Andrew Plague

Andrew Plague

"I came to Grand Valley because it has everything that a big university offers, but it feels like a small university. I wanted to go somewhere where my professors knew my name and I could work one-on-one with them." - Andrew Plague, political science major Read More

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Northwestern Michigan College

Program Guide: Mathematics

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 4
MTH 140 5
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 112 4
MTH 141 5
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Humanities elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
MTH 142 5
MTH 116 3
World Perspectives elective 3
Science elective 4
Second Semester
MTH 241 4
Science Lab elective 4
Humanities Elective 3
Social Science elective 3


  • Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.. Students seeking the B.A. degree are required to demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • This guide assumes students are caclulus ready.
  • Students interested in teacher certification should take PSY 101 and CD 202.
  • Students should consider transferring after one year.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  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:  ANT 113, ART 111, ART 112, ENG 241, ENG 263, ENG 271, GEO 109, HST 228, HST 235, FRN 202, SPN 202, PHL 121, PHL 122, PLS 132, PLS 211
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ART 214, ENG 245, HST 111, HST 112, HST 211, HST 212, HST 213, MUS 111, SOC 201, SOC 220


The mathematics major is offered with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Options within the major lead to mathematics careers in industry, in elementary and secondary teaching, and as preparation for graduate school.

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