Acceptance rate of students to graduate school

Biology is a great major for student considering an advanced degree

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

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.

A Solid Foundation for Success

The Midway University Biology Program will give you a firm foundation from which to launch a career with 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 & Zoology, Ecology, and Environmental Sciences.
  • Private & Public sector jobs in labs and field work
  • Biology & Environmental Education
  • Consulting & Advocacy organizations
Course Number Name of Course Credit Hours

General Education Requirements for Bachelor's Degree


Major Course Requirements(Courses in the major require a grade of C or better)

BIO 103General Biology I3
BIO 104General Biology I Laboratory1
BIO 105General Biology II3
BIO 106General Biology II Lab1
BIO 225Microbiology or Cell Biology BIO 2413
BIO 305Global Ecology or General Ecology BIO 3123
BIO 325Genetics and Molecular Biology3
BIO 401Ethical Issues in Science3
BIO 405Introduction Biology Research3
BIO 487Senior Research Data Collection0
BIO 488Senior Biology Research3

Biology Supporting Courses

CHM 170General Chemistry I4
CHM 171General Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHM 175General Chemistry II4
CHM 176General Chemistry II Lab1
CHM 330Organic Chemistry I4
CHM 331Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHM 335Organic Chemistry II4
CHM 336Organic Chemistry II Lab1
MTH 143Trigonometry 1
PSC 240Physics I4
PSC 241Physics Laboratory I1
PSC 245Physics II4
PSC 246Physics II Lab1

Choose 15 additional hours in Major Electives (Courses in the major electives require a C or better. Students must complete at least two 300- or 400-level laboratories as part of these 15 hours)

BIO 190Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIO 191Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory1
BIO 198Anatomy & Physiology II3
BIO 199Anatomy & Physiology II Lab1
BIO 204Medical Vocabulary2
BIO 225Microbiology3
BIO 226Microbiology Laboratory1
BIO 230Principles of Botany3
BIO 231Principles of Botany Lab1
BIO 241Cell Biology3
BIO 312General Ecology3
BIO 313Gen Ecology Lab1
BIO 304General Zoology3
BIO 306General Zoology Lab1
BIO 305Global Ecology3
BIO 310Topics in Biology3
BIO 314Vertebrate Zoology3
BIO 315Vertebrate Zoology Lab1
BIO 318Vertebrate Embryology3
BIO 319Vertebrate Embryology Lab1
BIO 320Histology2
BIO 321Histology Lab1
BIO 326Immunology3
BIO 327Immunology Lab1
BIO 328Genetics and Molecular Biology Lab1
CHM 420Biochemistry3
CHM 421Biochemistry Lab1
BIO 485Internship: Biological Science3



Total Credit Hours


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