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Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system and behavior. Morehead State's Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience degree program is an interdisciplinary program that fosters the unique interests of students by enabling them to concentrate studies in one of three areas: Behavioral/Social Science; Biology/Chemistry; and Math/Physics. Students will take courses in introduction to brain and behavior, brain development and sex differences, the aging brain, drugs and behavior, and experimental design/analysis. Students will also take electives in biology, chemistry, math, physics, engineering, psychology, health, and social science to gain a multi-faceted understanding of neuroscience.  

Neuroscience Faculty

Our interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program has faculty affiliates from various disciplines, including biology, chemistry, engineering, health science, math, physics, psychology, and more.

Neuroscience scholarships

Thanks to private donations to the MSU Foundation, there are a number of scholarships designated specifically for neuroscience students: For more information on these and other scholarships, visit


Program Requirements

A Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience requires 120 credits (see Curriculum). For a detailed course list, course descriptions and program requirements, please refer to the undergraduate catalog. For admissions to Morehead State University, see admission requirements.

For more information, contact Dr. Wesley White at or 606-783-2980.

Career Opportunities

Students who earn a degree in neuroscience are prepared for a wide range of careers. Our graduates with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience have careers working with those with brain injury, neurological disorders (Alzheimer’s disease, autism spectrum disorder, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis), and drug addiction. Some of our graduates further their education in graduate programs, including neuroscience, medical school, physical therapy, occupational therapy, public health, and more.

For additional information on Careers in Neuroscience, visit the following useful sites:

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.