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Evening accelerated bachelor of science degree being planned for Red Wing through a partnership between Southeast Technical College and Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Red Wing, MN (October 17, 2013) - Plans are underway to offer a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Red Wing at Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is partnering with Southeast Technical to offer a program on the Red Wing campus geared toward the needs of working adults who want to complete a bachelor's degree. 

Degree-planning sessions will take place in Red Wing at Southeast Technical throughout the 13-14 academic year.

"Students will enjoy the advantages of attending a college with dedicated, experienced faculty, personal attention and limited class sizes," said Dr. Paul Christensen, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School of Business and Technology at Saint Mary's University. "Since we're assessing details of when to start the program and what the course schedule would look like, we're encouraging anyone interested in completing their bachelor's degree in Red Wing to visit one of our degree-planning sessions." Dr. Christensen added, "Our goal is to start a cohort of 15 students during the fall 2014 semester."

The public-private partnership will help students manage the cost of obtaining a high-quality college education. Many incoming college students attend two-year schools with the express intention of transferring their credits toward a bachelor's degree. According to a recent study, completing two years at a community college first, reduces the overall amount a student pays for college.

The Bachelor of Science program requires a total of 122 semester credits with 36 credits being upper-division credits offered through this Saint Mary's program. The previous 86 credits can be from Southeast Technical, other colleges, CLEP or DANTES exams, prior learning or any combination of these.

The first step in learning more about the program is to meet with an advisor from Saint Mary's in Red Wing for a degree-planning session. See www.southeastmn.com/smu4u for information about upcoming meetings. No appointment is necessary for a degree planning meeting. If possible, bring a copy of any previous college transcripts.

For more information about Saint Mary’s programs, visit www.smumn.edu.  Specific requirements for the bachelor’s-completion program in Business Administration is online at: www.smumn.edu/degree-completion-home

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About Minnesota State College Southeast Technical
With a clear mission of “Education for Employment,” Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical provides students a strong foundation for acquiring the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they will need for a lifetime of learning. Its Winona and Red Wing campuses merged in 1992, becoming Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical in 1999. For more information, visit www.southeastmn.edu.