Allendale Campus

Allendale Campus

Set on 1,304 acres along the Grand River Valley, the main campus in Allendale provides picturesque scenery during all four distinct Michigan seasons.

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Macomb Community College

Program Guide: Biology

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 1180 or 1210 3-4
MATH 1410 4
Social Science elective 3
BIOL 1000 4
Social Science elective 3
17-18
Second Semester
ENGL 1190 or 1220 3-4
World Perspectives elective 3
MATH 1430 3
BIOL 1010 4
Humanities elective 3
16-17
 

Second Year

First Semester
MATH 1340 3
CHEM 1170 4
Humanities elective 3
PHYS 1180 4
Social Science elective 3
17
Second Semester
CHEM 1180 4
PHYS 1190 4
Humanities elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
14
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A. Students seeking a B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • This guide fulfills the MACRAO agreement.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANTH 1000, BUSN 2100, ENGL 2800, ENGL 2810, FREN 2370, GEOG 2000, GRMN 2370, HIST 2520, HIST 2650, HUMN 1700, HUMN 1750, INTL 2000, INTL 2300, INTL 2500, ITAL 2370, POLS 1900, POLS 1950, SPAN 2370
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  SOCY 1100, SOCY 2450, SOCY 2550
  • Students interested in teacher certification should not take a   U.S. Diversity course.
  • PHYS 1180 + PHYS 1190 are recommended for teacher certification but are both not required.  PHYS 1180 alone will satisfy the PHY requirement.  However, it it highly recommended to take both for certification state test requirements.
  • If time permits, students can take CHEM 2260 + 2270 + 2280.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a science biology offers the opportunity to study and experiment with animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria in the laboratory and outdoors. Biologists make contributions in widely varying areas, including medicine, crop development, wildlife management, environmental preservation, and systematics.

Advances in the field of medicine and the numerous biological problems associated with human beings and their environment provide promising opportunities for work in biology. Careers in biology which require a bachelor's degree include: agronomist, aquatic biologist, biotechnologist, microbiologist, quality control technician, park naturalist/ranger, teacher, waste water technician, zoologist, and positions with seed, fertilizer, pesticide, chemical, medical supply, or drug companies, museums, zoos, governmental agencies, and private environmental consulting firms.

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