NMC Transfer Guide

To: Central Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: General Education Without MTA

The Central Michigan University Program requires 30 semester hours of course work in Humanities, Natural Science, Social Sciences, and Integrative and Area Studies. Transfer students not completing MTA may complete course-work in the following CMU University Program areas:

Group I. humanities

Required Classes

Subgroup A. Human Events and Ideas (select at least 1 course):

ART 111 or 112

History of Western Art 1 or 2

ENG 241, 246, 265

Mythology, British Lit I, Science Fiction/Fantasy

HST 101, 102, 213

Western Civ to 1500AD, Western Civ from 1500AD, American Women's History

HUM 101, 102

Intro to Humanities 1 or 2

PHL 101, 201, 202

Intro to Philosophy, Ethics, Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas

PLS 222

Intro to Political Theory

Subgroup B. The Arts (select at least 1 course):

ART 100

Art Appreciation

ENG 240, 267

Intro to Literature, Film as Literature

HUM 116

World Cultures

MUS 110, 111, 129

Music Appreciation Standard Lit, Music Appreciation Jazz, History of Rock & Roll

group II. Natural sciences

Required Classes

Subgroup A. Descriptive Sciences (select at least 1 course):

AST 109, 119

Planetary Astronomy, Astronomy

BIO 106, 110, 115, 220, 240

Human Bio; Essential Bio; Cell, Plant & Ecosystem Bio; Nutrition in Human Health; Clinical Nutrition

ENV 103, 104, 111

Earth Science, Life of the Past, Physical Geology

ENV 131, 140

Oceanography, Watershed Science

GEO 101, 105

Intro to Geography, Physical Geography

Subgroup B. Quantitative and Mathematical Sciences (select at least 1 course):

CHM 101, 150

Intro to Chemistry, General Chemistry I

MTH 116, 141

Intro to Computer Science, Calculus I

PHY 105, 121, 221

Physics & World Around Us, General Physics I, Problems & Principles of Physics I

group III. social sciences

Required Classes

Subgroup A. Behavioral Sciences (select at least 1 course):

PSY 101

Intro to Psychology

Subgroup B. Studies in Social Structures (select at least 1 course):

ANT 113

Cultural Anthropology

BUS 261

Business Law

ECO 201, 202

Macro or Microeconomics

ENG 211

Intro to Linguistics

GEO 109

World Regional Geography

HST 111 or 112

US History to 1865 or US History From 1865

PLS 101, 132, 211

Intro to American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations

SOC 101, 201

Intro to Sociology, Modern Social Problems

Group iv. integrative and area studies

Required Classes

Subgroup A is not required for students enrolling at CMU after fall 2014

Subgroup B. Studies in Global Cultures (4 options):

Option 1: Study Abroad (3 credits)

Option 2: Complete CMU faculty-led course taught outside US (3 credits)

Option 3: Complete applied coursework (e.g., internship, practicum, service-learning project) outside US (3 credits)

Option 4: Global Studies or Foreign Language Courses (select at least 1 of the following courses):

FRN 101, 102, 201, 202

Elementary French 1 or 2; Intermediate French 1 or 2

GRM 101, 102, 201, 202

Elementary German 1 or 2; Intermediate German 1 or 2

SPN 101, 102, 201, 202

Elementary Spanish 1 or 2; Intermediate Spanish 1 or 2

PHL 122

Eastern Religions

Subgroup C. Studies in racism and Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (select at least 1 course):

HST 211, 212

Native American History, African American History

University Program Elective

Students will need to select an additional course from any group listed above. PHL 121, not listed above, can be taken as the University Program elective.

Note: Students may take two courses with the same designator to satisfy the University Program Requirement only once.

general education competencies

Required Classes

COM 111

Public Speaking

ENG 111, 112

English Composition I & II

MTH 111 or higher

Intermediate Algebra or higher

CMU's Quantitative Reasoning (QR) requirement can be met at NMC with MTH 131, PHY 121 or 221. MTH 131 cannot count toward both the QR requirement and the Group IIB requirement for CMU.

Grades of less than 2.0 will not transfer to CMU.

Students may find it advisable to follow the distribution requirements of the MACRAO Agreement as opposed to this sheet.

NMC students who complete the Associate of Science and Arts degree requirements will automatically fulfill the CMU University Program requirements in General Education, and will satisfy the MACRAO Agreement. The Advising Center has worksheets outlining requirements for the Associate of Science and Arts, the MACRAO Agreement, and Transfer Guides for specific majors.


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