College of DuPage

General Education Program Transfer Guide

  1. The WMU General Education Program requires a minimum of 37 semester hours, not counting the baccalaureate-level writing course proficiency.
  2. To complete the freshman-sophomore requirements, transfer students from College of DuPage must present 29-31 semester hours from the 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 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 semester hours) ART 1100, 2211, 2212, 2213; DANCE 1100; ENGLI 1130, 1135, 1152, 1153; HUMNT 1101; MUSIC 1100; PHILO 2250; THEAT 1100
  • Area II, Humanities, (3-4 semester hours) ART 2216; ENGLI 1158, 1159, 2226, 2228; HISTO 1110, 1120; HUMNT 1102, 1103; PHILO 1100, 1110, 1114, 1130, 1150; RELIG 1100, 1150, 2160
  • Area III, The U.S.: Cultures and Issues, (3-4 semester hours) ENGLI 1160, 1161; HISTO 1130, 1140, 2242, 2267; HUMNT 1110; POLS 1101
  • Area IV, Other Cultures and Civilizations, (3-4 semester hours) ART 2214; ENGLI 2262; GEOGR 1105; HISTO 2200, 2205, 2210, 2215, 2220, 2230; HUMNT 1105; MUSIC 1115; POLS 2221, 2250
  • Area V, Social and Behavioral Sciences, (3-4 semester hours) ANTHR 1100, 1130, 1300; BUSIN 1100; ECONO 2201, 2202; GEOGR 1120; HISTO 2235, 2240; POLS 2203, 2220, 2240; PSYCH 1100; SOCIA 1100; SOCIO 1100
  • Area VI, Natural Sciences with Lab, (4-5 semester hours) BIOLO 1100, 1110; CHEMI 1211, 1551; EARTH 1101, 1102, 1122, 1124, 1126, 1130, 1140, 2102; PHYSI 1100, 1201, 2111
  • Area VII, Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications, (3-4 sem. hours) ANTHR 1400, 2400; EARTH 1111; PHILO 1112
  • Area VIII, Health and Well-being, (2 semester hours) PHYS 2251

Proficiencies

Required minimums noted:

  1. College-level writing course (3-4 sem. hrs.): ENGLI 1101, 1102, 1105
  2. Baccalaureate-level writing course (3-4 sem. hrs.):  Will be done at Western Michigan University
  3. College-level math/quant. reasoning course (3-4 sem. hrs.): MATH  1218, 1321, 1428, 1431, 1432, 1533, 1635, 2134, 2231
  4. Advanced proficiency course in one of these seven areas:
    • Advanced writing, (3-4 hours) N/A
    • Mathematics/quantitative reasoning, (3-4 hours) MATH 1322
    • Critical thinking, (3-4 hours) PHILO 1120, 1125
    • Oral communication, (3-4 hours) SPEEC 1100, 1160
    • American Sign Language, (3-4 hours) SLPA 1301, 2301
    • Computer programming and applications, (3-4 hours)  CIS 2541
    • Foreign language-two semesters of college-level study (6-8 hours) ARABI 1101, 1102; CHINE 1101, 1102, 2201, 2202; FRENC 1101, 1102, 2201, 2202; GERMA 1101, 1102, 2201, 2202; ITALI 1101, 1102, 2201, 2202; JAPAN 1101, 1102, 2201, 2202; KOREA 1101, 1102, 2201, 2202; RUSSI 1101, 1102, 2201, 2202; SPANI 1101, 1102, 2201, 2202

2019-21 College of DuPage
Revised November 3, 2019