Ryan  Fleischmann

Ryan Fleischmann

"Not only did I learn technical skills, but I also learned the reasoning, writing, and communication skills to implement those technical skills effectively in the work place." - Ryan Fleischmann '12, Developer, Accenture Federal Services Read More

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Glen Oaks Community College

Program Guide: Biology

First Year

First Semester
COM 121 3
NSM 151 4
World Perspectives elective 4
NSB 121 4
15
Second Semester
COM 122 3
NSE 201 4
Humanities elective 4
NSB 122 4
15
 

Second Year

First Semester
Social Science elective 4
U.S. Diversity elective 4
NSC 133 4
NSP 151 + 152 or 251 + 252 5
17
Second Semester
NSC 134 4
Humanities elective 4
NSP 153 + 154 or 253 + 254 5
SSP 101 4
17
 

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).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-SSP course.   Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  SSA 201, HUF 261, HUL 234, HUR 231
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HUL 201, SSS 121, SSS 220
  • Biology majors do not have to take the full year of physics.  However, students seeking teacher certification are strongly encouraged to do so.  Students may choose to take PHY 200 at Grand Valley instead.

 

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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