Henry Ford 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 Henry Ford College must present transcripts that indicate Michigan Transfer Agreement has been satisfied or have completed 29-31 hours from the HFC 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 121, 122, 123, 130, 135; ENG 231, 233; HUM 101; MUS 130, 132, 133, 232, 233; PSCI 135; THEA 131
  • Area II, Humanities, (3-4 hours minimum) ENG 235, 237, 239, 241, 243, 245, 246; HIST 111, 112, 113; PHIL 133, 135, 137, 139; WR 130, 131, 232
  • Area III, The U.S.: Cultures and Issues, (3-4 hours minimum) ENG 248, HIST 151, 152, 268; POLS 101 or 131
  • Area IV, Other Cultures and Civilizations, (3-4 hours minimum) ANTH 152; ART 224, 225, 226, 227; WR 233, 239
  • Area V, Social and Behavioral Sciences, (3-4 hours minimum) ANTH 131, 151, 153; BBA 131; BEC 133, 151, 152; GEOG 132; POLS 152; PSY 131; SOC 131; SSC 131 
  • Area VI, Natural Sciences with Lab, (4-5 hours minimum) ASTR 131 & 133; BIO 131, 139, 141, 143; CHEM 131, 141; GEOL 131; PSCI 131; PHYS 120, 131, 133, 231
  • Area VII, Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications, (3-4 hours minimum) GIS 131; TCM 131
  • Area VIII, Health and Well-being, (2 hours minimum) HPE 140; HPEA 126


Proficiencies

Required minimums noted: 

1. College-level writing course (one course): ENG 131, 131H, 132, 132H, 135 

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

3. College-level mathematics or quantitative reasoning course (one course): MATH 112, 115, 121, 131, 141, 150, 153, 175, 180, 221, 225

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) MATH 153, 180
  • Critical thinking, (3-4 hours) PHIL 131
  • Oral communication, (3-4 hours) SPC 131, 145
  • American Sign Language, (3-4 hours) N/A
  • Computer programming and applications, (3-4 hours) CIS 111, 125, 130, 160, 170 
  • Foreign language-two semesters of college-level study, (6-8 hours) ARA 231, 232; CHN 131, 132; FRE 131, 132, 231, 232; GER 131, 132, 231, 232; ITAL 131, 132; SPN 131, 132, 231, 232
2017-18 HFC catalog
Revised: December 21, 2017