Minnesota State College Southeast
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Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences

Associate of Arts degree general requirements


1.  A minimum of 60 semester credits. 

2.  A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. 

3.  A minimum cumulative MnTC GPA of 2.0. 

4.  A minimum of 20 semester credits applied toward the degree must be taken at Minnesota State College Southeast.

5.  Completion of the specific degree requirements below: 


Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)Requirements – A minimum of 40 credits to complete all 10 goal areas.  A MnTC course may satisfy more than one goal area, however, the credits only count once. 



Goal 1 Communication (Three courses) - 9 credits 
  • ENGL1215 – College Writing 1 (3 credits)  
  • ENGL2525 – College Writing 2 (3 credits)  
  • COMM1218 College Speech OR COMM1228 Interpersonal Communications (3 credits)
Goal 2 Critical Thinking (met when 40 MnTC credits satisfying all 10 goal areas has been completed) 
Goal 3 Natural Science (Two science courses  from at least two different subject areas. One course must have a traditional lab and the other must have a traditional lab or lab-like experience.) - 6-8 credits 
Goal 4 Mathematical/Logical Reasoning (One course) - 3 credits 
Goal 5 History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Three courses from at least two different subject areas) - 9 credits  
Goal 6 The Humanities and Fine Arts (3 courses from at least two different subject areas) - 9 credits 

Goal 7 Human Diversity (One course) - 3 credits 
Goal 8 Global Perspective (One course) - 3 credits 
Goal 9 Ethical and Civic Responsibility (One course) - 3 credits 

Goal 10 People and the Environment (One course) -3 credits

Total minimum credits to complete the MnTC ten goal areas: 40 credits


In addition to completing the MnTC, the remaining 20 credits will include:

  • Health and Wellness Requirement, 2 credits 
  • Technology Requirement, 2 credits 

Additional Electives, 16 credits (select coursework appropriate to the student’s anticipated transfer program)

Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees: $11,674
Minimum Tool Cost: N/A
Books/Supplies: $2,000
Estimated Total: $13,674

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