North Central Michigan 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 North Central Michigan College must present transcripts that indicate Michigan Transfer Agreement has been satisfied or have completed 29-31 hours from the NCMC 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) ARTH 110, 111, 112; ENG 130, 215; MU 120; THF 101, 250, 275
  • Area II, Humanities, (3-4 hours minimum) ENG 213, 221, 222, 231, 232, 240, 241, 242, 250, 251; HST 231, 232; PHL 101, 105, 109; REL 100, 102 
  • Area III, The U.S.: Cultures and Issues, (3-4 hours minimum) ENG 244; HST 131, 132; PLS 141
  • Area IV, Other Cultures and Civilizations, (3-4 hours minimum) ANP 110 (if not used in Area V), 130, 210; HST 250, 251
  • Area V, Social and Behavioral Sciences, (3-4 hours minimum) B 161; ECO 111, 112; GEO 121; HST 270; PLS 200, 240; PSY 161; SOC  171 
  • Area VI, Natural Sciences with Lab, (4-5 hours minimum) BIO 101, 151, 152; CEM 121; ESC 101; PHY 101, 210, 230 
  • Area VII, Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications, (3-4 hours minimum) GEO 111
  • Area VIII, Health and Well-being, (2 hours minimum) N/A

Proficiencies

Required minimums noted: 

1. College-level writing course (one course): ENG 111, 112

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

3. College-level mathematics or quantitative reasoning course (one course): MATH 125, 130, 140, 150; STAT 200 

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 150
  • Critical thinking, (3-4 hours) PHL 102
  • Oral communication, (3-4 hours) COM 111, 170
  • American Sign Language, (3-4 hours) N/A 
  • Computer programming and applications, (3-4 hours) ARTD 115; CIS 115 
  • Foreign language-two semesters of college-level study, (6-8 hours) ARB 111, 112; FR 111, 112, 211, 212; RUS 111, 112; SPAN 111, 112, 211, 212
2018-19 NCMC catalog
Revised: December 3, 2018