NMC Transfer Guide

To: Northern Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: Social Work

This program leads to the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Community college students should concentrate on liberal arts courses including sociology, psychology, and economics. Upon completion of the Bachelor's degree, employment opportunities are diverse: serving all ages in public welfare agencies, community mental health centers, hospitals, juvenile courts, schools, and special programs. Within the program at NMU, all majors must complete 12 semester credits of field instruction.

The social work curriculum contains two "lower-division" courses (SW 100 and SW 230) that also must be completed (or be in the e process of completing) prior to being admitted into the practice methods courses. A student must have a 2.5 grade point average in these courses and must maintain this minimum GPA for all social work courses (SW prefix).

ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE BSW PROGRAM

NMU's Human Behavior Cluster Minor must be completed before admission to the Social Work program. Many courses in the minor may double-count as liberal studies requirements. All courses in the human behavior cluster must have been completed or be in the process of being completed at the time of admission into the social work program. A student must have a 2.6 grade point average in the cluster minor.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Liberal Studies courses—except Composition—must be taken outside the department in which the student is completing a first major or minor, unless major/minor is General Science or Social Studies.

NMU is a participating member of the MACRAO Transfer Agreement. Students transferring directly from NMC with the MACRAO stamp will have fulfilled divisions 1-4 of the Liberal Studies program at NMU. If you attend another college (2 yr. or 4 yr.) before attending NMC—or before you receive the MACRAO stamp—the MACRAO agreement will not apply to your NMU transfer. If you do not fulfill the MACRAO agreement, you will need to use 2 transfer guides to fulfill NMU's Division requirements: this guide and General Education Without MACRAO. For more information on the MACRAO stamp, please contact a counselor at NMC or NMU.

Communications

Credits

ENG 111, 112

English Composition

8

Humanities

Click here to see the Humanities Division Requirements

  1. You may choose HST 211 Native American History or PHL 122 Eastern Religions to fulfill both the World Cultures and 1 Humanities choice. Or, if you fulfill World Cultures with the social science choice, GEO 109 World Regional Geography or ANT 113 Cultural Anthropology, select a Humanities class from the link above.
  2. NMU requires 1 course to be taken at the 300 level. NMC courses that fulfill this requirement are:
    ENG 262, ENG 263.

(Choosing ART 112 or ART 213 from Visual/Performing Arts below also fulfills #2. If chosen, select an additional class from Humanities link above.)

Visual/Performing Arts

Credits

Choose 1 class from the courses listed below:

Art

ART 100

Art Appreciation

3

ART 111

History of Western Art I

4

ART 112

History of Western Art II (see note above)

4

ART 213

Modern Art History (see note above)

3

Humanities

HUM 111

American Experience

4

HUM 116

World Cultures

4

Literature

ENG 267

Film as Literature

3

Music

MUS 110

Music Appreciation Standard Literature

3

MUS 111

Music Appreciation Jazz

3

Science/Math

Credits

MTH 131

Probability & Statistics

3

Choose one of the Biology classes below

BIO 106/L

Human Biology

4

BIO 110/L

Essential Biology

4

Click here to choose one additional science course

Social Science

Credits

PSY 101

Intro to Psychology

3

SOC 101

Intro to Sociology

3

Choose one Economics class (ECO 201 is recommended to be taken prior to ECO 202)

3

ECO 121

Basic Economics (if taken previously or elsewhere - NMC has not offered for several years) OR

3

ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics OR

3

ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics

3

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 2013

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