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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...............................41-46 hrs
(See Academic Degrees and Programs.)

 

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


ARC 150 Introduction to Archaeology 1
AST 115 Introductory Astronomy
AST 116 Introductory Astronomy Laboratory
GSC 099 Transitions
GSC 101 The Earth and the Environment 2
GSC 102 Earth through Time 2
GSC 110 World Geography 1
GSC 125 Weather and Climate 2
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 I
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 Geology
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 Motion
PHY 236 Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motion Laboratory


Collateral requirement.......................................................8 hrs
MAT 150 2(or above)
CSC 101 3or CSC 1993


Unrestricted Electives..................................................10-16 hrs

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:

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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