Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Package
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum is the means by which a student transfers a complete package of lower division general education from one Minnesota State institution to another. At Minnesota State College Southeast this is accomplished by a minimum of 40 credits with course requirements in each of the 10 goal areas as designated below. If a course is eligible for multiple goals, the additional goal(s) is listed in parenthesis, however, credits for any course may count only once towards the minimum 40 credits. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to transfer this package. The MnTC grade point average will be calculated using grades of A – D (passing grades earned) in all MnTC courses, including both MSC Southeast and transfer grades. An asterisk (*) indicates courses available online as well as on campus.
Goal 1: Written and Oral Communications - (6-9 credits - to include ENGL2515 and COMM2518)
Goal: To develop writers and speakers who use the English language effectively and who read, write, and listen critically.
Goal 2: Critical Thinking - (0-3 credits or fulfilled once all other goals are met)
Goal: To develop thinkers who are able to unify factual, creative, rational, and value-sensitive modes of thought. Critical thinking skills will be taught and used in courses across the general education curriculum.
Goal 3: Natural Science - (6-9 credits - to include a traditional lab credit)
Goal: To improve students’ understanding of physical and biological principles and of the methods of scientific inquiry.
Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning - (3–6 credits)
Goal: To increase student’s knowledge about mathematical processes and other logical reasoning.
Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences - (6-9 credits)
Goal: To increase students’ knowledge of how historians and social behavioral scientists discover, develop, describe, and explain the behaviors and interactions among individuals, groups, institutions, events, and ideas.
Goal 6: The Humanities - (6-9 credits)
Goal: To expand students’ knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially in relation to behavior, ideas, and values expressed in works of art, imagination, and thought.
Goal 7: Human Diversity - (3–6 credits)
Goal: To increase students’ understanding of individual and group differences (i.e. race, gender, ethnicity, class) and their knowledge of various history traditions, values, and cultures.
Goal 8: Global Perspective - (3-6 credits)
Goal: To develop students’ understanding of the growing interdependence of nations and peoples and develop their ability to apply a comparative perspective to cross-cultural social, economic, and political experiences.
Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility - (3-6 credits)
Goal: To develop students’ capacity to identify, discuss, and reflect upon the ethical dimensions of political, social, and personal life and an understanding of the ways in which they can exercise responsible and productive citizenship.
Goal 10: People and the Environment - (3-6 credits)
Goal: To improve students’ understanding of today’s complex environmental changes.
* Indicates courses available online as well as on campus.
Total Credits to complete MnTC Goal Areas: 40 credits
A Statewide Resource
This is a web service that enables students and advisors to access official, consistent and accurate transfer information. MnTransfer is a collaborative effort among:
- Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota State)
- Minnesota Private Colleges
- University of Minnesota
Beginning January 1, 2002, all Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses offered by Minnesota State institutions must transfer within Minnesota State into the goal areas as designated by the original institution.
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Package Archive (PDFs)
Transfer Specialists Contact Information
Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences