Delta 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 Delta College must present transcripts that indicate Michigan Transfer Agreement has been satisfied or have completed 29-31 hours from the Delta 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) ART 105, 151, 151H, 152, 251; COM 215, 216; LIT 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 226, 227; IHU 101; MUS 111, 112, 118, 119; PHL 255 
  • Area II, Humanities, (3-4 hours minimum) EMB 229; LIT 228, 229, 241, 242, 245, 246, 251, 268, 271, 271H, 272, 276, 285; HIS 111, 112, 112H; IHU/SSI 234; 
PHL 203, 211, 213, 213H, 214, 240, 250
  • Area III, The U.S.: Cultures and Issues, (3-4 hours minimum) LIT 269, 274, 277, 278; HIS 214, 215, 217, 221, 222; IHU 202; POL 103, 104, 104C, 104H, 241; SOC 215, 216 
  • Area IV, Other Cultures and Civilizations, (3-4 hours minimum) BIO 230, 230H; GEO 222; MUS 120; SOC 230, 230H, 231
  • Area V, Social and Behavioral Sciences, (3-4 hours minimum) ECN 221, 222; GEO 113, 223, 226, 255, 260, 262; IHU/SSI 120; LIT 260; MGT 153; POL 221, 225; PSY 211, 211H; SOC 211, 212, 265 
  • Area VI, Natural Sciences with Lab, (4-5 hours minimum) AST 111 & 111L; BIO 110, 111, 171, 172; CHM 100W, 101, 111; GEO 111; GLG 111, 118; PHY 111, 211 
  • Area VII, Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications, (3-4 hours minimum) CST 133; ENG 115; GLG 115, 125; MIT 111; PHL 215, 230; PSC 101
  • Area VIII, Health and Well-being, (2 hours minimum) LW 221


Proficiencies

Required minimums noted: 

1. College-level writing course (one course): ENG 111, 111A, 111B, 111C, 111H, 112, 112A, 112H, 113, 213; OAT 151

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

3. College-level mathematics or quantitative reasoning course (one course): MTH 118, 120, 121, 122, 151, 153, 160, 161, 208 

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) MTH 160, 161
  • Critical thinking, (3-4 hours) PHL 221
  • Oral communication, (3-4 hours) COM 112, 112C, 112H, 114, 114H 
  • American Sign Language, (3-4 hours) ASL 111, 112
  • Computer programming and applications, (3-4 hours) CST 180, 183, 280 
  • Foreign language-two semesters of college-level study, (6-8 hours)FR 111, 112, 211, 212; GE 111, 112, 211, 212; SPA 111, 112, 211, 212
 2012-13 Delta catalog update used
Revised: January 9, 2013