Danielle Meirow

Danielle Meirow

"One of my favorite things about Grand Valley is the close community that it offers." - Danielle Meirow, biomedical sciences, women and gender studies double major Read More

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Alpena Community College

Program Guide: Chemistry

First Year

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

Second Year

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


  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A. Students seeking a B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • This guide assumes students are ready to begin in MTH 131
  • 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.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANP 121, ANP 239, ENG 203, HUM 241, HUM 242
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HST 221, HST 222, SOC 210, SCO 230
  • Students interested in teacher certification should not take a course from U.S. Diversity.
  • Students interested in teacher certification may take PHY 124 if time permits.
  • MTH 132 is only required for the professional emphasis.  MTH 223 can be taken in place of MTH 132 for the following emphasis areas:  technical and environmental.  Students interested in teacher certification should take PSY 101 in place of MTH 132.  Students interested in biochemistry should take BIO 161 in place of MTH 132.
  • Accreditation: Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.
  • Students interested in the professional chemistry emphasis should take PHY 221 + 222. All other emphasis areas should take PHY 121 + 122.


Chemists with bachelor's degrees find employment in all areas of manufacturing, agribusiness, energy production, and health care, and in a wide variety of industrial, governmental, and medical laboratories. Areas of employment include product development and testing, quality control, environmental monitoring, and pollution control. Outside of the laboratory, chemists are employed by chemical and pharmaceutical companies in sales, technical service, and various phases of business.

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