Cook Carillon Tower

Cook Carillon Tower

Containing 48 bells and measuring 100 feet to the top of its spire, the Cook Carillon Tower is the focal point of Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.

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Schoolcraft College

Program Guide: Biology

First Year

First Semester
ENG 101 3
MATH 128 4
Social Science elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
CHEM 111 4
Second Semester
ENG 102 3
CHEM 117 4
World Perspectives elective 3
Social Science elective 3
MATH 119 3

Second Year

First Semester
BIOL 120 4
Humanities elective 3
PHYS 181 or 211 4-5
CHEM 213 5
Second Semester
BIOL 130 4
MATH 122 or MATH 145 or MATH 150 4-5
CHEM 214 5
Humanities elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.A., B.S. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third-semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities electives must be selected from different discipllines.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANTH 211, ARA 202, FR 202, GEOG 133, GER 202, HIST 137, HIST 138, HUM 232, SPAN 202
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HIST 151, HIST 152, HIST 153, SOC 205, SOC 209, SOC 210


As a science, biology offers the opportunity to study and experiment with animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria in the laboratory and outdoors. Biologists make contributions in widely varying areas, including medicine, crop development, wildlife management, environmental preservation, and systematics.

Advances in the field of medicine and the numerous biological problems associated with human beings and their environment provide promising opportunities for work in biology. Careers in biology which require a bachelor¿s degree include: agronomist, aquatic biology, biotechnologist, botanist, conservationist, fisheries biologist, genetics technician, horticulturist, marine biologist, microbiologist, quality control technician, park naturalist/ranger, teacher, waste water technician, zoologist, and positions with seed, fertilizer, pesticide, chemical, medical supply, or drug companies, museums, zoos, governmental agencies, and private environmental consulting firms.

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