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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Bay de Noc Community College

Program Guide: Biology

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 101 4
MATH 110 4
World Perspectives elective 4
BIOL 110 4
16
Second Semester
ENGL 102 2
MATH 210 or MATH 141 4-5
Humanities elective 4
BIOL 112 4
14-15
 

Second Year

First Semester
BIOL 270 + 271 4
CHEM 110 5
Humanities elective 4
Social Science elective 4
17
Second Semester
U.S. Diversity elective 4
BIOL 255 + BIOL 256 4
Social Science elective 4
CHEM 112 5
17
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A. Students seeking a B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • The guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA).  Social science and humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.   Please see an advisor at the community college for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • PSYC 201 is recommended for students pursuing teacher certification.
  • Students might want to take MATH 111 which is a prerequisite for physics at Grand Valley. 
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANTH 201, BUSN 260, GEOG 125, GEOG 126, PHIL 202, POLI 201
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENGL 211, SOCY 207, SOCY 208

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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