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. A minimum of 12 credits of major courses with a major GPA of 2.7 or better.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 50 hours of approved volunteering by the end of the semester in which they apply.
  4. Submission of two signed Academic Reference Forms from non-social work faculty.
  5. Courses must have a 2.0 or better to transfer.
  6. Visit CMU as early in your academic career as possible.
  7. For further information contact: (989) 774-2690

Basic Requirements

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




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




MTH 131

Intro to Probability and Statistics


Additional Requirements

Required Classes



COM 111

Public Speaking


SWK 121, 170

Intro to Social Work & Service Internship (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 requirement 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 2023