NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Michigan State University - Main Campus

Program: Communication

Prepares students to become human relations specialists in industry, the media, and government as well as for graduate study. Graduates pursue careers in sales, fund raising, corporate recruiting and training, customer relations, public relations, and government.


  1. Transfer Credits – MSU accepts a maximum of 60 credits from a community college.
  2. Transfer Grades – Courses with grades below 2.0 are not transferable to MSU.

Basic Requirements

The following courses are listed to facilitate transfer and fulfill requirements at MSU. If your goal is to complete an associate's degree before transferring, visit with an NMC advisor for assistance.

Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED".

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111, 112

English Composition I & II




HST 111 or 112

US History to or from 1865


Select a Group 1 Humanities course from a dept. other than HST


Natural Science


Select 2 group 1 Natural Science courses representing 2 departments


Social Science


Select 2 Group 1 Social Science courses representing 2 departments



Options to complete MSU math requirement at NMC:

1: MTH 121, 122

College Algebra and Trigonometry


2: MTH 121, 131

College Algebra and Intro to Probability and Statistics


additional Requirements For Communications

Required Classes



BUS 155

Interpersonal Communications


Suggested Communications Elective

COM 111

Public Speaking


Behavioral Science Cognate

The Communication program requires 6 courses in behavioral and social sciences totaling 18 - 24 credits. Consider taking courses from the following departments (at least 3 departments must be represented): ANT, ECO, PLS, PSY and SOC. Select courses from this list »

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