Liberal Arts and Sciences, AA

To earn an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) students must complete the following requirements:

  1. Successfully earn a minimum of 60 credits of which 20 of the final 30 credits must be earned from SMSU.
  2. Successfully complete course work required for the AA degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or better.
  3. Successfully complete the SMSU Minnesota Transfer curriculum (MnTC) (See Minnesota Transfer Curriculum)
    1. Students must complete a minimum of 42 credits
    2. All 10 goal areas must be satisfied
    3. Some courses may fulfill two MnTC goal areas (double count), but this does not reduce the 42 credit requirement.
    4. The MnTC must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0
    5. No more than 10 credit hours may be graded credit/ no credit
  4. Successfully complete electives to reach a total of 60 credits.
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