Part I. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the result of a collaborative effort by all of the two- and four-year public colleges and universities in Minnesota to help students transfer their work in lower-division general education. Each institution certifies the courses for the ten goal areas within the MnTC.

To complete SMSU’s Minnesota Transfer Curriculum:

  • Students must complete a minimum of 42 credits.
  • Some courses may fulfill two MnTC goal areas, but this does not reduce the 42 credit requirement.
  • The MnTC must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • Science lecture and lab are considered to be one course.

Tip: Search the online schedule of classes using the "MN Transfer Curriculum Goal" tab to find currently offered courses designated MnTC Goals 1-10.

Note: Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses with a grade of "D" are accepted for the LEP/MnTC only from MnSCU institutions.

MnTC Goal 01: Communication

(3 courses, 10 credits)

Complete COMM 110 and ENG 151 (English for Multilingual Speakers may complete EMLS 150 and EMLS 151 as substitutes for ENG 151 and COMM 110) by the end of the first year at SMSU.

ENG 151 or EMLS 151 with grades of C or higher are pre-requisite for ENG 251, ENG 351 or PHIL 303.

COMM 110Essentials of Speaking and Listening3
EMLS 150Advanced Listening and Speaking4
EMLS 151Advanced Writing and Reading4
ENG 151Academic Writing4
ENG 251Writing in Professions3
ENG 351Writing in Medical & Health Professions3
PHIL 303Ethical Issues in Professional Life3
  • EMLS 151 Advanced Writing and Reading (4 cr.) and EMLS 150 Advanced Listening and Speaking (4 cr.)only for students in the English for Multilingual Speakers Program (EMLS).
  • ENG 351 Writing in Medical & Health Professions (3 cr.): Students with majors related to health or medicine are invited to take this course.

MnTC Goal 02: Critical Thinking

Goal 2 is satisfied by the completion of the other 9 MNTC goal areas.

MnTC Goal 03: Natural Sciences

(2 courses with labs, 8 credits)

Two courses with labs from different disciplines, chosen from the following list:

BIOL 100Biology in the Modern World3
BIOL 100LBiology in Modern World Lab1
BIOL 120Conservation Biology3
BIOL 120LConservation Biology Lab1
BIOL 200Introduction to Cellular Biology3
BIOL 200LIntroduction to Cellular Biology Lab1
BIOL 201Introduction to Biodiversity & Evolution3
CHEM 110Our Chemical World3
CHEM 110LOur Chemical World Lab1
CHEM 121Basic Chemistry3
CHEM 121LBasic Chemistry Lab1
CHEM 231General Chemistry I3
CHEM 231LGeneral Chemistry I Lab1
ENVS 100Earth Science3
ENVS 100LEarth Science Lab1
ENVS 101Physical Geology3
ENVS 101LPhysical Geology Lab1
ENVS 180Environmental Science: Introduction3
ENVS 180LEnvironmental Science: Introduction Lab1
PHYS 120Introductory Physics3
PHYS 120LIntroductory Physics Lab1
PHYS 121Introduction to Astronomy3
PHYS 121LIntroduction to Astronomy Lab1
PHYS 141College Physics I3
PHYS 141LCollege Physics I Lab1
PHYS 181University Physics I4
PHYS 181LUniversity Physics I Lab1

MnTC Goal 04: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

(1 course, 3-5 credits)

One course chosen from the following list:

DATA 100Introduction to Data Science3
MATH 101Great Ideas of Mathematics3
MATH 110College Algebra3
MATH 115Finite Mathematics3
MATH 125Trigonometry & Special Functions3
MATH 135Precalculus5
MATH 150Calculus I5
MATH 151Calculus II4
MATH 200Introduction to Statistics3
PHIL 340Logic3

MnTC Goal 05: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

(2 courses, 6 credits)

Two courses from different disciplines chosen from the following list:

ECON 110The Real World of Economics3
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 210Introduction to Cooperatives3
GEOG 101Introduction to Geography3
HIST 210Contemporary World History3
HIST 242Early Europe3
HIST 243Modern Europe3
HIST 310Environmental History3
HIST 311World in War & Crisis: 1895-19493
HIST 312World in War and Crisis: 1949-Today3
HIST 314Modern Latin America3
HIST 349World War Two3
JUAD 144Introduction to Justice & Society3
POL 120American National Government3
POL 200International Politics3
POL 221State Government3
POL 227The Judicial Process3
POL 252Introduction to Comparative Politics3
PSYC 101General Psychology3
SOCI 101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCI 220Social Problems3

MnTC Goal 06: The Humanities and Fine Arts

(2 courses, 6 credits)

Two courses from different disciplines chosen from the following list:

ART 100Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 102Foundations of Art & Design 2D3
ART 103Foundations of Art and Design 3D3
ART 150Art History I3
ART 151Art History II3
ART 350Contemporary Art History3
ENG 107Introduction to Creative Writing3
HUMT 201Origins of Western Civilization3
HUMT 202European Middle Ages & Renaissance3
HUMT 203Thought and Culture in the Modern Era3
HUMT 240The Christian Heritage3
HUMT 250Dare to Know3
LIT 100Literature: Human Diversity3
LIT 120Introduction to Literature3
LIT 150Literature: Global Perspective3
LIT 170Literature: People & Environment3
LIT 200Literature: Rural/Regional Experience3
LIT 261Novel3
LIT 262Short Story3
LIT 263Poetry3
LIT 264World Drama3
LIT 265Literature and Film3
LIT 266Fiction3
MUS 100Introduction to Music3
MUS 101Survey of World Music3
MUS 102American Music3
MUS 104Popular Music3
MUS 381Music History: Medieval through Baroque3
MUS 382Music History: Classic-20th Century3
PHIL 100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 101Critical Thinking3
PHIL 201Aesthetics3
PHIL 230Philosophy of Religion3
PHIL 250Philosophy Through Film3
THTR 100Theatre Appreciation3
THTR 220Film & Television Appreciation3

MnTC Goal 07: Human Diversity

(1 course, 3 credits)

One course chosen from the following list:

COMM 228Exploring Diversity Through Family Storytelling3
COMM 230Interpersonal and Cross-Cultural Communication3
HIST 221Early America: History of the U.S. from the Colonial Era to the Civil War3
HIST 222Modern America: History of the U.S. from 1865 to the Present3
HIST 359African-American History:1500 to the Present3
HUMT 230World Religions3
INDS 101Introduction to Indigenous Nations and Dakota Studies3
JUAD 300Women and Justice3
LIT 100Literature: Human Diversity3
LIT 335African American Literature3
LIT 340Sexuality and Gender in Literature3
LIT 355Native American Literature3
LIT 375Womens Literature3
PHIL 310The Philosophy of Sex and Gender3
PSYC 360Cross-Cultural Psychology3
SOCI 211Marriage and the Family3
SOCI 212Human Relations3
SOCI 270Gender Issues3
SOCI 324Sociology of Sexualities3
SOCI 331Racial & Ethnic Relations3
SPAN 101Beginning Spanish I3
SPAN 102Beginning Spanish II3
SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish II3
THTR 440Theatre History II3

MnTC Goal 08: Global Perspective

(1 course, 3-4 credits)

One course chosen from the following list:

ART 350Contemporary Art History3
COMM 228Exploring Diversity Through Family Storytelling3
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
GLBL 180Introduction to Global Food and Culture3
GLBL 299Global Studies Seminar3
GLBL 399Global Studies Seminar3
GLBL 499Global Studies Seminar3
HIST 210Contemporary World History3
HIST 242Early Europe3
HIST 243Modern Europe3
HIST 311World in War & Crisis: 1895-19493
HIST 312World in War and Crisis: 1949-Today3
HIST 314Modern Latin America3
HIST 349World War Two3
HIST 351Origins of Islamic Civilization3
HIST 385War and Peace in the Middle East3
HUMT 230World Religions3
LIT 150Literature: Global Perspective3
LIT 264World Drama3
MUS 101Survey of World Music3
PHIL 240Philosophy East and West3
POL 117Introduction to Government & Politics3
POL 200International Politics3
POL 252Introduction to Comparative Politics3
SOCI 270Gender Issues3
SPAN 101Beginning Spanish I3
SPAN 102Beginning Spanish II3
SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish II3
THTR 435Theatre History I3
THTR 440Theatre History II3

MnTC Goal 09: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

(1 course, 3 credits)

One course chosen from the following list:

ECON 210Introduction to Cooperatives3
HIST 221Early America: History of the U.S. from the Colonial Era to the Civil War3
HIST 222Modern America: History of the U.S. from 1865 to the Present3
HIST 359African-American History:1500 to the Present3
JUAD 144Introduction to Justice & Society3
PHIL 103Ethics3
PHIL 105Ethical Issues in Business3
PHIL 107Environmental Ethics3
PHIL 322Medical and Bioethics3
PHIL 330History of Philosophy: Ethics3
PHIL 331History of Philosophy: Social & Political Philosophy3
POL 117Introduction to Government & Politics3
POL 120American National Government3
POL 221State Government3
POL 324Local & Rural Politics3
SOCI 220Social Problems3

MnTC Goal 10: People and the Environment

(1 course, 3 credits)

One course chosen from the following list:

BIOL 120Conservation Biology3
BIOL 120LConservation Biology Lab1
CHEM 110Our Chemical World3
ENVS 100Earth Science3
ENVS 100LEarth Science Lab1
ENVS 180Environmental Science: Introduction3
ENVS 180LEnvironmental Science: Introduction Lab1
GEOG 101Introduction to Geography3
HIST 310Environmental History3
LIT 170Literature: People & Environment3
PHIL 107Environmental Ethics3
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