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Amber Hutson

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Glen Oaks Community College

Program Guide: Geology

First Year

First Semester
ENG 121 3
MATH 151 4
World Perspectives elective 4
CHEM 133 4
Second Semester
ENG 122 3
Social Science elective 3
CHEM 134 4
MATH153 4

Second Year

First Semester
Elective 3
Humanities elective 4
PHYS 151 + 152 or 251 + 252 5
GEOL 145 4
Second Semester
Humanities elective 4
Social Science elective 4
U.S. Diversity elective 4
PHYS 153 + 154 or 253 + 254 5


  • Degree offered: B.S.,
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA). Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.   Humanities 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:  ANTH 201, LNG 261, ENG 234, REL 231, HIST 102
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 201, SOC 121, SOC 220, HIST 201, HIST 202
  • It is strongly recommended that students transfer after one year.


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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