Staff Policy D-105.07
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Scholarship

Bachelor of Science (BS)

The Bachelor of Science (BS) is for students whose goal is to complete a degree in a select professional field of study at the baccalaureate level.

  1. Communications: 6-8 semester hours
    English Composition (ENG 111 and ENG 112 or ENG 220 or BUS 231)
  2. Humanities: 3 semester hours (Group 1*)
  3. Science/Math: 4 semester hours in science/mathematics
    Must include one lab science (Group 1*)
  4. Social Sciences: 3 semester hours (Group 1*)
  5. Cultural Perspective/Diversity: 3 semester hours
    Choose one course from a list of qualifying courses*
    This course may also be used to fulfill other degree requirements
  6. Math Competency: Fulfilled through competency testing or with a grade of 2.0 or better completion of Intermediate Algebra (MTH 111)
  7. General Education Courses minimum: 30 semester hours chosen from General Education (Group 1*) courses
  8. Meet all program course requirements


  1. Students must complete at least 30 of the 120 credits at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC).
  2. A maximum of two physical education credits and a maximum of two professional development seminar credits, and four academic service learning internship credits may be used toward a degree.
  3. Basic skill courses (numbers under 100) do not count toward graduation, even though they may be needed as a prerequisite to required courses.
  4. A grade of 1.0 or higher is required for course completion. However, students should be aware that simply completing a course is not always sufficient to meet degree requirements or to satisfy prerequisite requirements for other courses or transfer.
  5. Graduation with a Bachelor of Science (BS) from NMC requires that a student complete at least 120 credit hours with a cumulative 2.0 grade point average.

The Vice President for Educational Services, in conjunction with the appropriate faculty and staff, is responsible for the development and publication of any procedures or guidelines that may be necessary to administer this policy effectively. 

If any provision(s) of this policy or set of bylaws conflicts with laws applicable to Northwestern Michigan College, including the Community College Act of 1966, the Freedom of Information Act, or the Open Meetings Act, as each may be amended from time to time, such laws shall control and supersede such provision(s).

Initially adopted April 19, 2013
Reviewed without revision February 16, 2018
Reviewed without revision April 12, 2019