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Psychology Transfer Pathway, AA

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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5899
CIP Code: 24.0101

Program Description

The Psychology Transfer Pathway AA degree offers students a powerful option:  the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Psychology bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

Minnesota State universities include:  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.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions

Students planning to transfer to a university outside of the Minnesota State system are advised to consult with their intended transfer institution as early as possible to determine transferability of the courses in this Transfer Pathway degree.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Total Credits: 4

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Total Credits: 10

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3: Natural Sciences

Minimum of 7 credits. Two courses from two different disciplines with at least one traditional lab course.
A course in Biology that focuses on humans is strongly recommended, such as BIOL 1020 , BIOL 1021 , BIOL 1023 , BIOL 1024 , BIOL 1033 , BIOL 1041 , or BIOL 2031  

Total Credits: 7

Goal 4: Math/Logical Reasoning

Total Credits: 4

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Three courses from three different disciplines.

Total Credits: 14

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Minimum of 9 credits.  Three courses, at least ONE of which must be a literature course, from three different disciplines.

Total Credits: 9

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in each of four Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 44

MnTC Elective Requirements (if needed to reach credit total)


Additional Elective Requirements (if needed to reach credit total)

Total Credits: 4-8

Additional Requirements

Physical Education/Health
Select 2 credits in PE/HLTH. At least one of which must be an activity course in PE.

  • PE Activity Course (any course PE 1004-PE 1075) Credits: 1
  • PE/HLTH Physical Education/Health (any course PE 1004-PE 1075; HLTH 1001-HLTH 1075 if needed)

Total Credits: 2

Student Success

Total Credits: 2

Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

This transfer pathway degree is designed to transfer to the following Minnesota State university designated baccalaureate degree majors. This information is subject to change. Refer to the Century College program webpage, transfer university websites, and Transferology for current information. Contact your Century academic advisor/counselor for more details and assistance.

Bemidji State University:

  • Psychology, BA
  • Psychology, BS

Metropolitan State University:

  • Psychology, BA

Minnesota State University, Mankato:

  • Psychology, BS

Minnesota State University, Moorhead:

  • Psychology, BA

Southwest Minnesota State University:

  • Psychology, BA

St. Cloud State University:

  • Psychology, BA
  • Community Psychology, BS

Winona State University:

  • Psychology, BA - Option A
  • Psychology, BA - Option B

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Describe key concepts and overarching themes in the field of psychology
  • Apply psychological concepts to real and hypothetical scenarios
  • Utilize scientific inquiry to evaluate and interpret basic psychological research
  • Describe the roles of ethics and personal values in the field of psychology
  • Analyze how psychological principles apply to diverse populations
  • Communicate knowledge of psychological principles through various methods, such as verbally, in writing, or through formal presentations

Program Contact Information

Bruce Hinrichs 651.779.3458 Room 3453 West

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Semester 1

Total Credits: 14

Semester 2

Total Credits: 16

Semester 3

Total Credits: 15

Semester 4

Total Credits: 15


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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