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Department of Biology & Chemistry

The Department of Biology and Chemistry at Morehead State University is dedicated to teaching students in the most effective way possible through hands-on learning and research opportunities. Faculty members constantly strive to introduce innovative practices in both the classroom and the laboratory and provide students with personal, one-on-one attention. After you graduate, you will have the knowledge and practical skills to be successful whether you are pursuing a career or a graduate degree. 

Morehead State's Department of Biology and Chemistry offers undergraduate degrees in:

  • Biology Area
  • Biology Teaching Area
  • Biomedical Sciences Area 
  • Biomedical Chemistry Area
  • Professional Chemistry Area
  • General Chemistry Major
  • Environmental Chemistry Major
  • Chemistry Teaching Major

Graduate programs are offered in:

  • Biology
  • Biology with a Regional Analysis and Public Policy focus

Minors are offered in Biology, Chemistry and Integrated Science

 Much more research

The Department of Biology and Chemistry also has a strong undergraduate research emphasis. Students are able to conduct research ranging from watershed monitoring and assessment to molecular analyses of DNA replication. The large majority of students in the department's research program are MSU Undergraduate Research Fellows, a program which supports students with a stipend as they work with faculty members on research projects. Other students are supported by research grants awarded to faculty members, and many of these students conduct research during the summer. Students present the results of their research at local, regional and national meetings, frequently winning awards for these presentations. 

 Much More Involvement

MSU offers more than 100 student organizations campus-wide, with several organizations specifically geared toward biology and chemistry students. These include the student chapter of the American Chemical Society, the pre-medicine club, the environmental science club, and Tri Beta, the national biological honor society. These groups meet to discuss their interests and career strategies, sponsor social events and become involved in campus and regional outreach. For example, the student chapter of the American Chemical Society conducts demonstrations entitled, "Let's Blow Things Up", as well as raising funds for the American Cancer Society. The Pre-Medicine Club raises funds for the local free clinic, and the Environmental Science Club facilitates the cleanup of Triplett Creek watershed each year. 

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