NMC Transfer Guide
To: Central Michigan University - University Center
Program: BS Degree with option in Community Development
The Bachelor of Science degree with an option in Community Development provides students with a solid foundation in general education, broad preparation in community development and development of specialized expertise in either Community Services, Health Sciences, or Public Administration.
Graduates of the program may find employment opportunities in public service organizations, state and federal agencies, local government, adult foster homes, day care centers, social service agencies, law enforcement agencies and educational institutions. In addition the BS with an Option in Community Development degree can be followed up with graduate study in public administration, counseling, social work, geriatrics, or clinical and industrial psychology.
Aside from the representative courses, there are three concentrations a student could choose from:
- Community Services Concentration
- Health Sciences Concentration
- Public Administration Concentration
Important Note: This degree is no longer available through the University Center in Traverse City; however, a student could complete this entire degree via the web. While specific classes will no longer be held in Traverse City, CMU's office at the University Center would be an excellent contact point for students interested in working on the web.
REQUIREMENTS AND CREDITS OPTIONS
You must complete 124 semester hours of credit including general education and graduation requirements for CMU. The MACRAO agreement will meet general education requirements for CMU. (See an NMC counselor for details) Within the 124 semester hours of credit, you must complete 12 hours of prerequisite courses, 18 hours of core courses, 18 semester hours of concentration courses and additional elective courses and at least 30 semester hours of study from CMU. You may earn credits through transfer (a total of 64 credits can be used from a community college), College Level Examination Program or through work and life experience. It is possible to earn up to 60 semester hours of credit for learning gained outside the academic setting. Central Michigan advisors will determine which transfer credit is acceptable from any 2 or 4 year institution, explain which CLEP testing is possible, and provide information on the Life Experience credit.
CORE PREREQUISITES (available at NMC)
Core courses will be provided by CMU or their designate. General Education, and graduation requirements must be met for graduation. Some of those courses may be completed through NMC. See an advisor for assistance.
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.