South Central College (SCC) is announcing two new Transfer Pathway degrees, which directly link programs at SCC to related programs at the seven universities of the Minnesota State system. Last year, SCC introduced its first Minnesota State Transfer Pathway degree in Business. This fall, the college is adding a Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway degree and Communication Studies Transfer Pathway degree.
Minnesota State Transfer Pathway degrees give students the opportunity to earn a specific two-year associate degree at a state community college like SCC and then seamlessly transfer their credits to a designated bachelor’s degree program at a state four-year university, where they will enter as a junior. The universities of the Minnesota State system include Minnesota State University, Mankato; Metropolitan State University, Southwest Minnesota State University, Winona State University,
St. Cloud State University, Bemidji State University and Minnesota State University, Moorhead.
Students earning a Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway Associate of Science degree at SCC may transfer their credits toward a corresponding bachelor’s degree in social work. Those transferring from SCC with the Communication Studies Transfer Pathway Associate of Arts degree can choose to pursue a corresponding bachelor’s degree in communication.
“Transfer Pathways enable students to benefit from the smaller class sizes, expert instruction, personalized attention and lower tuition of a Minnesota community college like SCC and then transfer seamlessly into their chosen bachelor’s degree program at a Minnesota State system university like Minnesota State University, Mankato or Metropolitan State University,” said Dr. Annette Parker, president of South Central College. “This will result in more students in our region being able to take advantage of the strong bachelor’s degree programs we have at our Minnesota State system universities.”
“Transfer Pathways are one of the benefits of being a part of the Minnesota State system, where our 30 colleges and seven universities work together to ensure the highest level of educational options for our students,” continued Dr. Parker.