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Undecided Major Degree

What does an undecided major do?

Some of the best advisors at South Dakota Mines have been selected to work with undeclared students to help them narrow their options for a degree.

Once a student declares a major or degree program, they will be connected with an advisor in their chosen department.

Courses for this Degree

These are the fields that the undecided majors at Mines study their first year:•

Technical Communications
Calculus I
Humanities and Social Science courses

Course Curriculum

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Internships and Co-ops

On average, 73% of South Dakota Mines students have applicable work experience when they graduate thanks to internships and co-ops. For these co-ops and internships, students receive an average salary of $22.62/hour.

With a degree from South Dakota Mines, students enjoy a 98% placement rate in a job or graduate school.

Graduates from Mines for the 2022 academic year had an average starting salary of $70,036.


You can do just about anything with a degree in science or engineering. Our graduates go on to work in careers such as:
• Operations manager
• Financial planner
• Researcher
• Transportation engineer
• Project manager
• Product engineer
• Robotics
• Geochemist
• Seismologist
• Surgeon
• Pharmacist
• Physical therapist
• Computer programmer


South Dakota Mines graduates go on to work with some of the most prominent companies in the world, including:

• Microsoft
• Ford
• Google
• Amazon
• Los Alamos National Lab
• ExxonMobil
• American Express
• Target
• Boeing

Program Offerings

With so many academic choices and opportunities at South Dakota Mines, it can be overwhelming to decide which major to pursue for your career path. That’s why some students choose an undeclared major.




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