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 Environmental and Sustainability Studies

First Year, First Semester

Course Credits
ENG 111 4
MTH 111 4
ENV 104 + 104L 4
WSI 105 3
Total 15

First Year, Second Semester

Course Credits
ENG 112 4
BIO 108 + 108L or BIO 110 + 110L 4
GEO 105 + 105L 4
PHL 203 3
Total 15

Second Year, First Semester

Course Credits
ANT 113 or PLS 101 3
ENV 140 4
GEO 115 3
HST 230 3
Elective 2
Total 15

Second Year, Second Semester

Course Credits
MTH 131 3
U,S, Diversity elective 3
Global Perpsective elective 3
Elective 6
Total 15


  • Degree offered:  B.A., B.S.  Students pursuing a B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  Please check the general education guide for a list of approved courses.
  • Global Perspective electives:  Please check the general education guide for a list of approved courses.