and relative permeability. "Hands on" experiences
industry working with many energy sources. Besides developing technical
with simple and sophisticated equipment are provided.
competence in petroleum engineering, you will learn how your education
can help you contribute to the development of alternative energy sources
Drilling Fluids Laboratory
such as geothermal. In addition to exciting careers in the petroleum
industry, many petroleum engineering graduates find rewarding careers
Modern equipment found on drilling rigs world-wide enables students to
in the environmental arena, law, medicine, business, and many other
evaluate and design fluid systems required in drilling operations.
walks of life.
Fluids Characterization Laboratory
The department offers semester-abroad opportunities through formal
A variety of properties of fluids from oil and gas reservoirs are measured
exchange programs with the Petroleum Engineering Department
for realistic conditions of elevated temperature and pressure. This
at the Montanuniversität Leoben in Austria, Technical University in
laboratory accentuates principles studied in lectures.
Delft, Holland, the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, and
the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Qualified undergraduate
Petroleum Engineering Summer Sessions
and graduate students from each school can attend the other for one
semester and receive full transfer credit back at the home university.
Two summer sessions, one after the completion of the sophomore year
and one after the junior year, are important parts of the educational
Graduate courses emphasize the research aspects of the profession,
experience. The first is a two-week session designed to introduce the
as well as advanced engineering applications. Qualified students may
student to the petroleum industry. Various career opportunities are
continue their education and earn a Master of Science, Master of
highlighted as well as showing petroleum field and office operations and
Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
geology. In addition, students are indoctrinated in health, safety, and
environmental awareness. Petroleum Engineering, a truly unique and
To facilitate classroom instruction and the learning experience, the
exciting engineering discipline, can be experienced by visiting petroleum
Petroleum Engineering faculty recommend that all petroleum engineering
operations. Historically, the areas visited have included Europe, Alaska,
students have notebook computers. Recommended specifications for
Canada, the U.S. Gulf Coast, California, the Midcontinent, the Northeast
the computer can be obtained from the CSM Academic Computing &
US, and the Rocky Mountain Region.
Networking web site.
The second two-week session, after the junior year, is an in-depth study
The Petroleum Engineering Department encourages student involvement
of the Rangely Oil Field and surrounding geology in Western Colorado.
with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Association of
The Rangely Oil Field is the largest oil field in the Rocky Mountain
Drilling Engineers, and the American Rock Mechanics Association. The
region and has undergone primary, secondary, and enhanced recovery
department provides some financial support for students attending the
processes. Field work in the area provide the setting for understanding
annual technical conferences for these professional societies.
the complexity of geologic systems and the environmental and safety
issues in the context of reservoir development and management.
In the fall of 2012, the new Petroleum Engineering building, Marquez
(pronounced "Marcus") Hall, was opened. The new home for the
Other Opportunities
Petroleum Engineering Department is a prominent campus landmark,
showcasing Mines’ longstanding strengths in its core focus areas and our
It is recommended that all students considering majoring or minoring
commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation. The new building
in Petroleum Engineering sign up for the elective course PEGN102,
is designed using aggressive energy saving strategies and is LEED
Introduction to the Petroleum Industry in the spring semester. Also,
certified. Marquez Hall is the first building on the Colorado School of
seniors may take 500-level graduate courses that include topics such
Mines Campus that is funded entirely by private donations.
as drilling, reservoir, and production engineering; reservoir simulation
and characterization, and economics and risk analysis with instructor

130 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
concurrence (see the CSM Graduate Bulletin (bulletin.mines.edu/
• A solid foundation in engineering principles and practices, based
graduate/thegraduateschool) for course offerings).
upon the Society of Petroleum Engineer’s ABET Guidelines, a strong
petroleum engineering department faculty with diverse backgrounds,

and various technical seminars, field trips, and our field sessions.
• Applying problem solving skills, as demonstrated by designing and
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
conducting experiments, analyzing and interpreting data, developing
problem solving skills in engineering practice by working real world
Science in Petroleum Engineering)
problems.
The Petroleum Engineering Department is accredited by the Engineering
• An understanding of ethical, social, environmental, and professional
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
responsibilities as demonstrated by following established department
Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012,
and Colorado School of Mines honor codes, integrating ethical and
telephone (410) 347-7700.
environmental issues into real world problems, and developing an
awareness of health and safety issues.
The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Program continues to evolve
• And by developing multidisciplinary team skills, as demonstrated by
over time in response to the needs of the graduates and industry; in
the ability to integrate information and data from multiple sources and
concert with the Colorado School of Mines Institutional Mission Statement
to enhance critical team skills sets.
and the Profile of the Future Graduate; and in recognition of accreditation
requirements specified by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
These program objectives and student outcomes can be found on the
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The Mission of
Petroleum Engineering Department’s website under the Colorado School
the Petroleum Engineering Program is:
of Mines website. These are also found publicly posted in the ABET
bulletin board outside the department offices.
To educate engineers for the worldwide petroleum industry
at the undergraduate and graduate levels, perform research
Curriculum
that enhances the state-of-the-art in petroleum technology,
and to serve the industry and public good through professional
All disciplines within petroleum engineering are covered to great depth
societies and public service. This mission is achieved through
at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both in the classroom
proactive leadership in providing a solid foundation for both the
and laboratory instruction, and in research. Specific areas include
undergraduate and graduate programs. Students are well prepared
fundamental fluid and rock behavior, drilling, formation evaluation,
for life-long learning, an international and diverse career, further
well completions and stimulation, well testing, production operations
education, and public service. The program emphasizes integrated
and artificial lift, reservoir engineering, supplemental and enhanced oil
and multi-disciplinary teamwork in classroom instruction and in
recovery, economic evaluation of petroleum projects, environmental and
research, and actively pursues interdisciplinary activities with many
safety issues, and the computer simulation of most of these topics.
other CSM departments, particularly the Earth Science/Engineering
The Petroleum Engineering student studies mathematics, computer
programs.
science, chemistry, physics, general engineering, geology, the
As part of the that process, the faculty of the department has objectives
humanities, technical communication (including researching subjects,
that they want to see their alumni accomplish within three to five years
report writing, oral presentations, and listening skills), and environmental
from graduation. Therefore, the Petroleum Engineering Department’s
topics. A unique aspect is the breadth and depth of the total program
faculty has affirmed the following Program Educational Objectives as
structured in a manner that prepares each graduate for a successful
follows:
career from the standpoints of technical competence, managerial abilities,
and multidisciplinary experiences. The needs for continued learning and
• Our Alumni will practice their professions in an ethical, social, and
professionalism are stressed.
environmentally responsible manner.
The strength of the program comes from the high quality of students
• Our Alumni will serve society and individuals through professional
and professors. The faculty has expertise in teaching and research in
societies, educational institutions, and governmental organizations.
all the major areas of petroleum engineering listed above. Additionally,
• Our Alumni will have a high-level competency in engineering principles
the faculty members have significant industrial backgrounds that lead
and practices.
to meaningful design experiences for the students. Engineering design
• Our Alumni will pursue successful and diverse professional careers, or
is taught throughout the curriculum including a senior design course
will continue education in the US or abroad.
on applying the learned skills to real world reservoir development and
• Our Alumni will work on multidisciplinary teams across multitude of
management problems. The senior design course is truly multidisciplinary
cultures.
with students and professors from the Petroleum Engineering,
• Our Alumni will be effective communicators.
Geophysics, and Geology and Geological Engineering departments.
To accomplish these objectives, the Petroleum Engineering program has,
As of August 2012 the program has new facilities and equipment for
in addition to the school’s Graduate Profile and the overall objectives,
laboratory instruction and experimental research. To maintain leadership
certain student objectives particular to the Department. These include:
in future petroleum engineering technology, decision making, and
management, computers are incorporated into every part of the program,
• A broad education, based on science, technology, engineering,
from undergraduate instruction through graduate student and faculty
and mathematics basics, effective communication skills, the skills
research.
necessary for diverse and international professional career, and the
recognition of need and ability to engage in lifelong learning.
The department is close to oil and gas field operations, petroleum
companies, research laboratories, and geologic out-crops of nearby

Colorado School of Mines 131
producing formations. There are many opportunities for short field trips
PEGN438
GEOSTATISTICS
2.0
3.0
3.0
and for summer and part-time employment in the oil and gas industry.
PEGN361
COMPLETION ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
Degree Requirements (Petroleum
PEGN411
MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM
3.0
3.0
PRODUCTION
Engineering)
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
Freshman
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
lec
lab
sem.hrs
18.0
Common Core


33.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
33.0
PEGN316
SUMMER FIELD SESSION II
2.0
2.0
Sophomore
2.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Senior
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II, 252, 261,
3.0
3.0
PEGN481
PETROLEUM SEMINAR
2.0
2.0
262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, or
PEGN423
PETROLEUM RESERVOIR
3.0
3.0
268
ENGINEERING I
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
PEGN413
GAS MEASUREMENT AND

6.0
2.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
FORMATION EVALUATION
AND ENGINEERS III
LAB
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
PEGN414
WELL TEST ANALYSIS AND
3.0
3.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
DESIGN
OPTICS
PEGN422
ECONOMICS AND
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
EVALUATION OF OIL AND
18.0
GAS PROJECTS
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION


3.0
16.0
TO CHEMICAL
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
THERMODYNAMICS
PEGN424
PETROLEUM RESERVOIR
3.0
3.0
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
ENGINEERING II
PEGN251
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
3.0
PEGN426
WELL COMPLETIONS AND
3.0
3.0
PEGN308
RESERVOIR ROCK
2.0
3.0
3.0
STIMULATION
PROPERTIES
PEGN439
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
2.0
3.0
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
PETROLEUM DESIGN
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
18.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
15.0
PEGN315
SUMMER FIELD SESSION I
2.0
2.0
Total Hours: 139.5
2.0
Five Year Combined Baccalaureate and
Junior
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Masters Degree
GEOL315
SEDIMENTOLOGY AND
2.0
3.0
3.0
The Petroleum Engineering Department offers the opportunity to begin
STRATIGRAPHY
work on a Master of Engineering or Master of Science Degree while
PEGN305
COMPUTATIONAL
2.0
2.0
completing the requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree. These degrees
METHODS IN PETROLEUM
are of special interest to those planning on studying abroad or wanting to
ENGINEERING
get a head start on graduate education. These combined programs are
PEGN310
RESERVOIR FLUID
2.0
2.0
individualized and a plan of study should be discussed with the student’s
PROPERTIES
academic advisor any time after the Sophomore year.
PEGN311
DRILLING ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
4.0
PEGN419
WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND
2.0
3.0
3.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 41).
FORMATION EVALUATION
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
17.5
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
GEOL308
INTRODUCTORY APPLIED
2.0
3.0
3.0
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY

132 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
Courses
PEGN308. RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES. 3.0 Hours.
(II) (WI) Intro duction to basic reservoir rock properties and their
PEGN102. INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY. 3.0 Hours.
measurements. Topics covered include: porosity, saturations, volumetric
(II) A survey of the elements comprising the petroleum industry-
equations, land descriptions, trapping mechanism, pressure and
exploration, development, processing, transportation, distribution,
temperature gradients, abnormally pressured reservoirs. Darcy’s law for
engineering ethics and professionalism. This elective course is
linear horizontal and tilted flow, radial flow for single phase liquids and
recommended for all PE majors, minors, and other interested students. 3
gases, multiphase flow (relative permeability). Capillary pressure and
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
formation compressibility are also discussed. This course is designated
PEGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 1-6
as a writing intensive course (WI). Co-requisites: DCGN241, PEGN251. 2
Hour.
hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
PEGN310. RESERVOIR FLUID PROPERTIES. 2.0 Hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
(I) Properties of fluids encountered in petroleum engineering. Phase
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
behavior, density, viscosity, interfacial tension, and composition of oil,
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
gas, and brine systems. Interpreting lab data for engineering applications.
PEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Flash calculations with k-values and equation of state. Introduction to
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
reservoir simulation software. Prerequisites: PEGN308 (grade of C- or
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
higher), CHGN209 (grade of C- or higher). 2 hours lecture; 2 semester
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
hours.
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
PEGN311. DRILLING ENGINEERING. 4.0 Hours.
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
(I) Study of drilling operations, fluid design, hydraulics, drilling contracts,
PEGN251. FLUID MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
rig selection, rotary system, well control, bit selection, drill string design,
(II) Fundamental course in engineering fluid flow introducing flow in
directional drilling, and casing seat selection. Prerequisites: PEGN251
pipelines, surface facilities and oil and gas wells. Theory and application
(grade of C- or higher), PEGN315, CEEN241. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
of incompressible and compressible flow, fluid statics, dimensional
lab; 4 semester hours.
analysis, laminar and turbulent flow, Newtonian and non-Newtonian
PEGN315. SUMMER FIELD SESSION I. 2.0 Hours.
fluids, and two-phase flow. Lecture format with demonstrations and
(S) This twoweek course taken after the completion of the sophomore
practical problem solving, coordinated with PEGN 308. Students cannot
year is designed to introduce the student to oil and gas field and other
receive credit for both PEGN 251 Fluid Mechanics and EGGN351
engineering operations. Engineering design problems are integrated
Fluid Mechanics. Prerequisite: MATH213. Co-requisites: PEGN 308,
throughout the two-week session. On-site visits to various oil field
DCGN209, DCGN241. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
operations in the past included the Rocky Mountain region, the U.S. Gulf
PEGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 1-6
Coast, California, Alaska, Canada and Europe. Topics covered include
Hour.
drilling, completions, stimulations, surface facilities, production, artificial
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
lift, reservoir, geology and geophysics. Also included are environmental
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
and safety issues as related to the petroleum industry. Prerequisite:
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
PEGN308. 2 semester hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
PEGN316. SUMMER FIELD SESSION II. 2.0 Hours.
PEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(S) This twoweek course is taken after the completion of the junior
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
year. Emphasis is placed on the multidisciplinary nature of reservoir
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
management. Field trips in the area provide the opportunity to study
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
eolian, fluvial, lacustrine, near shore, and marine depositional systems.
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
These field trips provide the setting for understanding the complexity of
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
each system in the context of reservoir development and management.
Petroleum systems including the source, maturity, and trapping of
PEGN305. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PETROLEUM
hydrocarbons are studied in the context of petroleum exploration
ENGINEERING. 2.0 Hours.
and development. Geologic methods incorporating both surface and
(I) This course is an introduction to computers and computer
subsurface data are used extensively. Prerequisites: PEGN315,
programming applied to petroleum engineering. Emphasis will be on
PEGN411, PEGN419, GEOL308, and GEOL315. 2 semester hours.
learning Visual Basic programming techniques to solve engineering
problems. A toolbox of fluid property and numerical techniques will be
PEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Hours.
developed. Prerequisite: MATH213. Co-Requisite: PEGN310. 2 hours
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
lecture; 2 semester hours.
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
toward graduation except under special conditions.

Colorado School of Mines 133
PEGN350. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION EVALUATION.
(I or II) A sustainable energy system is a system that lets us meet present
3.0 Hours.
energy needs while preserving the ability of future generations to meet
(I) An introduction to well logging methods, including the relationship
their needs. Sustainable Energy Systems introduces undergraduate
between measured properties and reservoir properties. Analysis of log
students to sustainable energy systems that will be available in the 21st
suites for reservoir size and content. Graphical and analytical methods
century. The course focuses on sustainable energy sources, especially
will be developed to allow the student to better visualize the reservoir, its
renewable energy sources and nuclear energy (e.g., fusion). Students
contents, and its potential for production. Use of the computer as a tool
are introduced to the existing energy infrastructure, become familiar
to handle data, create graphs and log traces, and make computations of
with finite energy sources, and learn from a study of energy supply and
reservoir parameters is required. Prerequisites: PEGN308; PHGN200.
demand that sustainable energy systems are needed. The ability to
Co-requisites: GEOL315 or GEOL308 . 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
improve energy use efficiency and the impact of energy sources on the
semester hours.
environment are discussed. Examples of sustainable energy systems and
PEGN422. ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION OF OIL AND GAS
their applicability to different energy sectors are presented. The course
PROJECTS. 3.0 Hours.
is recommended for students who plan to enter the energy industry or
(I) Project economics for oil and gas projects under conditions of certainty
students who would like an introduction to sustainable energy systems.
and uncertainty. Topics include time value of money concepts, discount
Prerequisites: EPIC 151 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
rate assumptions, measures of project profitability, costs, taxes, expected
semester hours.
value concept, decision trees, gambler’s ruin, and Monte Carlo simulation
PEGN361. COMPLETION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
techniques. Prerequisite: PEGN438/ MNGN438. 3 hours lecture; 3
(II) (WI) This class is a continuation from drilling in PEGN311 into
semester hours.
completion operations. Topics include casing design, cement planning,
PEGN423. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING I. 3.0 Hours.
completion techniques and equipment, tubing design, wellhead selection,
(I) Data requirements for reservoir engineering studies. Material balance
and sand control, and perforation procedures. This course is designed as
calculations for normal gas, retrograde gas condensate, solution-gas
a writing intensive course (WI). Prerequisite: PEGN311, EGGN320, and
and gas-cap reservoirs with or without water drive. Primary reservoir
EPIC251. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
performance. Forecasting future recoveries by incremental material
PEGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 1-6
balance. Prerequisites: PEGN316, PEGN419 and MACS315 (MACS315
Hour.
only for non PE majors). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
PEGN424. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING II. 3.0 Hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
(II) Reservoir engineering aspects of supplemental recovery processes.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Introduction to liquid-liquid displacement processes, gas-liquid
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
displacement processes, and thermal recovery processes. Introduction
PEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
to numerical reservoir simula tion, history matching and forecasting.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Prerequisite: PEGN423. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
PEGN426. WELL COMPLETIONS AND STIMULATION. 3.0 Hours.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
(II) Completion parameters; design for well conditions. Skin damage
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
associated with completions and well productivity. Fluid types and
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
properties;characterizations of compatibilities. Stimulation techniques;
PEGN411. MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTION. 3.0 Hours.
acidizing and fracturing. Selection of proppants and fluids; types,
(II) Nodal analysis for pipe and formation deliverability including single
placement and compatibilities. Estimation of rates, volumes and fracture
and multiphase flow. Natural flow and design of artificial lift methods
dimensions. Reservoir considerations in fracture propagation and design.
including gas lift, sucker rod pumps, electrical submersible pumps, and
Prerequisite: PEGN361 and PEGN411. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hydraulic pumps. Prerequisites: PEGN251, PEGN308 (grade of C- or
hours.
higher), PEGN310, and PEGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN428. ADVANCED DRILLING ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
PEGN413. GAS MEASUREMENT AND FORMATION EVALUATION
(II) Rotary drilling systems with emphasis on design of drilling programs,
LAB. 2.0 Hours.
directional and horizontal well planning. This elective course is
(I) (WI) This lab investigates the properties of a gas such as vapor
recommended for petroleum engineering majors interested in drilling.
pressure, dew point pressure, and field methods of measuring gas
Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
volumes. The application of well logging and formation evaluation
PEGN438. GEOSTATISTICS. 3.0 Hours.
concepts are also investigated. This course is designated as a writing
(I & II) Introduction to elementary probability theory and its applications
intensive course (WI). Prerequisites: PEGN308 and PEGN310.
in engineering and sciences; discrete and continuous probability
Corequisite: PEGN423. 6 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
distributions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regression;
PEGN414. WELL TEST ANALYSIS AND DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
spatial correlations and geostatistics with emphasis on applications
(I) Solution to the diffusivity equation. Transient well testing: build-
in earth sciences and engineering. Prerequisites: MATH112. 2 hours
up, drawdown, multi-rate test analysis for oil and gas. Flow tests and
lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
well deliverabilities. Type curve analysis. Super position, active and
interference tests. Well test design. Prerequisites: MATH225 and
PEGN419. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

134 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
PEGN439. MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
(II) (WI) This is a multi-disciplinary design course that integrates
fundamentals and design concepts in geology, geophysics, and
petroleum engineering. Students work in integrated teams consisting
of students from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development, including
the development of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
engineering field study are assigned. Several detailed written and oral
presentations are made throughout the semester. Project economics
including risk analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites:
GE Majors: GEOL309, GEOL314, GEGN438, and EPIC264; GP Majors:
GPGN302, GPGN303, and EPIC268; PE Majors: GEOL308, PEGN316
and PEGN426. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PEGN450. ENERGY ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
(I or II) Energy Engineering is an overview of energy sources that will
be available for use in the 21st century. After discussing the history
of energy and its contribution to society, we survey the science and
technology of energy, including geothermal energy, fossil energy, solar
energy, nuclear energy, wind energy, hydro energy, bio energy, energy
and the environment, energy and economics, the hydrogen economy,
and energy forecasts. This broad background will give you additional
flexibility during your career and help you thrive in an energy industry
that is evolving from an industry dominated by fossil fuels to an industry
working with many energy sources. Prerequisite: MATH213, PHGN200. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN481. PETROLEUM SEMINAR. 2.0 Hours.
(I) (WI) Written and oral presentations by each student on current energy
topics. This course is designated as a writing intensive course (WI).
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
PEGN490. RESERVOIR GEOMECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) The course provides an introduction to fundamental rock mechanics
and aims to emphasize their role in oil and gas exploration, drilling,
completion and production engineering operations. Deformation as
a function of stress, elastic moduli, in situ stress, stress magnitude
and orientation, pore pressure, strength and fracture gradient, rock
characteristic from field data (seismic, logging, drilling, production),
integrated wellbore stability analysis, depletion and drilling induced
fractures, compaction and associated changes in rock properties,
hydraulic fracturing and fracture stability are among the topics to be
covered. Pre-requisites: EGGN 320. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 3
semester hours.
PEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 1-6
Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
PEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

Colorado School of Mines 135
Chemical and Biological
chemical unit operations. Our honors undergraduate research program
is open to highly qualified students and provides our undergraduates
Engineering
with the opportunity to carry out independent research or to join a
graduate research team. This program has been highly successful and
http://chemeng.mines.edu
our undergraduate chemical engineering and chemical and biochemical
engineering students have won several national competitions and
Program Description
awards based on research conducted while pursuing their baccalaureate
degrees. We also have a cooperative (Co-Op) education program in
The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department (http://
which students can earn course credit while gaining work experience in
chemeng.mines.edu) offers two different degrees:
industry.
• Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and
Programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical
• Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.
Engineering and to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical and
Biochemical Engineering are both accredited by:
Generally, the fields of chemical and biochemical engineering are
extremely broad, and encompass all technologies and industries
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
where chemical processing is utilized in any form. Students with
Engineering and Technology (ABET)
baccalaureate (BS) Chemical Engineering or Chemical and Biochemical
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Engineering degrees from CSM can find employment in many diverse
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fields, including: advanced materials synthesis and processing, product
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and process research and development, food and pharmaceutical
processing and synthesis, biochemical and biomedical materials and
products, microelectronics manufacturing, petroleum and petrochemical
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor
processing, and process and product design. A student seeking the
of Science in Chemical Engineering and
degree of BS in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering graduates as a
fully-qualified Chemical Engineer with additional training in bioprocessing
Bachelor of Science in Chemical and
technologies that are of interest in renewable energy and other emerging
Biochemical Engineering)
fields.
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
The practice of chemical engineering draws from the fundamentals
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Accordingly,
Criteria, the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at CSM
undergraduate students must initially complete a program of study
has established 3 program educational objectives for all of its graduates
that stresses these basic fields of science. Chemical engineering
and one additional objective specifically for its chemical and biochemical
coursework blends these four disciplines into a series of engineering
engineering graduates. Our graduates within 3 to 5 years of completing
fundamentals relating to how materials are produced and processed
their degree will:
both in the laboratory and in large industrial-scale facilities. Courses
• be in graduate school or in the workforce utilizing their education in
such as fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics,
chemical engineering fundamentals
reaction kinetics, and chemical process control are at the heart of the
• be applying their knowledge of and skills in engineering fundamentals
chemical engineering curriculum at CSM. In addition, it is becoming
in conventional areas of chemical engineering and in contemporary
increasingly important for engineers to understand how biological and
and growing fields
microscopic, molecular-level properties can influence the macroscopic
behavior of materials, biological, and chemical systems. This somewhat
• have demonstrated both their commitment to continuing to develop
unique focus is first introduced at CSM through the physical and organic
personally and professionally and an appreciation for the ethical and
chemistry sequences, and the theme is continued and developed within
social responsibilities associated with being an engineer and a world
the chemical engineering curriculum via material and projects introduced
citizen
in advanced courses. Our undergraduate program at CSM is exemplified
Additionally, our Chemical and Biochemical Engineering graduates within
by intensive integration of computer-aided simulation and computer-
3 to 5 years of completing their degree will be applying their knowledge of
aided process modeling in the curriculum and by our unique approach to
and skills in biochemical engineering fundamentals.
teaching of the unit operations laboratory sequence. The unit operations
lab course is offered only in the summer as a 6-week intensive session.
Combined Baccalaureate/Masters Degree
Here, the fundamentals of heat, mass, and momentum transfer and
applied thermodynamics are reviewed in a practical, applications-
Program
oriented setting. The important skills of teamwork, critical thinking, time
The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department offers the
management, and oral and written technical communications skills are
opportunity to begin work on a Master of Science (with or without
also stressed in this course.
thesis) degree while completing the requirements of the BS degree.
These combined BS/MS degrees are designed to allow undergraduates
Facilities for the study of chemical engineering or chemical and
engaged in research, or simply interested in furthering their studies
biochemical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines are among the
beyond a BS degree, to apply their experience and interest to an
best in the nation. Our modern in-house computer laboratory supports
advanced degree. Students may take graduate courses while completing
nearly 70 workstations for students to use in completing their assigned
their undergraduate degrees and count them towards their graduate
coursework. In addition, specialized undergraduate laboratory facilities
degree. The requirements for the MS degree consist of the four core
exist for studying polymer properties, measuring reaction kinetics,
graduate courses:
characterizing transport phenomena, and for studying several typical

136 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
CBEN509
ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
C. Elective Tracks
THERMODYNAMICS
Whereas Chemical and Biochemical Engineering majors have specific
CBEN516
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
3.0
additional required courses to give them the biochemical engineering
CBEN518
REACTION KINETICS AND CATALYSIS
3.0
training they need, Chemical Engineering majors have technical electives
CBEN568
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 3.0
credit requirements that may be fulfilled with several different courses.
RESEARCH
Students may elect to structure their electives into:
Additional credits
18.0
Formal Minor program of study
18.0
Total Hours
30.0
Area of Special Interest
12.0
It is expected that a student would be able to complete both degrees in 5
Specialty Track
9.0
to 5 1/2 years. To take advantage of the combined program, students are
encouraged to engage in research and take some graduate coursework
Minors and ASIs can be developed by the student in a variety of different
during their senior year. The application process and requirements
areas and programs as approved by the student’s advisor and the heads
are identical to our normal MS degree programs. Applications may be
of the relevant sponsoring academic programs. Some examples of
completed online and require 3 letters of recommendation, a statement
Specialty Tracks for Chemical Engineering majors include:
of purpose, and completion of the graduate record exam (GRE). For
• Microelectronics
students who intend to begin the BS/MS program in Fall, applications are
• Bioengineering and Life Sciences
due by April 1st. The deadline is November 1st for students intending to
enroll in the Spring semester. Students must have a GPA greater than
• Polymers and Materials
3.0 to be considered for the program. Interested students are encouraged
• Molecular Modeling
to get more information from their advisor and/or the current faculty
• Environmental
member in charge of Graduate Affairs.
• Energy
Curriculum
• Business and Economics
The chemical engineering and chemical and biochemical engineering
Details on recommended courses for Specialty Tracks can be obtained
curricula are structured according to the goals outlined above.
from the student’s academic advisor. Alternatively, students may opt to
Accordingly, the programs of study are organized to include 3 semesters
take an assorted combination of approved courses on diverse topics to
of science and general engineering fundamentals followed by 5
fulfill their technical electives credits.
semesters of chemical/biochemical engineering fundamentals and
applications. An optional ‘track’ system exists, which allows students
Requirements (Chemical Engineering)
majoring in chemical engineering to structure their electives credits into
Freshman
one of several specialty application areas. Courses may be categorized
lec
lab
sem.hrs
according to the following general system.
Common Core*


33.0
A. Chemical/Chemical and Biochemical
33.0
Engineering Fundamentals
Sophomore
The following courses represent the basic knowledge component of the
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
chemical engineering curriculum at CSM.
CBEN210
INTRO TO


3.0
THERMODYNAMICS
CBEN201
MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES
3.0
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
CBEN307
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3.0
1.0
CBEN308
HEAT TRANSFER
3.0
LABORATORY
CBEN357
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS 3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
CBEN375
MASS TRANSFER
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
CBEN430
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
3.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
B. Chemical/Chemical and Biochemical
OPTICS
Engineering Applications
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
16.0
The following courses are applications-oriented courses that build on the
student’s basic knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals:
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CBEN201
MATERIAL AND ENERGY


3.0
CBEN312
UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY
3.0
BALANCES
CBEN402
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN
3.0
CBEN202
CHEMICAL PROCESS


1.0
CBEN403
PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
3.0
PRINCIPLES LABORATORY
CBEN418
KINETICS AND REACTION ENGINEERING
3.0
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
Chemical Engineering Technical Electives
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0

Colorado School of Mines 137
EPIC266
EPICS II: CHEMICAL
3.0
3.0
*
Chemical Engineering Students take the common core with
PROCESSES
Fundamentals of Biology I (BIOL110) rather than Earth and
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
Environmental Systems (GEGN101).
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
**
Six of the electives credits must be CBEN courses with engineering
content (check with department for list of approved courses), at least
16.5
3 of which must be at the 400 level.
Junior
*** An additional 3 of the electives credits must be either CBEN or
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN credits at the 300- or higher level.
CBEN307
FLUID MECHANICS


3.0
CBEN357
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


3.0
Requirements (Chemical and Biochemical
THERMODYNAMICS
Engineering)
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
Freshman
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CBEN
Chemical Engineering Elective**
3.0
3.0
Common Core*


33.0
ELECT
33.0
16.0
Sophomore
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CBEN308
HEAT TRANSFER


3.0
CBEN210
INTRO TO


3.0
CBEN375
MASS TRANSFER


3.0
THERMODYNAMICS
CBEN358
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


1.0
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
THERMODYNAMICS
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3.0
1.0
LABORATORY
LABORATORY
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
CBEN
400-LEVEL Chemical
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
ELECT
Engineering Elective(s)**
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
CBEN/CHGN Chemistry or Chemical
3.0
3.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
ELECT
OPTICS
Engineering Elective***
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
16.0
16.0
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHEN312/313UNIT OPERATIONS


6.0
CBEN201
MATERIAL AND ENERGY


3.0
LABORATORY
BALANCES
6.0
CBEN202
CHEMICAL PROCESS


1.0
Senior
PRINCIPLES LABORATORY
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
CBEN418
KINETICS AND REACTION


3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
ENGINEERING
EPIC265
EPIC II: BIOCHEMICAL
3.0
3.0
CBEN430
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


3.0
PROCESSES
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
7.0
7.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
16.0
16.5
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Junior
CBEN402
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
DESIGN
CBEN307
FLUID MECHANICS


3.0
CBEN403
PROCESS DYNAMICS AND


3.0
CBEN357
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


3.0
CONTROL
THERMODYNAMICS
CBEN421
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS


3.0
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
FREE ELECT FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
15.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Total Hours: 134.5
16.0

Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CBEN308
HEAT TRANSFER


3.0

138 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
CBEN358
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


1.0
Courses
THERMODYNAMICS
BIOL110. FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I. 4.0 Hours.
LABORATORY
(I, II) Fundamentals of Biology with Laboratory I. This course will
CBEN375
MASS TRANSFER


3.0
emphasize the fundamental concepts of biology and use illustrative
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
examples and laboratory investigations that highlight the interface of
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
3.0
biology with engineering. The focus will be on (1) the scientific method;
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
(2) structural, molecular, and energetic basis of cellular activities; (3)
mechanisms of storage and transfer of genetic information in biological
16.0
organisms; (4) a laboratory “toolbox” that will carry them forward in
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
their laboratory-based courses. This core course in biology will be
CHEN312/313UNIT OPERATIONS


6.0
interdisciplinary in nature and will incorporate the major themes and
LABORATORY
mission of this school – earth, energy, and the environment. Prerequisite:
6.0
none. Lecture Hours: 3; Lab Hours: 3; Semester Hours: 4.
Senior
CBEN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and
CBEN418
KINETICS AND REACTION


3.0
credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty
ENGINEERING
member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head,
CBEN430
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


3.0
submission of “Independent Study” form to CSM Registrar. 1 to 6
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
CBEN460
BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS


3.0
ENGINEERING
CBEN200. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
CBEN461
BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS


1.0
ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Fundamentals of computer programming as applied to the solution
of chemical engineering problems. Introduction to Visual Basic,
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
computational methods and algorithm development. Prerequisite:
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
MATH112 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
16.0
CBEN201. MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES. 3.0 Hours.
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
(II) Introduction to the formulation and solution of material and energy
CBEN402
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


3.0
balances on chemical processes. Establishes the engineering approach
DESIGN
to problem solving, the relations between known and unknown process
CBEN403
PROCESS DYNAMICS AND


3.0
variables, and appropriate computational methods. Corequisites:
CONTROL
CBEN210 (or equivalent); CBEN202, MATH213, MATH225, or consent of
CBEN421
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS


3.0
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
CBEN202. CHEMICAL PROCESS PRINCIPLES LABORATORY. 1.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Hour.
(II) Laboratory measurements dealing with the first and second laws
15.0
of thermodynamics, calculation and analysis of experimental results,
Total Hours: 134.5
professional report writing. Introduction to computer-aided process
simulation. Prerequisites: CBEN210 or CHGN209; corequisites:
*
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Students take the common
CBEN201, MATH225, EPIC265 or EPIC266 or EPIC251, or consent of
core with Fundamentals of Biology I (BIOL110) rather than Earth and
instructor. 3 hours laboratory; 1 credit hour.
Environmental Systems (GEGN101).
CBEN210. INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0 Hours.
CBEN250. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 41).
AND DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
Introduction to chemical process industries and how analysis and design
concepts guide the development of new processes and products. Use
of simple mathematical models to describe the performance of common
process building blocks including pumps, heat exchangers, chemical
reactors, and separators. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in
CBEN210 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite:
consent of instructor; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under
different titles.

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CBEN303. GENERAL BIOLOGY II. 3.0 Hours.
CBEN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Hour.
(I, II) This is the continuation of General Biology I. Emphasis is placed
Cooperative work/education experience involving employment of a
on an examination of organisms as the products of evolution. The
chemical engineering nature in an internship spanning at least one
diversity of life forms will be explored. Special attention will be given to
academic semester. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester
the vertebrate body (organs, tissues, and systems) and how it functions.
hours. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 hours.
Prerequisite: General Biology I, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
CBEN350. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Hour.
hours.
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: Junior
CBEN307. FLUID MECHANICS. 3.0 Hours.
standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
(I) This course covers theory and application of momentum transfer and
CBEN351. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Hour.
fluid flow. Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and application
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: junior
to macroscopic systems are addressed. Course work also includes
standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
computational fluid dynamics. Prerequisites: MATH225, grade of C- or
better in CBEN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN357. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0
Hours.
CBEN308. HEAT TRANSFER. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Introduction to non-ideal behavior in thermodynamic systems and
(II) This course covers theory and applications of energy transfer:
their applications. Phase and reaction equilibria are emphasized.
conduction, convection, and radiation. Fundamentals of microscopic
Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation are incorporated.
phenomena and their application to macroscopic systems are addressed.
Prerequisites: CBEN210 (or equivalent), MATH225, grade of C- or better
Course work also includes application of relevant numerical methods to
in CBEN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
solve heat transfer problems. Prerequisites: MATH225, grade of C- or
better in CBEN307. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN358. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS
LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
CBEN312. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY. 3.0 Hours.
(II) This course includes an introduction to process modeling as well
(S) (WI) Unit Operations Laboratory. This course covers principles of
as hands-on laboratory measurements of physical data. Methods and
mass, energy, and momentum transport as applied to laboratory-scale
concepts explored include calculation and analysis of physical properties,
processing equipment. Written and oral communications skills, teamwork,
phase equilibria, and reaction equilibria and the application of these
and critical thinking are emphasized. 6 hours lab, 6 semester hours.
concepts in chemical engineering. Prerequisite: CBEN202. Corequisites:
Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN202, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357,
CBEN357, EPIC265 or EPIC266 or EPIC251. 3 hours laboratory; 1
CBEN375, EPIC265 or equivalent.
semester hour.
CBEN313. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY. 3.0 Hours.
CBEN368. INTRODUCTION TO UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1.0
(S) (WI) Unit Operations Laboratory. This course covers principles of
Hour.
mass, energy, and momentum transport as applied to laboratory-scale
(I, II) Introduction to Undergraduate Research. This course introduces
processing equipment. Written and oral communications skills, teamwork,
research methods and provides a survey of the various fields in which
and critical thinking are emphasized. 6 hours lab, 6 semester hours.
CBE faculty conduct research. Topics such as how to conduct literature
Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN202, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357,
searches, critically reading and analyzing research articles, ethics, lab
CBEN375, EPIC265 or equivalent.
safety, and how to write papers are addressed. Prerequisites: None. 1
CBEN321. INTRO TO GENETICS. 4.0 Hours.
hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
(II) A study of the mechanisms by which biological information is
CBEN375. MASS TRANSFER. 3.0 Hours.
encoded, stored, and transmitted, including Mendelian genetics,
(II) This course covers fundamentals of stage-wise and diffusional
molecular genetics, chromosome structure and rearrangement,
mass transport with applications to chemical engineering systems and
cytogenetics, and population genetics. Prerequisite: General biology I or
processes. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation and
equivalent. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
computational methods are incorporated. Prerequisites: grade of C- or
CBEN323. GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
better in CBEN357. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) This Course provides students with laboratory exercises that
CBEN398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
complement lectures given in CBEN303, the second semester
Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite:
introductory course in Biology. Emphasis is placed on an examination of
consent of instructor; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under
organisms as the products of evolution. The diversity of life forms will be
different titles.
explored. Special attention will be given to the vertebrate body (organs,
tissues and systems) and how it functions. Co-requisite or Prerequisite:
CBEN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
CBEN303 or equivalent. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and
credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty
CBEN333. INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head,
This course is designed to show the application of physics to biology.
submission of “Independent Study” form to CSM Registrar. 1 to 6
It will assess the relationships between sequence structure and
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
function in complex biological networks and the interfaces between
physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. Topics include: biological
CBEN401. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL PROCESS DESIGN. 3.0
membranes, biological mechanics and movement, neural networks,
Hours.
medical imaging basics including optical methods, MRI, isotopic tracers
(I) This course introduces skills and knowledge required to develop
and CT, biomagnetism and pharmacokinetics. Prerequisites: PHGN200
conceptual designs of new processes and tools to analyze troubleshoot,
and BIOL110, or permission of the instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
and optimize existing processes. Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN308,
hours.
CBEN307, CBEN357, CBEN375 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
3 semester hours.

140 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
CBEN402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN. 3.0 Hours.
CBEN408. NATURAL GAS PROCESSING. 3.0 Hours.
(II) (WI) This course covers simulation, synthesis, analysis, evaluation,
(II) Application of chemical engineering principles to the processing of
as well as costing and economic evaluation of chemical processes.
natural gas. Emphasis on using thermodynamics and mass transfer
Computer-aided process simulation to plant and process design is
operations to analyze existing plants. Relevant aspects of computer-
applied. 3 hours lecture; 3 Semester hours. Prerequisites: CBEN307,
aided process simulation. Prerequisites: CHGN221, CBEN201,
CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375, CBEN418 (co-requisite), CBEN421 (co-
CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375, or consent of instructor. 3
requisite), or consent of instructor.
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
CBEN403. PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL. 3.0 Hours.
CBEN409. PETROLEUM PROCESSES. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Mathematical modeling and analysis of transient systems.
(I) Application of chemical engineering principles to petroleum refining.
Applications of control theory to response of dynamic chemical
Thermodynamics and reaction engineering of complex hydro carbon
engineering systems and processes. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation for
Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN375, MATH225 or
complex mixtures. Prerequisite: CHGN221, CBEN201, CBEN357,
consent on instructor.
CBEN375, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN404. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
CBEN410. CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
(II) This course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiology of
(II) An introduction to the morphological, biochemical, and biophysical
the cardiovascular system and blood, the immune system, the respiratory
properties of cells and their significance in the life processes.
system, the digestive system, the endocrine system, the urinary system
Prerequisite: General Biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
and the reproductive system. We will discuss the gross and microscopic
hours.
anatomy and the physiology of these major systems. Where possible, we
CBEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
will integrate discussions of disease processes and introduce biomedical
Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and polymer solutions.
engineering concepts and problems. Prerequisite: General Biology I or
Reaction engineering of polymerization. Characterization techniques
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
based on solution properties. Materials science of polymers in varying
CBEN405. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LAB. 1.0 Hour.
physical states. Processing operations for polymeric materials and use in
(II) In this course we explore the basic concepts of human anatomy
separations. Prerequisite: CHGN221, MATH225, CBEN357, or consent of
and physiology using simulations of the physiology and a virtual human
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dissector program. These are supplemented as needed with animations,
CBEN416. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
pictures and movies of cadaver dissection to provide the student with
Polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response, and polymer
a practical experience discovering principles and structures associated
shape forming. Definition and measure ment of material properties.
with the anatomy and physiology. Corequisite: CBEN404. 3 lab hours, 1
Interrelationships between response functions and correlation of data
semester hour.
and material response. Theoretical approaches for prediction of polymer
CBEN406. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, AND
properties. Processing operations for polymeric materials; melt and flow
BRAIN. 3.0 Hours.
instabilities. Prerequisite: CBEN307, MATH225, or consent of instructor.
(I) This course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiology
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of the tissues, skeletal system, muscular system, central nervous
CBEN418. KINETICS AND REACTION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
system and peripheral nervous system. We will discuss the gross and
(I) (WI) This course emphasizes applications of the fundamentals of
microscopic anatomy and the physiology of these major systems.
thermodynamics, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and material
Where possible, we will integrate discussions of disease processes and
and energy balances to the engineering of reactive processes. Key
introduce biomedical engineering concepts and problems. Prerequisite:
topics include reactor design, acquisition and analysis of rate data,
General Biology I or consent of instructor. 3 hour lecture; 3 semester
and heterogeneous catalysis. Computational methods as related to
hours.
reactor and reaction modeling are incorporated. Prerequisites: CBEN308,
CBEN407. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, AND
CBEN357, MATH225, CHGN221, CHGN353, or consent of instructor. 3
BRAIN LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) In this course we explore the basic concepts of human anatomy and
CBEN420. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
physiology of the tissue types, skeletal system, muscular system, and
ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
nervous system using anatomical models and medical tissue microscope
Formulation and solution of chemical engineering problems using
slides. These are supplemented as needed with pictures, chalk talks,
numerical solution methods within the Excel and MathCAD environments.
handouts, ultrasound for muscle and skeleton, and EEG recording of
Setup and numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations
brain waves to provide the student with a practical experience discovering
for typical chemical engineering systems and transport processes.
principles and structures associated with the anatomy and physiology
Prerequisite: MATH225, CHGN209 or CBEN210, CBEN307, CBEN357,
and to reinforce the material from the lecture course. Prerequisite:
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
General Biology 1 [BIOL110] or approval of the instructor. Co-requisites:
must either have taken or currently taking Anatomy and Physiology BMB
CBEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS. 3.0 Hours.
[CBEN406]. 3 hour lab; 1 semester hour.
(II) Time value of money concepts of present worth, future worth,
annual worth, rate of return and break-even analysis applied to after-
tax economic analysis of mineral, petroleum and general investments.
Related topics on proper handling of (1) inflation and escalation, (2)
leverage (borrowed money), (3) risk adjustment of analysis using
expected value concepts, (4) mutually exclusive alternative analysis and
service producing alternatives. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.

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CBEN430. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA. 3.0 Hours.
CBEN454. APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) This course covers theory and applications of momentum, energy,
(II) In this course we will discuss the concepts and tools of bioinformatics.
and mass transfer based on microscopic control volumes. Analytical and
The molecular biology of genomics and proteomics will be presented
numerical solution methods are employed in this course. Prerequisites:
and the techniques for collecting, storing, retrieving and processing
CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375, MATH225. 3 hours lecture;
such data will be discussed. Topics include analyzing DNA, RNA and
3 semester hours.
protein sequences, gene recognition, gene expression, protein structure
prediction, modeling evolution, utilizing BLAST and other online tools
CBEN431. IMMUNOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS. 3.0
for the exploration of genome, proteome and other available databases.
Hours.
In parallel, there will be an introduction to the PERL programming
(II) This course introduces the basic concepts of immunology and
language. Practical applications to biological research and disease will be
their applications in engineering and science. We will discuss the
presented and students given opportunities to use the tools discussed.
molecular, biochemical and cellular aspects of the immune system
Prerequisites: General Biology [BIOL110] or Senior/Graduate standing. 3
including structure and function of the innate and acquired immune
hour lecture; 3 semester hours.
systems. Building on this, we will discuss the immune response to
infectious agents and the material science of introduced implants and
CBEN460. BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
materials such as heart valves, artificial joints, organ transplants and
(I) The analysis and design of microbial reactions and biochemical unit
lenses. We will also discuss the role of the immune system in cancer,
operations, including processes used in conjunction with bioreactors,
allergies, immune deficiencies, vaccination and other applications such
are investigated in this course. Industrial enzyme technologies are
as immunoassay and flow cytometry.Prerequisites: General Biology
developed and explored. A strong focus is given to the basic processes
[BIOL110] or equivalent. 3 Lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
for producing fermentation products and biofuels. Biochemical systems
for organic oxidation and fermentation and inorganic oxidation and
CBEN432. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS.
reduction are presented. Prerequisites: CBEN375, CHGN428, CHGN462
3.0 Hours.
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
The goal of this course is to develop and analyze models of biological
transport and reaction processes. We will apply the principles of mass,
CBEN461. BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING LABORATORY.
momentum, and energy conservation to describe mechanisms of
1.0 Hour.
physiology and pathology. We will explore the applications of transport
(I) This course emphasizes bio-based product preparation, laboratory
phenomena in the design of drug delivery systems, engineered tissues,
measurement, and calculation and analysis of bioprocesses including
and biomedical diagnostics with an emphasis on the barriers to molecular
fermentation and bio-solids separations and their application to
transport in cardiovascular disease and cancer. Prerequisites: CBEN430
biochemical engineering. Computer-aided process simulation is
or equivalent. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
incorporated. Prerequisites: CBEN375, CHGN428, CHGN462 or consent
of instructor. Co-requisite: CBEN460, 3 hours laboratory, 1 semester
CBEN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS. 3.0 Hours.
hour.
(II) Application of science and engineering principles to the design,
fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis on
CBEN469. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
specific unit operations and the interrelation among processing steps.
(I) Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electrochemistry
Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN, CBEN, MTGN, or EGGN.
from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials-science perspective.
Consent of instructor. Due to lab, space the enrollment is limited to 20
Review types of fuel cells, fuel-processing requirements and approaches,
students. 1.5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
and fuel-cell system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell
science and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells in the
CBEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMICAL
Colorado Fuel Cell Center. Prerequisites: MEGN361 or CBEN357 or
ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
MTGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Applications of statistical and quantum mechanics to understanding
and prediction of equilibrium and transport properties and processes.
CBEN470. INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLUIDICS. 3.0 Hours.
Relations between microscopic properties of materials and systems to
This course introduces the basic principles and applications of
macroscopic behavior. Prerequisite: CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357,
microfluidic systems. Concepts related to microscale fluid mechanics,
CBEN375, CHGN351 and CHGN353, CHGN221 and CHGN222,
transport, physics, and biology are presented. To gain familiarity with
MATH225, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
small-scale systems, students are provided with the opportunity to
design, fabricate, and test a simple microfluidic device. Prerequisites:
CBEN450. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Hour.
CBEN307 (or equivalent) and CBEN210 (or equivalent) or permission of
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: senior
instructor. 3 semester hours.
standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
CBEN472. INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES. 3.0 Hours.
CBEN451. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Hour.
(II) In this course the student will gain an understanding about energy
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: senior
technologies including how they work, how they are quantitatively
standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
evaluated, what they cost, and what is their benefit or impact on the
natural environment. There will be discussions about proposed energy
systems and how they might become a part of the existing infrastructure.
However, to truly understand the impact of proposed energy systems,
the student must also have a grasp on the infrastructure of existing
energy systems. Prerequisites: CBEN357 Chemical Engineering
Thermodynamics (or equivalent). 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.

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CBEN480. NATURAL GAS HYDRATES. 3.0 Hours.
The purpose of this class is to learn about clathrate hydrates, using two
of the instructor’s books, (1) Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases, Third
Edition (2008) co-authored by C.A.Koh, and (2) Hydrate Engineering,
(2000). Using a basis of these books, and accompanying programs,
we have abundant resources to act as professionals who are always
learning. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Hours.
CBEN498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite:
consent of instructor; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under
different titles.
CBEN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and
credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty
member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head,
submission of “Independent Study” form to CSM Registrar. 1 to 6
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

Colorado School of Mines 143
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Science in Chemistry)
http://chemistry.mines.edu
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
Program Description
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
Criteria, the B.S. curricula in chemistry are designed to:
Chemistry is the field of science associated with atoms and molecules.
It focuses on the behavior and properties of matter, the reactions and
• Impart mastery of chemistry fundamentals;
transformations that dictate chemical processes, and the creation of new
• Develop ability to apply chemistry fundamentals in solving open-ended
substances. Chemistry is the primary field that deals with nanoscience
problems;
and nanotechnology. It is often considered the central science, linking
• Impart knowledge of and ability to use modern tools of chemical
the physical sciences with engineering, medicine, and life sciences.
analysis and synthesis;
The subject of chemistry is typically organized into more focused
• Develop ability to locate and use pertinent information from the
subdisciplines, including organic chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic
chemical literature;
chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, theoretical and
• Develop ability to interpret and use experimental data for chemical
computational chemistry, and materials chemistry. A degree in chemistry
systems;
examines these topics to promote a fundamental understanding of the
• Develop ability to effectively communicate in both written and oral
world and an application toward technological problems. Professional
formats;
chemists apply their knowledge in many different areas ranging from
environmental processes to the development of new materials and
• Prepare students for entry to and success in professional careers;
renewable energy. They work in academic environments, high-tech
• Prepare students for entry to and success in graduate programs; and
start-ups, and research and development laboratories associated with
• Prepare students for responsible contribution to society.
practically every advanced technological field including medicine, energy,
biotechnology, computing, and agriculture.
Curriculum
The B.S. degree program in chemistry is approved by the American
The B.S. chemistry curricula, in addition to the strong basis provided by
Chemical Society (ACS) and is designed to educate professionals for
the common core, contain three components: chemistry fundamentals,
the varied career opportunities this central scientific discipline affords.
laboratory and communication skills, and applications courses.
The curricula are therefore founded in rigorous fundamental science
complemented by application of these principles to the materials, energy,
Chemistry fundamentals
minerals, or environmental fields. For example, specific curricular tracks
• Analytical chemistry - sampling, method selection, statistical data
emphasizing environmental chemistry or biochemistry are offered along
analysis, error sources, theory of operation of analytical instruments
with a more flexible chemistry track that can be tailored to optimize
(atomic and molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, nuclear
preparation consistent with a student’s individual career goals. Those
magnetic resonance spectroscopy, chromatography and other
aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in chemistry are encouraged to include
separation methods, electroanalytical methods, and thermal methods),
undergraduate research beyond the minimum required among their
calibration, standardization, stoichiometry of analysis, equilibrium and
elective hours. Others interested in industrial chemistry choose area
kinetic principles in analysis.
of special interest courses, for example in chemical engineering or
• Inorganic chemistry - atomic structure and periodicity, crystal
metallurgy. A significant number of students complete degrees in both
lattice structure, molecular geometry and bonding (VSEPR, Lewis
chemistry and chemical engineering as an excellent preparation for
structures, VB and MO theory, bond energies and lengths), metals
industrial careers.
structure and properties, acid-base theories, main-group element
chemistry, coordination chemistry, term symbols, ligand field theory,
The instructional and research laboratories located in Coolbaugh Hall are
spectra and magnetism of complexes, organometallic chemistry, and
state-of-the-art facilities with modern instrumentation for synthesis and
nanomaterials chemistry and design.
characterization of molecules and materials. Instrumentation includes:
gas chromatographs (GC), high-performance liquid chromatographs
• Organic chemistry - bonding and structure, structure- physical property
(HPLC), inductively-coupled-plasma-atomic emission spectrometers
relationships, reactivity-structure relationships, reaction mechanisms
(ICP-AES), field-flow fractionation (FFF) equipment, mass spectrometry
(nucleophilic and electrophilic substitution, addition, elimination, radical
equipment (MS, GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, PY/MS, PY/GC/MS, SFC/MS,
reactions, rearrangements, redox reactions, photochemical reactions,
MALDI-TOF), 400 MHz and 500 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance
and metal-mediated reactions), chemical kinetics, catalysis, major
spectrometers (NMR), infrared spectrometers (FTIR), ultraviolet-visible
classes of compounds and their reactions, and design of synthetic
(UV) spectrometers, thermogravimetric analyzers (TGA), differential
pathways.
scanning calorimeters (DSC), and others including equipment for
• Physical chemistry - thermodynamics (energy, enthalpy, entropy,
microscopy, light scattering, and elemental analysis. In addition,
equilibrium constants, free energy, chemical potential, non-ideal
the campus provides access to the CSM 2,144 core 23 teraflop
systems, standard states, activity, phase rule, phase equilibria,
supercomputer for computational research.
phase diagrams), electrochemistry, kinetic theory (Maxwell-
Boltzmann distribution, collision frequency, effusion, heat capacity,

equipartition of energy), kinetics (microscopic reversibility, relaxation
processes, mechanisms and rate laws, collision and absolute

rate theories), quantum mechanics (Schroedinger equations,

operators and matrix elements, particle-in-a-box, simple harmonic
oscillator, rigid rotor, angular momentum, hydrogen atom, hydrogen

144 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
wave functions, spin, Pauli principle, LCAO method, MO theory,
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3.0
1.0
bonding), spectroscopy (dipole selection rules, rotational spectra,
LABORATORY
term symbols, atomic and molecular electronic spectra, magnetic
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, multiphoton selection rules,
16.0
lasers), statistical thermodynamics (ensembles, partition functions,
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Einstein crystals, Debye crystals), group theory, surface chemistry,
X-ray crystallography, electron diffraction, dielectric constants, dipole
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
moments, and elements of computational chemistry.
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
Laboratory and communication skills
CHGN224
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

3.0
1.0
• Analytical methods - gravimetry, titrimetry, sample dissolution,
LABORATORY
quantitative spectroscopy, GC, HPLC, GC/MS, potentiometry, NMR,
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
AA, ICP-AES
CHGN335
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
• Synthesis techniques - batch reactor assembly, inert-atmosphere
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
manipulations, vacuum line methods, high-temperature methods, high-
16.5
pressure methods, distillation, recrystallization, extraction, sublimation,
chromatographic purification, product identification
Junior
• Physical measurements - refractometry, viscometry, colligative
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
properties, FTIR, NMR
CHGN336
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
• Information retrieval - Chemical Abstracts online searching, CA
CHGN337
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

3.0
1.0
registry numbers, Beilstein, Gmelin, handbooks, organic syntheses,
LABORATORY
organic reactions, inorganic syntheses, primary sources, ACS Style
CHGN341
DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC
3.0
3.0
Guide
CHEMISTRY
• Reporting - lab notebook, experiment and research reports, technical
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
oral reports
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
• Communication - scientific reviews, seminar presentations, publication
CHGN395
INTRODUCTION TO

3.0
1.0
of research results
UNDERGRADUATE
RESEARCH
Applications
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
• Elective courses - application of chemistry fundamentals in chemistry
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
elective courses or courses in another discipline; e.g. chemical
18.0
engineering, environmental science, materials science
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
• Internship - summer or semester experience in an industrial or
CHGN353
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
governmental organization working on real-world problems
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE II
• Undergraduate research - open-ended problem solving in the context
CHGN323
QUALITATIVE ORGANIC
1.0
3.0
2.0
of a research project
ANALYSIS AND APPLIED
Students are strongly encouraged to go to http://
SPECTROSCOPY
chemistry.mines.edu for the most up-to-date curriculum flowcharts
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
and degree requirements.
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
Degree Requirements (Chemistry Track)
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
15.0
Freshman
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN490
SYNTHESIS AND

18.0
6.0
Common Core


33.0
CHARACTERIZATION
33.0
6.0
Sophomore
Senior
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
CHGN
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
2.0
4.0
4.5
Chemistry Elective**


3.0
ELECT
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
OPTICS
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION


3.0
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
TO CHEMICAL
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
THERMODYNAMICS
15.0
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0

Colorado School of Mines 145
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Sophomore
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN401
THEORETICAL INORGANIC
3.0
3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
CHEMISTRY
AND ENGINEERS III
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**


2.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
2.0
4.0
4.5
ELECT
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
TECH ELECT
OPTICS
Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION


3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
TO CHEMICAL
14.0
THERMODYNAMICS
Total Hours: 133.5
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3.0
1.0
* Technical Electives are courses in any technical field. LAIS, PAGN,
LABORATORY
Military Science, ROTC, McBride and the business courses of EBGN are
not accepted technical electives. Examples of possible electives that will
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
be recommended to students are:
16.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
EBGN305
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
EBGN306
MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
3.0
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
EBGN310
ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE
3.0
CHGN224
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

3.0
1.0
ECONOMICS
LABORATORY
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
CHGN335
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
GEGN206
EARTH MATERIALS
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
3.0
ENGINEERS
16.5
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
Junior
MNGN210
INTRODUCTORY MINING
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MTGN311
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS
3.0
CHGN336
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
PEGN102
INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
3.0
CHGN337
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
1.0
1.0
LABORATORY
PHGN419
PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
3.0
CHGN341
DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC
3.0
3.0
CHGN430
INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER SCIENCE
3.0
CHEMISTRY
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
** Chemistry Electives are non-required courses taught within the
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
Chemistry Department. In addition, graduate level Chemistry and
CHGN395
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
1.0
1.0
Geochemistry courses taught within the Department are acceptable.
UNDERGRADUATE
RESEARCH
CHGN495 SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH is taught as a
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
possible chemistry elective. Those aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in
CHEV
Chemistry or related fields are encouraged to include undergraduate
Environmental Elective**
3.0
3.0
ELECT
research in their curricula. The objective of CHGN495 is that students
successfully perform an open-ended research project under the direction
18.0
of a CSM faculty member. Students must demonstrate through the
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
preparation of a proposal, prepared in consultation with the potential
CHGN353
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
faculty research advisor and the CHGN495 instructor, that they qualify for
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE II
enrollment in CHGN495. Up to 5 credit hours of CHGN495 can be taken.
CHGN323
QUALITATIVE ORGANIC
1.0
3.0
2.0

ANALYSIS AND APPLIED
SPECTROSCOPY
Students are strongly encouraged to go to http://
chemistry.mines.edu for the most up-to-date curriculum flowcharts
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
and degree requirements.
CHEV
Environmental Elective**
3.0
3.0
ELECT
Environmental Chemistry Track
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
Freshman
15.0
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Common Core


33.0
33.0

146 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Biochemistry Track
CHGN490
SYNTHESIS AND

18.0
6.0
Freshman
CHARACTERIZATION
lec
lab
sem.hrs
6.0
Common Core


33.0
Senior
33.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Sophomore
CHEV
Environmental Elective**
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
ELECT
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
CHEV
Environmental Elective**
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
ELECT
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
2.0
4.0
4.5
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**


3.0
OPTICS
ELECT
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION


3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
TO CHEMICAL
15.0
THERMODYNAMICS
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
CHGN410
SURFACE CHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3.0
1.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
LABORATORY
CHGN403
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
ENVIRONMENTAL
16.0
CHEMISTRY
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**


2.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
ELECT
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
14.0
CHGN224
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

3.0
1.0
Total Hours: 133.5
LABORATORY
* Technical Electives are courses in any technical field. LAIS, PAGN,
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
Military Science and ROTC, McBride and the business courses of EBGN
CHGN335
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
are not accepted technical electives.
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
16.5
** Chemistry Electives are non-required courses taught within the
Chemistry Department. In addition, graduate level Chemistry and
Junior
Geochemistry courses taught within the Department are acceptable.
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF


4.0
Environmental Electives are courses that are directly or indirectly related
BIOLOGY I
to Environmental Chemistry. Examples include environmental CEEN
CHGN336
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
courses and CHGN462 Microbiology. Students can consult their advisors
for further clarification.
CHGN337
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

3.0
1.0
LABORATORY
CHGN495 SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH is taught as a
CHGN341
DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC
3.0
3.0
possible chemistry elective. Those aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in
CHEMISTRY
Chemistry or related fields are encouraged to include undergraduate
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
4.0
4.0
research in their curricula. The objective of CHGN495 is that students
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
successfully perform an open-ended research project under the direction
CHGN395
INTRODUCTION TO

3.0
1.0
of a CSM faculty member. Students must demonstrate through the
UNDERGRADUATE
preparation of a proposal, prepared in consultation with the potential
RESEARCH
faculty research advisor and the CHGN495 instructor, that they qualify for
enrollment in CHGN495. Up to 5 credit hours of CHGN495 can be taken.
16.0

Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN353
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
Students are strongly encouraged to go to http://
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE II
chemistry.mines.edu for the most up-to-date curriculum flowcharts
CHGN323
QUALITATIVE ORGANIC
1.0
3.0
2.0
and degree requirements.
ANALYSIS AND APPLIED
SPECTROSCOPY
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
CBEN303
GENERAL BIOLOGY II


3.0

Colorado School of Mines 147
CBEN323
GENERAL BIOLOGY II


1.0
Students are strongly encouraged to go to http://
LABORATORY
chemistry.mines.edu for the most up-to-date curriculum flowcharts
16.0
and degree requirements.
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN490
SYNTHESIS AND

18.0
6.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 41).
CHARACTERIZATION
6.0
Chemistry Minor and ASI Programs
Senior
No specific course sequences are suggested for students wishing to
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
include chemistry minors or areas of special interest in their programs.
CHGN429
BIOCHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
Rather, those students should consult with the Chemistry department
head (or designated faculty member) to design appropriate sequences.
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**


3.0
For the purpose of completing a minor in Chemistry, the Organic
ELECT
Chemistry sequence is exempt from the 100-200 level limit.
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
TECH ELECT
ASI programs include Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Environmental
Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
Chemistry, and Biochemistry. Refer to the main ASI section of the Bulletin
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
for applicable rules for Areas of Special Interest (http://bulletin.mines.edu/
15.0
undergraduate/undergraduateinformation/minorasi).
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
CHGN401
THEORETICAL INORGANIC
3.0
3.0
Courses
CHEMISTRY
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**


2.0
CHGN111. INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
ELECT
(S) Introductory college chemistry. Elementary atomic structure and the
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
periodic chart, chemical bonding, chemical reactions and stoichiometry
of chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, thermochemistry, and
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
properties of gases. Must not be used for elective credit. Does not apply
14.0
toward undergraduate degree or g.p.a. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab; 3
Total Hours: 132.5
semester hours.
CHGN121. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I. 4.0 Hours.

(I, II) Study of matter and energy based on atomic structure, correlation
* Technical Electives are courses in any technical field. LAIS, PAGN,
of properties of elements with position in periodic chart, chemical
Military Science and ROTC, McBride and the business courses of EBGN
bonding, geometry of molecules, phase changes, stoichiometry, solution
are not accepted technical electives. * Possible technical electives that
chemistry, gas laws, and thermochemistry. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4
will be recommended to students are:
semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General Education
transfer. Equivalency for GT-SC1.
CHGN403
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
CHGN122. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1). 4.0 Hours.
CHEMISTRY
(I, II, S) Continuation of CHGN121 concentrating on chemical kinetics,
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
gas laws, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and chemical equilibrium
CBEN321
INTRO TO GENETICS
4.0
(acid- base, solubility, complexation, and redox). Laboratory experiments
CBEN404
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
emphasizing quantitative chemical measurements. Prerequisite: Grade of
CBEN410
CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
C- or better in CHGN121. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
CHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
** Chemistry Electives are non-required courses taught within the
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Chemistry Department. In addition, graduate level Chemistry and
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
Geochemistry courses taught within the Department are acceptable.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
CHGN495 SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH is taught as a
possible chemistry elective. Those aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in
CHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Chemistry or related fields are encouraged to include undergraduate
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
research in their curricula. The objective of CHGN495 is that students
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
successfully perform an open-ended research project under the direction
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
of a CSM faculty member. Students must demonstrate through the
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
preparation of a proposal, prepared in consultation with the potential
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
faculty research advisor and the CHGN495 instructor, that they qualify for
enrollment in CHGN495. Up to 5 credit hours of CHGN495 can be taken.


148 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
CHGN209. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0
CHGN336. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
(I) Theory and techniques of gravimetry, titrimetry (acid-base,
(I, II, S) Introduction to the fundamental principles of classical
complexometric, redox, precipitation), electrochemical analysis, chemical
thermodynamics, with particular emphasis on chemical and phase
separations; statistical evaluation of data. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or
equilibria. Volume-temperature-pressure relationships for solids, liquids,
better in both CHGN122 and DCGN209 or DCGN210. 3 hours lecture; 3
and gases; ideal and non-ideal gases. Introduction to kineticmolecular
semester hours.
theory of ideal gases and the Maxwell-Boltzmann distributions. Work,
CHGN337. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
heat, and application of the First Law to closed systems, including
(I) (WI) Laboratory exercises emphasizing sample preparation and
chemical reactions. Entropy and the Second and Third Laws; Gibbs Free
instrumental methods of analysis. Prerequisite: CHGN336 or concurrent
Energy. Chemical equilibrium and the equilibrium constant; introduction
enrollment. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
to activities & fugacities. One- and two-component phase diagrams;
Gibbs Phase Rule. Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN122, MATH111,
CHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Hours.
MATH112, PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Students with
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, chemistry-related employment for
credit in CBEN210 (previously DCGN-210) may not also receive credit in
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
CHGN209 (previously DCGN-209).
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
CHGN221. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I. 3.0 Hours.
0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
(I, S) Structure, properties, and reactions of the important classes of
toward graduation except under special conditions.
organic compounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Prerequisites:
Grade of C- or better in CHGN122. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN341. DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
(I) The chemistry of the elements and periodic trends in reactivity
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II. 3.0 Hours.
discussed in relation to the preparation and use of inorganic chemicals
(II, S) Continuation of CHGN221. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in
in industry and the environment. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in
CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
both CHGN222 and DCGN209 or DCGN210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
CHGN223. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
hours.
(I,II, S) Laboratory exercises including purification techniques, synthesis,
CHGN351. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I.
and characterization. Experiments are designed to support concepts
4.0 Hours.
presented in the CHGN221. Students are introduced to Green Chemistry
(I) A study of chemical systems from a molecular physical chemistry
principles and methods of synthesis and the use of computational
perspective. Includes an introduction to quantum mechanics, atoms and
software. Prerequisites: CHGN221 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
molecules, spectroscopy, bonding and symmetry, and an introduction to
laboratory, 1 semester hour.
modern computational chemistry. Prerequisite: MATH225; PHGN200;
CHGN224. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
Grade of C- or better in both CHGN 122 and DCGN 209 or DCGN 210. 3
(II, S) Laboratory exercises using more advanced synthesis techniques.
hours lecture; 3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
Experiments are designed to support concepts presented in CHGN222.
CHGN353. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE
Prerequisites: CHGN221, CHGN223, and CHGN222 or concurrent
II. 4.0 Hours.
enrollment. 3 hours laboratory, 1 semester hour.
(II) A continuation of CHGN351. Includes statistical thermodynamics,
CHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
chemical kinetics, chemical reaction mechanisms, electrochemistry, and
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
selected additional topics. Prerequisite: CHGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
CHGN395. INTRODUCTION TO UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1.0
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Hour.
CHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I) (WI) Introduction to Undergraduate Research is designed to introduce
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
students to the research endeavor. Topics include ethics, hypothesis
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
testing, critical evaluation of the scientific literature, scientific writing,
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
bibliographic software, and proposal preparation. Prerequisites:
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
Completion of the chemistry curriculum through the Spring semester
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
of the sophomore year or permission of the department head. Credit: 1
semester hour.
CHGN323. QUALITATIVE ORGANIC ANALYSIS AND APPLIED
SPECTROSCOPY. 2.0 Hours.
CHGN396. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-5 Hour.
(II) Identification, separation and purification of organic compounds
(I,II,S) Individual research project for freshman, sophomores or juniors
including use of modern physical and instrumental methods. Prerequisite:
under direction of a member of the departmental faculty. Prerequisites:
Grade of C- or better in CHGN222, CHGN224. 1 hour lecture; 3 hours
permission of instructor or department head. Variable credit; 1 to 5 credit
lab; 2 semester hours.
hours. Repeatable for credit. Seniors should take CHGN495 instead of
CHGN396.
CHGN335. INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Principles of AAS, AES, Visible-UV, IR, NMR, XRF, XRD, XPS,
CHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY. 1-6 Hour.
electron, and mass spectroscopy; gas and liquid chromatography; data
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interpretation. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in CHGN122. 3 hours
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
lecture; 3 semester hours.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
CHGN398LA. SPECIAL TOPICS LAB. 1-6 Hour.

Colorado School of Mines 149
CHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
This course will cover the basic fundamentals of microbiology, such as
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
structure and function of procaryotic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses;
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
classification of microorganisms; microbial metabolism, energetics,
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
genetics, growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants, animals,
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
and other microbes. Additional topics covered will include various aspects
of environmental microbiology such as global biogeochemical cycles,
CHGN401. THEORETICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
bioleaching, bioremediation, and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite:
(II) Introduction to symmetry and group theory; application of group
Consent of instructor 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in
theory to molecular orbitals and spectroscopy; molecular orbital
alternate years.
theory; coordination chemistry; electronic structure of solids and
quantum confinement; introduction to preparation and characterization
CHGN475. COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
of nanostructured materials. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent of
(II) This class provides a survey of techniques of computational
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
chemistry, including quantum mechanics (both Hartree-Fock and density
functional approaches) and molecular dynamics. Emphasis is given to the
CHGN403. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY. 3.0
integration of these techniques with experimental programs of molecular
Hours.
design and development. Prerequisites: CHGN351, CHGN401. 3 hours
(II) Processes by which natural and anthro¬pogenic chemicals interact,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
react and are transformed and redistributed in various environmental
compartments. Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and
CHGN490. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION. 6.0 Hours.
groundwaters) environments are covered, along with specialized
(S) (WI) Advanced methods of organic and inorganic synthesis; high-
envi¬ronments such as waste treatment facilities and the upper
temperature, high-pressure, inert-atmosphere, vacuumline, and
atmosphere. Prerequisites: CHGN222, DCGN209 or DCGN210 or
electrolytic methods. Prerequisites: CHGN323, CHGN341. 6-week
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
summer session; 6 semester hours.
CHGN410. SURFACE CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
CHGN495. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-5 Hour.
(II) Introduction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and contact
(I, II, S) (WI) Individual research project under direction of a member of
angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and micro - emulsions, the
the Departmental faculty. Prerequisites: selection of a research topic and
solid/gas interface, surface analytical techniques, van der Waal forces,
advisor, preparation and approval of a research proposal, completion
electrical properties and colloid stability, some specific colloid systems
of chemistry curriculum through the junior year or permission of the
(clays, foams and emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in
department head. Variable credit; 1 to 5 credit hours. Repeatable for
MLGN510 must complete a special project. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
credit.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN496A. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 16.0 Hours.
CHGN422. POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
CHGN497. INTERNSHIP. 1-6 Hour.
(I) Prerequisites: CHGN221, CHGN223. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
(I, II, S) Individual internship experience with an industrial, academic,
CHGN428. BIOCHEMISTRY. 3.0 Hours.
or governmental host supervised by a Departmental faculty member.
(I) Introductory study of the major molecules of biochemistry: amino
Prerequisites: Completion of chemistry curriculum through the junior year
acids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and saccharides- their
or permission of the department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
structure, chemistry, biological function, and biosynthesis. Stresses
CHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY. 1-6 Hour.
bioenergetics and the cell as a biological unit of organization. Discussion
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
of classical genetics, molecular genetics, and protein synthesis.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
Prerequisite: CHGN222 or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
semester hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
CHGN429. BIOCHEMISTRY II. 3.0 Hours.
CHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Hour.
(I) A continuation of CHGN428. Topics include: nucleotide synthesis;
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
DNA repair, replication and recombination; transcription, translation
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
and regulation; proteomics; lipid and amino acid synthesis; protein
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
target and degradation; membranes; receptors and signal transduction.
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
Prerequisites: CHGN428 or permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
semester hours.
CHGN430. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER SCIENCE. 3.0 Hours.
(I) An introduction to the chemistry and physics of macromolecules.
Topics include the properties and statistics of polymer solutions,
measurements of molecular weights, molecular weight distributions,
properties of bulk polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and
properties of thermosets and thermoplastics including elastomers.
Pre requisite: CHGN222 or permission of instructor. 3 hour lecture, 3
semester hours.

150 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
Metallurgical and Materials
and micro-thermal-analysis/mass spectrometry. Metallurgical and
materials engineering involves all of the processes that transform
Engineering
precursor materials into final engineered products adapted to human
needs. The objective of the metallurgical and materials engineering
http://metallurgy.mines.edu/
program is to impart a fundamental knowledge of materials processing,
properties, selection and application in order to provide graduates with
Program Description
the background and skills needed for successful careers in materials-
related industries, for continued education toward graduate degrees and
Metallurgical and materials engineering plays a role in all manufacturing
for the pursuit of knowledge in other disciplines.
processes which convert raw materials into useful products adapted
to human needs. The primary goal of the Metallurgical and Materials
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Engineering program is to provide undergraduates with a fundamental
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knowledge base associated with materials-processing, their properties,
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and their selection and application. Upon graduation, students will
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have acquired and developed the necessary background and skills for
successful careers in materials related industries. Furthermore, the
The Departments of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and Physics
benefits of continued education toward graduate degrees and other
collaborate to offer a five-year program designed to meet the needs of
avenues, and the pursuit of knowledge in other disciplines should be well
the electronics and similar high-tech industries. Students who satisfy
inculcated.
the requirements of the program obtain an undergraduate degree in
either Engineering Physics or in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
The emphasis in the Department is on materials processing operations
in four years and a Master of Engineering degree in Metallurgical
which encompass: the conversion of mineral and chemical resources into
and Materials Engineering at the end of the fifth year. The program is
metallic, ceramic or polymeric materials; the synthesis of new materials;
designed to provide a strong background in science fundamentals, as
refining and processing to produce high performance materials for
well as specialized training in the materials-science and processing
applications from consumer products to aerospace and electronics;
needs of these industries. Thus, the educational objective of the program
the development of mechanical, chemical and physical properties of
is to provide students with the specific educational requirements to
materials related to their processing and structure; and the selection of
begin a career in microelectronics and, at the same time, a broad and
materials for specific applications.
flexible background necessary to remain competitive in this exciting and
rapidly changing industry. The undergraduate electives which satisfy
The metallurgical and materials engineering discipline is founded on
the requirements of the program and an overall curriculum need to be
fundamentals in chemistry, mathematics and physics which contribute
discussed with the student’s advisor and approved by the Physics or
to building the knowledge base and developing the skills for the
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Departments. A Program Mentor
processing of materials so as to achieve specifications requested for
in each Department can also provide counseling on the program.
a particular industrial or advanced product. The engineering principles
in this discipline include: crystal structure and structural analysis,
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
thermodynamics of materials, reaction kinetics, transport phenomena,
(MME) Program Educational Objectives
phase equilibria, phase transformations, microstructural evolution,
mechanical behavior, and properties of materials.
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) program emphasizes
the structure, properties, processing and performance of materials.
The core-discipline fundamentals are applied to a broad range of
Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe
materials processes including extraction and refining of materials,
what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.
alloy development, casting, mechanical working, joining and forming,
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering program at CSM prepares
ceramic particle processing, high temperature reactions and synthesis
graduates who:
of engineered materials. In each stage of processing, the effects of
resultant microstructures and morphologies on materials properties and
1. obtain a range of positions in industry or positions in government
performance are emphasized.
facilities or pursue graduate education in engineering, science, or
other fields;
Laboratories, located in Nathaniel Hill Hall, are among the finest in
2. demonstrate advancement in their chosen careers;
the nation. The laboratories, in conjunction with classroom instruction,
provide for a well-integrated education of the undergraduates working
3. engage in appropriate professional societies and continuing
towards their baccalaureate degrees. These facilities are well equipped
education activities.
and dedicated to: particulate and chemical/extraction, metallurgical and
The three MME program educational objectives were determined by
materials processing, foundry science, corrosion and hydro/electro-
using inputs from program constituencies (faculty, students, visiting
metallurgical studies, physical and mechanical metallurgy, welding and
committee, industry recruiters and alumni). These objectives are
joining, forming, processing and testing of ceramic materials. Mechanical
consistent with those of the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). CSM is an
testing facilities include computerized machines for tension, compression,
engineering and applied science institution, dedicated to the education
torsion, toughness, fatigue and thermo-mechanical testing.
and training of students who will be stewards of the earth’s resources.
There are also other highly specialized research laboratories dedicated
to: vapor deposition, and both plasma and high-temperature reaction
Curriculum
systems. Supporting analytical laboratories also exist for surface
analysis, emission spectrometry, X-ray analysis, optical microscopy
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) curriculum is
and image analysis, scanning and transmission electron microscopy,
organized to educate students in the fundamentals of materials (MME

Colorado School of Mines 151
Basics) and their applications (MME Applications) with the option of
3. Physicochemical Processing of Materials
pursuing a track in one of four focus areas.
4. Biomaterials
A. MME Basics: The basic curriculum in the Metallurgical and Materials
D. MME Curriculum Requirements: The Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering program will provide a background in the following topic
Engineering course sequence is designed to fulfill the program goals and
areas:
to satisfy the curriculum requirements. The time sequence of courses
organized by degree program, year and semester, is listed below.
1. Crystal Structures and Structural Analysis: crystal systems;
symmetry elements and Miller indices; atomic bonding; metallic,
Degree Requirements (Metallurgical and
ceramic and polymeric structures; x-ray and electron diffraction;
Materials Engineering)
stereographic projection and crystal orientation; long range order;
defects in materials.
The B.S. curricula in metallurgical and materials engineering are outlined
2. Thermodynamics of Materials: heat and mass balances;
below:
thermodynamic laws; chemical potential and chemical equilibrium;

solution thermodynamics & solution models; partial molar and
excess quantities; solid state thermodynamics; thermodynamics of
Freshman
surfaces; electrochemistry.
lec
lab
sem.hrs
3. Transport Phenomena and Kinetics: Heat, mass and momentum
Common Core


33.0
transport; transport properties of fluids; diffusion mechanisms;
33.0
reaction kinetics; nucleation and growth kinetics.
Sophomore
4. Phase Equilibria: phase rule; binary and ternary systems;
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
microstructural evolution; defects in crystals; surface phenomena;
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION


3.0
phase transformations: eutectic, eutectoid, martensitic, nucleation
TO CHEMICAL
and growth, recovery; microstructural evolution; strengthening
THERMODYNAMICS
mechanisms; quantitative stereology; heat treatment.
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
5. Properties of Materials: mechanical properties; chemical properties
AND ENGINEERS III
(oxidation and corrosion); electrical, magnetic and optical
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
properties: failure analysis.
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
B. MME Applications: The course content in the Metallurgical and
OPTICS
Materials Engineering program emphasizes the following applications:
MTGN202
ENGINEERED MATERIALS


3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
1. Materials Processing: particulate processing; thermo- and electro-
chemical materials processing; hydrometallurgical processing;
15.0
synthesis of materials; deformation processing; solidification and
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
casting; welding and joining.
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
2. Design and Application of Materials: materials selection; ferrous
TECH ELECT Restricted Technical Elective**


3.0
and nonferrous metals; ceramics; polymers; composites; electronic
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
materials.
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II


3.0
3. Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments: statistical
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

3.0
process control; process capability analysis; design of experiments.
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
C. MME Curriculum Requirements: The Metallurgical and Materials
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
Engineering course sequence is designed to fulfill the program
18.5
educational objectives. In addition, there are four focus areas within
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering curriculum. Students have
MTGN272
PARTICULATE MATERIALS


3.0
the option to select one of these focus areas by pursuing one of four
PROCESSING
tracks. A track is not required to obtain a degree in Metallurgical and
Materials Engineering. Only a single track can be taken as part of the
3.0
degree. The track designation will only appear on the transcript and it
Junior
does not appear on the diploma. To pursue a track, the student must
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
file appropriate paper work with the registrar and the student will need to
MTGN311
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS

3.0
fulfill the curricular requirements for that track as listed below. Once a
MTGN311L
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS

1.0
track has been declared the student can change their track or return to
LABORATORY
the basic curriculum by submitting appropriate paperwork to the registrar.
MTGN351
METALLURGICAL


3.0
The four focus areas (tracks) in MME are:
AND MATERIALS
THERMODYNAMICS
1. Physical and Manufacturing Metallurgy
MTGN381
INTRODUCTION TO PHASE


2.0
2. Ceramic and Electronic Materials
EQUILIBRIA IN MATERIALS
SYSTEMS
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0

152 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Elective I


3.0
CBEN303
GENERAL BIOLOGY II
3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
18.0
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
MTGN334
CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF

3.0
CHGN335
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
3.0
MATERIALS
CHGN336
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
MTGN334L
CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF

1.0
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
4.0
MATERIALS LABORATORY
PERSPECTIVE I
MTGN348
MICROSTRUCTURAL


3.0
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
DEVELOPMENT
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
3.0
MTGN348L
MICROSTRUCTURAL


1.0
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
DEVELOPMENT
ENGY200
INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY
3.0
LABORATORY
MATH323
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
3.0
MTGN352
METALLURGICAL AND


3.0
ENGINEERS
MATERIALS KINETICS
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Elective II


3.0
MATH348
ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
PHGN215
ANALOG ELECTRONICS
4.0
17.0
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
Senior
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Physical and Manufacturing Metallurgy Track requires:
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES


3.0
Sophomore and Junior Year is the same as the MME degree
OF MATERIALS
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES


1.0
Freshman
OF MATERIALS
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LABORATORY
Common Core


33.0
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS


3.0
33.0
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
Sophomore
EXPERIMENTS
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


2.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
Sophomore Year


36.5
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
36.5
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
Junior
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


1.0
lec
lab
sem.hrs
AND REACTOR DESIGN
Junior Year


35.0
LABORATORY
35.0
MTGN
MTGN Elective


3.0
Senior
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Elective III (400 Level)


3.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
16.0
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES


3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
OF MATERIALS
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES


3.0
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES


1.0
AND APPLICATIONS OF
OF MATERIALS
MATERIALS
LABORATORY
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:


3.0
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS


3.0
SYNTHESIS,
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
CHARACTERIZATION AND
EXPERIMENTS
SELECTION
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


2.0
MTGN
MTGN Elective


3.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
MTGN
MTGN Elective


3.0
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
MTGN
MTGN Elective


3.0
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


1.0
18.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
LABORATORY
Total Hours: 138.5
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
** Restricted Electives:
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Cluster Elective


3.0
16.0

Colorado School of Mines 153
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


1.0
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:


3.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
SYNTHESIS,
LABORATORY
CHARACTERIZATION AND
MTGN412
CERAMIC ENGINEERING


3.0
SELECTION
MTGN
Restricted Track MTGN


3.0
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES


3.0
Elective##
AND APPLICATIONS OF
16.0
MATERIALS
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MTGN442
ENGINEERING ALLOYS


3.0
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:


3.0
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
SYNTHESIS,
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
CHARACTERIZATION AND
SELECTION
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES


3.0
18.0
AND APPLICATIONS OF
Total Hours: 138.5
MATERIALS
MTGN
# Track MTGN Electives must be selected from the following courses:
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
MTGN
MTGN Elective


3.0
MTGN300
FOUNDRY METALLURGY
2.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
MTGN300L
FOUNDRY METALLURGY LABORATORY
1.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Cluster Elective


3.0
MTGN456
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
2.0
18.0
MTGN456L
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
1.0
Total Hours: 138.5
MTGN464
FORGING AND FORMING
2.0
MTGN464L
FORGING AND FORMING LABORATORY
1.0
# Track MTGN Electives must be selected from the following courses:
MTGN475
METALLURGY OF WELDING
2.0
MTGN414
PROCESSING OF CERAMICS
3.0
MTGN475L
METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY
1.0
MTGN456
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
2.0
Ceramic and Electronic Materials Track requires:
MTGN456L
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
1.0
MTGN465
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS
3.0
Sophomore and Junior Year is the same as the MME degree
MTGN469
FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
Freshman
CHGN410
SURFACE CHEMISTRY
3.0
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PHGN419
PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
3.0
Common Core


33.0
PHGN435
INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
3.0
33.0
PROCESSING LABORATORY
Sophomore
## Restricted Track MTGN Elective must be selected from the following
lec
lab
sem.hrs
courses:
Sophomore Year


36.5
36.5
MTGN414
PROCESSING OF CERAMICS
3.0
Junior
PHGN435
INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
3.0
PROCESSING LABORATORY
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Junior Year


35.0
Physicochemical Processing of Materials Track requires:
35.0
Sophomore and Junior Year is the same as the MME degree
Senior
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Freshman
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES


3.0
lec
lab
sem.hrs
OF MATERIALS
Common Core


33.0
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES


1.0
33.0
OF MATERIALS
Sophomore
LABORATORY
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS


3.0
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
Sophomore Year


36.5
EXPERIMENTS
36.5
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


2.0
Junior
AND REACTOR DESIGN
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
Junior Year


35.0
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
35.0

154 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
Senior
Sophomore
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES


3.0
Sophomore Year


36.5
OF MATERIALS
36.5
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES


1.0
Junior
OF MATERIALS
lec
lab
sem.hrs
LABORATORY
Junior Year


35.0
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS


3.0
35.0
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
EXPERIMENTS
Senior
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


2.0
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
AND REACTOR DESIGN
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES


3.0
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
OF MATERIALS
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES


1.0
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


1.0
OF MATERIALS
AND REACTOR DESIGN
LABORATORY
LABORATORY
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS


3.0
MTGN
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
EXPERIMENTS
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


2.0
16.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:


3.0
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
SYNTHESIS,
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


1.0
CHARACTERIZATION AND
AND REACTOR DESIGN
SELECTION
LABORATORY
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES


3.0
MTGN472
BIOMATERIALS I


3.0
AND APPLICATIONS OF
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
MATERIALS
16.0
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
MTGN
MTGN Elective


3.0
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:


3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective


3.0
SYNTHESIS,
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
CHARACTERIZATION AND
18.0
SELECTION
Total Hours: 138.5
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES


3.0
AND APPLICATIONS OF
# Track MTGN Electives must be selected from the following courses:
MATERIALS
MTGN463
POLYMER ENGINEERING


3.0
MTGN430
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND
3.0
MTGN570
BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF


3.0
STEELMAKING
MATERIALS
MTGN431
HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective


3.0
MTGN432
PYROMETALLURGY
3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
MTGN532
PARTICULATE MATERIAL PROCESSING I -
3.0
18.0
COMMINUTION AND PHYSICAL SEPARATIONS
Total Hours: 138.5
MTGN533
PARTICULATE MATERIAL PROCESSING II -
3.0
APPLIED SEPARATIONS
# Track MTGN Elective must be selected from the following courses:
Biomaterials Track requires:
MTGN412
CERAMIC ENGINEERING
3.0
Sophomore and Junior Year is the same as the MME degree
MTGN451
CORROSION ENGINEERING
3.0
Freshman
Five Year Combined Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
lec
lab
sem.hrs
Baccalaureate and Master of Engineering in Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering, with an Electronic-Materials Emphasis.*
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The Departments of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and Physics
collaborate to offer a five-year program designed to meet the needs of
the electronics and similar high-tech industries. Students who satisfy
the requirements of the program obtain an undergraduate degree in

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either Engineering Physics or in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
MTGN348L
MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT
1.0
in four years and a Master of Engineering degree in Metallurgical
LABORATORY
and Materials Engineering at the end of the fifth year. The program is
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
3.0
designed to provide a strong background in science fundamentals, as
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
1.0
well as specialized training in the materials-science and processing
LABORATORY
needs of these industries. Thus, the educational objective of the program
300- or 400- level course in metallurgical and materials engineering
3.0
is to provide students with the specific educational requirements to
begin a career in microelectronics and, at the same time, a broad and
Total Hours
18.0
flexible background necessary to remain competitive in this exciting and
rapidly changing industry. The undergraduate electives which satisfy
Other sequences are permissible to suit the special interests of individual
the requirements of the program and an overall curriculum need to be
students. These other sequences need to be discussed and approved by
discussed with the student’s advisor and approved by the Physics or
the department head in metallurgical and materials engineering.
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Departments. A Program Mentor
Explosive Processing of Materials Minor
in each Department can also provide counseling on the program.
Program Advisor: Dr. Stephen Liu
Application for admission to this program should be made during the first
semester of the sophomore year (in special cases, later entry may be
There are very few academic explosive engineering-related programs
approved, upon review, by one of the program mentors). Undergraduate
in the United States of America and around the world. In fact, Colorado
students admitted to the program must maintain a 3.0 grade-point
School of Mines is the only educational institution that offers an explosive
average or better. The graduate segment of the program requires a case
processing of materials minor program in the U.S.A. Built to the tradition
study report, submitted to the student’s graduate advisor. Additional
of combining academic education with hands-on experience of CSM,
details on the Master of Engineering can be found in the Graduate
this minor program will prepare the students for new and developing
Degree and Requirements section of the Graduate Bulletin. The case
applications in materials joining, forming and synthesis that involve the
study is started during the student’s senior design-project and completed
use of explosives.
during the year of graduate study. A student admitted to the program is
expected to select a graduate advisor, in advance of the graduate-studies
Under proper development of courses and background in explosives,
final year, and prior to the start of their senior year. The case-study topic
students enrolled in this program will apply these energetic materials
is then identified and selected in consultation with the graduate advisor.
to the processing of traditional and advanced materials. The program
A formal application, during the senior year, for admission to the graduate
focuses on the microstructural and property development in materials as
program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering must be submitted to
a function of deformation rate. Selection of suitable explosives and proper
the Graduate School. Students who have maintained all the standards
parameters, selection of specific materials for explosive processing and
of the program requirements leading up to this step, can expect to be
application, and optimization of post-processing properties are the three
admitted.
major attributes acquired at the completion of this minor program. With
the help of the program advisor, the students will design and select the
*
Additional “Emphasis” areas are being developed in conjunction with
proper course sequence and complete a hands-on research project
other Departments on Campus.
under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 41).
Courses
Minor in Metallurgical and Materials
MTGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
Engineering
ENGINEERING. 1-3 Hour.
A minor program in metallurgical and materials engineering consists of a
(I, II, S) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
minimum of 18 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. Students
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
majoring in metallurgical and material engineering are not eligible to earn
offered only once. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester
a minor in the department.
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MTGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-3 Hour.
A minor program declaration (available in the Registrar’s Office) must
(I, II, S) Independent work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
be submitted for approval prior to the student’s completion of half of the
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
hours proposed to constitute the program. Approvals are required from
of problem is arranged between student and a specific department
the department head of metallurgical and materials engineering, the
faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with consent of faculty
student’s advisor, and the department head or division director in the
supervisor; “Independent Study Form” must be completed and submitted
department or division in which the student is enrolled.
to Registrar. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
Recommended Courses: The following courses are recommended
for students seeking to earn a minor in metallurgical and materials
engineering:
MTGN202
ENGINEERED MATERIALS
3.0
MTGN311
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS
3.0
MTGN311L
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS LABORATORY
1.0
MTGN348
MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT
3.0

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MTGN202. ENGINEERED MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
MTGN334. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
(I,II) Introduction to the structure, properties, and processing of materials.
(II) Development and application of fundamental principles related to
The historical role that engineered and natural materials have made
the processing of metals and materials by thermochemical and aqueous
on the advance of civilization. Engineered materials and their life
and fused salt electrochemical/chemical routes. The course material
cycles through processing, use, disposal, and recycle. The impact that
is presented within the framework of a formalism that examines the
engineered materials have on selected systems to show the breadth of
physical chemistry, thermodynamics, reaction mechanisms and kinetics
properties that are important and how they can be controlled by proper
inherent to a wide selection of chemical processing systems. The general
material processing. Recent trends in materials development mimicking
formalism provides for a transferable knowledge-base to other systems
natural materials in the context of the structure and functionality
not specifically covered in the course. Prerequisite: MTGN272, MTGN351
of material in living systems. Corequisites: CHGN122, MATH112,
and EPIC251, Co-requisite: MTGN334L. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours.
MTGN272. PARTICULATE MATERIALS PROCESSING. 3.0 Hours.
MTGN334L. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF MATERIALS
(S) Summer session. Characterization and production of particles.
LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
Physical and interfacial phenomena associated with particulate
(II) Experiments in chemical processing of materials to supplement the
processes. Applications to metal and ceramic powder processing.
lectures of MTGN334. Co-requisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
Laboratory projects and plant visits. Prerequisites: DCGN209 and
hour.
PHGN200. 3 weeks; 3 semester hours.
MTGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Hour.
MTGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
ENGINEERING. 1-3 Hour.
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
(I, II, S) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
offered only once. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester
1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative education credit does not count
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
toward graduation except under special conditions. Repeatable.
MTGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-3 Hour.
MTGN348. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II, S) Independent work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
(II) An introduction to the relationships between microstructure and
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
properties of materials, with emphasis on metallic and ceramic systems;
of problem is arranged between student and a specific department
Fundamentals of imperfections in crystalline materials on material
faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with consent of faculty
behavior; recrystallization and grain growth; strengthening mechanisms:
supervisor; “Independent Study Form” must be completed and submitted
grain refinement, solid solution strengthening, precipitation strengthening,
to Registrar. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
and microstructural strengthening; and phase transformations.
Prerequisite: MTGN311 and MTGN351. Co-requisite: MTGN348L. 3
MTGN300. FOUNDRY METALLURGY. 2.0 Hours.
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
(II) Design and metallurgical aspects of casting, patterns, molding
materials and processes, solidification processes, risers and gating
MTGN348L. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY.
concepts, casting defects and inspection, melting practice, cast alloy
1.0 Hour.
selection. Prerequisite: PHGN200 or PHGN210. Co-requisite: MTGN300L
(II) (WI) Experiments in microstructural development of materials to
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
supplement the lectures of MTGN348. Co-requisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
lab; 1 semester hour.
MTGN300L. FOUNDRY METALLURGY LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
(II) Experiments in the foundry designed to supplement the lectures of
MTGN351. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS THERMODYNAMICS.
MTGN300. Co-requisite: MTGN300. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
3.0 Hours.
(I) Applications of thermodynamics in extractive and physical metallurgy
MTGN311. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
and materials science. Thermodynamics of solutions including solution
(I) Principles of crystallography and crystal chemistry. Characterization
models, calculation of activities from phase diagrams, and measurements
of crystalline materials using X-ray diffraction techniques. Applications
of thermodynamic properties of alloys and slags. Reaction equilibria
to include compound identification, lattice parameter measurement,
with examples in alloy systems and slags. Phase stability analysis.
orientation of single crystals, and crystal structure determination.
Thermodynamic properties of phase diagrams in material systems, defect
Prerequisites: PHGN200 or PHGN210 and MTGN202. Co-requisite:
equilibrium and interactions. Prerequisite DCGN209. 3 hours lecture, 3
MTGN311L. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
semester hours.
MTGN311L. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
MTGN352. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS KINETICS. 3.0
(I) (WI) Experiments in structure of materials to supplement the lectures
Hours.
of MTGN311. Co-requisite: MTGN311. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
(II) Introduction to reaction kinetics: chemical kinetics, atomic and
molecular diffusion, surface thermodynamics and kinetics of interfaces
and nucleation-and-growth. Applications to materials processing and
performance aspects associated with gas/solid reactions, precipitation
and dissolltion behavior, oxidation and corrosion, purification of
semiconductors, carburizing of steel, formation of p-n junctions and other
important materials systems. Prerequisite: MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.

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MTGN381. INTRODUCTION TO PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN MATERIALS
MTGN419. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
SYSTEMS. 2.0 Hours.
(II) Introduction to the principles of glass science-andengineering
(I) Review of the concepts of chemical equilibrium and derivation of the
and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass formation, structure,
Gibbs phase rule. Application of the Gibbs phase rule to interpreting
crystallization and properties will be covered, along with a survey
one, two and three component phase equilibrium diagrams. Application
of commercial glass compositions, manufacturing processes and
to alloy and ceramic materials systems. Emphasis on the evolution of
applications. Prerequisites: MTGN311 or MLGN501, MLGN512/
phases and their amounts and the resulting microstructural development.
MTGN412, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite/Co-requisite: MTGN351. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MTGN429. METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Hours.
MTGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
(I) Examination of the interface between metallurgical process
ENGINEERING. 1-3 Hour.
engineering and environmental engineering. Wastes, effluents and their
(I, II, S) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
point sources in metallurgical processes such as mineral concentration,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
value extraction and process metallurgy are studied in context.
offered only once. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester
Fundamentals of metallurgical unit operations and unit processes with
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
those applicable to waste and effluent control, disposal and materials
recycling are covered. Engineering design and engineering cost
MTGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-3 Hour.
components are also included for selected examples. Fundamentals and
(I, II, S) Independent work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
applications receive equal coverage. Prerequisites: MTGN334 or consent
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of problem is arranged between student and a specific department
faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with consent of faculty
MTGN430. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND STEELMAKING.
supervisor; “Independent Study Form” must be completed and submitted
3.0 Hours.
to Registrar. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
(I) Physical chemistry principles of blast furnace and direct reduction
production of iron and refining of iron to steel. Discussion of raw
MTGN403. SENIOR THESIS. 3.0 Hours.
materials, productivity, impurity removal, deoxidation, alloy additions, and
(I, II) Two semester individual research under the direction of members
ladle metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering faculty. Work may include
hours.
library and laboratory research on topics of relevance. Oral presentation
will be given at the end of the second semester and written thesis
MTGN431. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY. 3.0 Hours.
submitted to the committee for evaluation. Prerequisites: Senior standing
(I) Physicochemical principles associated with the extraction and refining
in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and consent
of metals by hydro- and electrometallurgical techniques. Discussion of
of department head. 3 hours per semester. Repeatable for credit to a
unit processes in hydrometallurgy, electrowinning, and electrorefining.
maximum of 6 hours.
Analysis of integrated flowsheets for the recovery of nonferrous metals.
Prerequisites: MTGN334, MTGN351 and MTGN352. Co-requisite:
MTGN412. CERAMIC ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
MTGN461, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and ceramic
materials. Processing of raw materials and production of ceramic bodies,
MTGN432. PYROMETALLURGY. 3.0 Hours.
glazes, glasses, enamels, and cements. Firing processes and reactions
(II) Extraction and refining of metals including emerging practices.
in glass bonded as well as mechanically bonded systems. Prerequisite:
Modifications driven by environmental regulations and by energy
MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
minimization. Analysis and design of processes and the impact of
economic constraints. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture; 3
MTGN414. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS. 3.0 Hours.
semester hours.
(II) Principles of ceramic processing and the relationship between
processing and microstructure. Raw materials and raw materials
MTGN442. ENGINEERING ALLOYS. 3.0 Hours.
preparation, forming and fabrication, thermal processing, and finishing
(II) This course is intended to be an important component of the physical
of ceramic materials will be covered. Principles will be illustrated by case
metallurgy sequence, to reinforce and integrate principles from earlier
studies on specific ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic
courses, and enhance the breadth and depth of understanding of
fabrication process is required. Field trips to local ceramic manufacturing
concepts in a wide variety of alloy systems. Metallic systems considered
operations. Prerequisite: MTGN311 or consent of the instructor. 3 hours
include iron and steels, copper, aluminum, titanium, superalloys,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
etc. Phase stability, microstructural evolution and structure/property
relationships are emphasized. Prerequisite: MTGN348 or consent of
MTGN415. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS OF
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Survey of the electrical properties of materials, and the applications
MTGN445. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Hours.
of materials as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
(I) Mechanical properties and relationships. Plastic deformation of
processing and microstructure on the electrical properties. Functions,
crystalline materials. Relationships of microstructures to mechanical
performance requirements and testing methods of materials for each type
strength. Fracture, creep, and fatigue. Prerequisite: MTGN348. Co-
of circuit component. General topics covered are conductors, resistors,
requisite: MTGN445L. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
insulators, capacitors, energy converters, magnetic materials and
MTGN445L. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
integrated circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311 or MLGN501, or
LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) (WI) Laboratory sessions devoted to advanced mechanical-testing
techniques to illustrate the application of the fundamentals presented
in the lectures of MTGN445. Co-requisite: MTGN445. 3 hours lab; 1
semester hour.

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MTGN450. STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
MTGN462. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING. 3.0
EXPERIMENTS. 3.0 Hours.
Hours.
(I) Introduction to statistical process control, process capability analysis
(I) This course will examine, using case studies, how industry applies
and experimental design techniques. Statistical process control theory
engineering principles to minimize waste formation and to meet solid
and techniques developed and applied to control charts for variables and
waste recycling challenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid
attributes involved in process control and evaluation. Process capability
waste environmental problems, especially those associated with metals,
concepts developed and applied to the evaluation of manufacturing
will be discussed. Prerequisites: EGGN/ESGN353, EGGN/ESGN354,
processes. Theory of designed experiments developed and applied to
and ESGN302/CHGN403 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
full factorial experiments, fractional factorial experiments, screening
semester hours.
experiments, multilevel experiments and mixture experiments. Analysis
MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
of designed experiments by graphical and statistical techniques.
(II) Introduction to the structure and properties of polymeric materials,
Introduction to computer software for statistical process control and
their deformation and failure mechanisms, and the design and fabrication
for the design and analysis of experiments. Prerequisite: Consent of
of polymeric end items. Molecular and crystallographic structures of
Instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
polymers will be developed and related to the elastic, viscoelastic,
MTGN451. CORROSION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
yield and fracture properties of polymeric solids and reinforced polymer
(II) Principles of electrochemistry. Corrosion mechanisms. Methods of
composites. Emphasis on forming and joining techniques for end-item
corrosion control including cathodic and anodic protection and coatings.
fabrication including: extrusion, injection molding, reaction injection
Examples, from various industries, of corrosion problems and solutions.
molding, thermoforming, and blow molding. The design of end-items in
Prerequisite: DCGN209. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
relation to: materials selection, manufacturing engineering, properties,
and applications. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
MTGN456. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY. 2.0 Hours.
semester hours.
(II) Introduction to electron optics and the design and application of
transmission and scanning electron microscopes. Interpretation of images
MTGN464. FORGING AND FORMING. 2.0 Hours.
produced by various contrast mechanisms. Electron diffraction analysis
(II) Introduction to plasticity. Survey and analysis of working operations
and the indexing of electron diffraction patterns. Prerequisite: MTGN311
of forging, extrusion, rolling, wire drawing and sheet-metal forming.
or Consent of Instructor. Co-requisite: MTGN456L. 2 hours lecture; 2
Metallurgical structure evolution during working. Prerequisites: CEEN311
semester hours.
and MTGN348 or EGGN350. Co-requisite: MTGN-464L. 2 hours lecture;
2 semester hours.
MTGN456L. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
(II) Laboratory exercises to illustrate specimen preparation techniques,
MTGN464L. FORGING AND FORMING LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
microscope operation, and the interpretation of images produced from a
(II) Experiments in forging and forming to supplement the lectures of
variety of specimens, and to supplement the lectures in MTGN456. Co-
MTGN464. Co-requisite: MTGN464. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
requisite: MTGN456. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
MTGN465. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS. 3.0 Hours.
MTGN461. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR DESIGN FOR
(II) Mechanical properties of ceramics and ceramic-based composites;
METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERS. 2.0 Hours.
brittle fracture of solids; toughening mechanisms in composites;
(I) Introduction to the conserved-quantities: momentum, heat, and mass
fatigue, high temperature mechanical behavior, including fracture,
transfer, and application of chemical kinetics to elementary reactor-
creep deformation. Prerequisites: MTGN445, MTGN412 or consent of
design. Examples from materials processing and process metallurgy.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Molecular transport properties: viscosity, thermal conductivity, and
MTGN466. MATERIALS DESIGN: SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION
mass diffusivity of materials encountered during processing operations.
AND SELECTION. 3.0 Hours.
Uni-directional transport: problem formulation based on the required
(II) (WI) Application of fundamental materials-engineering principles to
balance of the conserved- quantity applied to a control-volume. Prediction
the design of systems for extraction and synthesis, and to the selection
of velocity, temperature and concentration profiles. Equations of
of materials. Systems covered range from those used for metallurgical
change: continuity, motion, and energy. Transport with two independent
processing to those used for processing of emergent materials.
variables (unsteady-state behavior). Interphase transport: dimensionless
Microstructural design, characterization and properties evaluation
correlations friction factor, heat, and mass transfer coefficients.
provide the basis for linking synthesis to applications. Selection criteria
Elementary concepts of radiation heat-transfer. Flow behavior in packed
tied to specific requirements such as corrosion resistance, wear and
beds. Design equations for: continuous- flow/batch reactors with uniform
abrasion resistance, high temperature service, cryogenic service,
dispersion and plug flow reactors. Digital computer methods for the
vacuum systems, automotive systems, electronic and optical systems,
design of metallurgical systems. Prerequisites: MATH225, MTGN334 and
high strength/weight ratios, recycling, economics and safety issues.
MTGN352. Co-requisite: MTGN461L. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester hours.
Materials investigated include mature and emergent metallic, ceramic
MTGN461L. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR DESIGN
and composite systems used in the manufacturing and fabrication
LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
industries. Student-team designactivities including oral- and written–
(II) Experiments in transport phenomena and reactor design to
reports. Prerequisite: MTGN351, MTGN352, MTGN445 and MTGN461 or
supplement the lectures of MTGN461. Co-requisite: MTGN461. 3 hours
consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
lab; 1 semester hour.

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MTGN469. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electrochemistry
from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials- science perspective.
Review types of fuel cells, fuel-processing requirements and approaches,
and fuel-cell system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell
science and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells in the
Colorado Fuel Cell Center. Prerequisites: EGGN371 or ChEN357 or
MTGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN472. BIOMATERIALS I. 3.0 Hours.
(I) This course covers a broad overview on materials science and
engineering principles for biomedical applications, and is organized
around three main topics: 1) The fundamental properties of biomaterials;
2) The fundamental concepts in biology; 3) The interactions between
biological systems with exogenous materials. Particular emphasis will
be put on understanding surface energy and surface modification;
protein adsorption; cell adhesion, spreading and migration; Biomaterials
implantation and acute inflammation; blood-materials interactions and
thrombosis; biofilm and biomaterials-related pathological reactions. In
addition to the reign of biomedical materials, this course also introduces
the basic principles of bio-mimetic materials synthesis and assembly.
Prerequisites: MTGN202 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN475. METALLURGY OF WELDING. 2.0 Hours.
(I) Introduction to welding processes; thermal aspects; selection of
filler metals; stresses; stress relief and annealing; pre- and postweld
heat treating; weld defects; welding ferrous and nonferrous alloys;
weld metal phase transformations; metallurgical evaluation of resulting
weld microstructures and properties; and welding tests. Prerequisite:
MTGN348. Co-requisite: MTGN475L. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MTGN475L. METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY. 1.0 Hour.
(I) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in MTGN475. Co-
requisite: MTGN475. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
MTGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 6.0 Hours.
MTGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
ENGINEERING. 1-3 Hour.
(I, II, S) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
offered only once. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MTGN498LB. SPECIAL TOPICS LAB. 1-3 Hour.
MTGN498LC. SPECIAL TOPICS LAB. 1-3 Hour.
MTGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-3 Hour.
(I, II, S) Independent advanced-work leading to a comprehensive report.
This work may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory
work. Selection of problem is arranged between student and a specific
Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with consent
of faculty supervisor; “Independent Study Form” must be completed and
submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit to a
maximum of 6 hours.

160 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
Physics
1. Obtain a range of positions in industry or positions in government
facilities or pursue graduate education in engineering, science or
related fields;
http://physics.mines.edu/
2. Communicate and perform effectively within the criteria of their
Program Description - Engineering
chosen careers;
Physics
3. Engage in appropriate professional societies and continuing
education activities;

4. Participate ethically as members of the global society.
Physics is the most basic of all sciences and the foundation of most of
the science and engineering disciplines. As such, it has always attracted
Degree Requirements (Engineering Physics)
those who want to understand nature at its most fundamental level.
Freshman
Engineering Physics is not a specialized branch of physics, but an
lec
lab
sem.hrs
interdisciplinary area wherein the basic physics subject matter, which
forms the backbone of any undergraduate physics degree, is taken
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Common Core


33.0
further toward application to engineering. The degree is accredited by
33.0
the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
Sophomore
Engineering and Technology (ABET). At CSM, the required engineering
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
physics curriculum includes all of the undergraduate physics courses that
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS

4.0
would form the physics curriculum at any good university, but in addition
AND ENGINEERS III
to these basic courses, the CSM requirements include pre-engineering
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
and engineering courses, which physics majors at other universities
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
would not ordinarily take. These courses include engineering science,
OPTICS
design, systems, summer field session, and a capstone senior design
sequence culminating in a senior thesis.
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II


3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
This unique blend of physics and engineering makes it possible for
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
the engineering physics graduate to work at the interface between
15.0
science and technology, where new discoveries are continually being
put to practice. While the engineering physicist is at home applying
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
existing technologies, he or she is also capable of striking out in different
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
directions to develop new technologies. It is the excitement of being able
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA


3.0
to work at this cutting edge that makes the engineering physics degree
CBEN210
INTRO TO


3.0
attractive to many students.
THERMODYNAMICS
Career paths of CSM engineering physics graduates vary widely,
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN


3.0
illustrating the flexibility inherent in the program. More than half of
PHYSICS I
the graduating seniors go on to graduate school in physics or a
PHGN215
ANALOG ELECTRONICS


4.0
closely related field of engineering. Some go to medical, law, or other
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
professional post-graduate schools. Others find employment in fields as
16.5
diverse as electronics, semiconductor processing, aerospace, materials
Summer
lec
lab
sem.hrs
development, biomedical applications, nuclear energy, solar energy, and
geophysical exploration.
PHGN384
FIELD SESSION TECHNIQUES

6.0
IN PHYSICS
The Physics Department maintains modern well-equipped laboratories
6.0
for general physics, modern physics, electronics, and advanced
Junior
experimentation. There are research laboratories for the study of
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
condensed matter physics, surface physics, materials science, optics,
and nuclear physics, including an NSF-funded laboratory for solar
PHGN315
ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB I


2.0
and electronic materials processing. The Department also maintains
PHGN311
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
electronic and machine shops.
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted


3.0
Elective I
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
PHGN317
SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS-

3.0
Science in Engineering Physics)
DIGITAL
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
PHGN350
INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS


4.0
described in the CSM Graduate Profile, the Physics Department is
15.0
dedicated to additional educational objectives.
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PHGN361
INTERMEDIATE


3.0
The program prepares graduates who, based on factual knowledge
ELECTROMAGNETISM
and other skills necessary to construct an appropriate understanding of
physical phenomena in applied contexts, will:
PHGN320
MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS

4.0
OF QUANTUM MECHANICS

Colorado School of Mines 161
PHGN326
ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB II


2.0
as part of the Senior Design experience. Participants must identify an
PHGN341
THERMAL PHYSICS


3.0
engineering or physics advisor as appropriate prior to their senior year
who will assist in choosing an appropriate project and help coordinate the
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

3.0
senior design project with the case study or thesis completed in the last
15.0
year.
Senior
Fall
lec
lab
sem.hrs
It is also possible for undergraduate students to begin work on a doctoral
degree in Applied Physics while completing the requirements for their
PHGN471
SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES

0.5
bachelor’s degree. Students in this combined baccalaureate/doctoral
I
program may fulfill part of the requirements of their doctoral degree by
PHGN481
SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE


2.5
including up to six hours of specified course credits that are also used to
PHGN462
ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES

3.0
fulfill the requirements of their undergraduate degree. These courses may
AND OPTICAL PHYSICS
only be applied toward fulfilling doctoral degree requirements. Courses
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted


3.0
must meet all requirements for graduate credit, but their grades are not
Elective II
included in calculating the graduate GPA.
FREE
Free Elective I


3.0
Interested students can obtain additional information and detailed
FREE
Free Elective II


3.0
curricula from the Physics Department or from the participating
15.0
engineering departments.
Spring
lec
lab
sem.hrs
PHGN472
SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES

0.5
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 41).
II
PHGN482
SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE


2.5
Minor and Area of Special Interest
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted


3.0
The department offers a Minor and Area of Special Interest for students
Elective III
not majoring in physics. The requirements are as follows:
ENG SCI
Engineering Science Elective


3.0
FREE
Free Elective III


3.0
Area of Special Interest (12 semester hours minimum)
FREE
Free Elective IV


3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5
15.0
or PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS
Total Hours: 130.5
Minor (18 semester hours minimum)
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5
Combined Baccalaureate/Masters and
or PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS
Baccalaureate/Doctoral Degree Programs
PHGN300/310
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
PHGN320
MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUANTUM
4.0
The Physics Department, independently, and in collaboration with the
MECHANICS
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, the Department
of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Electrical Engineering
Select one of the following:
3-4
and Computer Science, the Materials Science Program, and the
PHGN341
THERMAL PHYSICS
Nuclear Science and Engineering Program offers combined BS/MS
PHGN350
INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS
degree programs in which students obtain an undergraduate degree in
PHGN361
INTERMEDIATE ELECTROMAGNETISM
Engineering Physics, in as few as four years, as well as a masters degree
Total Hours
19-20
in Applied Physics, in an Engineering discipline, in Materials Science,
or in Mathematics, after an additional year of study. There are three
Selected courses to complete the Minor: Upper division (400-level) and/or
engineering tracks, three physics tracks, a materials science track, and
graduate (500-level) courses which form a logical sequence in a specific
a mathematics track. These programs emphasize a strong background
field of study as determined in consultation with the Physics Department
in fundamentals of science, in addition to practical experience within an
and the student’s option department.
applied science, engineering, or mathematics discipline. Many of the
undergraduate electives of students involved in each track are specified.
For this reason, students are expected to apply to the program during the
first semester of their sophomore year (in special cases late entry can
be approved by the program mentors). A 3.0 grade point average must
be maintained to guarantee admission into the physics, engineering, and
materials science graduate programs. A 3.3 grade point average must
be maintained to guarantee admission into the mathematics graduate
program.
Students in the engineering tracks must complete a report or case study
during the last year. Students in the physics, materials science, and
mathematics tracks must complete a master’s thesis. Students in the
nuclear engineering program can choose between thesis and non-thesis
options. The case study or thesis should begin during the senior year

162 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
Courses
PHGN300. PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II, S) Our technical world is filled with countless examples of modern
PHGN100. PHYSICS I - MECHANICS. 4.5 Hours.
physics. This course will discuss some historic experiments that led
(I, II, S) A first course in physics covering the basic principles of
to the key discoveries, and the basic concepts, theories, and models
mechanics using vectors and calculus. The course consists of a
behind some of our present day technologies. Topics may include special
fundamental treatment of the concepts and applications of kinematics
relativity, quantum physics, atomic and molecular physics, solid-state
and dynamics of particles and systems of particles, including Newton’s
physics, semiconductor theory and devices, nuclear physics, particle
laws, energy and momentum, rotation, oscillations, and waves.
physics and cosmology. Prerequisite: PHGN200; Concurrent enrollment
Prerequisite: MATH111 and concurrent enrollment in MATH112 or
in MATH225 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH113 or MATH122 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours
studio; 4.5 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General
PHGN310. HONORS PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-SC1.
(II) The third course in introductory physics with in depth discussion
on special relativity, wave-particle duality, the Schroedinger equation,
PHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
electrons in solids, quantum tunneling, nuclear structure and
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of
transmutations. Registration is strongly recommended for declared
Department. Credit to be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit
physics majors and those considering majoring or minoring in physics.
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Prerequisite: PHGN200; Concurrent enrollment in MATH225 or consent
PHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
PHGN311. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS. 3.0
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Hours.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
Demonstration of the unity of diverse topics such as mechanics, quantum
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
mechanics, optics, and electricity and magnetism via the techniques
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
of linear algebra, complex variables, Fourier transforms, and vector
PHGN200. PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS. 4.5
calculus. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310, MATH225, and MATH332 or
Hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II, S) Continuation of PHGN100. Introduction to the fundamental laws
PHGN315. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB I. 2.0 Hours.
and concepts of electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic devices,
(I) (WI) Introduction to laboratory measurement techniques as applied
electromagnetic behavior of materials, applications to simple circuits,
to modern physics experiments. Experiments from optics and atomic
electromagnetic radiation, and an introduction to optical phenomena.
physics. A writing-intensive course with laboratory and computer
Prerequisite: Grade of C- or higher in PHGN100, concurrent enrollment in
design projects based on applications of modern physics. Prerequisite:
MATH213 or MATH214 or MATH223. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5
PHGN300/310, PHGN384 or consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 3
semester hours.
hours lab; 2 semester hours.
PHGN215. ANALOG ELECTRONICS. 4.0 Hours.
PHGN317. SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS- DIGITAL. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Introduction to analog devices used in modern electronics and basic
(I) Introduction to digital devices used in modern electronics. Topics
topics in electrical engineering. Introduction to methods of electronics
covered include logic gates, flip-flops, timers, counters, multiplexing,
measurements, particularly the application of oscilloscopes and computer
analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog devices. Emphasis is on practical
based data acquisition. Topics covered include circuit analysis, electrical
circuit design and assembly. Prerequisite: PHGN215. 2 hours lecture, 3
power, diodes, transistors (FET and BJT), operational amplifiers, filters,
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
transducers, and integrated circuits. Laboratory experiments in the
use of basic electronics for physical measurements. Emphasis is on
PHGN320. MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUANTUM
practical knowledge gained in the laboratory, including prototyping,
MECHANICS. 4.0 Hours.
troubleshooting, and laboratory notebook style. Prerequisite: PHGN200.
(II) Introduction to the Schroedinger theory of quantum mechanics.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
Topics include Schroedinger’s equation, quantum theory of
measurement, the uncertainty principle, eigenfunctions and energy
PHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
spectra, anular momentum, perturbation theory, and the treatment of
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of
identical particles. Example applications taken from atomic, molecular,
Department. Credit to be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit
solid state or nuclear systems. Prerequisites: PHGN300/310 and
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
PHGN311. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
PHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
PHGN324. INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
3.0 Hours.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
(II) Celestial mechanics; Kepler’s laws and gravitation; solar system
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
and its contents; electromagnetic radiation and matter; stars: distances,
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
magnitudes, spectral classification, structure, and evolution. Variable
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
and unusual stars, pulsars and neutron stars, supernovae, black holes,
and models of the origin and evolution of the universe. Prerequisite:
PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN326. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB II. 2.0 Hours.
(II) (WI) Continuation of PHGN315. A writing-intensive course which
expands laboratory experiments to include nuclear and solid state
physics. Prerequisite: PHGN315. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester
hours.

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PHGN333. INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
PHGN401. THEORETICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR. 1.0 Hour.
(II) This course is designed to show the application of physics to
(I,II) Students will attend the weekly theoretical physics seminar.
biology. It will assess the relationships between sequence structure
Students will be responsible for presentation and discussion. Corequisite:
and function in complex biological networks and the interfaces between
PHGN300/PHGN310. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. Topics include: biological
PHGN418. GENERAL RELATIVITY. 3.0 Hours.
membranes, biological mechanics and movement, neural networks,
(II) Introduction to Einstein’s theory of gravitation. Requisite mathematics
medical imaging basics including optical methods, MRI, isotopic tracers
introduced and developed including tensor calculus and differential
and CT, biomagnetism and pharmacokinetics. Prerequisites: PHGN 200
geometry. Formulation of Einstein field and geodesic equations.
and BELS301/ESGN301, or permission of the instruc tor, 3 hours lecture,
Development and analysis of solutions including stellar, black hole
3 semester hours.
and cosmological geometries. Prerequisite: PHGN350 or consent of
PHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Hour.
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
PHGN419. PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS. 3.0 Hours.
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
Review of the solar resource and components of solar irradiance;
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
principles of photovoltaic devices and photovoltaic system design;
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
photovoltaic electrical energy production and cost analysis of photovoltaic
1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable up to 3 credit hours.
systems relative to fossil fuel alternatives; introduction to concentrated
PHGN341. THERMAL PHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
photovoltaic systems and manufacturing methods for wafer-based and
(II) An introduction to statistical physics from the quantum mechanical
thin film photovoltaic panels. Prerequisite: PHGN200 and MATH225. 3
point of view. The microcanonical and canonical ensembles. Heat,
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
work and the laws of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic potentials;
PHGN422. NUCLEAR PHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
Maxwell relations; phase transformations. Elementary kinetic theory. An
Introduction to subatomic (particle and nuclear) phenomena.
introduction to quantum statistics. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or 210 and
Characterization and systematics of particle and nuclear states;
PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
symmetries; introduction and systematics of the electromagnetic, weak,
PHGN350. INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS. 4.0 Hours.
and strong interactions; systematics of radioactivity; liquid drop and shell
(I)Begins with an intermediate treatment of Newtonian mechanics and
models; nuclear technology. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture;
continues through an introduction to Hamilton’s principle and Hamiltonian
3 semester hours.
and Lagrangian dynamics. Includes systems of particles, linear and
PHGN424. ASTROPHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
driven oscillators, motion under a central force, two-particle collisions and
(II) A survey of fundamental aspects of astrophysical phenomena,
scattering, motion in non-inertial reference frames and dynamics of rigid
concentrating on measurements of basic stellar properties such as
bodies.Prerequisite:PHGN200. Corequisite: PHGN311. 4 hours lecture; 4
distance, luminosity, spectral classification, mass, and radii. Simple
semester hours.
models of stellar structure evolution and the associated nuclear
PHGN361. INTERMEDIATE ELECTROMAGNETISM. 3.0 Hours.
processes as sources of energy and nucleosynthesis. Introduction to
(II) Theory and application of the following: static electric and magnetic
cosmology and physics of standard big-bang models. Prerequisite:
fields in free space, dielectric materials, and magnetic materials; steady
PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
currents; scalar and vector potentials; Gauss’ law and Laplace’s equation
PHGN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
applied to boundary value problems; Ampere’s and Faraday’s laws.
PROCESSING LABORATORY. 3.0 Hours.
Prerequisite: PHGN200 and PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Application of science and engineering principles to the design,
hours.
fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis on
PHGN384. FIELD SESSION TECHNIQUES IN PHYSICS. 1-6 Hour.
specific unit operations and the interrelation among processing steps.
(S1) Introduction to the design and fabrication of engineering physics
Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN, CHGN, MTGN, or EGGN.
apparatus. Intensive individual participation in the design of machined
Consent of instructor. 1.5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
system components, vacuum systems, electronics, optics, and
PHGN440. SOLID STATE PHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
application of computer interfacing systems and computational tools.
An elementary study of the properties of solids including crystalline
Supplementary lectures on safety, laboratory techniques and professional
structure and its determination, lattice vibrations, electrons in metals,
development. Visits to regional research facilities and industrial plants.
and semiconductors. (Graduate students in physics may register only for
Prerequisite: PHGN300/310, PHGN215. (6 credit hours).
PHGN440.) Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
PHGN441. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICATIONS AND
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of
PHENOMENA. 3.0 Hours.
Department. Credit to be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit
Continuation of PHGN440/ MLGN502 with an emphasis on applications
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
of the principles of solid state physics to practical properties of materials
PHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
including: optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric properties,
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and interfaces. (Graduate students
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
in physics may register only for PHGN441.) Prerequisite: PHGN440 or
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
MLGN502, or equivalent by instructor’s permission. 3 hours lecture; 3
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
semester hours.
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

164 Undergraduate Programs and Departments
PHGN450. COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
PHGN491. HONORS SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE. 2.5 Hours.
Introduction to numerical methods for analyzing advanced physics
(I) (WI) Individual work on an advanced research topic that involves
problems. Topics covered include finite element methods, analysis of
more challenging demands than a regular senior design project. Honors
scaling, efficiency, errors, and stability, as well as a survey of numerical
students will devote more time to their project, and will produce an
algorithms and packages for analyzing algebraic, differential, and matrix
intermediate report in a more advanced format. Prerequisite: PHGN384
systems. The numerical methods are introduced and developed in the
and PHGN326. Corequisite: PHGN471. 7.5 hour lab; 2.5 semester hours.
analysis of advanced physics problems taken from classical physics,
PHGN492. HONORS SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE. 2.5 Hours.
astrophysics, electromagnetism, solid state, and nuclear physics.
(II) (WI) Continuation of PHGN481 or PHGN491. The course culminates
Prerequisites: Introductory-level knowledge of C, Fortran, or Basic; and
in a formal written report and poster. The report may be in the form of a
PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
manuscript suitable for submission to a professional journal. Prerequisite:
PHGN462. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICAL PHYSICS.
PHGN481 or PHGN491. Corequisite: PHGN472. 7.5 hour lab; 2.5
3.0 Hours.
semesterhours.
(I) Solutions to the electromagnetic wave equation are studied, including
PHGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 6.0 Hours.
plane waves, guided waves, refraction, interference, diffraction and
polarization; applications in optics; imaging, lasers, resonators and wave
PHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
guides. Prerequisite: PHGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of
Department. Credit to be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit
PHGN466. MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Provides students with a comprehensive working knowledge of optical
system design that is sufficient to address optical problems found in
PHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
their respective disciplines. Topics include paraxial optics, imaging,
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
aberration analysis, use of commercial ray tracing and optimization,
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
diffraction, linear systems and optical transfer functions, detectors and
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
optical system examples. Prerequisite: PHGN462 or consent of instructor.
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
PHGN471. SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES I. 0.5 Hours.
(I) (WI) The first of a two semester sequence covering the principles of
project design. Class sessions cover effective team organization, project
planning, time management, literature research methods, record keeping,
fundamentals of technical writing, professional ethics, project funding
and intellectual property. Prerequisites: PHGN384 and PHGN326. Co-
requisites: PHGN481 or PHGN491. 1 hour lecture in 7 class sessions; 0.5
semester hours.
PHGN472. SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES II. 0.5 Hours.
(II) (WI) Continuation of PHGN471. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and
PHGN326. Co-requisite: PHGN482 or PHGN492. 1 hour lecture in 7
class sessions; 0.5 semester hours.
PHGN480. LASER PHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Theory and application of the following: Gaussian beams, optical
cavities and wave guides, atomic radiation, detection of radiation, laser
oscillation, nonlinear optics and ultrafast pulses. Prerequisite: PHGN320.
Co-requisite: PHGN462. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN481. SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE. 2.5 Hours.
(I) (WI) The first of a two semester program covering the full spectrum
of project design, drawing on all of the student’s previous course work.
At the beginning of the first semester, the student selects a research
project in consultation with the Senior Design Oversight Committee
(SDOC) and the Project Mentor. The objectives of the project are given
to the student in broad outline form. The student then designs the entire
project, including any or all of the following elements as appropriate:
literature search, specialized apparatus or algorithms, block-diagram
electronics, computer data acquisition and/or analysis, sample materials,
and measurement and/or analysis sequences. The course culminates in
a formal interim written report. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326.
Co-requisite: PHGN471. 6 hour lab; 2.5 semester hours.
PHGN482. SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE. 2.5 Hours.
(II) (WI) Continuation of PHGN481. The course culminates in a formal
written report and poster. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326. Co-
requisite: PHGN472. 6 hour lab; 2.5 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 165
Aerospace Studies
at www.afrotc.colorado.edu (http://www.afrotc.colorado.edu) no later than
the beginning of the spring semester to apply for the following academic
year. A complete listing of all available AFROTC scholarships is available
Air Force ROTC (AFROTC)
at www.afrotc.com (http://www.afrotc.com).
The Department of Aerospace Studies offers programs leading
to an officer’s commission in the Air Force in conjunction with an
Registration and Credits
undergraduate or graduate degree.
Air Force ROTC serves as elective credit in most departments. Elective
course credit toward your degree for AFROTC classes will be determined
Aerospace science courses are designed to supplement a regular degree
by your individual academic advisor. Students who wish to register for
program by offering practical leadership and management experience.
Air Force ROTC classes do so through the normal course registration
The Aerospace Studies Program at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM)
process at CSM. AFROTC classes begin with the AFGN prefix. For more
is offered in conjunction with the University of Colorado at Boulder (CUB).
information about AFROTC, contact the Air Force ROTC Unit Admissions
Four-Year Program
Officer at www.afrotc.colorado.edu (http://www.afrotc.colorado.edu), or
the department on campus directly at 303-273-3380. The department
The four-year program consists of two phases: the general military
is located in the Military Science building on West Campus Road. For
course (freshman and sophomore years) and the professional officer
information about CSM, call 303-273-3380.
course (junior and senior years). This program is designed for incoming
freshmen or any student with four years remaining until degree
Other AFROTC Programs
completion. It consists of three parts: the General Military Course (GMC)
Other programs are frequently available based on current Air Force
for lower division (normally freshmen and sophomore) students; the
needs. Contact a Det 105 representative at afrotc.colorado.edu (http://
Professional Officer Course (POC) for upper division students (normally
afrotc.colorado.edu).
juniors and seniors); and Leadership Laboratory (LLAB-attended by all
cadets). Completion of a four-week summer training course is required
prior to commissioning.
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (https://
nextbulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/undergraduateinformation/
Leadership Lab
minorasi).
All AFROTC cadets must attend Leadership Lab (2 hours per week). The
laboratory involves a study of Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and
Aerospace Studies Minor
ceremonies, career opportunities, and the life and work of an Air Force
Air Force ROTC cadets desiring to receive a minor in Aerospace Studies
officer.
must complete at least 20 hours of Aerospace Studies courses as
follows:
General Military Course (GMC)
AFGN101
FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR
1.5
The basic course covers Air Force history and organization as well as
FORCE
military leadership and management. Laboratory sessions provide the
opportunity to apply leadership skills while learning basic military skills.
AFGN102
FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR
1.5
Enrollment in the basic course incurs no military obligation except for Air
FORCE
Force scholarship recipients.
AFGN201
THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE
1.5
POWER
Professional Officer Course (POC)
AFGN202
THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE
1.5
The advanced course covers military officership, leadership and
POWER
unit operations, training techniques, military law, and professional
AFGN301
AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES
3.5
ethics, and includes a leadership practicum each semester. A Field
AFGN302
AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES
3.5
Training encampment provides challenging leadership training and is a
AFGN401
NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND
3.5
prerequisite for commissioning. Advanced course students must have
PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY
completed the basic course and obtain permission from the Professor of
AFGN402
NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND
3.5
Aerospace Studies (PAS) to enroll in the POC.
PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY
Three-Year Program
Total Hours
20.0
The three-year program consists of the first two years of GMC courses

taken concurrently in one year. The student then attends a Field Training
encampment, and completes two years of advanced POC courses.
Scholarship Programs
Four-year college scholarships are available to high school seniors, who
apply before December 1 of their senior year. Competition for two- and
three- year scholarships is open to all university students, regardless of
academic major and whether or not they are currently enrolled in ROTC.
Scholarship students receive tuition assistance and mandatory laboratory
fees, a book allowance, and a monthly stipend. Students interested in the
scholarship program should contact the AFROTC Unit Admissions Officer

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Courses
AFGN302. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES. 3.5 Hours.
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. This course is a study in the
AFGN101. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. 1.5
anatomy of leadership, the need for quality and management leadership,
Hour.
the role of discipline in leadership situations and the variables affecting
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course briefly
leadership. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and
covers topics relating to the Air Force and defense. It focuses on
management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising
the structure and missions of Air Force organizations, officership
practical application of the concepts. Deal with actual problems and
and professionalism. It is also a good introduction into the use of
complete projects associated with planning and managing the Leadership
communication skills. Weekly Leadership Lab for this course (to be taken
Laboratory. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be
in conjunction with AS 101 and 102) is a weekly laboratory that touches
taken in conjunction with AS 301 and 302) provides you the opportunity
on the topics of Air Force customs and courtesies, health and physical
to develop your fundamental management skills while planning and
fitness, and drill and ceremonies.
conducting cadet activities.
AFGN102. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. 1.5
AFGN401. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND PREPARATION FOR
Hour.
ACTIVE DUTY. 3.5 Hours.
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course briefly
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. Learn about the role of the
covers topics relating to the Air Force and defense. It focuses on
professional military leader in a democratic society; societal attitudes
the structure and missions of Air Force organizations, officership
toward the armed forces; the requisites for maintaining adequate
and professionalism. It is also a good introduction into the use of
national defense structure; the impact of technological and international
communication skills. Weekly Leadership Lab for this course (to be taken
developments on strategic preparedness and the overall policy-making
in conjunction with AS 101 and 102) is a weekly laboratory that touches
process; and military law. In addition, you will study topics that will
on the topics of Air Force customs and courtesies, health and physical
prepare you for your first active-duty assignment as an officer in the Air
fitness, and drill and ceremonies.
Force. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be taken
AFGN201. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE POWER. 1.5
in conjunction with AS 401 and 402) provides you with the opportunity to
Hour.
use your leadership skills in planning and conducting cadet activities. It
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course is concerned
prepares you for commissioning and entry into the active-duty Air Force.
with the beginnings of manned flight and the development of aerospace
AFGN402. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND PREPARATION FOR
power in the United States, including the employment of air power in
ACTIVE DUTY. 3.5 Hours.
WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the peaceful employment
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. Learn about the role of the
of U.S. air power in civic actions, scientific missions and support of space
professional military leader in a democratic society; societal attitudes
exploration. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to
toward the armed forces; the requisites for maintaining adequate
be taken in conjunction with AS 201 and 202) provides you with the
national defense structure; the impact of technological and international
opportunity to demonstrate fundamental management skills and prepares
developments on strategic preparedness and the overall policy-making
you for Field Training.
process; and military law. In addition, you will study topics that will
AFGN202. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE POWER. 1.5
prepare you for your first active-duty assignment as an officer in the Air
Hour.
Force. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be taken
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course is concerned
in conjunction with AS 401 and 402) provides you with the opportunity to
with the beginnings of manned flight and the development of aerospace
use your leadership skills in planning and conducting cadet activities. It
power in the United States, including the employment of air power in
prepares you for commissioning and entry into the active-duty Air Force.
WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the peaceful employment
MSGN103. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP I. 2.0 Hours.
of U.S. air power in civic actions, scientific missions and support of space
(I) Introduces fundamentals of leadership and the United States Army.
exploration. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to
Examines its organization, customs, and history as well as its current
be taken in conjunction with AS 201 and 202) provides you with the
relevance and purpose. Students also investigate basic leadership
opportunity to demonstrate fundamental management skills and prepares
and management skills necessary to be successful in both military and
you for Field Training.
civilian settings. Includes fundamentals of Army leadership doctrine,
AFGN301. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES. 3.5 Hours.
teambuilding concepts, time and stress management, an introduction to
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. This course is a study in the
cartography and land navigation, marksmanship, briefing techniques, and
anatomy of leadership, the need for quality and management leadership,
some basic military tactics. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours
the role of discipline in leadership situations and the variables affecting
PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Fall).
leadership. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and
MSGN104. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP II. 2.0 Hours.
management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising
(II) Continues the investigation of leadership in small organizations.
practical application of the concepts. Deal with actual problems and
Covers selected topics such as basic troop leading procedures, military
complete projects associated with planning and managing the Leadership
first aid and casualty evacuation concepts, creating ethical work climates,
Laboratory. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be
an introduction to Army organizations and installations, and a further
taken in conjunction with AS 301 and 302) provides you the opportunity
examination of basic military tactics. Introduces students to effective
to develop your fundamental management skills while planning and
military writing styles. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT,
conducting cadet activities.
and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Spring).

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MSGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
MSGN302. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING II. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(II) Studies theoretical and practical applications of small unit leadership
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
principles. Focuses on managing personnel and resources, the
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
military decision making process, the operations order, and oral
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
communications. Exposes the student to tactical unit leadership in a
variety of environments with a focus on preparation for the summer
MSGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
advance camp experience. Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Military Science. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring).
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
MSGN303. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
(I) Development of military leadership techniques to include preparation
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
of operation plans, presentation of instruction, and supervision of
underclass military cadets. Instruction in military drill, ceremonies, and
MSGN203. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP. 2.0 Hours.
customs and courtesies of the Army. Must be taken in conjunction with
(I) Comprehensively reviews advanced leadership and management
MSGN301. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3
concepts including motivation, attitudes, communication skills, problem
hours PT, 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Fall).
solving, human needs and behavior, and leadership self development.
Students continue to refine effective written and oral communications
MSGN304. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
skills and to explore topics such as the basic branches of the Army,
(II) Continued development of military leadership techniques with the
and officer and NCO duties. Students conduct classroom and practical
major emphasis on leading an Infantry Squad. Training is "hands on".
exercises in small unit light infantry tactics and are prepared to perform
Practical exercises are used to increase understanding of the principles
as midlevel leaders in the cadet organization. Lab fee: 1 hour lecture,
of leadership learned in MSGN302. Must be taken in conjunction with
2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours.
MSGN302. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3
(Fall).
hours PT, 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Spring).
MSGN204. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT II. 2.0
MSGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
Hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(II) Focuses on leadership and management functions in military
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
and corporate environments. Studies various components of Army
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
leadership doctrine to include the four elements of leadership, leadership
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
principles, risk management and planning theory, the be-know-do
MSGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
framework, and the Army leadership evaluation program. Continue to
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
refine communication skills. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
PT, and 80hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Spring).
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
MSGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
MSGN401. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT I. 3.0 Hours.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
(I) Examines management and leadership concepts and techniques
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
associated with planning and executing military training and operations
MSGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
at company and higher echelons. Includes analyses of professional
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
ethics and values, effective training principles and procedures,
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
subordinate counseling, and effective staff officer briefing techniques.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
Also investigates other subjects such as counter terrorism, modern
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
peacekeeping missions, and the impact of the information revolution on
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
the art of land warfare. Conducted both in and out of classroom setting
and with multiple practical leadership opportunities to organize cadet
MSGN301. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING I. 3.0 Hours.
training and activities. Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military
(I) Further explores the theory of managing and leading small military
Science. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall).
units with an emphasis on practical applications at the squad and platoon
levels. Students examine various leadership styles and techniques as
MSGN402. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT II. 3.0
they relate to advanced small unit tactics. Familiarizes students with a
Hours.
variety of topics such as cartography, land navigation, field craft, and
(II) Continues MSGN401 study of management and leadership concepts
weapons systems. Involves multiple, evaluated leadership opportunities
and techniques, providing practical leadership experiences in the
in field settings and hands-on experience with actual military equipment.
classroom and during multiple cadet-run activities. Also examines varied
Students are given maximum leadership opportunities in weekly labs.
topics such as theory and practice of the military justice system, law
Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military Science. Lab Fee. 3
of war, military-media relations, support mechanisms for soldiers and
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall).
their families, operational security considerations, and historical case
studies in military leadership in the context of 21st century land warfare.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military Science. Lab Fee. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring).

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MSGN403. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
(I) Continued development of leadership techniques by assignment in
the command and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets are
expected to plan and execute much of the training associated with
the day-to-day operations within the cadet battalion. Utilizing the troop
leading and management principles learned in previous classes, cadets
analyze the problems which the battalion faces, develop strategies, brief
recommendations, and execute the approved plan. Prerequisite: Consent
of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field
training; .5 semester hour. (Fall).
MSGN404. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
(II) Continued leadership development by serving in the command
and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets take a large role in
determining the goals and direction of the cadet organization, under
supervision of the cadre. Cadets are required to plan and organize
cadet outings and much of the training of underclassmen. Lab Fee.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT,
and 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Spring).
MSGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MSGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

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Design -- EPICS (Engineering
EPIC199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Practices Introductory Course
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Sequence)
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Design EPICS is designed to prepare students for their upper-division
courses and to develop some of the key skills of the professional
EPIC251. DESIGN (EPICS) II. 3.0 Hours.
engineer: the ability to solve complex, open-ended problems, the ability to
(I,II,S). Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in
work in teams, the ability to select a solution from competing alternatives,
Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in
and the ability to communicate effectively. The first semester course,
which students integrate teamwork and communications with the use of
EPIC151, is required by all undergraduate options. The second semester
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
course, EPIC251, is required by all undergraduate engineering options
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
according to ABET requirements. EPIC251 is not required for majors in
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and where
Chemistry, Mathematical and Computer Sciences, and Economics and
to find the information efficiently. Teams analyze team dynamics through
Business.
weekly team meetings and progress reports. The course emphasizes
oral presentations and builds on written communications techniques
An award-winning program, Design EPICS replaces the traditional
introduced in Design EPICS I Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
core courses in introductory computing skills, graphics, and technical
EPIC252. LEADERSHIP DESIGN II. 4.0 Hours.
communication. Whenever possible, instruction in these subjects is
(I,II). EPIC252 can be taken in place of EPIC251. Students integrate
"hands-on" and experimental, with the instructor serving primarily as
teamwork, communications, computer software applications and project
mentor rather than lecturer.
management skills to solve engineering problems, and the deliverables
are equivalent to those for EPICS 251. In addition, students examine
Problem-solving skills are developed through open-ended design
the global nature of modern engineering design by combining a project
problems organized as semester-long "projects," which the students
of global interest with an emphasis on leadership and communications
solve in teams. Projects grow in content and complexity as the program
skills across a variety of cultures. To support these objectives, students
applies a guided methodology to projects submitted by an external client.
conduct research in the effect of international influences and cultural
The projects require extensive library research and self-education in
diversity on the acceptance and implementation of their design solutions.
appropriate technical areas; they also require students to consider non-
Prerequisite: EPIC151. 4 semester hours.
technical constraints (economic, ethical, political, societal, etc.) and
incorporate them into their solutions.
EPIC261. EPICS II: GIS. 3.0 Hours.
(I,II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in
Written and oral communications skills are studied and practiced as an
Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in
integral part of the project work. Specific graphics and computing skills
which students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
are integrated within projects wherever applicable.
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based
on knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and
where to find the information efficiently. EPICS 261 – GIS incorporates
Courses
instruction and practice in ArcView, a geographic information system
EPIC151. DESIGN (EPICS) I. 3.0 Hours.
software package, to enable students to capture, manage, analyze and
(I,II,S). Design EPICS I introduces students to a design process that
display geographic information in maps, charts or tables, with projects
includes open-ended problem solving and teamwork integrated with
that depend on GIS for their design solutions. Recent projects involving
the use of computer software as tools to solve engineering problems.
the use of GIS include campus emergency management and room usage
Computer applications emphasize graphical visualization and production
maps, groundwater testing well analysis and reporting for the Colorado
of clear and coherent graphical images, charts, and drawings. Teams
Department of Agriculture and trail maps for the Foothills Recreation
assess engineering ethics, group dynamics and time management with
District. Students interested in Petroleum Engineering, or another major
respect to decisionmaking. The course emphasizes written technical
where GIS is used, should consider registering for this section. Geology
communications and introduces oral presentations. 3 semester hours.
and Geological Engineering students are directed to register for Geology
GIS EPICS 251, which is a different course. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3
EPIC155. EPICS I GRAPHICS. 1.0 Hour.
semester hours.
(I,II). Instruction and practice inmechanical sketching and computer-
aided drafting methods.Specific lessons include perspective sketching,
geometricconstruction, isometric and orthographic views, dimensions,and
sections. Homework is assigned weekly. Each unit culminatesin one
in-class proficiency examination or extended written assignment, plus
one capstone design portfolio. Prerequisites: permission of the EPICS
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EPIC262. EPICS II: AUTO CAD. 3.0 Hours.
EPIC265. EPIC II: BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES. 3.0 Hours.
(I,II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in
(I,II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in
Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in
Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in
which students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
which students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and where
on knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and
to find the information efficiently. EPICS 262-AutoCAD incorporates
where to find the information efficiently. This course emphasizes steady-
semester-long instruction and practice in AutoCAD computer-aided
state design in biochemical production processes and provides exposure
drawing, with projects involving the use of AutoCAD in design solutions.
to information about various manufacturing and research segments.
Recent projects include remodeling plans for the Ford Building, a solar
Projects are selected to represent real-world biochemical engineering
tree house education center, an environmentally sustainable house,
problems in biofuels, food sciences and pharmaceuticals, wherein
and new structural designs for use in Haiti following the January 2010
creative and critical thinking skills are necessary. These projects may
earthquake in Haiti. Students in the Civil Engineering specialty in
often involve computer-based optimization to obtain a solution. Students
Engineering, the Environmental Engineering specialty in Engineering,
are exposed to the range of core engineering computation skills that are
or in Mining Engineering, should consider registering for this course.
utilized in both the chemical and biochemical engineering disciplines, and
Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
subsequently employ these skills to their design projects. This approach
also integrates the content of future courses with the application of
EPIC263. EPICS II: DRILLING ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
engineering design. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
(S): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in
Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in
EPIC266. EPICS II: CHEMICAL PROCESSES. 3.0 Hours.
which students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
(I, II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
in which students integrate teamwork and communication with the
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and where
use of computer software as tools to solve engineering problems.
to find the information efficiently. This course implements the design
Computer applications emphasize information acquisition and processing
process with drilling technology and automated drilling processes to solve
based on knowing what new information is necessary to solve a
multidisciplinary drilling project issues. Based on the project conditions
problem and where to find the information efficiently. This course
set by the client, various alternatives and configurations are possible to
emphasizes steady-state design in chemical production processes
meet the project objectives. Teams select and build a body of evidence
and provides exposure to information about various manufacturing
to market their most desirable alternatives. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3
and research segments. Projects are selected to represent realworld
semester hours.
chemical engineering problems in the energy sectors, chemicals and
environmental stewardship, wherein creative and critical thinking skills
EPIC264. EPICS II: GEOLOGY GIS. 3.0 Hours.
are necessary. These projects may often involve computer-based
(II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in Design
optimization to obtain a solution. Students are exposed to the range of
EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in which
core engineering computation skills that are utilized in both the chemical
students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
and biochemical engineering disciplines, and subsequently employ these
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
skills to their design projects. This approach also integrates the content
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
of future courses with the application of engineering design. Prerequisite:
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and where
EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
to find the information efficiently. There are typically eight geology-based
projects in the course, based on the needs of multiple outside clients.
EPIC267. EPICS II: CIVIL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Hours.
Many of the course deliverables are maps with associated data sets.
(II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in Design
Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in which
students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and where
to find the information efficiently. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester
hours.

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EPIC268. EPIC II: FOR GEOPHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
(II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in Design
EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in which
students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based
on knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and
where to find the information efficiently. Students work on projects from
the geophysical engineering practice in which they analyze (process,
model, visualize) data. In their projects, students encounter limitations
and uncertainties in data and learn quantitative means for handling
them. They learn how to analyze errors in data, and their effects on data
interpretation and decision making. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester
hours.
EPIC269. EPICS II: ENGINEERING PHYSICS. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in Design
EPICS I, and focuses on open-ended problem solving in which students
use teamwork to develop computer software as a tool to solve problems
related to engineering physics. Students will learn basic programming
skills and apply them to projects that relate to current research and
applications of physics. Projects are selected to represent real world
physics problems wherein creative and critical thinking skills are
necessary. These projects often involve computer-based optimization
to obtain a solution. Students will learn how to analyze errors in data,
and their effects on data interpretation and decision-making. Engineering
Physics majors are encouraged to take this course in the sophomore
year. It is open to other students with permission by the instructor on a
space-available basis. Prerequisites: EPIC151. 2 lecture hours, 3 lab
hours, 3 semester hours.
EPIC298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
EPIC299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
EPIC398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
EPIC399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
EPIC497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 6.0 Hours.
EPIC498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.

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Military Science
Simultaneous Membership Program
Students currently in the Army Reserves or Army National Guard and
(Army ROTC-AROTC)
entering either the second year of the basic course or the advanced
course may participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP).
The Department of Military Science offers programs leading to an officer’s
Students participating in this program will receive $450 to $500 monthly
commission in the active Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard in
stipend plus their unit pay at the E-5 grade. SMP participants may be
conjunction with an undergraduate or graduate degree. Military science
eligible for Army Reserve or Army National Guard tuition assistance
courses are designed to supplement a regular degree program by
benefits.
offering practical leadership and management experience. The Military
Science Program at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is offered in
Leadership Laboratories
conjunction with the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-B). Students
attend classes at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
Leadership labs provide cadets with practical leadership experience
and performance-oriented, hands-on instruction outside the classroom..
Four-Year Program
Diagnostic evaluations of cadets in leadership roles are frequently
administered. Leadership labs are compulsory for enrolled cadets.
The four-year program consists of two phases: the basic course
Physical training is conducted three times a week with the purpose
(freshman and sophomore years) and the advanced course (junior and
of developing muscular strength, endurance, and cardio-respiratory
senior years).
endurance.
Basic course
Veterans
The basic course offers a 2- or 3-credit course each semester, covering
Veterans who have served on active duty or in the Army Reserve/
Army history and organization as well as military leadership and
National Guard are also eligible for the ROTC program. Although
management. Laboratory sessions provide the opportunity to apply
veterans are not required to take the Basic Course, they are encouraged
leadership skills while learning basic military skills. Enrollment in the
to do so. A minimum of 60 credit hours are required prior to enrolling in
basic course incurs no military obligation except for Army scholarship
the Advanced Course.
recipients.
Registration and Credits
Advanced course
Army ROTC serves as elective credit in most departments. Elective
The advanced course covers leadership, tactics and unit operations,
course credit toward your degree for AROTC classes will be determined
training techniques, military law, and professional ethics, and includes a
by your individual academic advisor. Students who wish to register
leadership practicum each semester. A 33-day summer advanced camp
for Army ROTC classes do so through the normal course registration
at Fort Lewis, Washington, provides challenging leadership training and
process at CSM. AROTC classes begin with the MSGN prefix.
is a prerequisite for commissioning. Advanced course students must have
completed the basic course and obtain permission from the Professor of
For more information about AROTC, contact:
Military Science (PMS).
the Army ROTC Enrollment and Scholarship Officer at:
Two-Year Program
303-492-3549 or 303-492-6495
The two-year program consists of the advanced course, preceded by
or the department on campus directly at:
attending the Leaders Training course (a four-week summer ROTC basic
303-273-3380
course at Ft. Knox, Kentucky). Veterans, or Active Army Reserve/Army
National Guard Soldiers, or students who have participated in three
The department is located in the Military Science building, 1232 West
years of Junior ROTC or Civil Air Patrol, may be eligible to enroll in the
Campus Road.
advanced course without attendance at basic camp or completion of the
basic course. Advanced course students must obtain permission from the
You can also go to http://www.colorado.edu/AROTC.
Professor of Military Science (PMS) at 303-492-6495.
For information about ROTC at CSM, call 303-273-3398 or
Scholarship Programs
303-273-3380.
Four-year college scholarships are available to high school seniors, who

apply before December 1 of their senior year. Competition for two- and

three- year scholarships is open to all university students, regardless of
academic major and whether or not they are currently enrolled in ROTC.
Scholarship students receive full tuition and mandatory laboratory fees,
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 41).
a book allowance, and an allowance of $300- $500 per month during the
academic year. Students interested in the scholarship program should
Military Science Minor
contact the AROTC Enrollment and Scholarship Officer at 303-492-3549
Army ROTC cadets desiring to receive a minor in Military Science must
no later than the beginning of the spring semester to apply for the
complete at least 22 hours of Military Science courses as follows:
following academic year.
MSGN103
ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP I
2.0
MSGN104
ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP II
2.0
MSGN203
METHODS OF LEADERSHIP
2.0

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MSGN204
METHODS OF LEADERSHIP AND
2.0
AFGN202. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE POWER. 1.5
MANAGEMENT II
Hour.
MSGN301
MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING I
3.0
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course is concerned
with the beginnings of manned flight and the development of aerospace
MSGN302
MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING II
3.0
power in the United States, including the employment of air power in
MSGN303
LEADERSHIP LABORATORY
0.5
WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the peaceful employment
MSGN304
LEADERSHIP LABORATORY
0.5
of U.S. air power in civic actions, scientific missions and support of space
MSGN401
OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT I
3.0
exploration. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to
MSGN402
OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT II 3.0
be taken in conjunction with AS 201 and 202) provides you with the
opportunity to demonstrate fundamental management skills and prepares
MSGN403
LEADERSHIP LABORATORY
0.5
you for Field Training.
MSGN404
LEADERSHIP LABORATORY
0.5
AFGN301. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES. 3.5 Hours.
Total Hours
22.0
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. This course is a study in the
Note: In order to Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army,
anatomy of leadership, the need for quality and management leadership,
completion of a Military History Course (LAIS365) is also required.
the role of discipline in leadership situations and the variables affecting
leadership. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and
management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising
practical application of the concepts. Deal with actual problems and
Courses
complete projects associated with planning and managing the Leadership
Laboratory. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be
AFGN101. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. 1.5
taken in conjunction with AS 301 and 302) provides you the opportunity
Hour.
to develop your fundamental management skills while planning and
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course briefly
conducting cadet activities.
covers topics relating to the Air Force and defense. It focuses on
the structure and missions of Air Force organizations, officership
AFGN302. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES. 3.5 Hours.
and professionalism. It is also a good introduction into the use of
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. This course is a study in the
communication skills. Weekly Leadership Lab for this course (to be taken
anatomy of leadership, the need for quality and management leadership,
in conjunction with AS 101 and 102) is a weekly laboratory that touches
the role of discipline in leadership situations and the variables affecting
on the topics of Air Force customs and courtesies, health and physical
leadership. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and
fitness, and drill and ceremonies.
management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising
practical application of the concepts. Deal with actual problems and
AFGN102. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. 1.5
complete projects associated with planning and managing the Leadership
Hour.
Laboratory. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course briefly
taken in conjunction with AS 301 and 302) provides you the opportunity
covers topics relating to the Air Force and defense. It focuses on
to develop your fundamental management skills while planning and
the structure and missions of Air Force organizations, officership
conducting cadet activities.
and professionalism. It is also a good introduction into the use of
communication skills. Weekly Leadership Lab for this course (to be taken
AFGN401. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND PREPARATION FOR
in conjunction with AS 101 and 102) is a weekly laboratory that touches
ACTIVE DUTY. 3.5 Hours.
on the topics of Air Force customs and courtesies, health and physical
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. Learn about the role of the
fitness, and drill and ceremonies.
professional military leader in a democratic society; societal attitudes
toward the armed forces; the requisites for maintaining adequate
AFGN201. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE POWER. 1.5
national defense structure; the impact of technological and international
Hour.
developments on strategic preparedness and the overall policy-making
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course is concerned
process; and military law. In addition, you will study topics that will
with the beginnings of manned flight and the development of aerospace
prepare you for your first active-duty assignment as an officer in the Air
power in the United States, including the employment of air power in
Force. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be taken
WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the peaceful employment
in conjunction with AS 401 and 402) provides you with the opportunity to
of U.S. air power in civic actions, scientific missions and support of space
use your leadership skills in planning and conducting cadet activities. It
exploration. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to
prepares you for commissioning and entry into the active-duty Air Force.
be taken in conjunction with AS 201 and 202) provides you with the
opportunity to demonstrate fundamental management skills and prepares
you for Field Training.

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AFGN402. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND PREPARATION FOR
MSGN204. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT II. 2.0
ACTIVE DUTY. 3.5 Hours.
Hours.
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. Learn about the role of the
(II) Focuses on leadership and management functions in military
professional military leader in a democratic society; societal attitudes
and corporate environments. Studies various components of Army
toward the armed forces; the requisites for maintaining adequate
leadership doctrine to include the four elements of leadership, leadership
national defense structure; the impact of technological and international
principles, risk management and planning theory, the be-know-do
developments on strategic preparedness and the overall policy-making
framework, and the Army leadership evaluation program. Continue to
process; and military law. In addition, you will study topics that will
refine communication skills. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours
prepare you for your first active-duty assignment as an officer in the Air
PT, and 80hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Spring).
Force. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be taken
MSGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
in conjunction with AS 401 and 402) provides you with the opportunity to
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
use your leadership skills in planning and conducting cadet activities. It
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
prepares you for commissioning and entry into the active-duty Air Force.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
MSGN103. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP I. 2.0 Hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
(I) Introduces fundamentals of leadership and the United States Army.
MSGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
Examines its organization, customs, and history as well as its current
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
relevance and purpose. Students also investigate basic leadership
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
and management skills necessary to be successful in both military and
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
civilian settings. Includes fundamentals of Army leadership doctrine,
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
teambuilding concepts, time and stress management, an introduction to
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
cartography and land navigation, marksmanship, briefing techniques, and
some basic military tactics. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours
MSGN301. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING I. 3.0 Hours.
PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Fall).
(I) Further explores the theory of managing and leading small military
units with an emphasis on practical applications at the squad and platoon
MSGN104. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP II. 2.0 Hours.
levels. Students examine various leadership styles and techniques as
(II) Continues the investigation of leadership in small organizations.
they relate to advanced small unit tactics. Familiarizes students with a
Covers selected topics such as basic troop leading procedures, military
variety of topics such as cartography, land navigation, field craft, and
first aid and casualty evacuation concepts, creating ethical work climates,
weapons systems. Involves multiple, evaluated leadership opportunities
an introduction to Army organizations and installations, and a further
in field settings and hands-on experience with actual military equipment.
examination of basic military tactics. Introduces students to effective
Students are given maximum leadership opportunities in weekly labs.
military writing styles. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT,
Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military Science. Lab Fee. 3
and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Spring).
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall).
MSGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
MSGN302. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING II. 3.0 Hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(II) Studies theoretical and practical applications of small unit leadership
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
principles. Focuses on managing personnel and resources, the
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
military decision making process, the operations order, and oral
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
communications. Exposes the student to tactical unit leadership in a
MSGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
variety of environments with a focus on preparation for the summer
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
advance camp experience. Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Military Science. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring).
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
MSGN303. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
(I) Development of military leadership techniques to include preparation
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
of operation plans, presentation of instruction, and supervision of
MSGN203. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP. 2.0 Hours.
underclass military cadets. Instruction in military drill, ceremonies, and
(I) Comprehensively reviews advanced leadership and management
customs and courtesies of the Army. Must be taken in conjunction with
concepts including motivation, attitudes, communication skills, problem
MSGN301. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3
solving, human needs and behavior, and leadership self development.
hours PT, 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Fall).
Students continue to refine effective written and oral communications
MSGN304. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
skills and to explore topics such as the basic branches of the Army,
(II) Continued development of military leadership techniques with the
and officer and NCO duties. Students conduct classroom and practical
major emphasis on leading an Infantry Squad. Training is "hands on".
exercises in small unit light infantry tactics and are prepared to perform
Practical exercises are used to increase understanding of the principles
as midlevel leaders in the cadet organization. Lab fee: 1 hour lecture,
of leadership learned in MSGN302. Must be taken in conjunction with
2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours.
MSGN302. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3
(Fall).
hours PT, 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Spring).
MSGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.

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MSGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
MSGN401. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT I. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Examines management and leadership concepts and techniques
associated with planning and executing military training and operations
at company and higher echelons. Includes analyses of professional
ethics and values, effective training principles and procedures,
subordinate counseling, and effective staff officer briefing techniques.
Also investigates other subjects such as counter terrorism, modern
peacekeeping missions, and the impact of the information revolution on
the art of land warfare. Conducted both in and out of classroom setting
and with multiple practical leadership opportunities to organize cadet
training and activities. Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military
Science. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall).
MSGN402. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT II. 3.0
Hours.
(II) Continues MSGN401 study of management and leadership concepts
and techniques, providing practical leadership experiences in the
classroom and during multiple cadet-run activities. Also examines varied
topics such as theory and practice of the military justice system, law
of war, military-media relations, support mechanisms for soldiers and
their families, operational security considerations, and historical case
studies in military leadership in the context of 21st century land warfare.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military Science. Lab Fee. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring).
MSGN403. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
(I) Continued development of leadership techniques by assignment in
the command and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets are
expected to plan and execute much of the training associated with
the day-to-day operations within the cadet battalion. Utilizing the troop
leading and management principles learned in previous classes, cadets
analyze the problems which the battalion faces, develop strategies, brief
recommendations, and execute the approved plan. Prerequisite: Consent
of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field
training; .5 semester hour. (Fall).
MSGN404. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
(II) Continued leadership development by serving in the command
and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets take a large role in
determining the goals and direction of the cadet organization, under
supervision of the cadre. Cadets are required to plan and organize
cadet outings and much of the training of underclassmen. Lab Fee.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT,
and 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Spring).
MSGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MSGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

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Physical Education and Athletics
CSM Soccer Stadium
Synthetic surface which provides opportunities for Men’s and Women’s
http://www.csmorediggers.com
NCAA, RMAC sanctioned events. Seating for 500 spectators.
The Department of Physical Education and Athletics offers a four-fold
Required Physical Education
physical education and athletics program which includes:
Each student at Colorado School of Mines is required to complete four
1. Required physical education classes;
separate semesters of Physical Education classes (PAGN):
2. Intercollegiate athletics;
3. Intramural athletics and club sports; and
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (prerequisite)
0.5
4. Recreational athletics.
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (prerequisite)
0.5
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
A large number of students use the institution’s facilities for recreational
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
purposes, including swimming, tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball,
weight lifting, softball, and racquetball.
Total Hours
2.0
Russell H. Volk Gymnasium
Exceptions:
A tri-level complex containing a NCAA regulation basketball arena, two
1. A medical excuse verified by a physician;
racquetball/handball courts, wrestling room, weight training facility, locker
2. Veterans, honorably or generally discharged from the armed forces;
space, and offices for the Physical Education Department.
3. New students entering CSM for the first time who are 26 years or
older prior to the first day of class;
Steinhauer Field House
4. Students holding a bachelor’s degree.
A facility of 35,000-sq. ft., which provides for the needs of intercollegiate
athletics and physical education classes.
Normally, it is fulfilled during the first two years of attendance. Transfer
students should check with the Admissions Office regarding advanced
Darden Baseball Field
standing in physical education. Participation in intercollegiate athletics
may be substituted for required semesters and hours of physical
Newly renovated with dugouts, fencing, 10 inning score-board, netted
education. ROTC students can waive the physical education requirement
backstop, press-box and lights for night games. Located west of Brooks
when a similar four-semester physical activity is required in their
Field and has seating accommodations for 500 spectators.
respective ROTC Programs.
Softball Field
Upper-class students who wish to continue taking physical education
Newly constructed dugouts, batting cage, perimeter fencing, sound
after completing graduation requirements may re-enroll in any of the 200-
system and new irrigation system. Located west of Darden Field seating
level courses.
for 200 people.
Some of the 200-level courses may require off campus transportation,
Harry D. Campbell Field
please check with Department of Athletics. All students enrolled in
physical education shall provide their own gym uniform, athletic shoes, or
Includes a synthetic surface named in honor of Harry D. Campbell, Class
swimming suit. Students are encouraged to rent a locker and lock in Volk
of 1939. This is equipped with lights and a steel-concrete grandstand and
for a $10 rental fee.
bleachers which seat 3,500 spectators.
Intercollegiate Athletics
Tennis Courts
The School is a charter member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic
The Department maintains four tennis courts.
Conference (RMAC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA). Sports offered include: football, men’s and women’s basketball,
Student Recreation Center
wrestling, men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s cross country,
A three-level, 108,000 square foot facility that features an 8 lane, 25 yard
baseball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s
swimming pool with 2 diving boards and a 14 person hot tub. There are
and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball and softball. An athlete can
men’s and women’s locker rooms, a 4,000 square foot climbing wall, a full
register each semester for one hour physical activity credit to meet their
service juice bar, an elevated jogging track, a 5,500 square foot fitness
graduation requirements.
area, 2 multi-purpose rooms, a recreational gym and an arena that seats
Through a required athletic fee, all full-time students attending CSM
3,000 for varsity athletic contests.
become members of the CSM Athletic Association, which financially
Swenson Intramural Complex
supports the intercollegiate athletic program. With this fee, each CSM
student receives free admission to all home athletic events. The Director
Two fields are available for intramural/recreation sports.
of Athletics administers this program.
Stermole Track and Field Complex
Intramural and Club Sports
Nine lane metric track with all field event components necessary to host
The intramural program features a variety of activities ranging from those
NCAA, RMAC sanctioned events. Seating for 800 spectators.
offered in the intercollegiate athletic program to more recreational type

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activities. They are governed by the CSM Rec. Sports Department. All
PAGN167. VARSITY MEN’S SOCCER. 1.0 Hour.
activities are offered in the following categories: men, women and co-ed.
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of men’s soccer
in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of
The club sport program is governed by the CSM Sport Club Council.
any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
There are 14 competitive groups currently under this umbrella. Some
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
teams engage in intercollegiate competition at the non-varsity level,
PAGN168. VARSITY WOMEN’S SOCCER. 1.0 Hour.
some serve as instructional/recreational entities, and some as strictly
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of women’s
recreational interest groups. They are funded through ASCSM. Some
soccer in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion
of the current organizations are Cycling, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Men’s
of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
Rugby, Women’s Rugby, Ski Team, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer,
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
Men’s Ultimate Frisbee, Women’s Ultimate Frisbee, Men’s Volleyball,
Women’s Volleyball, Water Polo, Bowling and In-Line Hockey.
PAGN169. VARSITY SWIMMING AND DIVING. 1.0 Hour.
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of swimming and
diving in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion
of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
Courses
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
PAGN101. PHYSICAL EDUCATION. 0.5 Hours.
PAGN173. VARSITY TRACK AND FIELD. 1.0 Hour.
(I) (Required and not repeatable for credit) A general overview of life
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of track and
fitness basics which includes exposure to educational units of Nutrition,
field in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion
Stress Management, Drug and Alcohol Awareness. Instruction in Fitness
of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
units provides the student an opportunity for learning and the beginning
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
basics for a healthy life style.
PAGN175. VARSITY WRESTLING. 1.0 Hour.
PAGN102. PHYSICAL EDUCATION. 0.5 Hours.
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of wrestling
(II) (Required and not repeatable for credit) Sections in physical fitness
in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of
and team sports, relating to personal health and wellness activities.
any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or consent of the Department Head.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
PAGN151. VARSITY BASEBALL. 1.0 Hour.
PAGN177. VARSITY VOLLEYBALL. 1.0 Hour.
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of baseball
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of volleyball
in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of
in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of
any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
PAGN153. VARSITY MEN’S BASKETBALL. 1.0 Hour.
PAGN179. VARSITY SOFTBALL. 1.0 Hour.
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of men’s
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of softball
basketball in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory
in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of
completion of any course fulfills one semester of physical education
any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
requirements. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
PAGN154. VARSITY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL. 1.0 Hour.
PAGN201. PERSONAL WELLNESS. 1.0 Hour.
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of women’s
(Not repeatable for credit) Provides an overview of the 5 Dimensions of
basketball in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory
Wellness: Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual. Students
completion of any course fulfills one semester of physical education
will take a proactive approach to developing strategies for optimum
requirements. Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
wellness including goal setting and application of wellness principles
through assignments and group in-class work. Prerequisites: PAGN101
PAGN157. VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY. 1.0 Hour.
and PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2 hours lecturer; 1
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of cross country
semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of
any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
PAGN202. INDOOR SOCCER. 0.5 Hours.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
PAGN159. VARSITY FOOTBALL. 1.0 Hour.
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of football
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
PAGN203. TECHNIQUES OF RELAXATION. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
PAGN161. VARSITY GOLF. 1.0 Hour.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of golf in
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.

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PAGN204. FLY FISHING. 0.5 Hours.
PAGN221. BEGINNING WEIGHT TRAINING. 0.5 Hours.
PAGN202 through PAGN280. (Students enrolling in these courses may
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
be required to furnish their own equipment.) Classes will be offered
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
on Monday and Wednesday for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
or Thursday for 1.5 hours. Prerequisite: PAGN101 and PAGN102
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
or consent of Department Head. 2 hours activity; .5 semester hour.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
Repeatable. May be applied to free elective credits based on academic
PAGN222. ADVANCED WEIGHT TRAINING. 0.5 Hours.
policy.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
PAGN205. BEGINNING KARATE. 0.5 Hours.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
PAGN223. DISTANCE RUNNING. 0.5 Hours.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
PAGN206. INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED KARATE. 0.5 Hours.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
PAGN232. YOGA. 0.5 Hours.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
PAGN207. TRAIL RUNNING. 0.5 Hours.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
PAGN235. AEROBICS. 0.5 Hours.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
PAGN208. KAYAKING. 0.5 Hours.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
PAGN241. WOMEN’S WEIGHT TRAINING. 0.5 Hours.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
PAGN209. AIKIDO. 0.5 Hours.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
PAGN242. WOMEN’S RAQUETBALL. 0.5 Hours.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
PAGN210. HIKING. 0.5 Hours.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
PAGN251. GOLF. 0.5 Hours.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
PAGN211. BEGINNING SWIMMING. 0.5 Hours.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
PAGN255. MOUNTAIN BIKING. 0.5 Hours.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
PAGN212. INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING. 0.5 Hours.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.

Colorado School of Mines 179
PAGN257. INTRODUCATION TO ROCK CLIMBING. 0.5 Hours.
PAGN280. CLUB SPORTS. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN258. WOMEN’S ROCK CLIMBING. 0.5 Hours.
PAGN281. ADVANCED HANDBALL. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
(I, II) PAGN202 through PAGN280. (Students enrolling in these courses
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
may be required to furnish their own equipment.) Classes will be offered
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
on Monday and Wednesday for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday,
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
Thursday or Saturday for 1.5 hours. Prerequisite: PAGN101 and
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2 hours activity; .5 semester
hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN271. BEGINNING BADMINTON. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
PAGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 0.5-6 Hour.
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
PAGN272. ADVANCED BADMINTON. 0.5 Hours.
PAGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 0.5-6 Hour.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN273. BEGINNING BASKETBALL. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN274. ADVANCED BASKETBALL. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN275. VOLLEYBALL. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN277. BEGINNING RACQUETBALL. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN279. HANDBALL. 0.5 Hours.
(Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their
own equipment.) Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday
for 50 minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Department Head. 2
hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.

180 Interdisciplinary Minors
Bioengineering and Life Sciences
CBEN410
CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
CBEN415
POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
Program Description
CBEN431
IMMUNOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS AND
3.0
SCIENTISTS
Bioengineering and related disciplines are becoming increasingly
CBEN432
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN BIOLOGICAL
3.0
significant in fulfilling the role and mission of the Colorado School of
SYSTEMS
Mines. Many intellectual frontiers related to the environment, energy,
materials, and their associated fields of science and engineering, are
CBEN454
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
3.0
being driven by advances in the biosciences and the application of
CBEN460
BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING
3.0
engineering to living processes. Addressing a need for engineers and
CBEN461
BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING
1.0
scientists trained in these areas, Minor programs are currently under
LABORATORY
development and will be implemented soon. Students interested in
CBEN470
INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLUIDICS
3.0
participating should enroll in BIOL 110 (Fundamentals of Biology I).
CBEN531
IMMUNOLOGY FOR SCIENTISTS AND
3.0
Please visit or stop by the Department of Chemical and Biological
ENGINEERS
Engineering for further information.
CBEN554
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
3.0
CBEN555
POLYMER AND COMPLEX FLUIDS
1.0
Premedical Students
COLLOQUIUM
While medical college admissions requirements vary, most require a
CEEN562
APPLIED GEOMICROBIOLOGY
3.0
minimum of:
CEEN564
ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
3.0
CEEN565
AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY
3.0
• two semesters of General Chemistry with lab
CHGN422
POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
1.0
• two semesters of Organic Chemistry with lab
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
• two semesters of Calculus
CHGN429
BIOCHEMISTRY II
3.0
• two semesters of Calculus-based Physics
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
• two semesters of English Literature and Composition
EPIC265
EPIC II: BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES
3.0
• two semesters of General Biology with lab.
LAIS320
ETHICS
3.0
CSM currently offers all of these requirements. CSM also has a
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
premedical student society. See http://organizations.mines.edu/premed/
MEGN330
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL
3.0
index.htmlfor more information.
ENGINEERING
MEGN430
MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
BIOLOGY@MINES
MEGN435
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN
3.0
MOVEMENT
Biology courses are distributed throughout the curriculum. Listed below
MEGN436
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
are some of the courses that include biology content. Please refer to the
MEGN530
BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
3.0
departmental course listings to view all options.
MEGN531
PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT ENGINEERING
3.0
The listed courses may be appropriate to count toward certain biology-
MEGN535
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN
3.0
related minors. These new minors will be constructed over the next
MOVEMENT
academic year.
MEGN536
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
The previous BELS minor is only available to students enrolled under
MEGN537
PROBABILISTIC BIOMECHANICS
3.0
previous Bulletins. Specific requirements are listed in the previous
MTGN472
BIOMATERIALS I
3.0
Bulletin only.
MTGN570
BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
3.0
The BELS subject code has been discontinued.
MTGN572
BIOMATERIALS
3.0
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
4.0

CBEN303
GENERAL BIOLOGY II *
3.0
*
An upgraded course that will be named "BIOL120 General Biology II
CBEN321
INTRO TO GENETICS
4.0
with Lab" is under consideration by Undergraduate Council to replace
CBEN323
CBEN303/323.
GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORATORY *
1.0
CBEN333
INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS
3.0

CBEN404
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
CBEN405
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LAB
1.0
CBEN406
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, 3.0
AND BRAIN
CBEN407
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, 1.0
AND BRAIN LABORATORY

Colorado School of Mines 181
Energy
ENGY490
ENERGY AND SOCIETY
3.0
Total Hours
9.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can
Up to 3 hours of coursework may be taken in the student’s degree-
be found here (http://bulletin.mines.edu/
granting department.
undergraduate/undergraduateinformation/
specialprograms/minorasi).

http://energyminor.mines.edu
Introductory Courses
ENGY200
INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY
3.0
Programs Offered
EBGN/ENGY330 ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
Total Hours
6.0
• Minor in Energy
• Area of Special Interest in Energy
Energy-related Courses: Fossil Energy Track
Program Educational Objectives
Select three of the following:
9.0
ENGY310
FOSSIL ENERGY
The discovery, production, and use of energy in modern societies
CBEN408
NATURAL GAS PROCESSING
has profound and far-reaching economic, political, and environmental
CBEN409
PETROLEUM PROCESSES
effects. As energy is one of CSM’s core statutory missions, several CSM
GEGN438
PETROLEUM GEOLOGY
departments have come together to offer Minor and Area of Special
Interest (ASI) programs related to Energy. The 18-credit Energy Minor
PEGN251
FLUID MECHANICS
adds value to any CSM undergraduate degree program by not only
PEGN305
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PETROLEUM
addressing the scientific scientific and technical aspects of energy
ENGINEERING
production and use but its broader social impacts as well. Students
PEGN308
RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES
pursuing the Energy Minor may choose from three curricular tracks:
PEGN311
DRILLING ENGINEERING
Fossil Energy, Renewable Energy, or General. The Energy Minor
PEGN361
COMPLETION ENGINEERING
program is intended to provide engineering students with a deeper
understanding of the complex role energy technology plays in modern
PEGN411
MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTION
societies by meeting the following learning objectives:
PEGN419
WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION
EVALUATION
1. Students will gain a broad understanding of the scientific,
PEGN422
ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION OF OIL AND
engineering, environmental, economic and social aspects of
GAS PROJECTS
the production, delivery, and utilization of energy as it relates to
PEGN/
GEOSTATISTICS
the support of current and future civilization both regional and
MNGN438
worldwide.
2. Students will develop depth or breadth in their scientific and
Total Hours
9.0
engineering understanding of energy technology.
Energy-related Courses: Renewable Energy Track
3. Students will be able to apply their knowledge of energy science
Select three of the following:
9.0
and technology to societal problems requiring economic,
scientific, and technical analysis and innovation, while working
ENGY320
RENEWABLE ENERGY
in a multidisciplinary environment and be able to communicate
MTGN469
FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
effectively the outcomes of their analyses in written and oral form.
EENG472
PRACTICAL DESIGN OF SMALL RENEWABLE
ENERGY SYSTEMS
PHGN419
PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS

Total Hours
9.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can
be found here (http://bulletin.mines.edu/

undergraduate/undergraduateinformation/
General Track
specialprograms/minorasi).
Select two of the following:
6.0
Program Requirements
ENGY310
FOSSIL ENERGY
ENGY320
RENEWABLE ENERGY
Minor in Energy:
ENGY340
NUCLEAR ENERGY
The Minor in Energy requires a minimum of 18 credit hours of acceptable
ENGY350
INTRODUCTION TO GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
course work. All Energy Minors must take:
Elective courses
Select one additional course from either the Fossil Energy or
3.0
ENGY200
INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY
3.0
Renewable Energy tracks or from the following additional energy-
EBGN/ENGY330 ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
related courses:
CBEN472
INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

182 Interdisciplinary Minors
EENG389
FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHINERY
Program Educational Objectives
MEGN461
THERMODYNAMICS II
The Humanitarian Engineering and Humanitarian Studies Minors
EGGN589
DESIGN AND CONTROL OF WIND ENERGY
(HE & HS) are designed to prepare students to better understand the
SYSTEMS
complexities of and develop a strong appreciation for society, culture, and
EBGN340
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
environment in sustainable humanitarian engineering design projects.
LAIS419
MEDIA AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Humanitarian engineering projects are intended to provide fundamental
LAIS423
ADVANCED SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
needs (food, water, shelter, and clothing), or higher-level needs when
these are specifically requested by the local people. The preparatory
LAIS424
RHETORIC, ENERGY AND PUBLIC POLICY
courses are offered through the Division of Liberal Arts and International
LAIS477
ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE
Studies (LAIS) with additional technical electives offered by engineering
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
departments across campus. Interested students are encouraged to
LAIS489
NUCLEAR POWER AND PUBLIC POLICY
investigate the many options previously listed and described in more
LAIS486
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY
detail below that range from a 12 credit hour area of special interest (ASI)
Total Hours
9.0
to a 27-credit hour certificate minor in Humanitarian Engineering.
Policy course (required for all Energy minors)
Program Requirements
ENGY/LAIS490
ENERGY AND SOCIETY
3.0
1. Nature and Human Values (Gateway Course)
Total Hours
3.0
This is part of all CSM degree programs but the credit hours are not
included as a part of the HE minor. Transfer students must show an
The Area of Special Interest in Energy requires a minimum of 12 credit
equivalent course.
hours of acceptable course work:
2. Humanitarian engineering minor
ENGY200
INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY
3.0
HE Core
EBGN/ENGY330 ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
LAIS320
ETHICS (required)
3.0
Two additional energy-related courses
6.0
Select two of the following:
6.0
Total Hours
12.0
LAIS375
ENGINEERING CULTURES
LAIS402
WRITING PROPOSALS FOR A BETTER WORLD
ENGY200
INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY
3.0
LAIS412
LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
ENGY310
FOSSIL ENERGY
3.0
LAIS475
ENGINEERING CULTURES IN THE
ENGY320
RENEWABLE ENERGY
3.0
DEVELOPING WORLD
ENGY330
ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
LAIS477/577
ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE
ENGY340
NUCLEAR ENERGY
3.0
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (strongly
recommended)
ENGY350
INTRODUCTION TO GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
3.0
Global Studies track
ENGY490
ENERGY AND SOCIETY
3.0
Select one option:
6.0
ENGY497
SUMMER PROGRAMS
6.0
Option A:

Select two of the following:
LAIS220
Humanitarian Engineering
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY *
LAIS221
INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIONS *
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can
LAIS301
CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY I
be found here (http://bulletin.mines.edu/
LAIS309
LITERATURE AND SOCIETY
undergraduate/undergraduateinformation/
LAIS325
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY *
specialprograms/minorasi).
LAIS335
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
LATIN AMERICA
Programs Offered
LAIS337
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
• Certificate Minor in Humanitarian Engineering (27 credit hours)
ASIA
• Minor in Humanitarian Engineering (18 credit hours)
LAIS339
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
THE MIDDLE EAST
• Area of Special Interest in Humanitarian Engineering (12 credit hours)
LAIS341
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
• Minor in Humanitarian Studies (for non-engineering majors) (18 credit
AFRICA
hours)
EBGN342
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
• Area of Special Interest in Humanitarian Studies (12 credit hours)
LAIS345
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
LAIS411
LITERATURES OF THE AFRICAN WORLD
LAIS412
LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT *

Colorado School of Mines 183
LAIS421
ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY AND POLICY
5. Senior Design (6 credit hours)
LAIS435
LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT
Senior design projects will preferably include students working directly
LAIS437
ASIAN DEVELOPMENT *
with the population lacking some basic human need. Ideally, the local
people will be involved with the development of the project objectives.
LAIS439
MIDDLE EAST DEVELOPMENT *
LAIS441
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT
6. Internship within and/or Community Service
LAIS442
NATURAL RESOURCES AND WAR IN AFRICA
Strongly recommended and not necessarily for credit. The project is
LAIS446
GLOBALIZATION
secured through McBride (if student is Honors student), EWB, Rotoract,
LAIS448
GL