As a student at Murray State, you can choose from 118 majors, minors and options spanning fields from advertising and animal science to criminal justice and telecommunications. You can apply your skills and ideas through an internship or co-op, as 40 percent of our students do. You can embark on a life-changing adventure of study abroad, with programs available in every major and extending from a week to a year. You can also gain experience conducting research with a faculty member - something more than 1,000 students did last year, adding an impressive achievement to their resumes. And if you meet certain academic qualifications, you can take advantage of our outstanding and growing Honors Program.
Murray State offers the same kind of programs, facilities and technology you might find at a major research university, but the campus atmosphere is much more personal. In part, it's because Murray State's enrollment is much smaller than those of the biggest state schools, and the average class here has just 21 students. But it's also the personality of the people. Professors are passionate about teaching and care about their students. They offer support and encouragement, in class and beyond. They help you get involved and take advantage of all the opportunities here. They want you to succeed.
A Murray State education focuses on career achievement. That's clear from the 200 employers who recruit on this campus each year, from the outstanding percentage of students who gain admission to medical school, law school and veterinary school, and from the high scores our students earn on national exams in fields ranging from nursing to education to engineering. Whether your future lies here in western Kentucky or halfway around the world, you will graduate ready for success. As one alumnus, now a respected attorney, explained, "Murray prepared me to perform and compete with anybody out there, no matter where they went to school."