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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Grand Rapids Community College

Program Guide: Chemistry

First Year

First Semester
EN 100 or 101 3
CHM 130 + 131 or 150 + 151 5
Social science elective 3
MA 133 5
16
Second Semester
EN 102 3
CHM 140 + 141 or 160 + 161 5
MA 134 5
World Perspective elective 3
16
 

Second Year

First Semester
PH 245 or 125 4-5
Humanities elective 3
CHM 260 + 261 5
U.S. Diversity elective 3
15-16
Second Semester
Humanities elective 3
CHM 270 + 271 5
PH 246 or 126 4-5
Social Science elective 3
15-16
 

NOTES:

  • Degrees offered: B.S., B.A.
  • Students seeking the B.A. degree are required to demonstrate third semester competence in a foreign language.
  • Students interested in teacher certification should take PY 201 as a social science elective.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA). Social science and 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 may need to enroll in MA 131 prior to MA 133.
  • Accreditation: Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.
  • Students interested in the following emphasis areas should take the MA 134: professional (required), biochemistry & biotechnology and environmental(attendind graduate school), and secondary education
  • The professional emphasis requires MA 134, PH 245, and PH 246. All others can take PH 125 & 126 and do not need MA 134.
  • If time permits, students may also take CHM 280 + 290
  • Students interested in the biochemistry/biotechnology emphasis can take BI 151
  • The following emphasis area are available: secondary teaching, technical, professional, biochemistry/biotechnology and environmental.
  • IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS SEE THE GRCC COUNSELING AND CAREER CENTER FOR A LIST OF COURSES THAT WILL FULFILL ELECTIVES.
  • World Perspectives electives:  AN 201, AN 210, AN 285, BA 288, EC 290, EN 252, EN 281, EN 282, FR 232, GR 232, GE 135, GE 210, GE 296, HS 101, HS 102, HS 120, HS 121, HS 230, HS 239, HS 240, HS 241, HS 242, HS 290, HS 295, PS 201, PS 202, PS 215, SP 232
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  AN 280, COM 235, EN 251, EN 261, EN 270, EN 271, EN 272, EN 278, GE 281, HS 215, HS 249, HS 250, HS 281, PL 207, SO 254, SO 260, SO 261, SO 262, SO 265, SO 270

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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