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Start your path to a professional school or a career in science with a degree in Biology from Midway University.

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Midway’s Biology program propels students into professional schools that include pharmacy, medicine, veterinary medicine, and physical and occupational therapy.

The numbers speak for themselves – 90 percent of our Biology degree graduates are accepted into graduate and professional schools.

With outstanding science facilities, an impressive record for grads, and a low faculty to student ratio, Midway University is your formula for success when pursuing a degree in science.

Program Highlights

Midway University offers a strong science program. Students can select from a major in biology, a minor in biology, or a minor in chemistry. Faculty-led research with students is woven into the curriculum, and seniors present their research during the annual Research Symposium held each semester on campus. Students also can earn honors and be inducted into the Beta Beta Beta Science Honor society.

A Solid Foundation for Success

The Midway University Biology program will give you a firm foundation from which to launch a career and opportunities to follow a variety of paths.

Working closely with your advisors, you’ll develop a plan that gives both a broad foundation in the sciences and a specific course of study for your preferred field.

With dedication, you’ll be equipped to pursue:

  • Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Physical and Occupational Therapy, and Veterinary schools
  • Graduate programs in Genetics & Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Botany and Zoology, Ecology, and Environmental Sciences.
  • Private and public sector jobs in labs and field work
  • Biology and Environmental Education
  • Consulting and Advocacy organizations

Frequently Asked Questions

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We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1.800.952.4122 or email

Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-12 credit hours.)

Visit Financial Aid page for more details.

An admission decision can only be made with official documents. Transcripts are considered official when they are either mailed directly to Midway University from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope or sent electronically by a secured third party such at National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Students can view our Tuition and Fees Schedule online.

Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to and apply for scholarships. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover.

Midway University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions that are 100-level or higher with a grade of “C” or better. At the time of admission, our Admissions Counselors will provide an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credit. An official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar’s Office after acceptance.

Depending on your student type, there are different steps needed to get you ready to begin classes. Visit our Next Steps page to find your path, or contact admissions at

Traditional students may declare a major that is only offered online following the guidelines of the online major policy in the academic catalog.

Student Testimonial

"Dr. Ryder always believed in me and pushed me to do better throughout my time at Midway and I can't thank her enough. In addition, Dr. Delfino offered amazing advice whenever I needed it. Both my advisors worked really hard before I even committed to come to make sure I could reach my goal of a double major in 4 years."

"My research project, observing the effect of interspecific competition on Pseudomonas aeruginosa through competition assays is something that I am extremely proud of."

Matthew Collins '21 Biology/Mathematics

Matthew Collins at Midway University
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Small Classes

Our average class size is 17 students allowing more interaction with faculty.

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Annually 99% of our traditional undergraduates receive institutional aid.

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Personalized Attention

Our student to faculty ratio is 15 students to 1 faculty member.

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Our Admissions Team would love to help you get started on your journey to become a MidwayU Eagle. Visit campus, request info, or apply today.
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Featured Faculty
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Cynthia Ryder
Associate Professor of Biology
Chair of Department of Math & Science