NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: Psychology

Prepares students for occupations emphasizing human relations. Students who plan a career in psychology will find a graduate education necessary. The undergraduate program emphasizes the scientific method and theories of behavior.

Admission Criteria

  1. GPA – 3.0 if transferring as a junior. 3.3 plus strong High School record if transferring as a sophomore.
  2. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained junior standing (54 credits).
  3. Session of Entry – Students may enter the Psychology program any semester.
  4. Credit Accepted – U of M will accept a maximum of 60 semester credits from NMC.
  5. 2.0 or better course grades required for transfer consideration.
  6. Of the 40 credit major, 24 Psychology credits must be taken at U of M, 12 at 300/400 level.
  7. Students are not required to have all of the course listed on this guide complete prior to admission to U of M.
  8. U of M Psychology Department on Undergraduate Program Page
  9. NEW! Transfer Bridges to U of M 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's 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


Social Science


PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology


PSY 211

Developmental Psychology


PSY 221

Psychology of Personality


PSY 223

Introduction to Social Psychology


PSY 250

Abnormal Psychology


Select 7 credits representing 2 departments, not PSY, from Social Science Area

Natural Science

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


Select 7 credits representing 2 departments of Humanities Area


MTH 131 Probability and Statistics to meet MTA and Quantitative Reasoning at U of M

OR take Quantitative Reasoning at U of M


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 Courses
Choose 9 additional credits from at least 3 areas in the Distribution List, and electives as needed
Students need 54 credits if planning to transfer as a junior.

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