NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

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:

  • Behavioral Science
  • Business
  • Child Development
  • Communication
  • Creative Thinking and Communication Arts
  • Environmental Leadership
  • Environmental Studies minor available
  • Event Planning
  • Human Services
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Sociology minor available
  • Sustainability
  • 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.
  4. UC Contact Phone: 231-995-1785

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

Communications

Credits

ENG 111 English Composition

4

ENG 112 English Composition

4

Humanities

Credits

Choose one:

3

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 263, ENG 271, FRN 202, GRM 202, 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):  ENG 245, HST 111, HST 112, HST 211, HST 212, HST 213, HST 225, MUS 111

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

3

Natural Science

Credits

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

6

Social Science

Credits

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 Social Science are totaling 6 credits from more than one department »

6

Mathematics

Credits

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 Group 1 Math list »

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

3

Major And Additional Requirements

 

Credits

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: Spring 2018

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