NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

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 springboard 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.

Admission Criteria

  1. Transferable Credits – MSU will accept a maximum of 60 credits from a community college.
  2. Transfer Grades – 2.0 grades and above considered for transfer.
  3. Junior Status – Students are admitted into the Psychology program as Juniors (56 acceptable credits).

Basic Requirements

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


Natural Science


Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from the Group 1 Natural Science list


Social Science


PSY 101

Intro to Psychology


PSY 221 or 223

Psych of Personality or Intro to Social Psych


PSY 250

Abnormal Psychology


Select an additional course from the Social Science Area from a dept. other than PSY




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


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