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The English Transfer Pathway A.A. offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete a 60-credit Associate of Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated English 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 English Transfer Pathway A.A. and transferring into a designated bachelor’s program in English at a Minnesota State University will have junior standing and may complete the bachelor’s degree within an additional 60 credits. Students will be able to transfer to the following designated majors at these Minnesota State universities:

  • Bemidji State University: English B.A.
  • Metropolitan State University: English B.A.
  • Minnesota State, Mankato: English Studies, B.A.
  • Minnesota State, Moorhead: English Writing Emphasis, B.A.; English Emphasis in Integrated English & Publishing, B.A.
  • Southwest State University: English Literature Emphasis, B.A.; English Creative Writing Emphasis, B.A.
  • St. Cloud State University: English, Creative Writing, B.A.; English, Rhetoric & Writing, B.A.; English, English Studies (General), B.A.; English Linguistics, B.A.; English Literature, B.A.
  • Winona State University: English B.A.

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


FYE 1000 First Year Experience
ENGL 1106 College Composition I
ENGL 1109 College Composition II
COMM 1100 Introduction to Communication or COMM 1110 Public Speaking
MATH 1100 College Algebra or higher or PHIL 1125 Logic
ENG 2020 Introduction to Literary Studies: Short Story, or ENGL 2022 Introduction to Literary Studies: Novel, or ENGL 2024 Introduction to Literary Studies: Drama, or ENGL 2026 Introduction to Literary Studies: Poetry
ENGL 2101 British Literature: 12th – 17th Century, or ENGL 2102 British Literature: 18th Century to Present, or ENGL 2105 American Literature: Pre-Colonial to Civil War, or ENGL 2106 American Literature: Civil War to Present
ENGL 2140 World Literature
ENGL 2116 Multicultural Literature, or ENGL 2120 African-American Literature, or ENGL 2130 Native American Literature
ENGL 2000 Poetry Writing, or ENGL 2002 Creative Nonfiction Writing, or ENGL 2004 Fiction Writing
ENGL 2160 Environmental Literature
ENGL 1100 Creative Writing
ENGL 1102 Writing for Social Media
Goal Area 3 Natural Sciences (from two different areas)
Goal Area 5 History & Social and Behavioral Sciences
Goal Area 9 Ethic & Civic Responsibility
HPER Physical Education/Health course
Unrestricted electives

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