Lansing Community College

In general, transfer degree types in the left tab below require the 30 credits and minimum 9 courses of the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). Applied degree types in the right tab below require completion of only 5 courses.

Courses in the Applied Communications, Applied Mathematics, Applied Sciences and Technology, and Applied Social Sciences categories do not count toward the MTA and cannot be used for degrees requiring the MTA.  In addition, they may not be transferable to other colleges or universities.

It is important that students follow their program pathway when selecting courses as some degrees may have specific general education requirements.  Degree and transfer requirements may be revised each academic year.  It is highly recommended that students consult with an academic advisor to ensure completion of the degree requirements in the most efficient time frame.

Visit the Michigan Transfer Network website to plan your transfer and determine how your LCC credits will transfer to other Michigan Colleges and Universities. You can also learn more about transfer options and plan your pathway to completion.

  • Transfer Degrees (MTA)

    • AA - Associate in Arts
    • AS - Associate in Science
    • AAA - Associate in Applied Arts: Child Development and Early Education only
    • AAS - Associate in Applied Science: Digital Media-Transfer, Human Services, and Kinesiology/Exercise Science only

    At least 30 credits for MTA, 9 or more courses, from the following categories - minimum grade of 2.0 in each course

    1. A. English Composition , 1 course
    2. B. English Composition (second course)/Communications , 1 course
    3. C. Humanities and Fine Arts, 2 courses from different disciplines (alpha course codes), not to include more than one foreign language course
    4. D. Mathematics, 1 course
    5. E. Natural Sciences, 2 courses from different disciplines (alpha course codes), including at least 1 lab course 
    6. F. Social Sciences, 2 courses from different disciplines (alpha course codes)
    1. A. English Composition
      ENGL 121, 131
      Students placing beyond ENGL 121 or 131 due to testing have the option to complete this English requirement with ENGL 122 or 132 instead of taking ENGL 121 or ENGL 131. If ENGL 122 or 132 is used in this way, the course cannot also be used to fulfill the English Composition (second course)/Communications requirement.
    2. B. English Composition (second course)/Communications
      COMM 110, 120, 130, 240 (formerly COMM 140)
      ENGL 122, 124, 127, 132
    3. C. Humanities and Fine Arts
      ARTS 102
      DMAC 260
      ENGL 200, 201, 202, 208, 211, 212, 220, 240, 255, 256, 260, 266, 267, 270, 290
      FREN 121, 122, 201, 202
      GRMN 121, 122, 201, 202
      HIST 150, 211, 212, 214, 220, 240, 250
      HUMS 120, 125, 140, 160, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215
      JAPN 121, 122, 201, 202
      LING 230
      MUSC 199, 240, 241
      PHIL 101, 151, 152, 153, 211, 212, 260
      RELG 150, 211, 212, 241, 242, 250
      SPAN 121, 122, 201, 202
      THEA 110, 210
    4. D. Mathematics
      Quantitative Reasoning
      MATH 119
      College Algebra
      MATH 120, 121, 122, 126, 141, 151, 152, 253, 254, 260
      Statistics
      STAT 170, 215
    5. E.Natural Sciences
      Lab Courses:
      ASTR 201
      BIOL 120, 121, 125, 127, 128, 145, 201, 202, 204, 210, 260, 265
      CHEM 135, 161, 162, 192, 262, 272
      GEOG 220, 221
      GEOL 221, 222, 230
      ISCI 121, 122, 131
      PHYS 120, 200, 221, 222, 251, 252
      Non-Lab Courses:
      BIOL 203, 270
      CHEM 125, 151, 152, 182, 251, 252
      PFHW 123
    6. F. Social Sciences
      ANTH 270, 271, 275
      CHDV 101
      COMM 280
      ECON 120, 201, 202, 213, 260
      EDUC 204, 220, 230
      GEOG 120, 200, 202
      GERO 100
      POLS 120, 121, 201, 240, 250, 260, 270
      PSYC 200, 202, 203, 205, 221, 222, 250
      SOCL 120, 185, 254, 255, 260
      SOWK 101
  • Applied Degrees

    • AAA - Associate in Applied Arts*
    • AAS - Associate in Applied Sciences*
    • AB - Associate in Business
    • AFA - Associate in Fine Arts
    • GA - General Associate

    * Exceptions: Child Development and Early Education, Digital Media-Transfer, Human Services, and Kinesiology/Exercise Science degrees require MTA. Students in those programs, see Transfer Degrees (MTA) tab.

    5 courses from the following categories – minimum grade of 2.0 in each course

    1. A. English Composition or Applied English , 1 course
    2. B. English Composition (second course)/Communications or Applied Communications , 1 course
    3. C. Humanities and Fine Arts or F. Social Sciences or Applied Social Sciences, 1 course
    4. D. Mathematics or Applied Mathematics, 1 course
    5. E. Natural Sciences Lab or Applied Sciences and Technology Lab, 1 course
    1. A. English Composition 
      ENGL 121, 131
      Students placing beyond ENGL 121 or 131 due to testing have the option to complete this English requirement with ENGL 122 or 132 instead of taking ENGL 121 or ENGL 131. If ENGL 122 or 132 is used in this way, the course cannot also be used to fulfill the English Composition (second course)/Communications requirement.
      Applied English - Courses in Applied English do not meet MTA English Composition requirements
      ENGL 124*, 127*
      • * Students selecting ENGL 124 or ENGL 127 cannot use the same course for the English Composition (second course)/Communications category.
    2. B. English Composition (second course)/Communications 
      COMM 110, 120, 130, 240 (formerly COMM 140)
      ENGL 122, 124*, 127*, 132
      Applied Communications - Courses in Applied Communications do not meet MTA requirements
      CITS 110
      SIGN 160
      • * Students selecting ENGL 124 or ENGL 127 cannot use the same course for the Applied English category.
    3. C. Humanities and Fine Arts
      ARTS 102
      DMAC 260
      ENGL 200, 201, 202, 208, 211, 212, 220, 240, 255, 256, 260, 266, 267, 270, 290
      FREN 121, 122, 201, 202
      GRMN 121, 122, 201, 202
      HIST 150, 211, 212, 214, 220, 240, 250
      HUMS 120, 125, 140, 160, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215
      JAPN 121, 122, 201, 202
      LING 230
      MUSC 199, 240, 241
      PHIL 101, 151, 152, 153, 211, 212, 260
      RELG 150, 211, 212, 241, 242, 250
      SPAN 121, 122, 201, 202
      THEA 110, 210
    4. D. Mathematics
      Quantitative Reasoning
      MATH 119
      College Algebra
      MATH 120, 121, 122, 126, 141, 151, 152, 253, 254, 260
      Statistics
      STAT 170, 215
      Applied Mathematics - Courses in Applied Mathematics do not meet MTA requirements
      ELTE 121
      MATH 115, 117, 118, 201, 202
    5. E.Natural Sciences
      Lab Courses:
      ASTR 201
      BIOL 120, 121, 125, 127, 128, 145, 201, 202, 204, 210, 260, 265
      CHEM 135, 161, 162, 192, 262, 272
      GEOG 220, 221
      GEOL 221, 222, 230
      ISCI 121, 122, 131
      PHYS 120, 200, 221, 222, 251, 252
      Applied Sciences and Technology Lab Course - Courses in Applied Sciences do not meet MTA requirements
      METM 190
    6. F. Social Sciences
      ANTH 270, 271, 275
      CHDV 101
      COMM 280
      ECON 120, 201, 202, 213, 260
      EDUC 204, 220, 230
      GEOG 120, 200, 202
      GERO 100
      POLS 120, 121, 201, 240, 250, 260, 270
      PSYC 200, 202, 203, 205, 221, 222, 250
      SOCL 120, 185, 254, 255, 260
      SOWK 101
      Applied Social Sciences - Courses in Applied Social Sciences do not meet MTA requirements
      ANTH 272
      CJUS 101, 102, 106, 255
      MGMT 234