Gogebic 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 Gogebic Community College must present transcripts that indicate Michigan Transfer Agreement has been satisfied or have completed 29-31 hours from the GCC 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 220, 221; DRA 101, 202; ENG 220, 221; MUS 102, 125, 130 
  • Area II, Humanities, (3-4 hours minimum) ENG 201, 202, 211, 212, 227, 230, 236; HST 101, 102, 103, 104; HUM 111, 201; PHI 201 
  • Area III, The U.S.: Cultures and Issues, (3-4 hours minimum) HST 201, 202; PLS 101 
  • Area IV, Other Cultures and Civilizations, (3-4 hours minimum) ANT 225; ENG 226 
  • Area V, Social and Behavioral Sciences, (3-4 hours minimum) ANT 105; BUS 101; ECO 101, 201, 202; GEG 111; HST 150, 212; PSY 101, 111; SOC 101
  • Area VI, Natural Sciences with Lab, (4-5 hours minimum) BIO 101, 102, 111; CHM 101, 151; GLG 101, 102; PHY 101, 105, 201, 251 
  • Area VII, Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications, (3-4 hours minimum) BIO 110, 111 
  • Area VIII, Health and Well-being, (2 hours minimum) PED 213; PEH 110, 112, 116


Proficiencies

Required minimums noted: 

1. College-level writing course (one course): ENG 101, 102, 105, 111, 112, 250 

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

3. College-level mathematics or quantitative reasoning course (one course): MTH 110, 120, 121, 150 

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 122, 150, 211
  • Critical thinking, (3-4 hours): PHI 105
  • Oral communication, (3-4 hours): SPE 101, 105, 111
  • American Sign Language, (3-4 hours): N/A
  • Computer programming and applications, (3-4 hours): CSI 200, 205, 207 
  • Foreign language-two semesters of college-level study, (6-8 hours): SPN 101, 102, 201, 202; RUS 101, 102
2017-18 GCC catalog used
Revised: November 15, 2017