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Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goals

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The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State Coll​eges and Universities system. Completing this defined transfer curriculum at one institution enables students to receive credit for all lower-division general education upon admission to any other Minnesota public institution.

To earn the full Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)​, all ten goal areas listed below must be completed. A total of at least 40 semester credits must be earned. Courses designated with a superscript (e.g., BIOL 172010) satisfy more than one goal area; however, credits are counted only once toward the 40-credit minimum requirement. A (p) indicates a prerequisite is required for that course. Completion of the MnTC meets the lower division general education requirements at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the University of Minnesota.

To follow the Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science requirements for general education courses, choose from the MnTC courses according to the distribution requirements for your degree. The Associate of Science degree requires 30 MnTC credits; the Associate of Applied Science degree requires 16 MnTC credits.

Transfer Grades
All college-level courses in which a student has received a grade of A, B, C, D, or P/S will be considered for transfer evaluation. No F-grade courses will be accepted. Please note that while D grades will transfer and will fulfill Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) requirements, some programs require all courses to have a grade of C or higher to fulfill requirements.


Goal 1
Communication – Minimum of 9 credits including ENGL 1711, ENGL 1712 and one Communication Course

Goal 2
Critical Thinking – Fulfilled when all MnTC goals are completed

Goal 3
Natural Sciences – Minimum of two courses (7 credits) from two different disciplines, one which must be a lab course

Goal 4
Mathematical/Logical Reasoning – Minimum of one course (3 credits)

Goal 5
History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences – Minimum of three courses (9 credits) from two different disciplines

Goal 6
The Humanities and Fine Arts – Minimum of three courses (9 credits) from two different disciplines

Goal 7
Human Diversity – Minimum of one course

Goal 8
Global Perspective – Minimum of one course

Goal 9
Ethical and Civic Responsibility – Minimum of one course

Goal 10
People and the Environment ​​- Minimum of one course