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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Gogebic Community College

Program Guide: Physics

First Year

First Semester
ENG 101 3
MTH 150 4
Humanities elective 3
CHM 151 5
15
Second Semester
ENG 102 3
MTH 151 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Humanities elective 3
Social Science elective 3
16
 

Second Year

First Semester
MTH 152 4
Social Science elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3
PHY 251 5
15
Second Semester
MTH 220 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
PHY 252 5
15
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.S.
  • 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, ENG 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
  • MTH 220 is only recommended for students not considering graduate school.
  • Students interested in teacher certification should not take the U.S. Diversity elective.
  • PSY 101 is recommended as a social science elective for students interested in teacher certification.
  • This guide assumes a prior math background.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Physicists are usually employed in research and development laboratories in industry, private institutions, and government. As we enter a new century, the physicist will normally be working as a part of a team of scientists and engineers in such research fields as energy, superconductivity, low temperature, optics, atomic and nuclear phenomena, radiation, and computers. A physics degree is also excellent background for positions or further education in such fields as medicine, law, business administration, secondary teacher certification and engineering.

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