B.Sc. On Campus

Geology and Earth Systems Science

Morehead State University

48 months
22730 USD/year
13556 USD/year
8970 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Geologists use clues buried deep in the ground to make new discoveries about the history of life on Earth. Morehead State University offers a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Earth Systems Science 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.

We offer two degree tracks in Geology and Earth Systems Science at the Morehead State University. The Geology track offers a broad education that touches on most of the subfields of geology and is recommended for students who plan to attend graduate school. The Geospatial Science and Technology Track is intended for students who are interested in using space-based digital observation tools to study the planet. 

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

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Physical Geology
  • Historical Geology
  • Geologic Field Methods and Ground Truthing
  • Earth Structure and Tectonics
  • Geospatial Science 
  • Geomorphology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • High school transcript showing proof of graduation
  • If a student has completed any previous academic coursework at the college/university level, then a WES evaluation is required.
  • GPA must be at least 2.00
  • IELTS 5.0, TOEFL 61, or Michigan Test 82, or
  • From an English-speaking country listed on MSU’s website, or
  • Successfully graduated from a U.S. high school (must also submit ACT or SAT scores), or Sufficient ACT or SAT scores
  • Completed at least 24 hours from a college/university in the United States
  • Original, official financial documents

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22730 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11365 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    13556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6778 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4485 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Morehead

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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