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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Henry Ford Community College

Program Guide: Biology

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MATH 115 5
CHEM 141 5
Social Science elective 3
16
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
CHEM 142 5
MATH 141 or 180 4
15
 

Second Year

First Semester
Social Science elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3
CHEM 241 4
BIO 150 4
CHEM 243 2
16
Second Semester
BIO 152 4
Humanities elective 3
Humanities elective 3
CHEM 242 4
14
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.A., B.S.. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • 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.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANTH 131, ANTH 152, ARA 232, FRE 232, GEOG 132, GER 232, HIST 113, SPN 232, WR 131, WR 232, WR 233, WR 240
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HIST 151, HIST 152, HIS 255, SOC 132, SOC 151
  • Students interested in teacher certification should not take a U.S. Diversity course.
  • Students interested in teacher certification should take PSY 131 as a social science elective.
  • BIO 150 + BIO 152 both must be taken at HFCC to receive BIO 120 + BIO 121 at Grand Valley.

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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