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Biology Science is the study of life, individual organisms, their communities, and the systems, cells, and processes that make up living matter.

Biology Science majors at Mid-Plains Community College will typically transfer their associate’s degree and successfully completed course credits into a bachelor’s degree offered at a four-year college or university. 
Students majoring in biological sciences will study living organisms along with their systems and processes that permit life. Courses might include subjects such as cell biology, evolutionary biology, marine biology, and plant biology.
Study in the biology sciences is wide-open and you can specialize to become an educator, a researcher, or seek a career in the health/medical field to just name three.  

Suggested Sequence of Study for Biology 


Careers in Biological Science

  • Agriculture
  • Anatomy / Physiology
  • Bioinformatics / Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Cell Biology
  • Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Genetics
  • Marine Science
  • Medicine
  • Natural Resources
  • Pharmacology
  • Secondary Education
  • Toxicology
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Zoology

About Biological Science Emphasis

At Mid-Plains Community College, you can major in fields such as agronomy, horticulture, animal husbandry, zoology, physiology, anatomy, pathology, forensic science, biotechnology, mortuary science, botany, microbiology, pharmacology or science education. Biological science courses also are an important part of various health related programs. The courses in biological science are designed for students who intend to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete a bachelor’s degree.  A student who is interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree should consult an MPCC advisor and the transfer guide and catalog of the four-year institution.

Biology Faculty

NamePhoneTitleLocationEmail
Rob Bogardus345-8150Biology InstructorMcCook bogardusr@mpcc.edu
Walid Jumaily221-6428Biology InstructorNPCC-South jumailyw@mpcc.edu
Carla Long221-6426Biology InstructorNPCC-South longc@mpcc.edu
Layne Sarvela345-8153Biology InstructorMcCook sarvelal@mpcc.edu