NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Grand Valley State University - University Center

Program: Integrative Studies (Traverse City)

The Integrative Studies program at Grand Valley is different from most other major programs at GVSU. The Integrative Studies program draws from a multitude of all academic disciplines. Students design a program that suits their specific interests, talents, and career aspirations. The program begins with a core of required courses. Then, with the help of a faculty advisor from GVSU, students develop a major area of study based on a specific theme, issue, problem or career interest. Prior college credits can often be utilized in helping a student build their bachelors degree program.

Areas of focus:

  • Applied Data Analytics Certificate
  • Behavioral Science (Psychology, Sociology, Social Work)
  • Business or Business Fundamentals Certificate
  • Child Development
  • Communication
  • Cultural Competency or Intercultural Communications Certificate
  • Environmental Leadership & Sustainability
  • Event Planning/Management
  • Human Services
  • Leadership Certificate
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Project Management Certificate
  • Other emphases available (see advisor)

Admission Criteria

Given the flexibility of the program, students should contact a GVSU advisor (231) 995-1785 or nminfo@gvsu.edu to establish a personalized transfer plan.

  1. The courses listed below are designed to meet NMC's general education requirements. Specific courses may be chosen to meet your emphasis and Integrative Studies degree requirements. Those courses may also meet your MTA requirements.
  2. GVSU will accept a maximum of 62 credits from a community college. 58 credits must be taken from a 4 year college or university, with a minimum of 30 credits from GVSU.
  3. It is essential for you to work closely with an advisor from GVSU very early in your academic career at NMC.
  4. UC Contact Phone: 231-995-1785
  5. GVSU Pledge Program for Free Tuition for Qualified MI Residents

NOTE: Both a Global Perspective and a U.S. Diversity course are required to receive a bachelor's degree from GVSU. NMC courses that transfer as Global Perspective or US Diversity can be chosen from Humanities or Social Science and will double count . For example, ANT 113 will count as both a Social Science and a Global Perspective class.

Basic Requirements

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111 English Composition


ENG 112 English Composition




Choose one:


PHL 201 Ethics


PHY 202 Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas (preferred)

GVSU Global Perspective requirement (select one course here or one course under Social Science): ART 111, ART 112, ENG 241, ENG 246, ENG 247, ENG 254, ENG 263, ENG 271, FRN 202, GRM 202, HST 101, HST 102, HST 228, HST 235, HUM 116, PHL 121, PHL 122, SPN 202.

GVSU U.S. Diversity requirement (select one course here or one course under Social Science): ART 114, ENG 242, ENG 245, HST 111, HST 112, HST 211, HST 212, HST 213, HST 225, MUS 111.

Select an additional course from the Humanities area totaling 6 credits from more than one department


Natural Science


Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from the Group 1 Natural Science list including one LECTURE/LAB


Social Science


GVSU Global Perspective requirement (select one course here or one course under Humanities): ANT 113, GEO 109, PLS 132, PLS 211

GVSU U.S. Diversity requirement (select one course here or one course under Humanities): SOC 201, SOC 220

Select additional courses if needed from the Social Science area totaling 6 credits from more than one department




If pursuing the Bachelors of Science at GVSU:

MTH 131 Probability and Statistics

If pursuing the Bachelors of Arts at GVSU:

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

NOTE: To meet GVSU's Mathematical Sciences requirement, take MTH 121 or above OR take a logic class at GVSU.


Major And Additional Requirements

Required Classes



MTH 111 Intermediate Algebra


NOTE: Students may choose a Bachelor in Arts or Science. For a Bachelor in Arts, choose 3 semesters of a foreign language. For a bachelor in science choose MTH 131 Probability and Statistics. (The second year of a foreign language may count toward a humanities listed above and MTH 131 will count toward your math and science basic requirements also listed above.)

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