The Department of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences offers approximately 60 courses for undergraduate and graduate students. For a full listing of these courses, including course descriptions, hours, credits, and prerequisites, please see the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology course catalog.

Chemistry Courses (CHEM)

The Department of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences offers undergraduate chemistry courses that meet the requirements for an American Chemical Society (ACS)-certified BS in chemistry.

Our courses cover the five major sub-disciplines of chemistry:

  • analytical chemistry
  • biochemistry
  • inorganic chemistry
  • organic chemistry
  • physical chemistry
Courses include introductory courses, foundation coursework, and in-depth coursework.


Biology Courses (BIOL)

The department offers biology courses required for an applied biological sciences BS. This degree has three tracks that allow specialization in molecular biology, applied microbiology, and biomedical engineering. Course work required for the biomedical engineering track is also taken from the Departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Materials & Metallurgical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The mining and engineering strengths of SDSM&T afford students a unique opportunity to acquire a strong background for a career in biomedical engineering.

ABS Program Brochure 

ABS BS degree checklist

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If you need assistance with course selection, please contact your academic advisor.