TransferPathways mark

Transfer Pathways make it easy to complete a specific associate degree at a Minnesota State college and transfer to a Minnesota State university to earn a bachelor's degree! It's an easy way to save time and money - without losing credits or taking extra courses - along with the flexibility to attend classes on campus or online. Plus, Minnesota State is a leading and accredited provider of higher education at the most affordable tuition rate in the state.

How does it work?

If you complete a Transfer Pathways program at a Minnesota State college and are admitted to a Minnesota State university, you will be 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.

How do I get started? 

  • Explore careers and interests to determine what you want to pursue and learn.
  • Check out related Transfer Pathways programs below and contact the respective campuses for next steps...

    Or, Search Programs by entering or copying and pasting the full name of the Transfer Pathway within the keyword search (keywords must be entered verbatim, i.e., Accounting Transfer Pathway).
  • Ask Us if you have any questions.

Transfer Pathways Programs:

Start your associates degree in Criminal Justice at any of these Minnesota State colleges:

Finish your bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice at any of these Minnesota State universities:

Start your associates degree in Elementary Education Foundations at any of these Minnesota State colleges:

Finish your bachelor's degree in Elementary Education Foundations at any of these Minnesota State universities:

Start your associates degree in Management Information Systems at any of these Minnesota State colleges:

Finish your bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems at any of these Minnesota State universities:

Start your associates degree in Mass Communications at any of these Minnesota State colleges:

Finish your bachelor's degree in Mass Communications at any of these Minnesota State universities:

Start your associates degree in Spanish at any of these Minnesota State colleges:

Finish your bachelor's degree in Spanish at any of these Minnesota State universities:

Faculty/Staff: Click here for detailed information about approved pathways and implementation (SharePoint login required using StarID@minnstate.edu).