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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Communication Transfer Pathway A.A. offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Communication bachelor’s degree programs at most 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.

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SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE

Semester 1

  • FYE 1000 First Year Experience
  • COMM 1110 Public Speaking
  • MCOM 1400 Intro to Mass Communication
  • ENGL 1106 College Composition I
  • Goal 6 course
  • MnTC elective

Semester 2

  • COMM 1105 Interpersonal Communication
  • ENGL 1109 College Composition II
  • Goal 3/10 course
  • Goal 5 Non COMM course
  • Goal 4 course

Semester 3

  • COMM 1125 Small Group Communication
  • COMM 1600 or COMM 2205
  • Goal 3 course
  • Goal 6 Literature course
  • MnTC elective

Semester 4

  • COMM 1115 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 1120 Media & Society
  • HPER Physical Education/Health course(s)
  • Goal 6 course
  • MnTC elective

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

A student completing Lake Superior College’s Minnesota State Communication Transfer Pathway and transferring into a designated bachelor’s program in communication at a Minnesota State university will have junior standing and may complete the bachelor’s degree within an additional 60 credits. You will be able to transfer to the following designated majors at Minnesota State universities:

At Metropolitan State University:

Bachelor of Arts, Professional Communication

    • Organizational Communication
    • Public Relations

Minimum program admission requirement: Completed CMST – Transfer Pathway A.A. with minimum GPA of 2.0

At Minnesota State, Mankato:

Bachelor of Science, Communication Studies

Minimum program admission requirement: Completed CMST – Transfer Pathway A.A. with minimum GPA of 2.0

At Minnesota State, Moorhead:

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies

    • Career-Adaptive Communication
    • Event Planning and Promotion
    • Communication Training and Development
    • Sales Communication
    • Sports Communication

Minimum program admission requirement: Completed CMST – Transfer Pathway A.A. with minimum GPA of 2.0

At Southwest State University:

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies

    • General Communication Studies
    • Public Relations

Minimum program admission requirement: Completed CMST – Transfer Pathway A.A. with minimum GPA of 2.0

At St. Cloud State University:

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies

    • Relational Communication
    • Intercultural Communication
    • Persuasion and Advocacy
    • Leadership and Organizational Communication
    • Comprehensive Emphasis

Bachelor of Science, Communication Studies Interdepartmental

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies Supplementary

Minimum program admission requirement: Completed CMST – Transfer Pathway A.A. with minimum GPA of 2.0

At Winona State University:

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies

    • General Option
    • Leadership and Advocacy Option
    • Organizational Communication Option

Minimum program admission requirement: Completed CMST – Transfer Pathway A.A. with minimum GPA of 2.4

In order to graduate and be guaranteed admission to a Minnesota State university’s designated program you must earn an overall grade point average as indicated by the university to which you will transfer.

 There are additional communication-related programs for which this pathway is not designed. If students are interested in a major not listed above, they are encouraged to contact the University directly to discuss transferring to that program.

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