NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Wayne State University - Main Campus

Program: Pharmacy

A Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) is required to apply for a Pharmacist Licence.

Admission Requirements

  1. Each of the core classes must have a minimum of a 2.0. The prerequisite GPA for admission is 2.75. The average GPA of admitted students is 3.57. This is a highly competitive program.
  2. Deadline for submission of complete application materials, including all supporting documents is November 1. Science and mathematics prerequisites are due on May 31 before starting the program. General Education courses are due on August 31 before starting the program.
  3. General education courses or MTA are required for all PharmD applicants.
  4. Please contact the Pharmacy Department at WSU by calling (313) 577-1716 for specific applications, and additional admission requirements.

For students without a Bachelors degree and wishing to complete a Bachelors at Wayne:

Students who transfer to Wayne State University from a Michigan community college with an Associate in Science and Arts (ASA), an Associate in Arts (A.A), Associate of Science (A.S.), an Associate of Baccalaureate Studies (ABS), or an Associate of Liberal Arts (A.L.A.) degree are admitted with lower division University general education requirements considered fulfilled.

Students who transfer to Wayne State University from a Michigan community college with a MACRAO-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.

See WSU prerequisites for Pharmacy at this link to their site: cphs.wayne.edu/pharmd/admissions-prerequisites.php

Contact information: cphsinfo@wayne.edu or jhayek@wayne.edu.

Basic Requirements

If you are also completing your bachelors degree at WSU, completion of Basic Requirement courses at NMC will complete the MTA agreement for that bachelors degree. 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 are marked with an asterisk*

Academic Area




ENG 111*, 112

English Composition



Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from the Group 1 Humanities list

Natural Science


BIO 116*

Cell and Animal Biology


BIO 208*



BIO 227*

Anatomy & Physiology I


BIO 228*

Anatomy & Physiology II


CHM 150*, 151*

General Chemistry 1 & 2


CHM 250*, 251*

Organic Chemistry 1 & 2


PHY 121*

General Physics I (Trig based)


*An upper level Physiology class and an upper level BIochemistry class from a 4 year university will also be required for admission.


Social Science


Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from the Group 1 Social Science list




MTH 131*

Probability & Statistics


MTH 141*

Calculus I


The math competency requirement at Wayne can be met by taking MTH 121 & 122 but MTH 141 is required for Pharmacy. If you do not complete both of these requirements, you will be required to take the placement test at Wayne, even if you have completed MTH 121.

Additional Requirements

Required Classes



COM 111*

Public Speaking or Exam option (See WSU advisor)


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