Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Six departments in the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology prepare students for careers in a variety of fields with applications like physics, engineering, industrial technology, occupational safety and health, biological sciences, chemistry, wildlife conservation, earth and environmental science, sustainability, telecommunications systems management and so much more. 

Our Mission

The mission of the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology is to provide quality educational experiences in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels through excellent instruction, pure and applied research, and outreach to the service region.


Undergraduate Programs



Earth and Environmental Sciences

School of Engineering

Mathematics and Statistics

Occupational Safety and Health


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Graduate Programs

At a glance

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available for 2020-21
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6 departments
Over 60 academic programs and tracks
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more than 250 education abroad programs
In 42 countries
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$810K in grant funds
Received by JCSET in 2019-20

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Endowed Professors Appointed

In 2013, Dr. Jesse D. Jones established an endowment to support the appointment of distinguished tenured professors to be recognized for their outstanding teaching effectiveness, scholarly productivity, and engagement with campus and professional constituencies. The endowment guidelines indicate that successful nominees for this award will show continued promise for professional accomplishment resulting in increased visibility and recognition for Murray State and JCSET at the national and international levels, and benefiting the students of Murray State through enhanced learning opportunities.

We congratulate our colleagues for this well-deserved recognition. They represent our college well, and they certainly help achieve Dr. Jones’ generous goal of promoting the best qualities in an outstanding collegiate faculty.Dr. 

Dr. Randal Keller, Jesse D. Jones Endowed Professor 

Dr. Keller has been a Murray State faculty member since 1996.  He earned his Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees in toxicology from Utah State University and his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Eisenhower College. He did his post-doctoral training at the National Center for Toxicological Research in the Division of Biochemical Toxicology.  He began his academic career in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where he directed the Occupational and Environmental Health Program.  He holds board certifications in the areas of toxicology, industrial hygiene and safety.

Dr. Keller has served on and led numerous national peer-review committees including those for the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program.  He served two terms on the Committee on Chemical Demilitarization for the Board on Army Science and Technology in the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council. He is currently Vice-President of Operations for the American Board of Engineering Technology (ABET) Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission.  Keller received the 2019 Sandra Flynn Professor of the Year Award and has authored dozens of publications and presentations throughout his career. Randy created and coached the first Murray State Triathlon Club.   In his spare time he is an avid bicyclist and enjoys auditing German language courses.

JCSET Alumni Diversity and Inclusion in STEM Panel

 Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology in partnership with Murray State University Alumni Association, Office of Development and Town & Gown hosted the Alumni Diversity and Inclusion in STEM Panel on March 1.  During the panel we heard from a distinguished panel of alumni who discussed the impact of the Racer experience on each of their careers. The virtual symposium was intended to promote dialogue and increased awareness of issues related to race and ethnicity in STEM fields.  The panel was recorded and can be viewed by clicking the link below. 

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If you would like to provide support to Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology, our departments, or our programs simply contact Murray State Office of Development by phone at 270-809-3001. Or click the "Give Now" button below.

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