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Mining Engineering Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Pathways: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Agriculture and Natural Sciences

This major addresses society's needs for mineral resources and the management, health, safety and environmental impacts associated with producing and processing these resources in a sustainable and responsible way.

Academics

Fall
  • MATH 155 Calculus 1 Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGR 101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 Exclamation Point
    2
  • ENGR 199 Orientation to Engineering An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    1
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • GEOL 101 Planet Earth Exclamation Point
    3
  • GEOL 102 Planet Earth Laboratory Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    1
18
Spring
  • MATH 156 Calculus 2 Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGR 102 Engineering Problem-Solving 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • PHYS 111 General Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
17
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center
  • Sign up for a Living-Learning Community
  • Attend Adventure WV
  • Consult Off-Campus Housing to find an apartment for your sophomore year
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Attend the study abroad fair
  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Download a chillPACK at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Attend a career fair
  • Take a writing or communications class

Academics

Fall
  • MINE 205 Underground Mining Systems Exclamation Point
    3
  • MINE 201 Mine Surveying An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MINE 261 Engineering Computer Aided Design Exclamation Point
    2
  • MAE 241 Statics Exclamation Point
    3
  • GEOL 342 Structural Geology for Engineers Exclamation Point
    3
  • MATH 251 Multivariable Calculus Exclamation Point
    4
18
Spring
  • MINE 206 Surface Mining Systems Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • MAE 243 Mechanics of Materials Exclamation Point
    3
  • MATH 261 Elementary Differential Equations Exclamation Point
    4
  • PHYS 112 General Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • MAE 331 Fluid Mechanics Exclamation Point
    3
18
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Join a student organization
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Take Enhancing Well-being academic course

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Join a club sport team

Academics

Fall
  • MINE 306 Mineral Property Evaluation Exclamation Point
    3
  • MINE 382 Mine Power Systems
    3
  • MINE 461 Applied Mineral Computer Methods
    3
  • MAE 320 Thermodynamics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • STAT 215 Introduction to Probability and Statistics Exclamation Point
    3
15
Spring
  • MINE 331 Mine Ventilation Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MINE 427 Coal Preparation Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 242 Dynamics Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Join a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Exercise daily
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Take a class on healthy cooking
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Sign up for an internship interview

Academics

Fall
  • MINE 411 Rock Mechanics/Ground Control Exclamation Point
    4
  • MINE 483 Mine Design-Exploration Mapping Exclamation Point
    2
  • MINE 471 Mine and Safety Management
    3
  • Mining Technical Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Spring
  • MINE 484 Mine Design-Report Capstone
    4
  • AGRN 455 Reclamation of Disturbed Soils
    3
  • MINE 480 Multidisciplinary Team Project A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    1
  • Two Engineering/Science Electives
    6
  • Mining Technical Elective
    3
17
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a football game
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Join a student organization
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Become a Well-being Coach for your peers
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Participate in liveWELL programs

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Attend a career fair
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Sign up for an interview

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