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What is the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)?

The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the basis for the general education requirements at institutions that are part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Completion of the MnTC requires at least 40 credits and a specified number of courses or credits taken from each of the 10 MnTC goal areas. The MnTC must be completed with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

While each MnSCU institution may have slight variations in the requirements for each goal area, any goal area that is completed at one MnSCU institution is considered complete at all MnSCU institutions. Individual courses transfer to other MnSCU institutions in the goal area(s) assigned at the institution where it was taken. Any MnTC course offered at M State will transfer to other MnSCU institutions in the goal area(s) designated by M State. Likewise, M State will transfer courses from other MnSCU institutions based on the goal area(s) assigned by the institution where the course was taken.

Some courses are assigned in more than one MnTC goal area. These courses may be used to fulfill the requirements of each goal area to which they are assigned; however, the course credits are counted only once.

Listed below are the 10 goal areas of the MnTC and the minimum requirements for each. These requirements are for students who wish to complete either the MnTC or the Liberal Arts & Sciences AA degree. The MnTC and the overall AA degree must be completed with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Transfer courses with grades of A-D will be included in the GPA calculation for the MnTC. Refer to the Transferring To M State page for further detail on how D grades transfer to M State.

Goal Area 1: Communication
Completion of nine credits from three courses:
ENGL 1101;
ENGL 1205, 1210 or 1215; and
COMM 1120, 1130 or 1140

Goal Area 2: Critical Thinking
Completion of six credits from two different disciplines

Goal Area 3: Natural Sciences
Completion of six credits; at least one course must include a lab

Goal Area 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
Completion of three credits

Goal Area 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Completion of nine credits from at least two different disciplines

Goal Area 6: Humanities and Fine Arts
Completion of nine credits from three different disciplines; a maximum of three credits of fine arts may be utilized

Goal Area 7: Human Diversity
Completion of three credits

Goal Area 8: Global Perspective
Completion of three credits

Goal Area 9: Ethical and Civil Responsibility
Completion of three credits

Goal Area 10: People and the Environment
Completion of three credits

See below for a summary of all Liberal Arts & Sciences degree requirements as well as a listing of all current courses offered and which MnTC goal area(s) they meet. You may also click here to search for courses by prefix or MnTC goal area.

 

Liberal Arts and MnTC Requirements

The document below contains a summary of all requirements for the Liberal Arts & Sciences AA degree, as well as a complete listing of all current courses offered that meet each of the 10 MnTC goal areas.


 

Historical Listing of MnTC Courses

The links below provide listings of the courses assigned within each MnTC goal area during the time period noted. Courses will meet the goal area(s) assigned at the time a student took the course.


Last modified: February 10th, 2014 at 09:29am