Lansing 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 Lansing Community College must present transcripts that indicate Michigan Transfer Agreement has been satisfied or have completed 29-31 hours from the LCC 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 130, 211, 212; ENGL 201, 202, 203, 240; HUMS 120, 140, 211, 212; MUSC 240, 241, 246, 247; THEA 110 
  • Area II, Humanities, (3-4 hours minimum) ENGL 208, 211, 212, 220, 245, 266, 290; HIST 235; HUMS 160, 260; PHIL 152, 153, 211, 212, 260; RELG 150, 211, 212, 241, 242 
  • Area III, The U.S.: Cultures and Issues, (3-4 hours minimum) ENGL 260, 270; HIST 150, 210, 211, 212; HUMS 215; POLS 120; SOCL 185, 260 
  • Area IV, Other Cultures and Civilizations, (3-4 hours minimum) ANTH 270, 276; ENGL 211; HIST 214, 240, 250, 260; HUMS 125, 213, 214; RELG 250 
  • Area V, Social and Behavioral Sciences, (3-4 hours minimum) BUSN 118; ECON 120, 201, 202, 260; GEOG 120, 200, 202; HIST 220, 230, 271; POLS 201, 260, 270, 271, PSYC 200; SOCL 120, 255 
  • Area VI, Natural Sciences with Lab, (4-5 hours minimum) ASTR 201; BIOL 120, 121, 125, 127, 128, 260; CHEM 135, 151 & 161; GEOG 121; GEOL 221, 222; ISCI 121, 122, 131, 275; PHYS 120, 221, 251
  • Area VII, Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications, (3-4 hours minimum) ANTH 275; BIOL 210; CPSC 120; GEOL 230; HUMS 265; METM 100; PHIL 265; SPCH 270
  • Area VIII, Health and Well-being, (2 hours minimum) PFFT 114; PFHW 163

Proficiencies

Required minimums noted: 

1. College-level writing course (one course): ENGL 122, 132; WRIT 121, 122, 124, 131, 132 

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

3. College-level mathematics or quantitative reasoning course (one course): MATH 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 126, 130, 141, 151, 161, 201; STAT 170 

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, 151, 161, 202; STAT 215
  • Critical thinking, (3-4 hours) PHIL 151 
  • Oral communication, (3-4 hours) SPCH 130, 140
  • American Sign Language, (3-4 hours) SIGN 161
  • Computer programming and applications, (3-4 hours) CITP 110; CPSC 227, 230, 231
  • Foreign language-two semesters of college-level study, (6-8 hours) FREN 121, 122, 201, 202; GRMN 121, 122, 201, 202; JAPN 121, 122, 201, 202; SPAN 121, 122, 201, 202
2013-14 LCC catalog used
Revised: December 6, 2013