SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Transfer Credit Guide for
Basic Skills and General Education requirements for degree programs at Saginaw Valley State University (2010-2011). This guide applies to
students enrolling at SVSU Fall 2010 and after. This guide is subject to change without notice.
BASIC SKILLS Composition -- ENG 111
Reading -- Test at SVSU
Mathematics -- MTH 097 (no transferable credit)
Additional Basic Skills courses may be required depending on placement test results and/or transfer credits.
GENERAL EDUCATION – The following are the Delta College courses that may be used to satisfy or partially satisfy the 10 General
Education categories at SVSU. This guide may include courses that are currently inactive at Delta College, but that may appear on student
transcripts. Please contact SVSU for inactive courses not included on this guide.
1. Literature (3 cr.) – IHU 245; LIT 220, 221, 222, 223, 228, 229, 230, 241, 242, 245, 246, 260, 268, 283
2. Arts (3 cr.) – ART 105, 151*, 152*; COM 215, 216, 222; IHU 101, 226; LIT 226; MUS 100, 111, 112, 118,
119, 120, 131, 132
*ART 151, 152 count in General Education for non-ART majors only
3. Numerical Understanding (4 cr.) – MTH 120, 121, 122, 151, 160, 161, 208
4. Natural Sciences (7 cr., two SVSU departments, one lab course) – AST 111/111L; BIO 101, 110, 111, 116, 119, 130, 140, 152, 153,
171, 199, 219, 221, 230, 240, 241; CHM 107, 111; GEO 103, 111; GLG 102, 111, 112, 115, 118, 130, 267; PHY 111, 211;
PSC 101, 102
5. History/Philosophy (3 cr.) – HIS 111, 112, 214, 215, 217, 221, 222, 225, 268; PHL 203, 205, 207, 210, 211, 213, 215, 230, 240, 250
6. Social Science Methods (3 cr.) – PSY 211; SOC 231
7. Social Institutions (3 cr.) – CJ 110; ECN 221; MGT 251; POL 103, 104; SOC 211, 221
8. International Systems (3 cr.) – ECN 268; ED 268; GEO 113, 222, 223, 255; HIS 268; IHU 120, 161, 162;
MGT 265; POL 222, 225, 268; SOC 161, 162, 265, 268; SSI 120
9. Oral Communication (3 cr.) – COM 112, 114; FR 111, 112, 211; GE 111, 112, 211; SPA 105, 106, 111, 112, 211
10. Written Communication (3 cr.) ENG 112, 113, 211; IHU 201H; LIT 201H; PHL 221
Saginaw Valley State University’s General Education requirements also include two Communication Intensive courses selected from
Categories 2 - 8. Delta College Writing Intensive courses may apply. Additional information may be required for transfer credit
No courses may be counted in more than one General Education category but may be counted toward majors and minors.
Please note-Category 4 requires a minimum of two SVSU departments.
For additional academic information, contact Rebecca Dewald, (989) 964-4200 or 1-800-968-9500.
SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Transfer Credit Guide for
Saginaw Valley State University was accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association as a
baccalaureate degree-granting institution in 1970. In 1980 the HLC/NCA continued this accreditation and granted
accreditation at the master’s degree level. Both accreditations were renewed in 1986, 1994 and 2004. The business programs
are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – AACSB International, the chemistry program
by the American Chemical Society, the engineering programs by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology,
the education programs by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the medical technology program by
the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and American Medical Association, the nursing program by the National
League for Nursing, the occupational therapy program by the American Occupational Therapy Association, the athletic
training education program by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and the social
work program by the Council on Social Work Education.
The College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences
Majors may be completed in: art, communication*, criminal justice, graphic design, English (literature, creative writing,
professional and technical writing)*, French*, history*, international studies, music*, political science, political science-
public administration, psychology, sociology, Spanish*, theatre*, and visual arts education*. Minors may be completed in:
art, asian studies, black studies, communication***, graphic design, English***, English-creative writing, English-
professional and technical writing, French***, gender studies, German***, geography***, history***, music***,
philosophy, political science***, Polish, psychology, public administration, religious studies, sociology, Spanish***,
theatre***, and youth services.
The College of Business and Management
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) candidates may complete majors in: accounting**, economics**, finance**,
general business**, industrial management**, international business**, management**, and marketing**. Minors may be
completed in: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, legal studies, management and marketing and disciplines
from other colleges. Non-B.B.A. candidates may complete minors in: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance,
general business, legal studies, management and marketing.
Bachelor of Professional Accountancy (B.P.A.) candidates may complete a major in accounting**.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) candidates may complete a major in economics.
The College of Education
Candidates for a B.A. in elementary education must complete expanded General Education requirements instead of an
academic major, and must complete special academic minor requirements specified in the College of Education section.
Candidates for secondary teaching certification must choose a major in visual arts, biology, chemistry, communication and
theatre, English, French, history, mathematics, music, physical education, physics, Spanish or special education; and must
choose a minor in biology, communication and theatre, chemistry, economics, English, French, geography, German, history,
mathematics, physical education, physics, or political science.
The Crystal M. Lange College of Health and Human Services
Majors may be completed in: clinical laboratory science/CLS**, nursing**, health science, athletic training, exercise science,
and social work. Minors may be completed in gerontology, health science, and athletic coaching.
The College of Science, Engineering and Technology
Majors may be completed in: applied mathematics**, biochemistry**, biology*, business-chemistry**, chemical physics**,
chemistry*, computer information systems, computer science, electrical engineering**, engineering technology management,
mathematics*, mechanical engineering**, optical physics and physics*. Minors may be completed in: applied mathematics,
biology***, chemistry***, computer information systems, computer science, electrical engineering, engineering and
technology, mathematics***, mechanical engineering, and physics***.
* Approved major for secondary teaching certification
** Interdisciplinary major; no minor required
*** Approved minor for secondary teaching certification
TRANSFER STUDENT ADMISSIONS
SVSU operates on a rolling admission basis; however, for best results, application is encouraged by February 15 for Fall, October 1
for Winter, and February 1 for Spring and/or Summer.
____ Complete an application (on-line at www.svsu.edu paper applications available).
____ Provide the $25.00 non-refundable application fee (check or money order payable to SVSU with Social Security number on check;
or credit card if applying on-line).
____ Arrange to have official transcripts (from each institution attended) mailed directly from your prior institutions to: SVSU Office
of Admissions, 7400 Bay Road, University Center, MI 48710.
____ Provide proof of high school graduation (GED, diploma or copy of high school transcript), along with ACT scores if completed, if
Associate’s Degree has not been completed. Copies can also be faxed to (989) 790-0180, Attn: Admissions.