NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Western Michigan University - University Center and Main Campus

Program: WMU B.S. in Freshwater science and Sustainability &
NMC A.S.A. in Freshwater Studies

This interdisciplinary integrative program provides students with the scientific knowledge and skills to address the complex regional, national, and global challenges related to the sustainability of freshwater resources. Career paths are available in freshwater quality analysis, watershed management, corporate social responsibility coordinators, environmental advocacy, aquatic biology, limnology, water treatment operation and more.

Designed to articulate with NMC’s Associate in Science and Arts in Freshwater Studies, students can earn an associate degree and then seamlessly transfer to the WMU program, completing both degrees in Traverse City. Strong industry partnerships feature training on state-of-the-art equipment, unique field experiences, coursework at NMC’s Great Lakes Water Studies Institute and access to the R/V Northwestern, a 56-foot research vessel. This degree can also be completed on WMU's main campus.

  • NMC Advisor: Constanza Hazelwood or GLWSI Office at (231) 995-3333
  • Western Michigan University at the University Center: Kim Stevens at (231) 995-1846

Additional Scheduling Resource:

Basic Requirements

Completion of the BASIC requirements as listed at NMC will fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and satisfy most of the general requirements at WMU listed below. A statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED." WMU requires two additional General Education courses at the 300-400 level to be taken at WMU plus an upper level writing requirement (Proficiency #2 at WMU). These courses are included in the Suggested Course Sequencing Guide above. If you do not choose to complete the MTA agreement, you will need to talk to the WMU advisor about additional requirements you may need to take.

Communications

Credits

ENG 111, 112

English Composition

8

Humanities

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

6

Natural Science

Credits

BIO 115

Cell, Plant and Ecosystem Biology

4

BIO 116

Genetic, Evolution, Animal Biology

4

CHM 150

General Chemistry I

5

ENV 117

Meteorology and Climatology

4

ENV 131

Oceanography

4

Social Science

Credits

ANT 113

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

ECO 201 or 202

Principles of Macroeconomics or Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 202 preferred)

3

GEO 115

Introduction to GIS (required for Freshwater Studies ASA, not BS)

3

Mathematics

MTH 131

Probability and Statistics (MTH 111 Pre-Requisite)

3

Additional Requirements

NMC ASA Freshwater Studies

Credits

ENV 140

Watershed Science

4

WSI 105

Introduction to Freshwater Studies

3

WSI 230

Water Policy and Sustainability

3

WSI 290

Freshwater Studies Internship

3

WMU BS Freshwater Science and Sustainability

World Languages - Met by:

  • Placing into the 2000 or higher level on a proctored language proficiency exam at WMU
  • Completion of two semesters of college level language (see below)

ASL 101, 102

American Sign Language I and II

8

FRN 101, 102

Elementary French I and II

8

GRM 101, 102

Elementary German I and II

8

SPN 101, 102

Elementary Spanish I and II

8

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 2018

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