Kirsten Strom, Ph.D.

Kirsten Strom, Ph.D.

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Washtenaw Community College

Program Guide: Geology

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 4
MTH 176 4
CEM 111 4
World Perspectives elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 226 3
MTH 178 3
CEM 122 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Humanities elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Elective 4
Humanities elective 3
PHY 111 or PHY 211 4-5
GLG 114 4
Second Semester
PHY 122 or PHY 222 4-5
Elective 3
Social Science elective 3
Social Science elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.S.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplilnes.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.  
  • ENG 111 and ENG 226 both transfer to GVSU as WRT 150.  If students don't complete the MTA, students will only receive the benefit of one of the courses.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANT 201, GEO 101, HST 122, HST 123, HUM 145, HUM 146, PSL 211, SPN 202, SPN 224
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 181, HST 150, HST 201, HST 202, SOC 205, SOC 207, SOC 230
  • Students can choose one of the following sequences:  MTH 160 + 1 statistics course at GVSU; MTH 191 + MTH 192; CIS 110 + CPS 161 or take at GVSU


The geosciences offer challenging career opportunities and are among the higher paid professions. The B.S. degree in geology is intended primarily to prepare students for graduate study in the geological sciences. As a terminal degree, it is useful in a variety of careers, including environmental technology, mineral and energy resource exploration, science writing, and business. Geoscientists will apply their knowledge and skills to exploring and developing the earth¿s resources.

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