Academics

Invent tomorrow starting today.


Academics at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are about the intellectual electricity sparked by more than 2,000 curious, intelligent, and ambitious minds from around the world collaborating with more than 100 distinguished faculty members whose passion for science and engineering have earned them regional and national recognition.

You can expect

  • A select array of challenging, highly-reputed undergraduate and graduate academic programs in science and engineering to choose from. And a rigorous, balanced curriculum—where, for example, advanced calculus can coexist with foundational concepts in the humanities and social sciences—so you may imagine a better tomorrow as well as invent it.
  • Small, personalized classes as well as a wide variety of academic mentoring and advising services to help you succeed.
  • To impatiently devour complex theories in science and engineering so you can roll up your sleeves and learn to implement them through exciting, hands-on, real-world projects in our state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Incredible research opportunities on campus and beyond—the University receives more than $20 million in annual funding from sources such as NASA, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the National Science Foundation, and the State of South Dakota.
  • Extraordinary career opportunities upon graduation—more than 98 percent of our students are admitted to graduate and professional programs, or begin careers in their field with an average annual starting salary of approximately $62,000.

We invite you to visit our campus!

You’ll discover a community absorbed in tackling problems critical to the region, relevant to the nation, and of concern to the world. They are the scientists and engineers, visionaries and leaders, who will "invent tomorrow."

Find  visitor resources for prospective students in our Admissions section and information for other visitors in our Campus Life section.

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The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology passionately promotes STEM 

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics

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