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NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Wayne State University - Main Campus

Program: Pharmacy

The minimum undergraduate program of all nationally accredited colleges of pharmacy is one of five academic years. Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy must complete sixty semester credits of acceptable pre-professional courses. These credits may be taken at WSU, or another institution, and then apply for admissions to the professional program of Pharmacy.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of 60 semester hours including the courses listed below. Each of the core classes must have a minimum of a 2.0. The average GPA for admission was approximately 3.28. This is a highly competitive program.
  2. Deadline for submission of complete application materials, including all supporting documents is March 1. Applicants must submit proof of successful completion of all science and mathematics prerequisites, competencies, and English Proficiency Examination is due by August 10.
  3. Please contact the Pharmacy Department at WSU by calling (313) 577-1737 or (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 of Arts (A.A.), an 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.

Completion of Basic Requirement courses at NMC will fulfill 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."

Basic Requirements

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111, 112

English Composition



The following humanities courses are not required for admission to the Pharmacy program, but will be required prior to graduation from WSU if you pursue a B.S. at Wayne.

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

If you plan on completing your bachelors degree at W.S.U., please select PHL 201 Ethics as one of your humanities classes.

Natural Science


BIO 115

General Biology


BIO 208



BIO 215, 216

Genetics is recommended


CHM 150, 151

General Chemistry 1 & 2


CHM 250, 251

Organic Chemistry 1 & 2


PHY 121

General Physics I (Trig based)


Social Science


ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics (required for Pharm)


Select 1 additional course from Group 1 Social Science list, not ECO »




MTH 131

Prob and Stat recommended


MTH 141

Calculus I

5 or 7

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

Speech or high school class


CIT 100

Computers in Business or high school class or competency test


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 2015

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