Merritt Taylor, Ph.D.

Merritt Taylor, Ph.D.

"Grand Valley students are well prepared, they work hard, and it's a great opportunity and privilege as a professor to be able to show them opportunities that they may not have seen before." - Merritt Taylor, Biomedical Sciences Department Read More

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Glen Oaks Community College

Program Guide: Cell and Molecular Biology

First Year

First Semester
ENG 121 3
MATH 151 4
World Perspectives elective 4
BIO 121 4
Second Semester
ENG 122 3
Social Science elective 3
Humanities elective 4
MATH 153 4

Second Year

First Semester
MATH 201 3
U.S. Diversity elective 4
CHEM 133 4
PHYS 151 + 152 or 251 + 252 5
Second Semester
CHEM 134 4
Humanities elective 4
PHYS 153 + 154 or 253 + 254 5
Social Science elective 4


  • Degree offered: B.S.
  • 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:  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 overall goal of the CMB program is to provide our students with quality preparation for careers in research laboratories, as well as further study in graduate and professional schools. Cell and molecular biology, with its subdisciplines of biotechnology, molecular genetics, pharmacology and biomedicine is the most rapidly growing area of the life sciences today, with advances made on a daily basis.

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