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

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. Go to our Financial Aid Portal, by clicking this link: Financial Aid Portal
  2. Log in using your SSN and Password. If this is your first time, click the "First Time User" link under the Submit button in the "Log In" box.
  3. Click the menu button at the top left-hand corner.
  4. Select the Scholarship Application.

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.

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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.

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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