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Economics: Transfer Pathway

Award: Associate of Arts
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

Admission Requirements:
Description:

The Economics Transfer Pathway AA offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Economics 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.

*This transfer pathway in Associate of Arts in Economics will transfer to the following majors:

  • Bemidji State University: Economics, BS
  • Metropolitan State University: Economics (General & Business Tracks), BS
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato: Economics, BS
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead: Economics, BA
  • St. Cloud State University: Economics, BA or Business Economics, BA
  • Winona State University: Economics, BA



COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

Economics Transfer Pathway Associate of Arts Degree

As governed by Minneapolis College Policy 3.05 and 3.09, students seeking an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from Minneapolis College must successfully complete a total of 60 college-level credits as outlined below.

MnTC Requirements: 40 Credits

Students must successfully complete a total of 40 credits of coursework in all MnTC goal areas as follows:

See Minnesota General Education Transfer Curriculum Competencies for the list of eligible courses. One course may meet more than one MnTC Goal Area; however, credits may only be counted once.

 All students pursuing this degree should work closely with their advisor and consult with the intended transfer institution to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives.

Economics Core Course

REQUIREMENT

The following four courses are required to complete the Economics Transfer Pathway.

 

 ECON 2000: Principles of Macroeconomics

 ECON 2200: Principles of Microeconomics

 MATH 1110 or a higher-level mathematics with College Algebra as a prerequisite

 

Choose one of the following courses:

 MATH 1090 STATWAY Statistics or

 MATH 1140 Introductory Statistics or

 MATH 1150: Statistical Analysis

MnTC GOAL AREA

REQUIREMENT

 MnTC Goal Area 1: Written and Oral Communication

 A minimum of 9 credits, which must include ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110, ENGL 1111, as well as an eligible communication Studies (CMST) course

 MnTC Goal Area 2: Critical Thinking

 Any course from MnTC Goal Area 2 or Completion of all other MnTC Goal Areas and 40 MnTC credits. INFS 1000 satisfies this requirement

 *MnTC Goal Area 3: Natural Sciences

 MnTC Goal Area 3: A minimum of two courses in different disciplines, one course must have a traditional lab and the other course must have a traditional lab –or- lab-like experience.

 MnTC Goal Area 4: Mathematics/Logical Reasoning

 A minimum of one course totaling 3 credits

 MATH 1110 or higher-level mathematics with College Algebra as a prerequisite satisfies this requirement

 **MnTC Goal Area 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

 A minimum of three courses, in three different disciplines totaling 9 credits

 The required Economics courses satisfy one of the required disciplines. Choose two additional disciplines that meet MnTC Goal area 5.

 **MnTC Goal Area 6: Humanities and Fine Arts

 A minimum of three courses, in three different disciplines totaling 9 credits

 MnTC Goal Area 7: Human Diversity

 A minimum of one course

 MnTC Goal Area 8: Global Perspective

 A minimum of one course: ECON 2200 satisfies this requirement

 MnTC Goal Area 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

 A minimum of one course: ECON 1000 is recommended

 MnTC Goal Area 10: People and the Environment

 A minimum of one course

 Additional Required Coursework:

 Health Course

 Choose course(s) from any of the HLTH offerings, a total of two credits is required

 Physical Education Course

 Choose courses from any of the PHED offerings, a total of one credit is required

 Information Studies

 INFS 1000 (meets MnTC Goal Area 2)

 ***Elective Credits

 *The number of elective credits will vary depending on the number of MnTC and required coursework credits a student takes.

 TOTAL CREDITS: 

 60.00

Completion Requirements:

Students seeking an A.A. degree must complete ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110 and the Information Literacy requirement within their first 24 college-level credits (those courses are numbered 1000 or above).  It is recommended that students take ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110 and INFS in the same semester or take ENGL 1111 and INFS 1000 during the same term.

One course may meet more than one MnTC Goal Area; however, credits may only be counted once.

The total credits for each semester will vary depending on which Math, and Science courses are selected to complete the Economics Transfer pathway. Students need to complete the entire 40-credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) as well as elective credits to reach 60 credits for the Economics Transfer Pathway degree.

* MnTC Goal Area 3: Students must complete a minimum of two courses in two different disciplines, one course must have a traditional lab and the other course must have a traditional lab-or-lab-like experience from MnTC Goal Area 3.

**To complete the Economics Transfer Pathway degree students must complete at least three courses from three different disciplines in MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 6. ECON 2000 and ECON 2200 satisfy one of the disciplines required for MnTC Goal Area 5.

***Although Calculus is not required, it is encouraged because some universities require the course for their upper-division courses and/or their degree. Calculus is typically in MnTC Goal 4 area. In additional to college algebra, Precalculus and/or other courses may be prerequisites for a calculus course. MATH 1170, 1180, and 1190 will satisfy this requirement.

***ACCT 2202 Financial Accounting and ACCT 2224 Managerial Accounting are recommended to students who are interested in a business emphasis, if offered in the bachelor degree program. These two courses do not satisfy any MnTC Goal Areas.

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor and consult with the intended transfer institution to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework. Your advisor will assist you in choosing courses that will help you progress toward successful completion of your declared major.