The SMSU Liberal Education Program & Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)

The SMSU Liberal Education Program and Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

The Liberal Education Program at Southwest Minnesota State University provides students with the opportunity to obtain a solid, general education across the fundamental domains of human knowledge. When empowered with these ideas, facts, skills, and values, students can understand and effectively participate in the affairs of the community, nation, and wider world. The Liberal Education Program is built upon ten Student Learning Outcomes which were developed by the faculty to represent the foundation of higher education.

Students seeking a Bachelor's degree from SMSU must complete:

  • the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (Part I below),
  • the Liberal Education Graduation Requirements (Part II below),
  • and all other associated graduation requirements.


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