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Allendale Campus

Set on 1,304 acres along the scenic Grand River Valley, the Allendale main campus is home to modern classrooms and labs, contemporary housing, outstanding fitness and sports facilities, a comprehensive library, and much more.

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Alpena Community College

Program Guide: Biology

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 or 121 3
MTH 121 4
Social Science elective 3
BIO 161 or 210 4
Elective 3
17
Second Semester
ENG 112 or 122 3
Social Science elective 3
BIO 162 or 211 4
MTH 223 4
14
 

Second Year

First Semester
Humanities elective 3
CEM 121 4
PHY 121 or 221 4-5
U.S. Diversity elective 3
14-15
Second Semester
CEM 122 4
Humanities elective 3
PHY 122 or 222 4-5
World Perpsectives elective 3
14-15
 

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 and social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.    Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  G\VSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANP 121, ANP 231, ENG 203, HUM 241, HUM 242
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HST 221, HST 222, SOC 210, SOC 230
  • Students interested in teacher certification should not take a course from U.S. Diversity.
  • If time permits, students can take CEM 221 and CEM 222.

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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