NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: Program in the Environment (PITE)

The College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LS&A) now offers the Program in the Environment which is an interdisciplinary curriculum with a combination of natural science, social science and humanities. Students gain a broad understanding of the complexity of environmental programs as well as specific science-based skills with which to solve them. During the first two years, students complete coursework in the liberal arts and sciences and are introduced to natural resource areas such as ecology, policy and economics, management, planning and design, and human behavior. Students are prepared for careers as research scientists, policy makers, landscape architects, lawyers, educators and resource managers. The School of Natural Resources which previously offered an undergraduate degree now only offers graduate programs.

Admission Criteria

  1. GPA – 3.6 and strong High School record if entering as a sophomore. 3.6 if entering as a junior (54 credits)
  2. 2.0 or better grades required for transfer consideration
  3. Strength in Science and Math courses is important
  4. Program in the Environment Web page | LSA Transfer Web page
  5. NEW! Transfer Bridges to U of M LSA – Mentorship and more!

For additional information contact:

Program in the Environment
204 Washtenaw Avenue
1120 Undergraduate Science Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2215 (734) 763-5065

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




Select 7 credits representing 2 departments from Group 1 Humanities list


Natural Science


CHM 150

General Chemistry I


ENV 111

Physical Geology (A second EARTH 118 class will be needed at U of M with this class)


Social Science


ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics


Select 7 credits from the Social Science Area in a department, one class other than Economics




MTH 141

Calculus I


Additional Electives
Choose 9 additional credits from at least 3 areas in the Distribution List, and electives as needed
For students who wish to transfer with Junior status, 54 credits are 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