Jun 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Pre-Biological Lab Science 3+1 Agreement with DU

Pre-Biological Laboratory Science, A.A. (3+1, Davenport University)

Academic Program Code: 680

This academic program prepares students to transfer to Davenport University to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Biological Laboratory Science. This is accomplished by completing the first three years of the program at GRCC and then transferring seamlessly to Davenport to complete the program. This program prepares students for careers in areas such as biotech, pharma, medicine, and others.  By declaring this articulated Pre-Major, students are on track to earn an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and a Bachelor of Science degree from Davenport University within four years (if enrolled in classes full-time).

General Transfer Notes

The coursework needed to complete this program is listed below.  The courses transfer and satisfy requirements at Davenport University

Students should contact Davenport to obtain additional detailed information about transfer requirements. Davenport ultimately makes the decisions about how each course will be used to meet the bachelor’s degree requirements. Students should also review the specific admission requirements for Davenport University and this Davenport program.

GRCC advisors and faculty are available to help students navigate transfer resources and create an individualized transfer plan, including selection of elective courses, which meets all GRCC and Davenport University requirements.

Graduates of this program will earn an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and may be eligible to earn the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) credential.

General Education Courses

Select a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework from the General Education course list. Select coursework as directed below.  Use transfer resources available and advising to select coursework based on Davenport University requirements. See the “Program Elective Courses” section for courses that may also satisfy GRCC General Education Requirements.

English Composition and Communications


Select two (2) Humanities General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas. Only one (1) Foreign Language course can be used for the Humanities General Education requirement.

Social Sciences

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

General Education Total Credit Hours

30 (minimum)

Open Elective Courses

The remaining number of courses needed to complete the program will depend on the number of credit hours still needed to reach the 89 credits required for graduation. Course selections should be made based on degree, major, minor, or academic interest at Davenport University.

Total Credit Hours


In What Order Should I Take Classes?

Please select courses from the Priority I list.  Select courses based on the number of credits you are taking in the semester, for example, if you are a part time student you do not have to take all of the courses listed.  If you are unable to schedule Priority I courses, move to and select from the list of Priority II, Priority III, and Priority IV courses.

Priority I Priority II

EN 101 - English Composition I  

MA 131 - Precalculus  

BI 151 - Introduction to Cells, Molecules, and Genes  

CHM 130 - General Chemistry I  

CHM 131 - General Chemistry I Laboratory  

EN 102 - English Composition II  

SO 260 - Race and Ethnicity  

BI 152 - Biological Diversity  

CHM 140 - General Chemistry II  

CHM 141 - General Chemistry II Laboratory  

Priority III Priority IV

BI 127 - Microbiology  

GE 235 - Globalization and Inequality  

CHM 260 - Organic Chemistry I   

CHM 261 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I   

EN 249 - Technical Writing  

BI 232 - Genetics  

COM 131 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking  

CHM 270 - Organic Chemistry II  

CHM 271 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II  

PH 125 - College Physics I  

Priority V Priority VI

CHM 250 - Biological Chemistry  

CHM 251 - Biological Chemistry Lab  

PH 126 - College Physics II  

CIS 156 - Microsoft Excel  

General Education Course - Humanities

General Education Course - Humanities

CIS 170 - Microsoft Access Database I  

Open Elective Course

Open Elective Course

NOTE: This priority schedule assumes the student is prepared to take the courses listed. If prerequisites are required, additional semesters may be required to complete this degree.

Meet with an Academic Program Advisor and consult my Academic Progress for specific degree requirements.