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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Alpena Community College

Program Guide: Physics

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 or 121 3
MTH 131 5
Humanities elective 3
CEM 121 4
Second Semester
ENG 112 or 122 3
Social Science elective 3
Humanities elective 3
MTH 132 5

Second Year

First Semester
Elective 3
MTH 231 5
PHY 221 5
World Perspectives elective 3
Second Semester
PHY 222 5
Social Science elective 3
MTH 232 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.S..
  • This guide assumes a prior math background.
  • 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.
  • Students interested in teacher certification should take PSY 101 as a social science elective.
  • Students interested in teacher certification should not take a U.S. Diversity elective.
  • Students interested in teacher certification can take BIO 161 if time permits.
  • Students interested in graduate school should not take MTH 232.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANP 121, ANP 239, ENG 203, HUM 241, HUM 242
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HST 221, HST 222, SOC 210, SOC 230


Physicists are usually employed in research and development laboratories in industry, private institutions, and government. As we enter a new century, the physicist will normally be working as a part of a team of scientists and engineers in such research fields as energy, superconductivity, low temperature, optics, atomic and nuclear phenomena, radiation, and computers. A physics degree is also excellent background for positions or further education in such fields as medicine, law, business administration, secondary teacher certification and engineering.

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