Chair: George W. Kipphut.
Faculty: Cetin, Homsey, Hong, Keen-Zebert, Kipphut, Ortman, Wesler, Yorke, Zhang.
A track in geoscience with options in earth science, earth science teacher certification, environmental geology, geoarchaeology, and geographic information science is provided by the department faculty. In addition to the more traditional curricula, geosciences students have access to the Murray State Archaeology Lab, a summer field archaeology school, and the Mid-America Remote sensing Center (MARC), a core entity in the Murray State University Watershed Studies Institute (WSI).
Geosciences majors are encouraged to participate in internships and cooperative education experiences. Graduates have outstanding opportunities for employment as archaeologists, planners, cartographers, environmental geologists, remote sensing/GIS professionals, and other mapping science positions in business, government, and education.