Thuy  Simpson, Ph.D.

Thuy Simpson, Ph.D.

"There are several things I love about teaching at Grand Valley, but I have to say one of the best things about teaching at Grand Valley is the students. They are very respectful and they make teaching a lot more rewarding." - Thuy Simpson, Finance Department Read More

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Southwestern Michigan College

Program Guide: Chemistry

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 103 3
CHEM 101 5
MATH 141 4
Social Science elective 3
Second Semester
ENGL 104 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
CHEM 102 5
Elective 4

Second Year

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


  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A.. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • Accreditation: Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.
  • Students interested in the professional emphasis should take MATH 142.
  • PHYS 201 and PHYS 202 are required for the professional emphasis.  All other emphasis areas should take PHYS 101 and PHYS 102.
  • World Perspectives electives:  GERM 202, PHIL 201, SOCI 101, SPAN 202
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  SOCI 202, SOCI 203, SOCI 240.
  • The 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.
  • Students interested in pursuing teacher certification should take PSYC 101 as a social science elective.


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