Kyle Partlo

Kyle Partlo

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Southwestern Michigan College

Program Guide: Geology

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 103 3
Humanities elective 3
MATH 136 4
CHEM 101 5
Second Semester
ENGL 104 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
CHEM 102 5
MATH 131 3

Second Year

First Semester
World Perspectives elective 3
PHYS 101 or 201 5
Humanities elective 4
Social Science elective 4
Second Semester
PHYS 102 or 202 5
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 4


  • Degree offered: B.S.
  • World Perspectives electives:  GERM 202, PHIL 201, SOCI 101, SPAN 202
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  SOCI 202, SOCI 203, SOCI 240
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-GEOG course.   Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.


The geosciences offer challenging career opportunities and are among the higher paid professions. The B.S. degree in geology is intended primarily to prepare students for graduate study in the geological sciences. As a terminal degree, it is useful in a variety of careers, including environmental technology, mineral and energy resource exploration, science writing, and business. Geoscientists will apply their knowledge and skills to exploring and developing the earth¿s resources.

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