NMC Transfer Guide - MACRAO

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: Political Science

Political Science prepares students to be active participants in politics, government, and public administration. Political Science students have pursued careers in law, teaching, journalism, business or government.


  1. GPA – 3.0 if transferring as a Junior (55+ transferable credits). 3.3 plus strong High School record if transferring after only 1 yr.
  2. 2.0 or better grades required for course transfer consideration
  3. Students are NOT required to have all of the courses listed on this guide complete prior to admission to U of M.
  4. U of M Political Science Department | Political Science Undergraduate Program


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's degree before transferring, see an advisor for assistance.



ENG 111, 112

English Composition


Social Science


PLS 101

Intro to American Politics


PLS 132

Comparative Politics


PLS 211

International Relations


View the Social Science Distribution Requirements »

National Sciences/Science/Math

View the Natural 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.

Additional Courses

Students who wish to transfer as a junior need 54 credits. Choose Additional courses from the Distribution list »

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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