Jamon Alexander

Jamon Alexander

"Grand Valley was very instrumental in helping me be who I am today. There are dynamic on-campus experiences available to anyone who chooses to take advantage of them." - Jamon Alexander '05, Annual Fund Director at the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Read More

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Bay de Noc Community College

Program Guide: Geology

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 101 3
MATH 110 4
World Perspectives elective 3
CHEM 110 5
Second Semester
ENGL 102 2
MATH 111 3
Humanities elective 3
CHEM 112 5

Second Year

First Semester
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3
Social Science elective 3
PHYS 205 5
Second Semester
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective 4
PHYS 206 5


  • Degree offered: B.S.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement.  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.   Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Please see a community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • Students must choose one of the following sequences:  MATH 141 + 142; MATH 210 + 1 course at GV; CIS 101 + CSCI 121.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANTH 201, BUSN 260, GEOG 125, GEOG 126, PHIL 202, POLI 201
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENGL 211, SOCY 207, SOCY 208


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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