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General education program transfer guide

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  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 "MACRAO Agreement 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 - 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):
a. Advanced writing, (3-4 hours) N/A
b. Mathematics/quantitative reasoning, (3-4 hours) MAT 151
c. Critical thinking, (3-4 hours) PHL 232
d. Oral communication, (3-4 hours) COM 231, 234, 240
e. American Sign Language, (3-4 hours) N/A
f. Computer programming and applications, (3-4 hours) CIS 170; CPS 177, 217
g. 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
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