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.

Students enrolled in the Communications major are encouraged to structure their programs to include courses in one of the following emphases: business, telecommunication, mediation and dispute resolution, culture and diversity theory, research, or prelaw.

A specialization in Public Relations is available to MSU students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. This specialization offers an enhanced and diversified skill base and is a desirable addition.


  1. Junior Status – Students admitted into the Communication major program must have Junior standing (56 acceptable credits).
  2. Transfer Credits – MSU accepts a maximum of 60 credits from a community college.
  3. Transfer Grades – Courses with grades below 2.0 are not transferable to MSU.
  4. Transfer Visitation Program – Visit MSU online to make a reservation.

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".



ENG 111, 112

English Composition I & II




HST 111 or 112

US History to or from 1865


Select an additional course from the Humanities Area from a dept. other than HST »


Natural Science


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


Social Science


Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from the Social Science Area »



MTH 121

College Algebra


MTH 122

Trigonometry (can be taken to satisfy MSU math graduation requirement - there are other options at MSU)


additional Requirements For Communications



BUS 155

Interpersonal Communications


Suggested Communications Electives

COM 101

Intro to Communications


COM 111

Public Speaking


COM 201

Mass Communication & Culture


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, CD, 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: Spring 2016

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