B.S. in Biology

Degree Guide Key:
Traditional Day ProgramsWC
Evening & Weekend ProgramsSCD
Online ProgramsON
Graduate ProgramsGRAD

 

Start your path to professional school or a career in science at Midway College. The Anne Hart Raymond Center reflects the college’s active commitment to science, math, and technology. The new, state-of-the-art facility features an auditorium, laboratories for each of the science disciplines, specialized classrooms, and computer labs.

Midway’s biology program propels students into professional schools that include pharmacy, medicine, veterinary medicine, and physical and occupational therapy. And our success rate is phenomenal: 90 percent of our biology graduates are accepted into graduate and professional schools. With outstanding science facilities, an impressive track record for grads, and an average student/faculty ratio of 13:1, Midway College is your formula for success in science.

Available through: WC

  Semester Hours
General Education Requirements 37
Biology Rquirements* 22
General Biology I (BIO 103) and Laboratory (BIO 104) or
Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 190) and Laboratory (BIO 191)
4
General Biology II (BIO 105) and Laboratory (BIO 106) or
Anatomy and Physiology II (BIO 198) and Laboratory (BIO 199)
4
(If Anatomy and Physiology I and II are taken, one of the additional Biology
courses must be BIO 180 Botany and Laboratory (BIO 181)
 
Microbiology (BIO 225) and Laboratory (BIO 226) 4
Genetics and Molecular Biology (BIO 325) 3
Ethical Issues in Science (BIO 401) 3
Introduction to Biological Research (BIO 405) 1
Senior Research Project (BIO 488) 3
   
Supporting Courses* 38
General Chemistry I and Lab (CHEM 170 & 171) 5
General Chemistry II and Lab (CHEM 175 & 176 5
Organic Chemistry I and Lab (CHEM 330 & 331) 5
Organic Chemistry II and Lab (CHEM 335 & 336) 5
Calculus I and Trigonometry (MA 220) 5
Physics I and Lab (PSC 240 & PSC 241) 5
Physics II and Lab (PSC 245 & PSC 246) 5
 
Choose 15 additional hours in major*
Additionally, students must complete two 300 or 400 level laboratories as part of these 15 hours
15
Principles of Botany (BIO 180) and Laboratory (BIO 181) 4
Medical Vocabulary (BIO 204) 2
General Zoology (BIO 304) and Laboratory (BIO 306) 4
Global Ecology (BIO 305) 3
Topics (BIO 310) 3
Cell Biology (BIO 311) 3
Vertebrate Zoology (BIO 314) and Laboratory (BIO 315) 4
Vertebrate Embryology (BIO 318) and Laboratory (BIO 319) 4
Histology (BIO 320) and Laboratory (BIO 321) 4
Immunology (BIO 326) and Laboratory (BIO 327) 4
Biochemistry (BIO 420) and Laboratory (BIO 421) 4
Internship (BIO 485) 3
   
Electives 12
Total 124

*A minimum grade of "C" in all major courses required for graduation.