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3 New Transfer Pathways: English, Poli Sci, and Sociology

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3 new Transfer Pathways pave the way for 4-year degrees in English, Political Science, and Sociology

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With the launch of 3 new Transfer Pathways at Minnesota State College Southeast, the journey to completing a four-year degree in English, Political Science, or Sociology has become easier and less expensive for students in Winona and Red Wing. 

"These Transfer Pathway degrees will help students build the foundation of a liberal arts education that involves critical thinking, promotes lifelong learning, and will serve them well in any profession," said Jo Poncelet, Dean of Academics at Minnesota State College Southeast. 

Transfer Pathway degrees are two-year associate degrees that transfer smoothly into related majors at any university in the Minnesota State system, such as St. Cloud State University, Bemidji State University, or Winona State University. Students complete the first two years of classes at MSC Southeast, then start their bachelor's degrees as juniors without any loss of credits.

"Students save time and money by beginning at MSC Southeast," said Dean Poncelet. "Our classes are smaller and more personal, the cost of tuition is lower, and we offer flexible online and on-campus courses."

English Transfer Pathway    Political Science Transfer Pathway    Sociology Transfer Pathway

  • English Transfer Pathway
    The English Transfer Pathway degree includes core courses in both writing and literature as well as several English electives. Students also have the option of simultaneously completing the Creative Writing Certificate while pursuing the English Pathway.
  • Political Science Transfer Pathway
    The study of political science teaches valuable analytical, communication, and research skills. Political Science Transfer Pathway students delve into systems of government, political behavior, and the election process.
  • Sociology Transfer Pathway
    Sociology is the scientific study of human social relationships, societies, and institutions. In the Sociology Transfer Pathway, students consider a wide range of human issues, including poverty, family dynamics, and the impact of social media.

Students who complete a Transfer Pathways program and are admitted to a Minnesota State university are guaranteed junior status and all 60 associate degree credits will count toward the related bachelor's degree. Students must meet special admission requirements for the major and are not guaranteed admission into the major itself. The seven universities of Minnesota State are Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University

MSC Southeast now offers a total of nine different Transfer Pathways degrees. For more information, see our Transfer Pathways page. 

 

18 More Workforce Development Scholarships available for Fall

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18 More Minnesota State Workforce Development Scholarships available for Fall Semester

Auto Body Collision Technology StudentEmployers in our region are asking for skilled, well-educated employees in a number of high-demand sectors, including manufacturing, health care, and transportation careers. To help meet this ever-increasing need, the Minnesota state legislature allocated funding for a $1 million pilot program that initially awarded hundreds of scholarships throughout Minnesota in the 2018-2019 academic year.

The program was so successful that this spring the Minnesota Legislature and Governor Walz approved an appropriation that added $7 million to the Workforce Development Scholarship program. Funding is available to support students at the colleges and universities of Minnesota State who are pursuing programs that prepare graduates for careers in high demand sectors.  

To date, Minnesota State College Southeast awarded sixteen scholarships for students in 2018-19 and eight additional scholarships for 19-20. Now 18 more $2500 scholarships will be available to Minnesota students who are beginning college at MSC Southeast this fall!  Apply now for this competitive scholarship program. The deadline to apply is August 5, and scholarship awards will be announced on August 9, 2019.

 

How to apply

Prospective students must apply online for admission to MSC Southeast with a Fall 2019 start in one of the career program areas listed below. Then they must fill out and submit an application form for the scholarship. 

  • Applicants must be enrolled or have applied for admission at MSCS.
  • Applicant must be a resident of the state of Minnesota.
  • The applicant must document her/his eligibility by submitting a fully-completed scholarship application as instructed.
  • Current students may apply; must be in good standing with the college.
  • Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 9 credits per term. 
  • Student must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA.
  • Preference for students with demonstrated financial need
  • Primary preference will be awarded to new students, high-school seniors or recently graduated individuals, though the awards are open to all applicants.

Eligible Programs

Agriculture

Early Childhood Education

Health Care

Information Technology

Manufacturing

Transportation


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