NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: Sociology

Students with an undergraduate major in sociology may assume positions in education, business, industry and government. The program also prepares students for graduate programs for professional careers as college instructors.

Admission Criteria

  1. GPA – 3.3 plus strong high school record if transferring as a Sophomore. 3.0 if transferring as a Junior.
  2. Junior status – Preference will be given to applicants who have attained Junior standing (54 credits).
  3. Credits accepted – U of M will accept a maximum of 60 semester credits.
  4. Transferable grades – In order to transfer, grades must be 2.0 or better.
  5. Students are NOT required to have all of the courses listed on this guide complete prior to transferring to U of M. However, we recommend transferring the U of M credits back to NMC to complete an associate degree.
  6. U of M Sociology Department on Undergraduate Program Page
  7. 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


SOC 101

Intro to Sociology


SOC 201

Modern Social Problems


Select 7 credits, not SOC, from Social Science Area


Select 7 credits representing 2 departments from 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.
  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 must have 54 credits if transferring 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