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Economics Transfer Pathway (AA) - 60 credits

Why Choose This Program

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. *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.

 

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. 

*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.

Required Courses

Incorporate the following Required Courses into the General Education/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or Additional Course Requirements sections below. 

Code Title Credits
ECON 2201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 2202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 1100 College Algebra and Probability (or any higher numbered MATH course for which 1100 is a prerequisite) 4
MATH 1080 Introduction to Statistics 4
or MATH 1090 STATWAY Statistics 2 4
or BUSN 2220 Statistics for Business and Economics 4

General Education/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)- 40 Credits

*See MnTC Curriculum for specific course options

GOAL 1: COMMUNICATION - 2 COURSES 

GOAL 2: CRITICAL THINKING
(met by completion of all 40 credits of the MnTC)

GOAL 3: NATURAL SCIENCES - 2 COURSES (Select from two different departments; at least one must include a lab) 

  • Course #1 
  • Course #2 

GOAL 4: MATHEMATICAL/LOGICAL REASONING - 1 COURSE

  • Course - met by taking required MATH courses

GOAL 5: HISTORY AND SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES -
2 COURSES (Select from two different departments)

  • Course #1 - met by taking required ECON courses
  • Course #2 

GOAL 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS- 2 COURSES
(Select from two different departments

  • Course #1 
  • Course #2

GOAL 7: HUMAN DIVERSITY - 1 COURSE

  • Course 

GOAL 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE - 1 COURSE 

  • Course - met by taking required ECON courses

GOAL 9: ETHICAL AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY - 1 COURSE 

  • Course - met by taking required ECON courses

GOAL 10: PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT - 1 COURSE 

  • Course 

Additional Course Requirements - 20 credits

  • One Health (HLTH) course
  • One Exercise (EXSC) course
  • Elective credits - additional course(s) numbered 1000 and above, if needed to complete the 60-credit requirement. 

        The department recommends taking at least one additional ECON course.

Other Degree Requirements

  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for college-level coursework (courses numbered 1000 and above) completed at Normandale.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in the MnTC
  • Earn a minimum of 20 college-level credits at Normandale.