Ingrid Gallegos

Ingrid Gallegos

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Lake Michigan College

Program Guide: Geology

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 101 3
MATH 128 4
PHSC 104 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Second Semester
ENGL 102 3
Social Science elctive 3
MATH 130 3
Elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Social Science elective 3
CHEM 111 4
Humanities elective 3
PHYS 101 or 201 5
Second Semester
Humanities elective 3
CHEM 112 4
MATH 216 3
PHYS 102 or 202 5


  • Degree offered: B.S..
  • Students should consider transferring after one year.
  • 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:  FORL 202, FORL 222, HIST 102, POSC 202
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HIST 201, HIST 202, HONR 215, SOC 201, SOC 202, SOC 205


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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