Richard Jelier, Ph.D.

Richard Jelier, Ph.D.

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Grand Rapids Community College

Program Guide: Geology

First Year

First Semester
EN 100 or 101 3
Humanities elective 3
MA 131 5
GL 101 4
15
Second Semester
EN 102 3
GL 104 4
Humanities elective 3
World Perspective elective 3
Elective 3
16
 

Second Year

First Semester
PH 125 or 245 4/5
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Social Science elective 3
CHM 130 + 131 or 150 + 151 5
15/16
Second Semester
MA 215 or CO 110 or MA 133 3/4
Social Science elective 3
CHM 140 + 141 or 160 + 161 5
PH 126 or 246 4/5
15/17
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.S. in Geology
  • 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.
  • IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS SEE THE GRCC COUNSELING AND CAREER CENTER FOR A LIST OF COURSES THAT WILL FULFILL ELECTIVES.
  • World Perspectives electives:  AN 201, AN 210, AN 285, BA 288, EC 290, EN 252, EN 281, EN 282, FR 232, GR 232, GE 135, GE 210, GE 296, HS 101, HS 102, HS 120, HS 121, HS 230, HS 239, HS 240, HS 241, HS 242, HS 290, HS 295, PS 201, PS 202, PS 215, SP 232
  • U.S. Diversity electives;  AN 280, COM 235, EN 251, EN 261, EN 270, EN 271, EN 272, EN 278, GE 281, HS 215, HS 249, HS 250, HS 281, PL 207, SO 254, SO 260, SO 261, SO 262, SO 265, SO 270

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The geosciences offer challenging career opportunities and are among the higher paid professions. The B.S. degree in geology is intended primarily to prepare students for graduate study in the geological sciences. As a terminal degree, it is useful in a variety of careers, including environmental technology, mineral and energy resource exploration, science writing, and business. Geoscientists will apply their knowledge and skills to exploring and developing the earth's resources.

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