NMC Transfer Guide

To: Grand Valley State University - University Center

Program: Liberal Studies (Traverse City)

"The Liberal Studies program at Grand Valley is different from most other major programs at GVSU. The Liberal Studies program draws from the resources of all our departments. 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." The liberal studies major allows students the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary studies, which not only reach across divisional lines, but may allow the student to utilize courses taught at other colleges within the University Center. It is essential students work closely with an advisor from GVSU prior to taking any courses from another college.

Emphasis areas include:

  • Environmental Leadership  (Environmental Studies minor available)
  • Sustainability
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Child Development
  • Creative Thinking and Communication Arts
  • Human Services
  • Other emphases available (see advisor)

ADMISSION CRITERIA

Given the flexibility of the program, students should contact the GVSU advisor (231) 995-1785 to establish an academic plan while at NMC.

  1. The courses listed below are designed to meet NMC's general education requirements. Specific courses may be chosen to meet your emphasis and Liberal Studies degree requirements. Those courses may also meet your MACRAO 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.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Communications

Credits

ENG 111 English Composition

4

ENG 112 English Composition

4

Humanities

Credits

GVSU World Perspective requirement (select one course here or one course under Social Science): ART 111, ART 112, ENG 241, ENG 263, ENG 271, HST 235, FRN 202, SPN 202, PHL 121, PHL 122

GVSU U.S. Diversity requirement (select one course here or one course under Social Science): ART 214, ENG 245, HST 111, HST 112, HST 211, HST 213, HST 228, MUS 111

Click here to select additional courses if needed from Humanities area totaling 8 credits from more than one department

8

Science/Math

Credits

Click here to select a total of 8 credits from more than one department in Science and Math

8

Social Science

Credits

GVSU World Perspective requirement (select one course here or one course under Humanities): ANT 113, GEO 109, PLS 132, PLS 221

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

Click here to select additional courses if needed from Social Science are totaling 8 credits from more than one department

8

MAJOR and ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

MTH 111 Intermediate Algebra

4

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: Fall 2012

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