NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Michigan State University - Main Campus

Program: Social Work

The Social Work program is designed to prepare students for general social work practice and for graduate study.

Admission Criteria

  1. GPA – 3.0 or above
  2. Grades – 2.0 and above grades considered for transfer
  3. Admission – Students are admitted into the Social Work program as Juniors (56 acceptable credits).
  4. Session of Entry – Fall term only
  5. Transferable Credits – MSU will accept a maximum of 60 credits from a community college.
  6. Application - transfer students must apply for admission to MSU before they can apply to the School of Social Work.
  7. Competitive - likelihood of admission is improved with relevant paid or volunteer work in the human services area, a well written personal statement and good references.

Basic Requirements

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'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 1 course from the Humanities Area representing a dept. other than HST


Natural Science


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


Social Science


ECO 201 or 202

Macro or Microeconomics


PLS 101

Intro to American Politics


PSY 101

Intro to Psychology


PSY 221, 223 or 250

Psych of Personality, Intro to Social Psych or Abnormal Psych


SOC 101

Intro to Sociology


SOC 220 or ANT 113

Gender and Society or Cultural Anthropology




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


Additional Requirements

Required Classes



SWK 121 & 170

Intro to Social Work & Service Internship Orientation


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