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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

48 months
15400 USD/year
15400 USD/year
11020 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Chemistry program offered by South Dakota School of Mines & Technology offers the American Chemical Society (ACS)-certified degree, which meets the national requirements established by ACS. 


Upon graduation from the Chemistry program offered by South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, students have knowledge of chemical and physical phenomena at the molecular level. They are expected to possess the skills of critical thinking in chemical problem-solving, such as instrumental data interpretation for molecular structure characterization, and to be familiar with the chemical literature.

Students are expected to have a command of the five major sub-disciplines of chemistry:

  • analytical chemistry
  • biochemistry
  • inorganic chemistry
  • organic chemistry
  • physical chemistry 

Our Chemistry Graduates

Our graduates use their degrees as a solid foundation for advanced study in chemistry as well as for study in medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, forensic science, materials science, environmental science, medical technology, physical therapy, patent or environmental law, and education. These fields are all possibilities for students with a chemistry education. Likewise, students who opt not to further their education beyond their BS in chemistry are prepared for a wide variety of employment opportunities. Former chemistry graduates have gone on to careers in research and quality assurance positions in academic, industrial, governmental, and private sectors of the economy, as well as careers in medicine.

Co-ops and Internships

Through cooperative education (co-ops) and internships, School of Mines students have many opportunities to apply their education to "real world" work experiences. Students are employed by industry and government agencies in positions related to Chemistry or Applied Biological Sciences. Students may gain 1-3 hours of academic credit for their co-op or internship experience upon department approval. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics
  • Analytical Chemistry Lab
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

No deadline for admission. However, all international applicants should submit their documents at least three months prior to the start of the semester.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Academic credentials (translated into English)
  • English proficiency
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Evaluation of academic credentials
  • Financial information documenting ability to pay

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15400 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    15400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15400 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11020 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Rapid City

860 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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