NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

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. A 2.5 GPA is required to apply to the professional program.
  4. In addition to GPA, the admissions committee for the School of Social Work also considers volunteer experience (i.e. domestic assault shelters, nursing homes, schools, Family Independent Agencies, soup kitchens) and/or regular employment at such agencies, as part of the selection criteria.
  5. Completion of:
    1. SWK 121: Introduction to Social Work AND SWK 170: Service Learning Intern Orientation (NMC)
    2. SWRK 2100: 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.
  6. Please see the WMU social work website for more details on when and how to apply to the program.
  7. Application deadlines are: October 1 and May 1
  8. Contact Information: Melinda Lockett, Social Work Advisor, melinda.lockett@wmich.edu (269) 387-2656

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 plus an upper level writing requirement (Proficiency #2 at WMU). Upon request at the NMC Records Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED"

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111, 112

English Composition




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


Natural Science


BIO 110 OR 115

Essential Biology OR Cell, Plant and Ecosystem Biology


Select courses from the Group 1 Natural Science list (not BIO)


Social Science


ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics


PSY 101

Intro to Psychology


SOC 101

Intro to Sociology


PLS 101

Intro to American Politics




MTH 131

Probability and Statistics


Additional Requirements

Required Classes



COM 111

Public Speaking


Quantification Intellectual Skills Requirement

Students completing MTA will fulfill this requirement. Met by MTH 131 above.

Completion of at least 64 credits, including those listed above, fulfills the requirements of NMC's associate's 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: Summer 2023