NMC transfer guide - MACRAO

To: Michigan State University - Main Campus

Program: Psychology

Prepares students for occupations emphasizing human relations and human behavior. Employment opportunities in social services agencies, mental health centers and in business setting as advertisers, human resource personnel, marketing analysts, etc. Graduate study is necessary for all professional careers in psychology. Pre Law and Pre Med students frequently use a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology as a spring board for advanced studies. Psychology students are advised to obtain preparation in supporting subjects such as math, biological sciences, other social sciences, foreign language and business.


  1. GPA: 2.8-3.0 required for consideration.
  2. Transferable Credits - 60-64 credits is the maximum amount of credits students should take at NMC. MSU requires that one half of degree requirements be completed at a 4-year school. Students who accumulate more than 60-64 credits at NMC are still held accountable for completing one half of their degree at a 4-year school.
  3. Transfer Grades - 2.0 grades and above considered for transfer.
  4. Junior Status - Students are admitted into the Psychology program as Juniors (56 acceptable credits).
  5. Transfer Scholarships - Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above should talk to their NMC counselor about MSU transfer scholarship opportunities.


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



ENG 111, 112

English Composition



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Special Note: NMC highly recommends that one of your choices be either HST 111 or HST 112 U.S. History. Although it is not absolutely required, taking U.S. History eliminates having to take a special integrated writing and humanities course at MSU. Without a U.S. History course, transfer students can expect to take IAH 201 at MSU.


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Social Science

Four semester credits equivalent to any 200 – level ISS course at MSU. An additional 300-level social science course must be completed at MSU.

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Students must demonstrate math competency in one of three ways:

  1. Testing into MSU's MTH 132 on competency test taken at MSU.
  2. Completing MTH 121 College Algebra at NMC.
  3. Completing MTH 140 College Algebra & Trigonometry at NMC.


Courses required for the Psychology major may not be counted toward the Social Science BASIC REQUIREMENTS.


PSY 101

Intro to Psychology


PSY 221

Psychology of Personality


PSY 250

Abnormal Psychology


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.

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