Glen Oaks Community College

General education program transfer guide

  1. The WMU General Education Program requires a minimum of 37 hours, not counting the baccalaureate-level writing course proficiency.
  2. To complete the freshman-sophomore requirements, transfer students from Glen Oaks Community College must present transcripts that indicate Michigan Transfer Agreement has been satisfied or have completed 29-31 hours from the GOCC courses listed below.
  3. No more than two courses from one department may be used to satisfy distribution requirements.
  4. Proficiencies #1 and #3 (college-level writing and mathematics/quantitative reasoning) must be satisfied before one may register for 3000 and higher level WMU courses.
  5. After transferring, students fulfilling #2 above will need only to complete the junior-senior requirement of two (2) 3000-4000 level courses (6-8 hours) in the distribution areas and Proficiency 2 at WMU.
  6. See the current WMU Undergraduate Catalog for a detailed explanation of this program.


Distribution Areas

One course required from each area, including two at WMU (per #5 above):

  • Area I, Fine Arts, (3-4 hours minimum) ART 100, 220, 221; HUM 101; MUS 150
  • Area II, Humanities, (3-4 hours minimum) ENG 201, 233, 234; PHIL 210, 230; REL 231, 232, 233; HIST 101, 102; HUM 234
  • Area III, The U.S.: Cultures and Issues, (3-4 hours minimum) PSI 110; HIST 201, 202
  • Area IV, Other Cultures and Civilizations, (3-4 hours minimum) ANTH 201
  • Area V, Social and Behavioral Sciences, (3-4 hours minimum) ECON 203, 204; BUS 104; HIST 204; PSY 101; SOC 120
  • Area VI, Natural Sciences with Lab, (4-5 hours minimum) BIO 120, 121, 122; CHEM 130, 133; GEOG 142; PHYS 144, 251, 252
  • Area VII, Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications, (3-4 hours minimum) INDS 151
  • Area VIII, Health and Well-being, (2 hours minimum) PHED 106


Proficiencies

Required minimums noted: 

1. College-level writing course (one course): ENG 121, 122

2. Baccalaureate-level writing course: Will be done at Western Michigan University

3. College-level mathematics or quantitative reasoning course (one course): MATH 105, 117, 151, 153, 161, 201 

4. Enhance or develop another proficiency in one of these seven areas (hour minimums noted):

  • Advanced writing, (3-4 hours) N/A
  • Mathematics/quantitative reasoning, (3-4 hours) BUS 205; MATH 161
  • Critical thinking, (3-4 hours) N/A
  • Oral communication, (3-4 hours) COM 110, 150
  • American Sign Language, (3-4 hours) N/A
  • Computer programming and applications, (3-4 hours) CIS 117 
  • Foreign language-two semesters of college-level study, (6-8 hours) LNG 161, 162, 163, 261
2017-18 GOCC catalog used
Revised: October 13, 2017