NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: Economics

Students are prepared for graduate studies in economics as well as for careers in labor relations, public affairs, banking, education, business analysis and other public and private sector jobs.

Admission Criteria

  1. Grades - 3.3 plus strong high school record if transferring as a sophomore (25-54cr). 3.0 if transferring as a junior (54+ credits).
  2. Credits Accepted - U of M will accept a maximum of 60 semester crs, 62 credits if Associate degree complete.
  3. Grades - In order to transfer, grades must be 2.0 or above.
  4. Students are not required to have all the courses listed on this guide complete prior to admission to U of M.
  5. U of M Economics Department | Undergraduate Program Page
  6. NEW! Transfer Bridges to UofM LSA - Mentorship and more!

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 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

English Composition


ENG 112

English Composition


Natural Science


Select 7 credits representing 2 departments from Natural Science Area including one LECTURE/LAB

Social Science


ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics


ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics


Select 7 credits from the Social Science Area from a department other than Economics


Select 7 credits representing 2 departments from Humanities Area



MTH 141

Calculus I


MTH 142

Calculus II (Pre-requisite for ECON 451 at UofM)


MTH 241

Calculus III (One of 2 re-requisites for for ECON 453 at UofM. MATH 217 Linear Algebra at UofM is the other pre-req.)


Students with a serious interest in the study of economics are strongly encouraged to continue beyond Calculus I


Foreign Language

Two years of 1 language. This requirement may be fulfilled in one of 3 ways:

  1. Completing the 2nd year of a college level foreign language;
  2. Passing the foreign language proficiency test given to entering U of M students during Orientation; or
  3. Scoring 600 or higher on the College Entrance Exam Achievement Test.

Additional Credits

Students need 54 credits if hoping to transfer as a junior.

Choose 9 additional credits from at least 3 areas in the Distribution List, and electives as needed

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 2023