DeJanae Hayes

DeJanae Hayes

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North Central Michigan College

Program Guide: Biology

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 3
MATH 130 4
BIO 151 4
CEM 121 5
Second Semester
ENG 112 3
BIO 152 4
CEM 122 5
Humanities elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
World Perspectives elective 3
Social Science elective 3
MATH 140 4
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
Elective 3
Social Science elective 3
STAT 200 or MATH 150 3-5
Elective 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A. Students seeking a B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language. Students seeking a B.S. degree must complete STAT 200.
  • If time permits, students can take CEM 231 + 232 and PHY 101 or 210 or 230.  However, at least 58 credits must be taken from a four year college/university.
  • Students interested in teacher certification should take PSY 161 as a social science elective.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science 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:  ANP 110, ANP 210, ENG 250, ENG 255, FR 212, GEO 121, GR 212, HST 140, HST 141, REL 100, SPAN 212
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HST 131, HST 132, HST 205, HST 220, HST 221, SOC 120, SOC 230, SOC 271


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, biotechnologis, botanist, conservationist, fisheries biologist, genetics technician, horticulturist, marine biologist, 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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