Environmental Geology Track

Chair: George W. Kipphut. 

Faculty: Casey, Cetin, El-Masri, Hong, Kipphut, Ortman, Stinchcomb, Wesler, Zhang.

 


AREA
Geoscience/ Environmental Geology Track


Bachelor of Science Degree
CIP 40.0601

University Studies Requirements...............................38-43 hrs

 

Required Courses.............................................................45 hrs

ARC 150 Introduction to Archaeology2

GSC 100T Transitions

GSC 101 The Earth and the Environment1

GSC 102 Earth through Time1

GSC 110 World Geography2

GSC 202 Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences

GSC 210 Hydrology

GSC 301 Understanding Scientific Communication

GSC 305 Introduction to Cartography

GSC 310 Rock and Mineral Resources

GSC 312 Introduction to Remote Sensing

GSC 314 Sediments and Soils

GSC 336 Principles of Geomorphology

GSC 562 Hydrogeology

 

Required Limited Electives.............................................9-10 hrs

Choose from the following approved electives

ARC 300 Archaeology Method and Theory

ARC 302 Archaeological Field Work I

ARC 304 Archaeology Laboratory Methods

ARC 390 Geoarchaeology

CET 280 Plane Surveying

GSC 200 Introduction to Oceanography

GSC 303 Introduction to Water Science

GSC 306 Landscapes of the National Parks

GSC 330 Economic Geography

GSC 339 Field Geology

GSC 350 Field Techniques in Geosciences

GSC 388 International Experience in the Geosciences

GSC 424 Conservation and Environmental Geosciences

GSC 489 Cooperative Education/Internship

GSC 507 Land Use Planning

GSC 512 Remote Sensing

GSC 521 Geographic Information Systems

GSC 522 Digital Cartography

GSC 534 Invertebrate Paleontology

GSC 542 Watershed Ecology

GSC 591 Special Problems

GSC 592 Special Problems

GSC 593 Special Problems 


Collateral requirements.......................................................8 hrs

MAT 1501 (or above)

CSC 1013, or CSC 1993

 

Unrestricted Electives .................................................14-20 hrs 

 

Total Curriculum Requirements...................................120 hrs

 

 

1Will count towards University Studies requirements in the category of Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills 

2Will count towards University Studies requirements in the category of Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World’s Artistic Traditions 

3Will count towards University Studies requirements in the category of Writing-Intensive and Technology-Intensive electives

  

The Board of Registration for Professional Geologists recommends the following courses to enhance performance on the Professional Geologist Examination.

 

CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry, or CHE 201 General College Chemistry

CHE 202 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis

PHY 130 General Physics I

   

Students interested in the program should contact:

George W. Kipphut

Professor, Chair

Advisor, Environmental Geology

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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