Rainesha Williams-Fox

Rainesha Williams-Fox

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West Shore Community College

Program Guide: Geology

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 3
MTH 122 3
CHM 122 4
Humanities elective 3
Social Science elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 112 3
MTH 151 4
CHM 123 4
Humanities elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
GOL 191 4
PHY 232 or 236 4-5
Social Science elective 3
MTH 123 or 222 or CIS 130 or 160 3-5
Second Semester
PHY 233 or 237 4-5
Elective 3
Elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.S.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfe 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.
  • CHM 122 and 123 must both be taken at WSCC to count as CHM 115 and 116 at GVSU.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANT 112, GEO 133, LIT 213, PHL 202, SPN 202, HIS 142
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ANT 114, SOC 275, HIS 145, HIS 146


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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