Danielle  Lake, Ph.D.

Danielle Lake, Ph.D.

"The most rewarding aspect of teaching at Grand Valley is to empower students to see that they have a role to play in making a difference, and to help them believe in themselves." - Danielle Lake, Liberal Studies Department Read More

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Montcalm Community College

Program Guide: Biology

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 100 3
MATH 159 4
Social Science elective 3
BIOL 110 or 121 4
Second Semester
ENGL 101 3
Social Science elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
MATH 120 3
BIOL 115 or 122 4

Second Year

First Semester
World Perspectives elective 3
Humanities elective 3
CHEM 220 5
MATH 190 or 250 3-4
Second Semester
Humanities elective 3
Elective 4
CHEM 221 5
Elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.A, B.S.. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • Students interested in teacher certification should take PSYC 120 as a social science elective.
  • U.S. Diversity is not required for students interested in teacher certification.
  • Students must take either BIOL 110 + 115 or BIOL 121 + 122 in order to receive credit for BIO 120 + 121 at Grand Valley.
  • If time permits, students may take CHEM 251 + 252 and PHYS 230 + 231 (based on emphasis selected).  However, at least 58 credits must be taken from a four year college.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  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 agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANTH 260, BUSN 260, HIST 257, HUMN 110, PHIL 221
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ANTH 265, HIST 250, HIST 251, HIST 252, HIST 253, SOCI 235, POLI 240



As a science biology offers the opportunity to study and experiment with animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria in the laboratory and utdoors. 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 biologist, biotechnologist, 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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