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Neuroscience is the study of the structure, development, function, chemistry and pathology of the human nervous system. Morehead State's neuroscience program provides an interdisciplinary education, weaving together courses in biology, math and psychology to broaden your understanding of the different variables that effect human behavior. Our program has faculty affiliates from a variety of departments including chemistry, biology and more. Students who enroll in the program will receive introductory and advanced overviews of neuroscience and will learn about the effects of drugs, gender and aging on the brain, along with a variety of other topics related to neuroscience. Students will also take electives in behavioral/social science, health science, physical science and life science to gain a broad, multi-faceted understanding of neuroscience.

Neuroscience scholarships

Thanks to private donations to the MSU Foundation, there are a number of scholarships designated specifically for neuroscience students.  For information on these scholarships contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Program Requirements

You will need to meet MSU admission requirements.

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Career Opportunities

Students who earn a degree in neuroscience are prepared for a wide range of careers, or to further their education in a graduate degree program. Some of the career options available to Neuroscience graduates include community and social service, biotechnology, pharmaceutical research, postsecondary education and more. For full details on careers in neuroscience, visit the American Psychological Association's "Careers in Psychology" page or the  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics web site

MSU's Career Services  offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.

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