Alana  Holland

Alana Holland

"I started filming and editing and doing reporting packages and internships in my first year...At the same time it was still a fun college experience. It was the best of both worlds." - Alana Holland '13, Reporter and Multimedia Journalist, WNEM - TV 5 Read More

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Grand Rapids Community College

Program Guide: Biology

First Year

First Semester
EN 100 or 101 3
MA 131 5
CHM 130 + 131 or 150 + 151 5
BI 151 4
17
Second Semester
EN 102 3
CHM 140 + 141 or 160 + 161 5
BI 152 4
PS 110 3
15
 

Second Year

First Semester
Humanities elective 3
World Perspective elective 3
CHM 240 or 260 + 261 4/5
MA 129 or 215 or 133 4/5
14/16
Second Semester
BI 215 4
Humanities elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
CHM 250 + 251 or 270 + 271 5
Social Science elective 3
18
 

NOTES:

  • Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • Students planning to attend graduate or professional school should take CHM 260/261 and 270/271.
  • Chemistry sequence selected depends on emphasis area chosen.
  • This guide fulfills the MIchigan Transfer agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-PS course.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements. GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS SEE THE GRCC COUNSELING AND CAREER CENTER FOR A LIST OF COURSES THAT WILL FULFILL ELECTIVES.
  • World Perspectives electives:  AN 201, AN 210, AN 285, BA 288, EC 290, EN 252, EN 281, EN 282, FR 232, GR 232, GE 135, GE 210, GE 296, HS 101, HS 102, HS 120, HS 121, HS 230, HS 239, HS 240, HS 241, SH 242, HS 290, HS 295, PS 201, PS 202, PS 215, SP 232
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  AN 280, COM 235, EN 251, EN 261, EN 270, EN 271, HE 272, EN 278, GE 281, HS 215, HS 249, HS 250, HS 281, PL 207, SO 254, SO 260, SO 261, SO 262, SO 265, SO 270

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a science, biology offers the opportunity to study and experiment with animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria in the laboratory and outdoors. Biologists make contributions in widely varying areas, including medicine, crop development, wildlife management, environmental preservation, and systematics.

Advances in the field of medicine and the numerous biological problems associated with human beings and their environment provide promising opportunities for work in biology. Careers in biology which require a bachelor's degree include: agronomist, aquatic biologist, biotechnologist, botanist, conservationist, fisheries biologist, genetics technician, horticulturist, marine biologist, microbiologist, quality control technician, park naturalist/ranger, teacher waste water technician, zoologist, and positions with seed, fertilizer, pesticide, chemical, medical supply, or drug companies, museums, zoos, governmental agencies, and private environmental consulting firms.

Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
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