NMC Transfer Guide

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: biology

The biology program is for students who wish to study biology as part of a liberal education, to prepare for a secondary school teaching career, or to prepare for graduate study or medical school.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. GPA - 3.3 plus strong high school record if transferring as a sophomore (25-54 credits), 3.0 if transferring as a junior (55 + transferable credits).
  2. Transfer Credits - U of M accepts a maximum of 60 semester credits (62 with Associate degree) Since all students must earn at least 60 of the 120 credits required for the degree on the Ann Arbor campus, students with 75 or more credits are discouraged from applying to the College of Literature, Science, & Arts!
  3. Minimum grade required for course transfer: 2.0

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

The following courses are listed to facilitate transfer and fulfill distribution requirements at U of M. These courses may not fulfill requirements for the Associate of Arts or Science degree at NMC. If your goal is to complete an Associate degree before transferring, see a counselor for assistance. Students are not required to have all of the courses listed completed prior to admission to U of M.

Communications

Credits

ENG 111, 112

English Composition

8

Science & Math/Natural Science

Credits

BIO 115 and BIO 116

Cell, Plant, & Ecosystem Biology and Cell & Animal Biology

8

CHM 150-150R

General Chemistry I

5

CHM 151-151R

General Chemistry II

5

CHM 250, 251

Organic Chemistry I, II

10

MTH 141, 142

Calculus I, II

10

Physics - Choose 1 sequence:

PHY 121, 122

General Physics I, II OR

8

PHY 221-221R &
PHY 222-222R

Problems & Principles of Physics I & II

10

Humanities

NOTE: Requirements for this program are rigorous. Students who are unable to complete all the courses listed above prior to transfer may consider taking their Humanities & Social Sciences at U of M. Choosing to do this may, however, increase the length of time needed to graduate.

Click here to see the Humanities Distribution Requirements.

Social Sciences

NOTE: Requirements for this program are rigorous. Students who are unable to complete all the courses listed above prior to transfer may consider taking their Humanities & Social Sciences at U of M. Choosing to do this may, however, increase the length of time needed to graduate.

Click here to see the Social Science Distribution Requirements.

Foreign Language

Four semesters of ONE foreign language are required. This requirement may be fulfilled in one of 3 ways:

  1. By completing the 2nd year of a college level foreign language;
  2. By placing beyond fourth semester level on the optional foreign language proficiency test given to entering U of M students during Orientation; or
  3. By scoring 600 or higher on the College Entrance Exam Achievement Test.

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.

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