NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Central Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: Social Work

CMU's Bachelor in Social Work is an accredited four-year degree preparing students for generalist social work practice. The social work program has an emphasis on rural areas focusing on the development and enhancement of critical thinking, client-oriented solutions and capacity building, and ethical decision-making. The program prepares students to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities while working toward social and economic justice.

Admission Criteria

  1. Completion of 50 credit hours with an overall GPA of 2.5 or better.
  2. Documented 100 hours of approved volunteer or paid work experience of a helping nature and submission of a satisfactory Supervisor Reference Form.
  3. Submission of two signed Academic Reference Forms, completed by faculty or others who are familiar with student's academic work and potential as a social worker.
  4. Courses must have a 2.0 or better to transfer.
  5. Visit CMU as early in your academic career as possible.
  6. For further information contact: (989) 774-2690

Basic Requirements

Completion of Basic Requirement courses at NMC will fulfill general requirements at CMU. Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED".



ENG 111 & 112

English Composition I & II




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


Natural Science


BIO 106

Human Biology


Select a Group 1 Natural Science course from a department other than BIO »


Social Science


PSY 101 & 211

Intro to Psychology & Developmental Psychology


SOC 101 & 201

Intro to Sociology & Modern Social Problems




Select 1 course (MTH 120 or above) from Group 1 Math list »


Additional Requirements


COM 111

Public Speaking


MTH 111

Intermediate Algebra


SWK 121, 170, & 221

Intro to Social Work, Service Internship, & Intro to Social Welfare (3.0 GPA required in each)


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

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 2015

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