VERMILLION, S.D. (June 20, 2013) - The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved two new minors to be offered at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.
New SDSM&T minors approved at this week's meeting are:
- A 19-credit hour minor in applied biological science: Coursework will focus on biological principles applicable to many careers in science and engineering, such as bioprocessing, bioenergy, biomaterials and biomedicine. South Dakota industries involved in biofuels and bioprocessing work at the intersection of engineering and biology, and graduates with a strong knowledge base in both areas often have a competitive employment advantage.
- A 20-credit hour minor in chemistry: This option aims to increase the employment competitiveness of Mines graduates, especially those with an engineering focus. It also should strengthen graduates for entry into graduate programs that require an academic foundation in chemistry.
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines &
Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid
City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university
enrolls more than 2,400 students from 32 countries, with a student-to-faculty
ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for 2012 graduates was $62,696 with
a 96 percent placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu.