Undergraduate students in the UA Department of Mining and Geological Engineering choose from among four tracks.
Mine operations prepares students to work in the mining industry:
- Designing, building and operating surface and underground mines
- Focusing on mine finance
- Working with mine information and production technology
A minor in mathematics or geology is encouraged but not required.
Courses in mining, geology, geographic information systems, geophysics, hydrology, and civil engineering prepare students to work on rock and soil designs and projects in multiple industries:
- Oil and gas
A minor in geosciences is encouraged but not required.
Sustainable Resource Development
This track gives students the option to take more classes in these subjects:
- Health and safety
- Environmental science and sustainability, including resource economics and anthropology
A minor in environmental science or public health is encouraged but not required.
This track creates a path for students to gain in-depth knowledge in these areas:
- Ore comminution and liberation
- Removal of valuable minerals in the form of concentrate
- Extraction of valuable metals from concentrates
- Purification of metals using aqueous and thermal chemistry
A minor in chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science is encouraged but not required.