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Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) Course Distribution Requirements

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) Course Distribution Requirements (min of 30 credits must be completed from distribution below. Note: A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required in all MTA courses.

English Composition, minimum one (1) course, minimum three (3) credits required from following:

  • ENG-111, ENG-111A, ENG-111C, ENG-111H, ENG-112, ENG-112A, ENG-112H, ENG-113 or ENG-21

Second Course in College Composition or one (1) course from Communications; minimum one (1) course, minimum three (3) credits required from following:

  • ENG-111, ENG-111A, ENG-111C, ENG-111H, ENG-112, ENG-112A, ENG-112H, ENG-113 or ENG-211
  • COM (any)

Mathematics, minimum one (1) course, minimum three (3) credits required from following:

  • MTH-118, 120, 121, 122, 151, 153, 160, 161, 162, 208, 209,260, 261, 263, 264 or 290 – 299

Social Sciences, from two (2) disciplines, required from following:

  • Biology (BIO): BIO-230 only
  • Economics (ECN): All
  • History (HIS): All; HIS-111 & 112 may be counted as either a Humanities or a Social Science, but not both.
  • Geography (GEO): All except GEO-103, 111, 261 & 267
  • Interdisciplinary Humanities (IHU): IHU-110 only
  • Social Science Interdisciplinary (SSI): All, may be counted as either a Humanities or a Social Science, but not both.
  • Political Science (POL): All
  • Psychology (PSY): All
  • Sociology (SOC): All except SOC-157, 158, 259, 161 & 162
  • Social Science Interdisciplinary (SSI): All, may be counted as either a Humanities or a Social Science, but not both.
  • Technical Trades Interdisciplinary (TTI): TTI-100W only

Humanities & Fine Arts, from two (2) disciplines, required from following:

  • American Sign Language (ASL): All
  • Architectural Technology: ARC 251 only
  • Art (ART): ART-151, 152, 251 or 255 only
  • Communications (COM): All
  • Electronic Media Broadcasting (EMB): EMB-140, 175 or 229 only
  • English/Literature (ENG/LIT): All except: ENG -111, 111A, 111C, 111H, 112, 112A, 112C, 112H, 113 or 211
  • French (FR): All
  • German (GR): All
  • History (HIS): HIS-111 & HIS-112 only; HIS-111 & 112 may be counted as either a Humanities or a Social Science, but not both.
  • Interdisciplinary Humanities (IHU): All, may be counted as either a Humanities or a Social Science, but not both.
  • Literature (LIT): All
  • Music (MUS): MUS-100, 103, 110, 111, 112, 118, 119, 120, 126 or 127 only
  • Philosophy (PHL): All
  • Psychology (PSY): PSY 232
  • Spanish (SPA): All
  • Social Science Interdisciplinary (SSI): SSI-110, 232 & 234 only; may be counted as either a Humanities or a Social Science, but not both.

Natural Sciences, from two (2) disciplines, minimum two (2) courses including one (1) with a laboratory experience.

Natural Sciences Courses that count as a lab science (choose at least one (1):

  • Astronomy (AST): AST-111L provided credit has been earned for AST-111.
  • Biology (BIO): Any BIO that is at least three (3) credit hours excluding: BIO-101, 272 and 274
  • Chemistry (CHM): All excluding: CHM-210, 220, 221, 231 and CHM-290 – 299
  • Geography (GEO): GEO-103 and GEO-111
  • Geology (GLG): GLG-111, 112, 115, 130, 180 and 230
  • Physical Science (PSC): PSC-101 and PSC-102
  • Physics (PHY): PHY-101, 111, 112, 211 and 212

Natural Science Courses which do not count as a lab science:

  • Astronomy (AST): AST-111, AST-290 – 299
  • Biology (BIO): BIO-230, 272, 274, BIO-290 -299 or any BIO course which is only one (1) or two (2) credit hours.
  • Chemistry (CHM): CHM-210, 220, 221, 231, CHM-290 – 299
  • Computer Science (CST): CST-180, 183 and 280 only
  • Environmental Science (ENV): ENV-310 & 320 only
  • Geography (GEO): GEO-261 & 267 only
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS): GIS-101
  • Geology (GLG): GLG-102, 119, 122, 123, 125, 262, 266, 267, 268 and GLG-290 – 299
  • Interdisciplinary Science (SCI): SCI-250 and SCI-290 – 299 only
  • Mathematics (MTH): MTH-110 and above except MTH-117
  • Physical Science (PSC): PSC-290 – 299
  • Physics (PHY): PHY-213 and PHY-290 – 299
  • Sociology (SOC): SOC-230 only

Note: HIS -111 & 112, PSY-232 may be included in either Humanities or Social Sciences groups, but may not be counted in both. BIO-230 & SOC 230 may be included in Social Science or Natural Sciences, but may not be counted in both. Credit may be earned in PSY-300 or SOC-300, but not both.


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