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Biology

Biology is the study of life and living organisms!

  • Discover the interconnectedness of all living organisms in the environment.
  • A solid foundation in biology allows you to make informed decisions about issues concerning the environment, healthcare, and personal welfare.
  • Courses are designed for all students - those who seek a general appreciation and understanding of biology, those preparing for advanced biology courses at universities, and those preparing for programs in healthcare and professional schools.
  • Face-to-face and online courses are available.

 

Four students at work in a Biology lab One student looks through a microscope while another watches Three students gathering water samples from a river

 

Wolfe Scholarship

Bartha Pre-PA Scholarship

 

Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal

How to Apply

  1. Login to your My MC Portal
  2. Click the Students tab
  3. Click the "Financial Aid Portal" link
  4. Under Log In, provide your Social Security Number and password. If you do not have a password, click the "First Time User" link at the bottom-right and follow prompts.

For additional general scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.

General Scholarships

Missing the "Financial Aid Portal" link?

To have access to the Financial Aid portal and apply for scholarships, the student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid.

If the students FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student must fill out the FAFSA application first and once processed, will be able to complete the general scholarship application.

FAFSA Information

MIDLAND COLLEGE/SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

Want to earn a Bachelor degree while staying right here at MC?

The Sul Ross @ MC Distance Program allows students to complete 11 different Baccalaureate degrees from Sul Ross State University while staying on the Midland College campus. Transfer up to 90 hours of lower level coursework directly into your selected degree plan. Advanced courses are presented via interactive televised lectures or web-based classes given by Sul Ross faculty, with labs being taught by Midland College faculty. 

MC/SRSU Program

 

Midland College has articulation agreements with a variety of schools and programs to assist our students with transferring to a university. Our curriculum maps, located in the catalog, provide a guided path for general transfer to our top five receiving institutions; however, your Pathways Advisor can assist you with a personalized plan for your specific transfer based on university and program. It is strongly recommended and encouraged that you contact your Pathways Advisor for assistance with course selection if you plan to transfer.

Healthcare

Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Optometry, Blood Bank Specialist, Genetic Counselor, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, and many more.

Interested in healthcare, but not sure what, visit explorehealthcareers.org

Cell Biology

Forensic Sciences, Biotechnology

Organismal Biology

Biologist, Zoologist, Zoologist

Field Biology

Ecologist

Education

High School Teacher

Other Careers

Take a look at the Occupational Outlook website by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to explore careers and their job outlook.

PRIMARY CARE PATHWAY PROGRAM

Together with the University of North Texas (UNT), MC offers a plan where you can complete medical school in a seven-year, “2+1+4” plan, finishing your training a year before your peers.

University Partnerships - UNT

Undergraduate Research

The MC Biology Department provides students unique opportunities to participate in undergraduate research. This gives a student hands-on experience, an opportunity to learn what biologists do in the field and in the lab, as well as enhances the a student’s resume when applying to jobs, universities, and programs.

MC Undergraduate Research


Marine Biology

With the MC Biology Department you have a unique opportunity to explore factors affecting coral reef health in Roatan, Honduras.

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.

Student Success

Student Success: Alex Martinez, Biology

His passion is bugs—all types, but especially scorpions and spiders. His ultimate career goal is to work for the Smithsonian Institute, where the entomology collection is the largest in the world. Alex Martinez, 23, wants to research proteins of venomous insects in order to find a solution to combat diseases of the human nervous system.

In order to accomplish his career goal, Martinez is currently pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Biology at Sul Ross State University (SRSU). Through a cooperative agreement between Midland College (MC) and SRSU, Martinez is able to complete all his coursework, including intensive laboratory classes, on the main MC campus. He will graduate in August and then plans to immediately begin taking graduate courses leading to a master’s degree in Biology.

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Thank you for choosing Midland College! If you are here to collect a few credits, take courses to transfer, or here to start a new career, we welcome you.

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