NMC Transfer Guide - MACRAO

To: Michigan State University - Main Campus

Program: Zoology

The Bachelor of Science degree program in zoology is for students who seek professional employment in animal biology, Veterinary Medicine, or who seek admission to health-related professional schools such as Dental School, Med School, Genetics, Neuro-Biology, etc. Students can choose one of six zoology concentrations at MSU:

  1. General Zoology
  2. Cell & Developmental Biology
  3. Ecology, Evolution, & Organismal Biology
  4. Genetics
  5. Neurobiology & Animal Behavior
  6. Zoo & Aquarium Science.


  1. GPA - 2.8 or above.
  2. Admission - Transfer students are admitted into the zoology department as juniors & must have a minimum of 56 acceptable credits.
  3. 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.
  4. Transfer Scholarships - Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above should talk to their NMC counselor about possible MSU transfer scholarship opportunities.


The following courses are listed to facilitate transfer and fulfill University requirements at MSU. These courses may not fulfill requirements for the Associate of Arts or Science degree at NMC. If your goal is to complete an Associate degree before transferring, see a counselor for assistance.



ENG 111, 112

English Composition



Choose 8 credits from 2 departments of the Humanities Division »

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 humanities and writing course at MSU. Without a U.S. History course, transfer students can expect to take IAH 201 at MSU.



BIO 115

Cell, Plant & Ecosystem Biology with Lab


BIO 116

Cell & Plant Biology with Lab


CHM 150 & 150R

General Chemistry I with Lab/Recitation


CHM 151 & 151R

General Chemistry II with Lab/Recitation
Is not required for MSU degree, but must be taken at NMC to move on to CHM 250
Can transfer to MSU and take Organic Chemistry sequence there without CHM 151


CHM 250

Organic Chemistry I with Lab


CHM 251

Organic Chemistry II with Lab


MTH 141

Calculus I


PHY 121

General Physics I with Lab


PHY 122

General Physics II with Lab


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.
View Social Science Division requirements »

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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