Department of Geosciences Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Geosciences is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate programs in multiple sub-disciplines of the geosciences. Faculty and students engage in research that furthers our understanding of the geosciences as well as meets the needs of the university, regional, and global communities.  The Department of Geosciences prepares students for careers or advanced study in the geosciences through a combination of instruction in geographic information science technologies, hands-on experience in field and laboratory methods, and opportunities to conduct faculty-mentored research.  Student learning and faculty research are enhanced through the department’s partnerships with other Murray State University research and teaching facilities, including the Watershed Studies Institute, Mid America Remote Sensing Center, and Archaeology Laboratory.