Jackson 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 Jackson College must present transcripts that indicate Michigan Transfer Agreement has been satisfied or have completed 29-31 hours from the JC 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 111, 112, 201; ENG 210, 246, 247; HUM 131; MUS 131; THR 116
  • Area II, Humanities, (3-4 hours minimum) ENG 252, 254, 255, 256, 257; HIS 120, 131, 132; PHL 231, 236
  • Area III, The U.S.: Cultures and Issues, (3-4 hours minimum) ENG 236, 249; HIS 231, 232; MUS 132; PLS 141; SOC 235, 236 
  • Area IV, Other Cultures and Civilizations, (3-4 hours minimum) ANT 131; MUS 130 
  • Area V, Social and Behavioral Sciences, (3-4 hours minimum) BUA 100; ECN 231, 232; GEO 132; HIS 235; PLS 262; PSY 140; SOC 231 
  • Area VI, Natural Sciences with Lab, (4-5 hours minimum) BIO 110, 131, 132, 158; CEM 131, 141; GEL 109, 160; NSC 131; PHY 131, 151, 231, 251 
  • Area VII, Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications, (3-4 hours minimum) N/A
  • Area VIII, Health and Well-being, (2 hours minimum) HPF 283

Proficiencies

Required minimums noted: 

1. College-level writing course (one course): ENG 131, 132, 232 

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

3. College-level mathematics or quantitative reasoning course (one course): CIS 203; MAT 133, 135, 141, 151, 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) MAT 151
  • Critical thinking, (3-4 hours) PHL 232
  • Oral communication, (3-4 hours) COM 231, 234, 240
  • American Sign Language, (3-4 hours) N/A
  • Computer programming and applications, (3-4 hours) CIS 170; CPS 177, 217
  • Foreign language-two semesters of college-level study, (6-8 hours) FRN 131, 132; GER 131, 132; SPN 131, 132, 231, 232

 

2012-13 JC catalog used
Revised: December 6, 2013