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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Jackson Community College

Program Guide: Geology

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MAT 141 5
CEM 141 5
Humanities elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
MAT 133 or MAT 151 or CIS 101 4-5
CEM 142 5
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Social Science elective 3
GEL 160 4
PHY 231 or 251 4-5
World Perspectives elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Second Semester
Social Science elective 3
PHY 232 or 252 4-5
Elective 4
Humanities elective 3


  • 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.
  • Students should consider transferring after one year.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANT 131, CUL 175, ENG 257, GEO 132, PLS 262, SPN 232
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 249, HST 125, SOC 235, SOC 246


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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