Ross  Sherman, Ph.D.

Ross Sherman, Ph.D.

"The biggest thing I like about teaching at Grand Valley is that you get to spend time with students, and not just in the classroom, but also in the laboratory." - Ross Sherman, Movement Science Department Read More

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Glen Oaks Community College

Program Guide: Chemistry

First Year

First Semester
ENG 121 3
MATH 161 5
World Perspectives elective 4
CHEM 133 4
Second Semester
ENG 122 3
Social Science elective 4
CHEM 134 4
MATH 162 5

Second Year

First Semester
Electives 6
Humanities elective 4
PHYS 151 + 152 or 251 + 252 5
Second Semester
Humanities elective 4
U.S. Diversity elective 4
PHYS 153 + 154 or 253 + 254 5
Social Science elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A. Students seeking a B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • It is recommended that students transfer after one year.  The required chemistry courses are not available at Glen Oaks.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.    Social science electives must be selected from different discipilnes.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANTH 201, LNG 261, ENG 234, REL 231, HIST 102
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 201, SOC 121, SOC 220, HIST 201, HIST 202
  • Accreditation: Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.
  • Students interested in the professional emphasis should take PHYS 251 + 252 and 253 + 254. All other emphasis areas should take PHYS 151 + 152 and 153 + 154.
  • Students seeking teacher certification should take PSY 101 and BIO 121 and BIO 122 instead of physics.
  • This is a general curriculum guide and is not applicable to every student.


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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