Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids Community College must present transcripts that indicate Michigan Transfer Agreement has been satisfied or have completed 29-31 hours from the GRCC 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) AT 105, 106, 270, 271; ED 220; EN 233, 235, 237; HU 204, 205, 273; MUS 110, 111, 251, 252, 253; PC 141; TH 248 
  • Area II, Humanities, (3-4 hours minimum) EN 250, 252, 261, 262, 281, 282, 284; HS 101, 102; HU 210, 240, 281; PL 201, 205, 207, 209 
  • Area III, The U.S.: Cultures and Issues, (3-4 hours minimum) AN 280; EN 251, 270, 271, 272; GST 200; HS 249, 250, 251; PS 110; SO 260; WST 200
  • Area IV, Other Cultures and Civilizations, (3-4 hours minimum) AN 210; GE 296; HS 120, 121, 230; PS 215 
  • Area V, Social and Behavioral Sciences, (3-4 hours minimum) AN 205; BA 103; EC 251, 252; GE 135, 140; HS 241, 242, 260, 290; PS 201, 202; PY 201; SO 251
  • Area VI, Natural Sciences with Lab, (4-5 hours minimum) AS 103; BI 101; CHM 110, 120, 130 & 131, 150 & 151; GE 132; GL 101; PC 101; PH 111, 115, 125, 245 
  • Area VII, Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications, (3-4 hours minimum) AN 201; CIS 003; GL 106; HU 245; JR 254; PL 206
  • Area VIII, Health and Well-being, (2 hours minimum) BI 125; WE 189


Proficiencies 

Required minimums noted: 

1. College-level writing course (one course) BA 102; EN 101, 102, 249 

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

3. College-level mathematics or quantitative reasoning course (one course): MA 110, 124, 127, 129, 131, 133, 210, 215

4. Enhance or develop another proficiency in one of these seven areas (hour minimums noted):

  • Advanced writing, (3-4 hours) EN 246
  • Mathematics/quantitative reasoning, (3-4 hours) BA 254; MA 129, 133, 211
  • Critical thinking, (3-4 hours) PL 202
  • Oral communication, (3-4 hours) COM 131, 135
  • American Sign Language, (3-4 hours) SL 171, 172
  • Computer programming and applications, (3-4 hours) CIS 116, 117, 127, 129, 225, 262
  • Foreign language-two semesters of college-level study, (6-8 hours) ARA 101, 102; CHI 101, 102; FR 101, 102, 231, 232; GR 101, 102, 231, 232; SP 101, 102, 215, 216, 231, 232
2017-18 GRCC catalog used
Revised: November 15, 2017