Danielle Meirow

Danielle Meirow

"One of my favorite things about Grand Valley is the close community that it offers." - Danielle Meirow, biomedical sciences, women and gender studies double major Read More

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Glen Oaks Community College

Program Guide: Biology

First Year

First Semester
ENG 121 3
MATH 151 4
World Perspectives elective 4
BIO 121 4
15
Second Semester
ENG 122 3
BIO 201 4
Humanities elective 4
BIO 122 4
15
 

Second Year

First Semester
Social Science elective 4
U.S. Diversity elective 4
CHEM 133 4
PHYS 151 + 152 or 251 + 252 5
17
Second Semester
CHEM 134 4
Humanities elective 4
PHYS 153 + 154 or 253 + 254 5
PSY 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-PSY course.   Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANTH 201, LNG 261, ENG 234, REL 231, HIST 102
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 201, SOC 121, SOC 220, HIST 201, HIST 202
  • 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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