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public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Golden, Colorado, U.S. It is an applied-science and engineering college with a curriculum that covers such subjects as geology, environmental science, metallurgical and materials engineering, chemistry, mining, petroleum engineering, and physics. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It is the only institution in the world to offer doctoral programs in the five major earth sciences: geology and geological engineering, geophysics, geochemistry, mining engineering, and petroleum engineering. The school's model engineering curriculum combines civil, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering. Total enrollment is approximately 3,200