Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Science for a sustainable future.

Are you interested in how Earth’s systems work together? Do you wish to learn how humans interact with and change the environment? Are you fascinated by today’s ever-evolving mapping and GIS technologies? Do you hope to make a difference in creating a sustainable future for generations to come?

A degree in earth and environmental sciences can help you do all that and much more. And with our expert faculty, state-of-the-art laboratories and versatile nearby landscapes, there’s no better place to earn your degree than Murray State.

Where opportunity begins.

When it comes to selecting your field of study, you have plenty of options for bachelor’s, master’s and certification programs.

Bachelor's Degree Tracks

  • Archaeology
  • Earth science (secondary education)
  • Environmental science
  • Geography and GIS
  • Geology

Master's Degree Concentrations

  • Archaeology
  • Environmental geology
  • Geoinformatics
  • Watershed science

Certifications

  •  GIS certificate (undergraduate)
  • Geospatial data science certificate (graduate)

Discover yourself.

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Marie White
earth science major from O’Fallon, Missouri

 

Change the world.

A degree in earth and environmental sciences will open countless doors to your future. In fact, job growth in the field is higher than average with the work being done by earth and environmental sciences graduates more important than ever. Career options include but are not limited to:

  • Cartographer
  • Earth or soil scientist
  • Environmental coordinator
  • Environmental geology consultant
  • Geographer
  • Geospatial data scientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Museum curator
  • Park ranger
  • Remote sense specialist
  • Teacher
  • Urban and regional planner
  • Watershed scientist

And that’s only the beginning.

View additional career opportunities for archaeologyearth scienceenvironmental sciencegeography and GIS and geology fields.

What's next?

Learn more about becoming a Racer at murraystate.edu/myopportunity.

Then tour campus and connect with current earth and environmental sciences students and faculty to see the incredible opportunities waiting for you at Murray State.

Contact

Dr. Robin Zhang
Chair
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
334 Blackburn Science Building
Murray, KY 42071
qzhang@murraystate.edu
270.809.6760