NMC Transfer Guide

To: Western Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: Social Work

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the undergraduate professional program prepares students for beginning level social work practice, provides preparation for graduate training in social work, and offers general social welfare content.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. Two-step application process: WMU General Admission and Admission to the School of Social Work
  2. Completion of 45 semester hours
  3. Completion of:
    1. SWK 121: Introduction to Social Work AND SWK 170: Service Learning Intern Orientation (NMC)
      OR
    2. SWRK 210: Social Work Services and Professional Roles (WMU) required before application may be made to the professional program. Transferring to WMU after 1 year is necessary to complete the program in 4 years. Admission is competitive.
  4. After #1 and #2 are complete, make application to:

    Director of Admissions
    School of Social Work
    1903 W. Michigan Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5354
    (269) 387-3201
  5. The application can be found at www.wmich.edu/hhs/sw
  6. Application deadlines are: October 1 and May 1

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Completion of the BASIC requirements as listed at NMC will fulfill most of the general requirements at WMU. WMU requires two additional General Education courses at the 300-400 level to be taken at WMU. Upon request at the NMC Records Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MACRAO AGREEMENT SATISFIED".

Communications

Credits

ENG 111, 112

English Composition

8

Science/Math

Credits

BIO 115

Cell, Plant and Ecosystem Biology

4

MTH 131

Probability and Statistics

3

Click here to select 1 additional course from Science/Math, (not BIO). MTH131 is recommended as it is a requirement of the program.

Please Note: ENV 270 may be used to complete MACRAO but the credits will not transfer to WMU.

Social Science

Credits

ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 201 Macroeconomics is recommended pre-requisite at NMC or instructor permission)

3

PSY 101

Intro to Psychology

3

SOC 101

Intro to Sociology

3

PLS 101

Survey of American Government

3

The following courses are recommended, but not required:

PSY 211

Developmental Psychology

3

PSY 250

Abnormal Psychology

3

Humanities

Click here to select 8 credits from Humanities

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Credits

COM 111

Public Speaking

4

SWK 221

Intro to Social Welfare

3

QUANTIFICATION INTELLECTUAL SKILLS REQUIREMENT

Students completing MACRAO must MINIMALLY:

Complete MTH 23 Beginning Algebra at NMC
OR
Pass the computational skills assessment test AT WMU

Completion of at least 64 credits, including those listed above, fulfills the requirements of NMC's Associate degree.

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 2013

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