Build a Foundation in Biology

Do you love to learn about animals, plants, and life in all its forms? Choose the Biology Pathway at Mid and study the origin, growth, reproduction, structure, and behavior of living things. Earn credits you can transfer to a four-year school and set yourself up for a career in science, medicine, or other exciting field.

Job Outlook
  • $39k
    Median pay for biological technicians
  • $64k
    Median pay for zoologists and wildlife biologists
  • $79k
    Median pay for microbiologists

Seamless Transfer to Michigan Colleges & Universities

As a Biology student, you’ll earn an Associate in Science degree designed for seamless transfer to other Michigan colleges and universities.

Mid participates in MiTransfer Pathways, a statewide partnership that identifies key courses you can apply toward a bachelor’s degree. It simplifies transfer and offers guidance for transferring specific courses to schools across Michigan.

Get more info about transfer and course equivalencies at the MiTransfer website.

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Starting at Mid and transferring to a four-year school can save you $12,000-24,000 off the cost of a typical bachelor’s degree.

Our participation in MiTransfer means your Mid credits will transfer seamlessly to many Michigan colleges and universities. You can complete nearly half the credits required for a bachelor’s degree before graduating from Mid.

Along the way, you’ll receive personalized advice and support from your Mid Mentor and other people and programs committed to your success.

Mid’s Biology Pathway is one of several Math & Science Pathways available to students at Mid.

As a biology student, you’ll earn an Associate in Science-Math & Science Transfer degree. You’ll take courses focused on biology topics.

While your official degree may not say “biology,” you’ll be ready to continue your study of biology and other sciences at four-year colleges or universities.

Biology students go onto work in fields like:

  • Biotechnology 
  • Marine biology
  • Microbiology
  • Environmental conservation
  • Scientific research
  • Agriculture
  • Veterinary science

Biology also can provide the foundation for careers in medicine or other health professions. These and other careers often require additional education or training beyond an associate’s or  bachelor’s degree.

Research biology-related careers using O*NET OnLine, a top career tool used by job seekers, employers, and more.

Save $ Starting at Mid can save you up to $24,000 off the cost of a bachelor’s degree.

Succeed Your Mid Mentor will provide the personalized support you need.

Biology MiTransfer

Community colleges and universities have collaborated to simplify the transfer process by developing MiTransfer Pathways. These transfer pathways build on the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), which makes it easier for students to transfer their general education courses earned at Mid Michigan College to participating four-year institutions in Michigan.

View Mid Michigan College’s MTA requirements.

Biology faculty identified courses that will transfer between community colleges and universities in Michigan.

The following courses at Mid Michigan College are guaranteed to transfer to biology programs of participating institutions.

BIO 111
Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Molecular Biology 4
BIO 112
Fundamentals of Evolution and Diversity 4
CHM 111
General College Chemistry I 5
CHM 112
General College Chemistry II 5
CHM 245/CHM 255
Organic Chemistry I 5
CHM 246/CHM 256
Organic Chemistry II 5

Mid Michigan College Degree Requirements

These are Mid Michigan College associate degree requirements and may not be accepted for transfer by universities participating in the agreement.

PHY 105
Introductory College Physics I 5
PHY 106
General Physics II 5
ENG 222
Expository Writing and Research 3
COM 101 or COM 257
Fundamentals of Communication or Public Speaking 3


Transfer Institution Degree Requirements

Transfer institutions have identified remaining degree requirements that a student can take at Mid Michigan College that will transfer to a participating biology program.

To view the details about each pathway including the full agreement, for each institution, visit the MI Transfer website.

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Dean of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Steve Amidon

(989) 773-6655