Transfer Pathway

Political Science

Degree programs

Political Science Track, Social Science 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.

Curriculum

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.

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

  • POL 301: Citizenship in a Global Context (4 credits)
  • SSCI 300: Seeing Like a Social Scientist (4 credits)
  • Elective (4 credits)
  • Elective (4 credits)

Notes: Students may take POL 321 instead of POL 301. Students need not be full time to complete this major.  Electives can be taken at any time, including the summer.  Unless otherwise specified, “elective” refers to any upper division course in any department.

Semester 2: 16 credits

  • POL 3XX: Political Science Elective (4 credits)
  • SSCI 311: Research Methods (4 credits)
  • Elective (4 credits)
  • Elective (4 credits)

Notes: Students need not be full time to complete this major.  Electives can be taken at any time, including the summer.

Semester 3: 16 credits

  • POL 3XX: Political Science Elective (4 credits)
  • SSCI 501: Great Ideas (4 credits)
  • Elective (4 credits)
  • Elective (4 credits)

Notes: Students need not be full time to complete this major.  Electives can be taken at any time, including the summer.

Semester 4: 12 credits

  • POL 3XX: Political Science Elective (4 credits)
  • SSCI 451 or SSCI 452: Social Science Capstone (4 credits)
  • SSCI 365: Leadership and Public Life (4 credits)

Notes: Students need not be full time to complete this major.  Electives can be taken at any time, including the summer.

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