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Transfer Pathway


Degree programs

Industrial & Applied Mathematics BS

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: 17 credits

  • STAT 201: Statistics I (4 credits)
  • ICS 140: Computational Thinking with Programming (4 credits)
  • MATH 215: Discrete Mathematics (4 credits)
  • MATH 230: Introduction to Mathematical Modeling (2 credits)

Semester 2: 14 credits

  • ICS 141: Programming with Objects (4 credits)
  • MATH 315: Linear Algebra with Applications or one upper division Industrial & Applied Mathematics elective course (4 credits)
  • MATH 320: Probability (4 credits)
  • STAT 252: Statistical Programming (2 credits)

Semester 3: 16 credits

  • STAT 311: Regression Analysis (4 credits)
  • MATH 420: Numerical Analysis (4 credits)
  • MATH 330: Optimization (2 credits)
  • MATH 355: Introduction to Stochastic Processes (2 credits)
  • Upper-division Industrial & Applied Mathematics Elective (4 credits)

Semester 4: 16 credits

  • MATH 430: Advanced Mathematical Modeling (2 credits)
  • MATH 350I, STAT 350I, STAT 480, or MATH 499: Integrative Experience* (4 credits)
  • Upper-division elective course (4)
  • Upper-division elective course (3)
  • Upper-division elective course (3)


*Integrative Experience is not a course name.  It is a major requirement.

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