Rebeca  Castellanos, Ph.D.

Rebeca Castellanos, Ph.D.

"The university has a goal to provide excellent education for our students, and also there are expectations for us faculty to improve. I like that. That can only have good results." - Rebeca Castellanos, Modern Languages and Literatures Department Read More

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North Central Michigan College

Program Guide: Chemistry

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 3
MATH 150 5
CEM 121 5
Second Semester
ENG 112 3
MATH 210 5
CEM 122 5
Social Science elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Humanities elective 3
CEM 231 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
Social Science elective 3
Second Semester
World Perspectives elective 3
CEM 232 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Humanities elective 3
Science elective 4


  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A.
  • Students seeking the B.A. degree are required to demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • Accreditation: Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Science elective must be a non-CEM course.  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:  ANP 110, ANP 210, ENG 250, ENG 255, FR 212, GEO 121, GR 212, HST 140, HAT 141, REL 100, SPAN 212
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HST 131, HST 132, HST 205, HST 220, HST 221, SOC 120, SOC 230, SOC 271
  • This guide assumes that students are ready to begin in MTH 150.
  • Students interested in teacher certification should take PSY 161 as a social science elective.  .
  • If time permits, students can take PHY 210 + 211 or PHY 230 + 231 (professional emphasis only).  However, at least 58 credits must be taken at a four year college/univesity.


Chemists with bachelor's degrees find employment in all areas of manufacturing, agribusiness, energy production, and health care, and n 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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