Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage
Online at Colorado School of Mines

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage
Online at Colorado School of Mines

Program Overview

As the interest in carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) continues to grow around the world, so does the need for qualified professionals with unique expertise to take on the challenge. Mines’ CCUS graduate certificate program fills that need. By bringing together our world-renowned knowledge in the earth sciences, engineering and economics and business, the CCUS program enables students to explore the unique challenges around carbon sequestration, climate change and the energy transition while acquiring the skils needed to advance their career.

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Coursework can be
applied towards
master’s degree

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First-of-its-kind
graduate certificate
in the U.S.

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#10 top-earning 
STEM grads,
Forbes, 2020

Requirements and Costs

Graduate Certificate

  • A completed bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution
  • Basic algebra, chemistry and physics knowledge
  • Statement of goals/purpose: share your professional, academic and personal goals and why you believe Colorado School of Mines is the best place to achieve those goals
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the English Proficiency requirement

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page

CCUS Graduate Certificate 

The certificate program requires three, 3-credit hour graduate courses identified below, with the option to choose either SYGN 598B (geologic) or 598C (non-geologic).

  • SYGN598A: ASSESSING CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS SOCIETAL IMPACTS 3.0
  • SYGN598B: GEOLOGICAL CCUS: ASSESSMENT, CONFIRMATION & OPERATION 3.0
  • SYGN598C: NON-GEOLOGIC CCUS: CAPTURE & UTILIZATION 3.0
  • EBGN598D: POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE ENERGY TRANSITION 3.0

Tuition

CREDIT HOURSTOTAL ONLINE TUITION & FEES 2021-22
1.0$1,114
2.0$2,141
3.0$3,168
4.0$4,195
5.0$5,222
6.0$6,249
7.0$7,276
8.0$8,303
9.0$9,330
10.0$10,357
11.0$11,384
12.0$12,411
13.0$13,438
14.0$14,465
15.0$15,492
  • Employer contributions are routinely applied to cover a portion of this cost.
  • Serious about a Mines program? Let Financial Aid help you consider payment options, identify employer contributions and more. We’re here to help.

Fees

  • Fees for students enrolled in Mines Online programs or courses are included in the cost of tuition ($999 per credit hour)

More information about tuition and fees.

Career Outcomes

  • Chemical engineer
  • Chemist
  • Geoscientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental economist
  • Policy maker

Online Student Resources

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Support & Connections

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Degree Options

Graduate Certificate

  • Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage

Apply by Oct. 2 for October start

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