DeJanae Hayes

DeJanae Hayes

"I love our faculty and staff. They are so nice. They care about our grades and us succeeding here at Grand Valley." - DeJanae Hayes, accounting and finance major Read More

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Gogebic Community College

Program Guide: Biology

First Year

First Semester
ENG 101 3
MTH 110 4
CHM 151 5
Humanities elective 3
15
Second Semester
ENG 102 3
World Perspectives elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
CHM 152 5
Social Science elective 3
17
 

Second Year

First Semester
BIO 101 4
Humanities elective 3
CHM 201 4
PHY 201 or 251 4-5
15-16
Second Semester
MTH 211 3
BIO 102 4
Social Science elective 3
CHM 202 4
14
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A. Students seeking a 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:  ANT 105, BUS 240, NG 225, ENG 226, ENG 236, GEG 111, HST 103, HST 160, HST 170, SPA 202
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ANT 225, ENG 224, HST 201, HST 202, SOC 102, SOC 112
  • PSY 101 should be taken as a social science for students interested in teacher certification.
  • If time permits, PHY 202 is recommended for students interested in teacher certification.

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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