Macomb 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 Macomb Community College must present transcripts that indicate Michigan Transfer Agreement has been satisfied or have completed 29-31 hours from the MCC 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) ARTT 1620, 2650, 2660; DRAD 1025; ENGL 2600, 2610; HUMN 1210, 1270, 1300, 1460, 1472, 1473, 1474, 1476; MUSC 1030, 1040, 2710, 2720
  • Area II, Humanities, (3-4 hours minimum) ENGL 1730, 2640, 2710, 2720, 2730, 2800, 2810, 2850; HIST 1500, 1600; HUMN 1250, 1700, 1750; PHIL 2010, 2100
  • Area III, The U.S.: Cultures and Issues, (3-4 hours minimum) HIST 2100, 2200; POLS 1000
  • Area IV, Other Cultures and Civilizations, (3-4 hours minimum) HIST 2520, 2650; HUMN 2000; INTL 2000, 2010, 2300, 2500, 2700, 2800
  • Area V, Social and Behavioral Sciences, (3-4 hours minimum) ANTH 1000, 1100, 2220; BUSN 1010; ECON 1160, 1170, 2110; GEOG 1500, 2000; HIST 1260, 1270, 2000, 2360; POLS 1600, 1900; PSYC 1010; SOCY 1010
  • Area VI, Natural Sciences with Lab, (4-5 hours minimum) BIOL 1000, 1010; CHEM 1050, 1170; ESCI 1210; GEOL 1140; PHSA 1050; PHYS 1180, 2220
  • Area VII, Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications, (3-4 hours minimum) ANTH 2280; BIOL 1310; HIST 2000; RNEW 1000, 1020
  • Area VIII, Health and Well-being, (2 hours minimum) WHES 2000, 2022, 2026, 2032, 2036, 2042, 2060, 2070

 

Proficiencies

Required minimums noted: 

1. College-level writing course (one course): BCOM 2050; ENGL 1180, 1190, 1210, 1220

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

3. College-level mathematics or quantitative reasoning course (one course): MATH 1100, 1280, 1340, 1360, 1370, 1415, 1435, 1465, 1760

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 1290, 1370, 1760
  • Critical thinking, (3-4 hours) PHIL 2200
  • Oral communication, (3-4 hours) SPCH 1060, 2100
  • American Sign Language, (3-4 hours) SIGN 1010
  • Computer programming and applications, (3-4 hours) ITCS 2530, 2550
  • Foreign language-two semesters of college-level study, (6-8 hours) ARAB 1260, 1270, 2360; CHIN 1260, 1270; FREN 1260, 1270, 2360, 2370; GRMN 1260, 1270, 2360, 2370; ITAL 1260, 1270, 2360, 2370; SPAN 1260, 1270, 2360, 2370
 2019-20 MCC catalog 
Revision Final: 2023