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Metropolitan State University and Inver Hills Community College are teaming up to offer students the option of obtaining their B.A. in Psychology degree on the Inver Hills campus. Metropolitan State University's Psychology department will be offering courses on the Inver Hills campus. Students who complete their A.A. in Psychology at Inver Hills (or elsewhere) can matriculate into the B.A. completion program and over the course of two years can complete their requirements for their major in Psychology.

Here's how it works:

Students who have completed their A.A. in Psychology will transfer the following into Metropolitan State University's B.A. Psychology completion program.

  • A.A. Psychology that includes Minnesota Transfer Curriculum plus 12 credits in psychology to include:
    • Social, Abnormal and Developmental (child, adult, lifespan) Psychology and an additional elective in Psychology (e.g., Psych. of Women or Death and Dying)

The B.A. in Psychology at Metropolitan State University requires 120 credits, 40 of which are in Psychology. Students also have to complete 40 upper division credits (30 of these in psychology) and a minimum of 30 credits through Metropolitan State University to meet the residency requirement (24 of these in psychology).

To meet the requirements for the B.A. in Psychology, A.A. Psychology graduates will need to complete the following:

  • PSYC 250 Academic and Career Pathways (2 credits)
  • PSYC 212 Diversity and Ethics (3 credits)
  • PSYC 312 Research Methods (5 credits)
  • PSYC 405 History & Systems (4 credits)
  • Application of Knowledge (internship, 3-4 credits)

  • 17 credits, 12 upper division
  • + 18 more upper division credits of Psych electives

Over the next two years, Metropolitan State University will be offering the following courses on the Inver Hills campus.

Fall 2013

  • PSYC 250 Careers in Psych (2 credits)
  • PSYC 309 Cognitive Psych (4 credits)

Spring 2014

  • PSYC 212 Diversity and Ethics (3 credits)
  • PSYC 363 Community Psych (4 credits)

Summer 2014

  • PSYC 387 Environmental Psych (4 credits)

Fall 2014

  • PSYC 312 Research Methods (5 credits)
  • PSYC 314 Group Dynamics (4 credits)

Spring 2015

  • PSYC 405 History and Systems (4 credits)
  • PSYC 332 Personality or PSYC330 Learning (4 credits)

If students complete all of the courses offered, they will complete the Psychology Major requirements for their B.A. degree. Depending on how many credits they complete at Inver Hills (and elsewhere) and transfer to Metropolitan State University, they may need to take additional upper division courses either in psychology or another discipline to reach the 120 credit/40 upper division/30 residency credit requirement for the B.A. To meet the B.A. requirements, students may take classes at Inver Hills offered by other Metropolitan State University programs (e.g. Criminal Justice). In addition, the Psychology department, as well as other departments at Metropolitan State University, offers a number of online and independent study classes (as well as traditional classes on our campus) that can help Inver Hills students achieve their career and graduation goals.

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