NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Wayne State University - Main Campus

Program: Mortuary Science

The degree Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science meets the requirements for licensure in Michigan, and meets or exceeds the licensure requirements of most other states. The program is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Services Education.

The following courses listed below, along with a minimum of 60 semester credits must be completed prior to admission to the professional program. There may be additional General Education requirements and additional proficiency exams which can only be met at WSU.

This program may change requirements without notice therefore it is advised that you make contact with Wayne as early in your academic career as possible.

Students who transfer to Wayne State University from a Michigan community college with a MTA-stamped transcript who do not hold an associate degree are also considered to have fulfilled the lower division University general education requirements.

After transfer to Wayne State University, students will then complete courses specific to the graduation requirements of their individual department or college. As always, students should contact a professional advisor at Wayne State University well before they transfer." Additional requirements may be required for the specific program and degree requirements for graduation.

Application deadline for M.S. is June 1 and applications are available online December 1.

Here is a link to WSU's Mortuary Science prerequisites on their site: cphs.wayne.edu/mortuary-science/admissions.php

For questions email the Mortuary Science Program Advisor & Admissions Coordinator, Robert Hellar at ac4659@wayne.edu or call him at (313) 577-8715. Program requirements change as do application dates. Make contact with Robert as soon as possible.

Basic Requirements

Completion of Basic Requirement courses at NMC will complete the MTA agreement. Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED'.

Required Prerequisite Classes Marked With An Asterisk*

Academic Area




ENG 111*, 112*

English Composition I and II




PHL 105* Critical Thinking


Select 1 course from the Group 1 Humanities list, not PHL


Natural Science


Choose one class*


BIO 115

Cell, Plant & Ecosystem Biology (MTH 111 is the recommended prerequisite)


BIO 116

Cell & Animal Biology


Take all classes below

BIO 208*

Microbiology (substitutes for Public Health PH 2100 prerequisite)


BIO 227*

Anatomy & Physiology i


BIO 228*

Anatomy & Physiology II (or take one class at WSU to cover both BIO 227 and BIO 228)


CHM 101*

Introduction to Chemistry


Social Science


PSY 101*

Intro to Psychology


SOC 101*

Intro to Sociology




Select MTH 120 or above to complete MTA and WMU's general education

Additional Requirements

Required Classes



HAH 101*

Medical Terminology


BUS 155*

Interpersonal Communication


COM 111*

Public Speaking


Choose one ACC, BUS or ECO class below:


ACC 121

Accounting 1


BUS 101

Intro to Business (preferred)


ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics


ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics


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: Summer 2023