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

Program Details

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Wolfe Scholarship
Bartha Pre-PA Scholarship

Contact Dr. Miranda Poage, Dean of Math and Science at or (432) 685-4615, for more information.


Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal

FAFSA Requirement

The student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid to access the Financial Aid Portal and apply for scholarships.

If the student's FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student needs to complete the FAFSA application, and once processed, will have access to complete the general scholarship application.

FAFSA Information

How to Apply

  1. Complete current year FAFSA or TASFA applications
  2. Register for 6+ credit hours towards a degree or certification
  3. Minimum GPA of 2.50 or higher each semester

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

General Scholarships


Want to earn a Bachelor's 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.


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

Cell Biology


Organismal Biology

Biologist, Zoologist, Zoologist

Field Biology



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.


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.



Department Chair

Tomas Hernandez
Fox Science Building
Room 152
(432) 685-6751 


Biology Faculty Contact Information

Division Office

Math & Science

Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Building
Room 124
(432) 685-4561
Building Floor Plan



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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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