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The Economics 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 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 State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

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A student completing Lake Superior College’s Minnesota State Economics Transfer Pathway and transferring into a designated bachelor’s program in Economics 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:

  • Bemidji State University: Economics, B.S.
  • Metropolitan State University: Economics (General & Business Tracks), B.S.
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato: Economics, B.S.
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead: Economics, B.S.
  • Southwest Minnesota State University: N/A
  • Cloud State University: Business Economics, B.A., Economics, B.A.
  • Winona State University: Economics, B.A.

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.


Semester 1
FYE 1000 First Year Experience
ENGL 1106 College Composition I
ECON 1160 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
Goal 6
Goal 7

Semester 2
ENGL 1109 College Composition II
ECON 1150 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
Goal 5 (not ECON)
Goal 6
Goal 7

Semester 3
MATH 2210 General Statistics
Goal 1
Goal 6 (Literature)
Goal 3
General electives

Semester 4
MATH 1100 College Algebra, or higher
Goal 3 course (also fulfills Goal 10)
Goal 8
Goal 9
General Electives

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