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Transfer Pathway

Communication Studies

Degree programs

Organizational Communication track, Professional Communication BA

About Transfer Pathways

Transfer Pathways are designed so you can complete a specific associate degree at a Minnesota State college and transfer to a Minnesota State university to earn a bachelor’s degree without losing credits or taking extra courses. Transfer Pathways can be a great resource for saving time and money as you work toward graduation.

If you complete a Transfer Pathway degree program at a Minnesota State college and are admitted to Metropolitan State, you will be guaranteed junior status and given assurance that all 60 college credits will count toward the related bachelor’s degree.


After you finish a curriculum of lower-division credits (and become an admitted Metro student), you’ll complete your four-year degree with upper-division credits from Metropolitan State University. Degree requirements—and any eligibility criteria some programs have in addition to university admissions—are found on each program’s page.

Semester 1: 16 credits

  • INFS 315: Searching for Information (4 credits)
  • COMM 351: Communication in Work Groups (4 credits)
  • COMM 352: Organizational Communication* (4 credits)
  • MDST 485: Communicating with New Media (4 credits)

Semester 2: 16 credits

  • COMM 333: Intermediate Intercultural Communication (4 credits)
  • COMM 372: Health Communication* (4 credits)
  • Liberal Studies Requirement (4 credits)
  • General Elective (4 credits)

Semester 3: 16 credits

  • COMM 452: Advanced Organizational Communication (4 credits)
  • Professional Communication Elective (4 credits)
  • Liberal Studies Requirement (4 credits)
  • General Elective (4 credits)

Semester 4: 12 credits

  • COMM 472: Advanced Health Communication (4 credits)
  • General Elective (4 credits)
  • General Elective (4 credits)

*Part-time status is welcome, and aside from two sequences—COMM 352 to COMM 452 and COMM 372 to COMM 472—course sequencing is flexible.

Note: Students must satisfy the Racial Issues Graduation Requirement when planning their schedules.

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