The Transformational Link

The Transformational Link

The Transformational Link on the Allendale Campus was completed by Detroit artist Gary Kulak and represents a student's educational journey at GVSU.

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Alpena Community College

Program Guide: Geology

First Year

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

Second Year

First Semester
Humanities elective 3
PHY 124 4
PHY 121 or 221 4-5
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Second Semester
PHY 122 or 222 4-5
Elective 3
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.S.,
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.   Social science 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.
  • Choose electives from:  BUS 255, MTH 223, MTH 131
  • 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


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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