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Morehead State’s Department of Biology and Chemistry has degree programs that will satisfy your curiosity about the world around you and will help you turn that curiosity and passion for knowledge into a rewarding scientific career. The department is known for its high academic standards and research-focused approach to learning, which will give you both knowledge and important hands-on experience working in various laboratories. 

We have a wide range of undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry to prepare you for a career or to further your education in graduate or professional school. Our small class sizes ensure you’ll receive personal attention from professors who are committed to helping you achieve your academic goals. You’ll have helpful resources like tutoring and academic advising to help you every step of the way from the time you arrive on campus until you cross the stage at graduation.

If you’re interested in a medical career, our biomedical sciences degree offers several specializations to prepare you for medical or professional school in your chosen area of study. Graduates of the program are consistently accepted to medical and professional schools at a rate higher than state and national averages.  

Hands-On Research

The department of Biology and Chemistry offers robust, hands-on programs to prepare you for a wide range of scientific and medical careers.

Biomedical Sciences

Graduates of MSU’s biomedical sciences program are accepted to medical and professional schools at a rate higher than state and national averages:
  • Pre-Medicine: MSU, 68% (M.D. & D.O. combined); national, 32% (M.D. rate)
  • Pre-Dentistry: MSU, 100%: state, 38%, national, 48%
  • Pre-Pharmacy: MSU, 100%; state, 29%
  • Pre-Physical Therapy: MSU, 80%; state, 44%; national, 28%
  • Pre-Physician Assistant: MSU, 50%; national, 33%

    • Information Verified by the Department of Biology and Chemistry, June 2017

Undergraduate Research

As a student in MSU's Department of Biology and Chemistry, what you do in the classroom is just the beginning. Our Undergraduate Research Fellowship program allows you to work side-by-side with faculty on creative projects and in-depth research as early as your first year on campus.

Strong Partnerships

If you choose a degree in biomedical sciences, biology or chemistry and are interested in attending medical school, the MSU-UK Early Assurance Program provides you the opportunity to be assured acceptance at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. The partnership program is designed to groom you for medical school through a combination of prerequisite requirements and special program activities such as professional job shadowing and community service activities.

MSU-UK Early Assurance Program

Early Assurance Program

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Academic Programs

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    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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