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NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Central Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: Chemistry

An undergraduate chemistry degree positions a student for entry-level work in an industrial chemistry position in research and development, technical writing, product formulation, teaching, pharmacology, or pre-professional fields: medicine, dentistry veterinary. Pursuing graduate studies in a related area such as pharmacology, polymer science, chemical engineering, molecular biology or medicine is another option.


  1. GPA - 2.5 recommended
  2. All courses transferring to CMU must be at least 2.0.
  3. Transfer students must complete graduation competencies for CMU (Eng 111, 112; Com 111; Mth 111) at NMC or they will be required to complete these classes during their first or second semester at CMU.


Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED". Completion of the MTA will satisfy CMU's University Program requirements and 6 credits of their Writing Intensive requirement.

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111 & 112

English Composition I & II (If you wish to teach at the secondary level, a 3.0 is required for Eng 111 or 112)




Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from the Group 1 Humanities list »


Natural Science


The Science/Math requirements listed below are designed for the American Chemical Society Certification.

CHM 150 & 151

General Chemistry I & II


CHM 250 & 251

Organic Chemistry I & II


PHY 221 & 222

Problems and Principles of Physics I & II (will satisfy CMU's Quantitative Reasoning requirement)


Social Science


Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from the Group 1 Social Science list »




MTH 141, 142 & 241

Calculus I, II & III


(Math and Physics requirements may vary depending upon specific Chemistry major and minor chosen. See an advisor for assistance.)


Required Class



COM 111

Public Speaking


Note: If you plan on teaching Chemistry at the secondary level, please follow the appropriate transfer guide for secondary education in selecting humanities, science and social sciences courses.


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.

Updated: Summer 2018

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