NMC Transfer Guide

To: Central Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: biology

A major and minor in biology may be chosen by students interested in diverse career fields, including elementary and secondary teaching, natural resources, medical technology, pre-med, pre-osteopathy and pre-veterinary, as well as prepare students for graduate work. Courses listed below are designed for the pre-professional/pre-graduate level student. Teaching, conservation, med tech or biology minor will require different courses. Speak with an adviser or counselor for assistance.


  1. GPA - 2.5 recommended
  2. 2.7 GPA necessary for teaching biology majors or minors
  3. Transfer students must complete graduation competencies for CMU (Eng 111, 112; Com 111; Mth 111) at N.M.C. or they will be required to complete these classes during their first or second semester at CMU.
  4. CMU does not accept grades lower than 2.0 for transfer. Please visit CMU early in your academic career.


Completion of basic requirement courses at NMC will fulfill the general requirements at CMU. Upon request at the Registrar's office, the MACRAO Agreement will be stamped on your transcript.



ENG 111, 112

English Composition (3.0 required in Eng 111 or 112 for Teacher Education)




BIO 115, 116

Biology I, II


(CMU accepts BIO 116 as Biology credit. Credit may be awarded for Zoology and or Botany at CMU on a case by case basis. You must request the transfer of specific credit for this class from the chair of the CMU Biology dept. or your advisor at CMU.)

BIO 208



BIO 260

General Ecology


(Depending on specific program major or minor, additional Biology classes may be chosen.)

CHM 150-150R
CHM 151-151R

General Chemistry I & II


CHM 250 & 251

Organic Chemistry I & II (required for specific major options)


PHY 121, 122

General Physics I & II


(Major/Minor and program requirements will dictate the amount of Physics or Chemistry necessary. Consult with a Counselor on appropriate course selection.)

Depending on program choice, various math selections are required ranging from MTH 111 Intermediate Algebra to MTH 141 Calculus I. Consult with a Counselor on appropriate course selection.

Social Science

Those going into Secondary Education must take PLS 101; PSY 101 and 211 (Government, Intro to Psychology and Developmental Psychology for your social sciences.

Choose 8 or more Social Science credits from more than one department »

Students going into secondary education, use the social sciences listed above.


Choose 8 or more Humanities credits from more than one department »



If you plan on seeking certification in elementary or secondary education, see a counselor for course selection, or use the appropriate transfer guide for elementary or secondary education.

EDU 101

Introduction to Teaching required for Teacher Education 3.0


COM 111

Public Speaking


Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.


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