Craig Benjamin, Ph.D.

Craig Benjamin, Ph.D.

"I'm strong on encouraging students to explore the world and helping them unlock this great potential that they may not have known was there. It's a profoundly satisfying job." - Craig Benjamin, History Department Read More

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St. Clair County Community College

Program Guide: Biology

First Year

First Semester
ENG 101 3
MTH 113 4
BIO 100 4
Social Science elective 3
U.S. Diversity/Social Science elective 3
17
Second Semester
ENG 102 3
BIO 200 5
CHM 111 5
Humanities elective 3
16
 

Second Year

First Semester
CHM 112 5
BIO 250 4
MTH 120 or MTH 114 4
Humanities elective 3
16
Second Semester
BIO 220 4
World Perspecitves/Social Science elective 3
Humanities elective 3
PHY 121 or 221 4-5
14-15
 

NOTES:

  • Degrees offered: B.A., B.S. Students desiring a BA. degree must demonstrate a third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • This guide fulfills the MACRAO agreement.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANT 171, ENG 208, ENG 230, FR 204, GEO 233, GR 204, HIS 102, HIS 102H, HIS 280, SP 204
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 225, ENG 236, HIS 150, HIS 233, HIS 297, SOC 110, SOC 160, SOC 201
  • Students interested in teacher certification should take PSY 180.
  • Both BIO 200 and BIO 250 must be taken in order to receive credit for BIO 120 + BIO 121 at Grand Valley.
  • If MTH 114 is not taken, then MTH 111 can be taken.  MTH 111 is not part of the biology major, but it is a prerequisite for PHY 220 at Grand Valley.

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.

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