NMC Transfer Guide - MACRAO

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: Computer Science

This is NOT the same as Computer Science-Engineering. That is a different major in the School of Engineering.

Computer Science is a program within the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. Computer scientists understand, innovate, and direct to solve problems through computation and can but do not necessarily write the code. A computer scientist combines technical talent with creativity, design, social finesse, appreciation of other cultures, and business sense. As a student of U of M's computer science program, students learn to solve problems effectively, efficiently and accurately.


  1. GPA – 3.3 plus strong high school record if transferring after 1 yr. 3.0 if transferring as a junior (55+ semester credits).
  2. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained Junior standing.
  3. Credit Accepted – U of M will accept a maximum of 60 semester credits from NMC.
  4. 2.0 or better grades required for transfer consideration.
  5. Scholarships – Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5+ should consult with an NMC advisor to discuss scholarship possibilities at U of M.
  6. U of M Computer Science Department | Undergraduate Program Page


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. Students are not required to have all of the courses listed prior to admission to U of M.



ENG 111

English Composition


ENG 112

English Composition




MTH 116

Intro to Computer Science


MTH 141

Calculus I


MTH 142

Calculus II


Due to the changing nature of computer science course content, computer science concentrators are encouraged to take additional computer science courses at U of M

Natural Sciences

View the Natural Science Distribution Requirements »

Social Science

View the Social Science Distribution Requirements »


View the Humanities Distribution Requirements »

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 UofM students during Orientation; or

  3. 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.

Updated: Fall 2013

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