Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College

Pre Social Work Transfer Pathway

An associate of science degree designed to lead to a bachelor of science degree in social work


Associate of Science Degree General Requirements for Pre Social Work Transfer Pathway

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  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.

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
    COMM1228 Interpersonal Communications

Goal 2 Critical Thinking
(met when 40 MnTC credits satisfying all 10 goal areas have been completed)

Goal 3 Natural Science - 7 credits

  • BIOL1200 Human Biology (4 credits)
  • CHEM1122 Environmental Chemistry (3 credits)

Goal 4 Mathematical/Logical Reasoning - 3 credits

  • MATH1230 Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)
  • Goal 5 History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences - 9 credits
  • PSYC1110 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC1115 Lifespan Psychology (3 credits)
  • SOCS1110 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

Goal 6 The Humanities and Fine Arts - 9 credits

  • HUMA1125 Moral Problems (3 credits)
  • HUMA1430 Exploring World Cultures (3 credits)
  • SPAN1230 Introduction to Hispanic Cultures (3 credits)


Goal 7 Human Diversity (One course) - 3 credits
*Fulfilled by SOCS1110 Introduction to Sociology (See Goal 5)

Goal 8 Global Perspective - 3 credits

  • HUMA1430 Exploring World Cultures (3 credits)

Goal 9 Ethical and Civic Responsibility - 3 credits

  • POLS1120 American Government (3 credits)

Goal 10 People and the Environment - 3 credits
*Fulfilled by CHEM1122 Environmental Chemistry (See Goal 3)

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


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

  • INSP1525 Career and Education Planning (1 credit)
  • HLTH1220 Wellness through Nutrition (1 credit)
  • PSWK2510 Introduction to Social Work (3 credits)
  • PSWK2525 Pre-Social Work Field Experience (3 credits)
  • SOCS2545 Diversity and Social Change (3 credits)
  • PSYC2526 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
  • SOCS1205 Sociology of the Family (3 credits)
  • PSYC1223 Psychology of Death and Dying (3 credits)

*While a course may meet more than one goal, credit hours may only be counted once.

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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