Earth Science Track

Chair: George W. Kipphut.
Faculty: Cetin, El-Masri, Hong, Kipphut, Ortman, Stinchcomb, Wesler, Zhang.


AREA:

Geoscience/Earth Science Track


Bachelor of Science Degree
CIP 40.0601
University Studies Requirements...............................41-46 hrs
(See Academic Degrees and Programs.)
Required Courses .............................................................46 hrs
ARC 150 Introduction to Archaeology1
AST 115 Introductory Astronomy
AST 116 Introductory Astronomy Laboratory
GSC 099 Transitions
GSC 101 The Earth and the Environment2
GSC 102 Earth through Time2
GSC 110 World Geography1
GSC 125 Weather and Climate2
GSC 202 Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences
Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 40.0601

University Studies Requirements...............................38-43 hrs

 

Required Courses .............................................................46 hrs

ARC 150 Introduction to Archaeology2

AST 115 Introductory Astronomy1

AST 116 Introductory Astronomy Laboratory1

GSC 100T Transitions

GSC 101 The Earth and the Environment1

GSC 102 Earth through Time1

GSC 110 World Geography2

GSC 125 Weather and Climate1

GSC 202 Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences

GSC 301 Understanding Scientific Communication

GSC 303 Introduction to Water Science

GSC 305 Introduction to Cartography

GSC 312 Introduction to Remote Sensing

GSC 336 Principles of Geomorphology

GSC 339 Field Geology or GSC 350 Field Techniques in Geosciences

 

Required Limited Electives.............................................9-10 hrs

Choose from the following approved electives

BIO 101 Biological Concepts

BIO 112 Field Biology

CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry

CHE 201 General College Chemistry

GSC 210 Hydrology

GSC 306 Landscapes of the National Parks

GSC 310 Rock and Mineral Resources

GSC 314 Sediments and Soils

GSC 330 Economic Geography

GSC 390 Geoarchaeology

GSC 424 Conservation and Environmental Geosciences

GSC 489 Cooperative Education/Internship

GSC 507 Land Use Planning

GSC 512 Remote Sensing

GSC 521 Geographic Information Systems

GSC 522 Digital Cartography

GSC 562 Hydrogeology

GSC 591 Special Problems

GSC 592 Special Problems

GSC 593 Special Problems

PHY 235 Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motions

PHY 236 Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motions Laboratory

  

Collateral requirements.......................................................8 hrs

 

MAT 1501 (or above)

CSC 1013, or CSC 1993

 

Unrestricted Electives..................................................13-19 hrs

 

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

 

1Will count towards University Studies requirements in the category of Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills

 

2Will count towards University Studies requirements in the category of Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World’s Artistic Traditions

 

3Will count towards University Studies requirements in the category of Writing-Intensive and Technology-Intensive electives 

Students interested in the program should contact:

Haluk Cetin

Professor

Advisor, Earth Science

Department of Geosciences

334 Blackburn Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071

E-mail: hcetin@murraystate.edu
270-809-2085 (voice)
270-809-3276 (fax)

 


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