NMC transfer guide - MACRAO

To: Michigan State University - Main Campus

Program: Journalism

A degree in journalism prepares graduates for a broad range of careers with newspapers, magazines, broadcasting, public relations, universities and governments as writers, reporters, editors, managers and teachers. Because of the specific nature of the journalism major and the unavailability of equivalent courses offered by NMC, it would be advisable to transfer after one year at NMC.

The MSU School of Journalism stresses the importance of gaining professional experience while pursuing a degree in journalism. Transfer students should be considering how they can gain experience in the journalism world, i.e. volunteer experiences, working for the NMC magazine or the White Pine Press, etc.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. GPA - 3.0 or above; admission is limited.
  2. Transferrable Credits - MSU accepts a maximum of 60 community college credits.
  3. Professional Experience - In the field of Journalism, experience is highly desirable and will be considered as part of admission.
  4. Junior Status - Students are admitted into the Journalism program as a Junior (56 acceptable credits).
  5. Transfer Scholarships - Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above should talk to their NMC counselor about possible MSU transfer scholarship opportunities.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

The following courses are listed to facilitate transfer and fulfill University requirements at MSU. If your goal is to complete an Associate degree before transferring, see an advisor for assistance.

Communications

Credits

ENG 111, 112

English Composition I & II

8

Humanities

Credits

HST 111 or 112

US History to or from 1865

4

Select 4 additional credits from the Humanities Area from at least 1 dept. other than HST »

4

Science

Credits

Select 1 Biological Science and 1 Physical Science from the Natrual Science Area »

8

Social Science

Credits

ECO 202

Microeconomics

3

Select 5 additional credits representing at least 1 dept. other than ECO from the Social Science Area »

5

Math

Credits

MTH 121

College Algebra

4

MTH 122

Trigonometry (will satsify MSU math graduation requirement - there are other options at MSU)

3

additional REQUIREMENTS

 

Credits

Select 1 HST course from the Humanities Area »

3–4

Select 1 Literature (ENG) course from the Humanities Area »

3

Suggested Course:

Credits

ENG 224

Journalism Fundamentals (this course doesn't transfer to MSU, but will provide valuable experience)

3

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 2016

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