NMC transfer guide - MACRAO

To: Ferris State University at the University Center and Main Campus

Program: Social Work

The Ferris State University Social Work curriculum prepares students for social work practice as beginning, generalist professionals. It helps students to integrate the values, knowledge and skills of this generalist level of education into a competent social work practice on behalf of a broad spectrum of clients. Work settings could include residential programs for children, community mental health agencies, substance abuse agencies, senior citizens programs, nursing homes, probation programs, etc. The student should investigate the need to continue their education at the Master's level.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. GPA – 2.3 or above with a 2.5 in all Social Science and Social Work courses
  2. Ferris requires a 2.0 or higher in each class to transfer.
  3. The following courses may complete an Associate degree at NMC.
  4. It is strongly recommended that students make contact with FSU as early in their academic career as possible, especially if there are credits from an institution other than NMC.

FSU Contact:
Phone: (231) 995-1734

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Communications

Credits

ENG 111 English Composition

4

ENG 112 English Composition

4

Humanities

Credits

Select one of the following courses listed below:

NOTE: If PHL 121 is taken, SOC 211 Marriage and the Family must be chosen. If PHL 122 is taken, either SOC 211 Marriage and the Family OR SOC 220 Gender Role may be chosen. See Social Science section later in guide.

4

PHL 121 Western Religion 

PHL 122 Eastern Religion

Select 4 or more credits from the Humanities area from a department other than Philosophy »

4

Science/Math

Credits

Select one of the following Biology courses listed below:

4

BIO 106 Human Biology

BIO 110 Essential Biology (prior to Fall 2012 BIO 105 can be used)

BIO 215 Genetics

Select 4 or more credits from the Science/Math area from a department other than Biology »

4

Social Science

Credits

Courses listed below must be a 2.5 or higher

ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PLS 101 Introduction to American Politics

3

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 211 Developmental Psychology

3

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

3

Select one of the following courses listed below:

NOTE: If PHL 121 is taken, SOC 211 Marriage and the Family must be chosen. If PHL 122 is taken, either SOC 211 Marriage and the Family OR SOC 220 Gender Role may be chosen. 

3

SOC 211 Marriage and the Family 

SOC 220 Gender and Society

Major and Additional Requirements

Credits

COM 111 Public Speaking

4

MTH 111 Intermediate Algebra

4

SWK 121 Introduction to Social Work

2

SWK 170 Internship Orientation (take with SWK 121)

1

SWK 211 Social Interviewing Skills

3

SWK 221 Introduction to Social Welfare

3

SWK 290 Social Learning Internship

3

PROGRAM ELECTIVES – Ferris allows 14 elective credits. See a Ferris State advisor for assistance in selecting these credits.

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 2014

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