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Department of Geosciences

Department of Geosciences Mission Statement

Geoscience programs

The undergraduate and graduate degrees offered by the Department of Geosciences are strongly supported by course work that focuses upon spatial technologies as they relate to earth science, geoarchaeology, geographic information science and environmental geology.  Geoscience students are offered opportunities to conduct research, become familiar with the most modern equipment, gain field experience, and participate in internships that make them uniquely qualified for professional careers in the public and private sectors or for entry into Masters or Ph.D. programs.

An area in geoscience with tracks in earth science, earth science teacher certification, environmental geology, geoarchaeology, and geographic information science are provided by the department faculty. Minors are offered in anthropology, archaeology, earth science, environmental geology, and geographic information science. An M.S. in Geosciences may also be earned.
In addition to the more traditional curricula, geosciences students have access to the Murray State Archaeology Lab, a summer field archaeology school, and the Mid-America Remote sensing Center (MARC), a core entity in the Murray State University Watershed Studies Institute (WSI).
Geosciences majors are encouraged to participate in internships and cooperative education experiences. Graduates have outstanding opportunities for employment as archaeologists, planners, cartographers, environmental geologists, remote sensing/GIS professionals, and other mapping science positions in business, government, and education.

An area in geoscience with tracks in earth science, earth science teacher certification, environmental geology, geoarchaeology, and geographic information science are provided by the department faculty. Minors are offered in anthropology, archaeology, earth science, environmental geology, and geographic information science. An M.S. in Geosciences may also be earned.

In addition to the more traditional curricula, geosciences students have access to the Murray State Archaeology Lab, a summer field archaeology school, and the Mid-America Remote sensing Center (MARC), a core entity in the Murray State University Watershed Studies Institute (WSI).

Geosciences majors are encouraged to participate in internships and cooperative education experiences. Graduates have outstanding opportunities for employment as archaeologists, planners, cartographers, environmental geologists, remote sensing/GIS professionals, and other mapping science positions in business, government, and education.

Students interested in financial aid in Geosciences, or any other aspect of the Geosciences programs should contact the Chair of the Department:

George W. Kipphut
Professor, Chair
Department of Geosciences
334 Blackburn Hall
Murray State University
Murray KY 42071

E-mail: gkipphut@murraystate.edu
270-809-2847 (voice)
270-809-3276 (fax)

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