NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Northern Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: Pre-Medical

Pre-Med is a direction, not a major. Students are best prepared for medical school by completing a regular academic program involving a major and minor, with the addition of the biology, chemistry, math, and physics courses listed in this guide. Most successful pre-medical students elect majors in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or psychology because these majors provide the kind of academic background that medical schools require.

Basic Requirements

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA): Students who transfer to Northern Michigan University from a Michigan community college who have Michigan Transfer Agreement Satisfied posted on their transcript will be considered to have met the requirements of NMU’s Liberal Studies/General Education program. Students will still be expected to complete all other degree requirements, including graduation requirements (world cultures, health promotions, and lab) and any courses listed as “Other Required Courses” that may also be Liberal Studies/General Education courses. Transfer students who do not complete the entire block of courses required by the MTA will receive credit for courses they do complete on the basis of individual evaluation and established transfer equivalencies.

If you do not fulfill the MTA agreement, you will need to use 2 transfer guides to fulfill NMU's Division requirements: this guide and General Education Without MTA. For more information the MTA, please contact an advisor at NMC or NMU Representative Gillian Seguin at 906-235-7421.

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


ENG 220

Technical Writing may be chosen in place of ENG 112 for NMU, but if chosen MTA and ASA will not be earned at NMC.



Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from the Group 1 Humanities list

You may choose HST 211 Native American History, HUM 116 World Cultures, or PHL 122 Eastern Religions to fulfill both the World Cultures and 1 Humanities choice. Or, if you fulfill World Cultures with a social science choice, ANT 113 Cultural Anthropology or GEO 109 World Regional Geography, select both Humanities classes from the link above.

Natural Science


BIO 115

Cell, Plant and Ecosystem Biology


BIO 227

Human Anatomy and Physiology I


BIO 228

Human Anatomy and Physiology II


CHM 150/L/R

General Chemistry I


CHM 151/L/R

General Chemistry II


CHM 250/L/R

Organic Chemistry I


CHM 251/L/R

Organic Chemistry II


Choose one Physics sequence and required math below:

PHY 121/L & 122/L or

General Physics I & II (Trigonometry based)


PHY 221/L/R & 222

Problems & Principles of Physics (Calculus based)


Social Science (recommended)


PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology


SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology




Choose math required for physics choice above:

MTH 122 or

Trigonometry (MTH 121 College Algebra pre-requisite)


MTH 141

Calculus I


Additional Requirement


BIO 240

Normal and Clinical Nutrition

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