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Environmental Geology Track

Chair: George W. Kipphut.
Faculty: Cetin, Homsey, Hong, Kipphut, Ortman, Wesler, Yorke, Zhang.

 


AREA
Geoscience/ Environmental Geology Track


Bachelor of Science Degree
CIP 40.0601

University Studies Requirements...............................41-46 hrs


(See Academic Degrees and Programs.)

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

ARC 150 Introduction to Archaeology 1
GSC 099 Transitions
GSC 101 The Earth and the Environment 2
GSC 102 Earth through Time 2
GSC 110 World Geography 1
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 339 Field Geology
GSC 350 Field Techniques in Geosciences
GSC 424 Conservation and Environmental Geology
GSC 489 Cooperative Education/Internship
GSC 507 Land Use Planning
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 requirement.......................................................8 hrs
MAT 150 2 (or above)
CSC 101 3 or CSC 1993

Unrestricted Electives .................................................11-17 hrs
Board of Registration for Professional Geologists recommends the following courses to enhance performance on the Professional Geologist Examination.
CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I
or
CHE 201 General College Chemistry
CHE 202 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
CSC 101 Introduction to Problem Solving Using Computers
(or other computer science course)
or
PHY 130 General Physics I

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

1 Will count towards University Studies Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World’s Artistic Tradition requirements.
2 Will count towards University Studies Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills requirements.
3 Will count towards University Studies electives writing-intensive and technology-intensive requirements.

 

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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