Shane O'Donohue

Shane O'Donohue

"What I like best about Grand Valley are the people here. Everybody is very supportive and they want you to succeed in life, and that is a great feeling having such a family behind you." - Shane O'Donohue, biomedical sciences and psychology double major Read More

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Southwestern Michigan College

Program Guide: Anthropology

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 103 3
Elective 3
MATH 136 4
Humanities elective 3
SOCI 101 3
16
Second Semester
ENGL 104 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Elective 4
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
16
 

Second Year

First Semester
Science elective 4
Elective 3
MATH 150 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
16
Second Semester
Science Lab elective 4
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
16
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A. Students seeking a B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language. Students seeking the B.S. degree must choose one of the following sequences: BIOL 101 + 102, CHEM 101 + 102, PHYS 101 + 102.
  • Students may want to transfer after one year.  Required classes are not available at SMC.
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  SOCI 202, SOCI 203, SOCI 240
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-SOCI course.  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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Professional and career opportunities for students majoring in anthropology include jobs in international development/ assistance (nonprofit and government), government, education, museums, international business, zoos, human services, and health care.

It is important to identify your interests as early as possible so that you and your advisor can develop the best academic program possible. For many career paths in anthropology, it is important to have experience through one or more practicums or actual field experience in archeology. These opportunities are available with appropriate planning and coordination with your advisor.

Career practicum experiences are available for students interested in museum work and a number of other activities in local communities. Students interested in practicum experiences need to begin planning with their advisor for the experience as early as possible in their college career.

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