Northwestern 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 Northwestern Michigan College must present transcripts that indicate Michigan Transfer Agreement has been satisfied or have completed 29-31 hours from the NMC 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, 111, 112; ENG 240, 267; HUM 101, 102; MUS 110, 111, 129
  • Area II, Humanities, (3-4 hours minimum) ENG 210, 241, 242, 254, 256, 262, 263, 266; HST 101, 102; PHL 101, 121, 201, 202
  • Area III, The U.S.: Cultures and Issues, (3-4 hours minimum) HST 111, 112, 211, 212, 213; PLS 101
  • Area IV, Other Cultures and Civilizations, (3-4 hours minimum) ANT 113; HUM 116; PHL 122
  • Area V, Social and Behavioral Sciences, (3-4 hours minimum) BUS 101; ECO 201, 202; GEO 101, 108, 109; HST 225, 228, 235; PLS 132, 211, 233; PSY 101; SOC 101
  • Area VI, Natural Sciences with Lab, (4-5 hours minimum) AST 109, 119; BIO 106, 110, 115, 116; CHM 101, 150; ENV 103, 104, 111, 112; GEO 105 & 105L; PHY 105, 121, 221
  • Area VII, Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications, (3-4 hours minimum) MFG 103 
  • 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, 220 

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

3. College-level mathematics or quantitative reasoning course (one course): MTH 120, 121, 122, 131, 141

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) MTH 141
  • Critical thinking, (3-4 hours) PHL 105
  • Oral communication, (3-4 hours) COM 111
  • American Sign Language, (3-4 hours) N/A
  • Computer programming and applications, (3-4 hours) MTH 116
  • Foreign language-two semesters of college-level study, (6-8 hours)  ASL 101, 102, 103; FRN 101, 102, 201, 202; SPN 101, 102, 201, 202; GRM 101, 102, 201, 202
2018-19 NMC Catalog
Revised: June 18, 2018