Transfer Plans

Select a school and program

For additional information and possible next steps, please refer to the following information:

  • If you are considering transferring to GVSU, please visit our Transfer Admissions resource page for all the information you need to get started.
  • For information on how your courses transfer to GVSU, please review the Course Equivalencies online.
  • If you decide to transfer to GVSU prior to completing your Associates Degree, you should consider taking advantage of the reverse transfer agreement we have with all Michigan community colleges.
  • Our online catalog provides a wealth of information on GVSU's academic programs, policies and procedures, course descriptions, etc.
  • Each college at GVSU has an academic advising center that serves specific majors in that college. If you have specific questions about program requirements, you could contact the advising center to seek additional information.
  • Each academic department at GVSU provides additional information about specific programs of study and links to important resources. You may access a comprehensive list here.
  • Our Career Center provides comprehensive support and resources for all students at GVSU. It is recommended that you connect with the counselors there as soon as you transition to GVSU.
  • The Career Guides by Major allow students to investigate possible career or graduate/professional school opportunities based on specific programs of study.

Transfer plans are meant to provide you with a suggested outline of courses for your respective academic interest. They are simply a guide while you attend community college. If you have additional questions regarding the content of this transfer plan, please contact the GVSU Admissions & Recruitment Office by phone at 616-331-2025 or by email at [email protected].


Northwestern Michigan College

Program Guide for Behavioral Neuroscience

First Year, First Semester

Course Credits
ENG 111 4
MTA math course 4
PSY 101 3
BIO 115 + 115L 4
Total 15

First Year, Second Semester

Course Credits
ENG 112 4
Social Science elective 3
CHM 101 + 101L or CHM 150 + 150L + 150R 4-5
MTH 121 or MTH 140 or elective 3-4

Second Year, First Semester

Course Credits
CHM 151 + 151L + 151R or elective 3-5
MTH 131 3
Humanities elective 3
Global Perspectives elective 3
BIO 215 3

Second Year, Second Semester

Course Credits
U.S. Diversity elective 3
BIO 227 4
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total 16


  • Degrees offered:  B.A., B.S.
  • Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-PSY course.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • Global Perspectives electives:  Please see the general education guide for a list of approved courses.
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  Please see the general education guide for a list of approved courses.
  • Students are encouraged to transfer after one year.
  • Pre-medical students should reference the Pre-Medical guide.  CHM 150 + CHM 150L + CHM 150R and CHM 151 + CHM 151L + CHM 151R are only required to pre-medical students.  For student not pursuing medical school, only CHM 101 + CHM 101L are recommended.
  • MTH 121 or MTH 140 are only required if students take CHM 151 + CHM 151L + CHM 151R
  • Behavioral Neuroscience elective options (choose 6 credits from two different disciplines):  BIO 116 + BIO 116L, BIO 228, PSY 211, PSY 250