Psychology Transfer Pathway

The Psychology Transfer Pathway offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Psychology bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities.* The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

*Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University, Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University Mankato, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Southwest Minnesota State University, St. Cloud State University, and Winona State University.

Recommeded Course Sequence for Completion in 2 years (60 total credits) • 2022-2024

Fall Semester 2022 (16 credits)

ENGL 1276 College Composition (4 credits)
     OR ENGL 1277 Technical Communications (4 credits)
MATH 1260 College Algebra (3 credits)
PSYC 1210 General Psychology (4 credits)
CCPD 1010 Success Strategies for College & Professional Development (2 credits)
PHIL 1200 Human Ethics (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2023 (15-16 credits)

COMM 1100 Introduction to Communication (3 credits)
PSYC 1350 Statistics for Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 1250 Lifespan Development (3 credits)
     OR PSYC 1320 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
BUSN 1120 Business Computer Applications (2-3 credits)
     OR COCP 1201 Computer Concepts and Applications (2-3 credits)
MnTC Goal Area 3, not BIOL (3 credits)

Summer Semester 2023 (3 credits)

PSYC 1220 Environmental Psychology, optional (3 credits)

Fall Semester 2023 (16 credits)

ENGL 2200 Advanced Composition (3 credits)
     OR MnTC Goal Area 1 (3 credits)
PSYC 1225 Health Psychology (3 credits)
     OR PSYC 1300 Social Psychology (3 credits)
BIOL 1250 General Biology (4 credits)
Any additional PSYC course (3 credits)
MnTC Goal Area 8 (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2024 (13 credits)

HIST 1500 World History (3 credits)
MnTC Goal Area 6, not PHIL (3 credits)
MnTC Goal Area 10, if needed (3 credits)
     OR Elective (3 credits)
General Elective MnTC Goal Areas 1-10, can take additional PSYC courses to cover goal areas (4 credits)

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