Ross  Sherman, Ph.D.

Ross Sherman, Ph.D.

"The biggest thing I like about teaching at Grand Valley is that you get to spend time with students, and not just in the classroom, but also in the laboratory." - Ross Sherman, Movement Science Department Read More

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Jackson Community College

Program Guide: Mathematics

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MAT 151 4
Humanities elective 3
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
MAT 154 5
Humanities elective 3
Social Science elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
MAT 251 4
CIS 165 3
World Perspectives elective 3
Science elective 4
Second Semester
Science Lab elective 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
MAT 254 4
Elective 3
Elective 3


  • Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.. Students seeking the B.A. degree are required to demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • This guide assumes students are ready to begin in Math 151. Prerequisites may be required.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.   Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements. GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agrteement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANT 131, CUL 175, ENG 257, GEO 132, PLS 262, SPN 232
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 249, HST 125, SOC 235, SOC 246
  • Students interested in math for teacher certification should take PSY 140 ad PSY 245.


The mathematics major is offered with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Options within the major lead to mathematics careers in industry, in elementary and secondary teaching, and as preparation for graduate school.

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