Mission and Vision


We prepare students to understand and safely manage Earth and its resources for the future.


The Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences intends to be nationally recognized through education and research programs in geological engineering, mining engineering, geology, and geophysics. These programs emphasize applications and the development of new technology in understanding and safe management of Earth and its resources. The department strives to foster an environment in which students learn to think, conduct research, apply knowledge, and achieve success in a diverse and changing global economy.