Mid-Plains Community College is an ideal place to begin an education in the biological sciences. MPCC offers outstanding instruction, new and updated laboratory facilities, small class sizes, personalized instruction, and an affordable educational experience. Many scholarship opportunities also exist for eligible students.

Students will learn from instructors experienced both in the classroom and in professional biological research. Opportunities to participate in original research projects and work study programs are available for qualified individuals.

Biological Science majors 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. Mid-Plains Community College has established transfer agreements with many larger institutions to make the transfer of credit easy and efficient.

  • Agronomist
  • Botanist
  • Conservation Biology
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Marine Biology
  • Microbiologist
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Research Scientist
  • Secondary Education Teacher
  • Soil Scientist
  • Veterinarian
  • Wildlife Biology

Cost Estimate

  • Tuition & Fees (60 credits): $6720
  • Housing: $3100 (Avg. NP North, NP South & Brooks Hall)

% of tuition covered by scholarship
3.8+ & 25+ - 100%
3.5-3.79 & 23-24 - 75%
3.25-3.49 & - 21-22 - 50%

Annual tution: $2,880

Scholarships only pay for tuition. The student is responsible for fees. ($16 per credit hour)

  • These scholarships are guaranteed if application is received by March 1st 2021. (must reapply each year)
  •  Percentages are based on 15 hours of tuition per semester or 30 hours per year--$2,880 Annual Tuition.
  • Applicants who do not qualify for guaranteed scholarships are still eligible for program specific and other special scholarships.

Courses in biological science are designed for students intending to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete a bachelor’s degree in agronomy, anatomy, animal husbandry, biotechnology, forensic science, horticulture, microbiology, mortuary science, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, science education, wildlife biology, zoology, or similar major.

Biological science courses are also required for various health-related programs. Students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree should consult an MPCC advisor and the four-year institution’s transfer guide and catalog.

Related Programs

Rob Bogardus
Biology Instructor McCook Campus

Dr. Leah Christensen
Biology Instructor McCook Campus

Dr. Carla Long
Biology Instructor NPCC South Campus

Halea Messersmith
Biology Instructor NPCC South Campus