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Geology & Earth Systems Science
Geologists use clues buried deep in the ground to make new discoveries about the history of life on Earth. Morehead State offers a bachelor's degree in earth systems science, geology that will prepare you for a career studying the ever-evolving geologic systems of our planet. You'll learn through hands-on laboratory assignments and local and regional field work. Annual summer trips allow you to study geological conditions in other parts of the country, giving you experience observing conditions in a wide range of ecosystems.

Program Requirements

You must meet MSU admission requirements.

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Career Opportunities

A degree in earth systems science, geology will prepare you for a number of exciting careers, such as:

  •  Oil and natural gas exploration
  • Geological surveys
  • 3D geologic modeling
  • Geologic research

MSU Career Services offers a wide range of services to help students find jobs after graduation.


  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
  • Admissions
    121 E. Second St., Morehead, KY 40351
  • MSU at Ashland
    1400 College Drive, Ashland, KY 41101
  • MSU at Mt. Sterling
    3400 Indian Mound Drive, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
  • MSU at Prestonsburg
    6 Bert Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
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