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2021-2022 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Petroleum Systems Certificate

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Contact Information

Dr. Laurie Anderson, Department Head 
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
Mineral Industries 303
(605) 394-2461
E-mail: Laurie.Anderson@sdsmt.edu

Certificate in Petroleum Systems

The Petroleum Systems Certificate Program has a geoscience focus and is geared toward graduate students and professionals who are looking to expand their skill sets in petroleum and related fields, or who are looking to retool and retrain for a new career.

Requirements for the certificate

Distribution of credits

Core requirements: 0 credits
Research or project requirements: 0 credits
Elective requirements: 12 credits
Total credits: 12

Core requirements

No specific courses are required for this certificate.

Research or project requirements

No research or project credits are required for this certificate. Individual courses may require projects as part of the course.

Elective requirements

The program requires completion of 12 credits of coursework selected from this approved list. Cross-listed 400/500 level courses must be taken at the 500 level.


No final degree examination is required for the certificate. Individual courses may hold final examinations as part of the course.

Additional requirements

  • At least 9 credits of the certificate must be taken from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
  • A grade of “C” or better must be earned in every course in order to receive the certificate.

In addition to these degree-specific requirements, the student must also meet the requirements and policies applied to all graduate degrees  by the Council of Graduate Education.

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