Oakland 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 Oakland Community College must present transcripts that indicate Michigan Transfer Agreement has been satisfied or have completed 29-31 hours from the OCC 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 1560, 2560, 2600; ENG 1710, 1720; FSH 1500; HUM 1510, 1520, 1900; MUS 1560, 1590; THE 1561 
  • Area II, Humanities, (3-4 hours minimum) ENG 1610, 2400, 2510, 2520, 2530, 2540, 2550, 2560, 2650, 2750, 2760; HIS 1510, 1520; HUM 1710; PHI 1510, 1520, 1610 
  • Area III, The U.S.: Cultures and Issues, (3-4 hours minimum) HIS 2510, 2520, 2610, 2620; POL 1510; SOC 2530, 2560 
  • Area IV, Other Cultures and Civilizations, (3-4 hours minimum) MUS 1585
  • Area V, Social and Behavioral Sciences, (3-4 hours minimum) ANT 1540, 2750; BUS 1100; ECO 2610, 2620; GEO 1510, 1520; HIS 1550, 1700; POL 2530, 2610; PSY 2510; SOC 2510, 2580;
  • Area VI, Natural Sciences with Lab, (4-5 hours minimum) BIO 1500, 1511, 1530; CHE 1000, 1510; GSC 1530, 1580, 1620; PHY 1031, 1610, 2400; PSC 1560 
  • Area VII, Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications, (3-4 hours minimum) CIS 1000 & 1040, 1050
  • Area VIII, Health and Well-being, (2 hours minimum) PER 1590


Proficiencies

Required minimums noted: 

1. College-level writing course (one course): ENG 1350, 1510, 1520, 2200

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

3. College-level mathematics or quantitative reasoning course (one course): MAT 1500, 1525, 1540, 1560, 1580, 1600, 1630, 1730, 2530 

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) MAT 1600, 1730
  • Critical thinking, (3-4 hours) PHI 1710, 2710
  • Oral communication, (3-4 hours) COM 1290, 1600
  • American Sign Language, (3-4 hours) SLS 1000, 1010
  • Computer programming and applications, (3-4 hours) N/A
  • Foreign language-two semesters of college-level study, (6-8 hours) ARB 1510, 1530; CHI 1510; FRE 1510, 1530, 2610, 2620; GER 1510, 1530; ITA 1510, 1530; JPN 1510, 1530, 2610, 2620; SPA 1510, 1530, 2610, 2620

 



2019-20 OCC catalog
Revised: May, 2020