Bay de Noc Community College

General education program transfer guide

  1. The WMU General Education Program requires a minimum of 37 hours, not counting the baccalaureate-level writing course proficiency.
  2. To complete the freshman-sophomore requirements, transfer students from Bay de Noc Community College must present transcripts that indicate Michigan Transfer Agreement has been satisfied or have completed 29-31 hours from the BdNCC courses listed below.
  3. No more than two courses from one department may be used to satisfy distribution requirements.
  4. Proficiencies #1 and #3 (college-level writing and mathematics/quantitative reasoning) must be satisfied before one may register for 3000 and higher level WMU courses.
  5. After transferring, students fulfilling #2 above will need only to complete the junior-senior requirement of two (2) 3000-4000 level courses (6-8 hours) in the distribution areas and Proficiency 2 at WMU.
  6. See the current WMU Undergraduate Catalog for a detailed explanation of this program.


Distribution Areas

One course required from each area, including two at WMU (per #5 above):

  • Area I, Fine Arts, (3-4 hours minimum) ARTS 100, 101, 163, 163H, 204, 207; COMM 225; ENG 150; MUSC 153, 153H, 154
  • Area II, Humanities, (3-4 hours minimum) ENGL 200, 200H, 203, 205, 210, 211; HIST 101, 101H, 102, 102H; PHIL 201, 204, 230, 230H
  • Area III, The U.S.: Cultures and Issues, (3-4 hours minimum) HIST 211, 211H, 212, 212H, 224; POLI 111, 111H; WGST 200, 200H
  • Area IV, Other Cultures and Civilizations, (3-4 hours minimum) ANTH 201, 201H; GEOG 126; PHIL 202 
  • Area V, Social and Behavioral Sciences, (3-4 hours minimum) BUSN 160; ECON 131, 132; GEOG 125; HIST 290; POLI 110, 201, 201H; PSYC 201; SOCY 151, 207
  • Area VI, Natural Sciences with Lab, (4-5 hours minimum) BIOL 103, 104, 107 & 108, 110; CHEM 103, 108, 110; GEOG 110; PHYS 103, 201, 205 
  • Area VII, Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications, (3-4 hours minimum) GEOG 102; PHIL 203
  • Area VIII, Health and Well-being, (2 hours minimum) PHED 140, 141


Proficiencies  

Required minimums noted: 

1. College-level writing course (one course): ENGL 101, 101H, 102, 145

2. Baccalaureate-level writing course: Will be done at Western Michigan University 

3. College-level mathematics or quantitative reasoning course (one course): MATH 106, 107, 110, 111, 130, 141, 210 

4. Enhance or develop another proficiency in one of these seven areas (hour minimums noted):

  • Advanced writing, (3-4 hours) N/A
  • Mathematics/quantitative reasoning, (3-4 hours) MATH 141
  • Critical thinking, (3-4 hours) N/A
  • Oral communication, (3-4 hours) COMM 103, 103H, 104
  • American Sign Language, (3-4 hours) ENGL 112, 113
  • Computer programming and applications, (3-4 hours) CSCI 121, 122 
  • Foreign language-two semesters of college-level study, (6-8 hours) FREN 111, 112; SPAN 101, 102
2014-15 BdNCC catalog used
Revised: April 27, 2016