Washtenaw 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 Washtenaw Community College must present transcripts that indicate Michigan Transfer Agreement has been satisfied or have completed 29-31 hours from the WCC 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 101, 130, 131; DAN 180; DRA 180; ENG 160, 170; HUM 101, 102, 103, 120, 150, 160; MUS 180 
  • Area II, Humanities, (3-4 hours minimum) ENG 140, 200, 211, 212, 213, 222, 223, 224, 240; HST 121, 122; HUM 145, 146; PHL 101, 200, 205 
  • Area III, The U.S.: Cultures and Issues, (3-4 hours minimum) ART 143; ENG 181; HST 150, 201, 202; PLS 112; PSY 107; SOC 205, 206
  • Area IV, Other Cultures and Civilizations, (3-4 hours minimum) ENG 214; HST 235, 240, 270; HUM 175
  • Area V, Social and Behavioral Sciences, (3-4 hours minimum) ANT 201, 205; BMG 140; ECO 110, 211, 222; GEO 101; HSC 147; HST 215, 216, 230; PLS 211, 220; PSY 100; SOC 100
  • Area VI, Natural Sciences with Lab, (4-5 hours minimum) BIO 101, 102, 227, 228; CEM 102, 105, 111; ENV 101; GLG 100, 114; PHY 105, 111, 211 
  • Area VII, Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications, (3-4 hours minimum) ANT 265; CIS 100; COM 130; EGT 175; PHL 244
  • Area VIII, Health and Well-being, (2 hours minimum) N/A


Proficiencies

Required minimums noted: 

1. College-level writing course (one course): ENG 111, 226

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

3. College-level mathematics or quantitative reasoning course (one course): MTH 148, 149, 160, 176, 178, 180, 181, 191 

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) BMG 265; MTH 191
  • Critical thinking, (3-4 hours) PHL 123, 250
  • Oral communication, (3-4 hours) COM 101, 102 
  • American Sign Language, (3-4 hours) N/A
  • Computer programming and applications, (3-4 hours) CPS 171, 271, 272 
  • Foreign language-two semesters of college-level study, (6-8 hours) ARB 111, 122; FRN 111, 122; GRM 111, 122; SPN 111, 122, 201, 202, 224

2018-19 WCC catalog
Revised: June 21, 2019