General Education

General Education - A.S. Degree Requirements

Recommended Course Sequence

An Associate in Science degree requires a minimum of 30 semester credits of general education as outlined below. See your advisor or program page for program specific requirements.

Required Courses

Course Title Credits
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning. Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Student must score an 86 or above on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills assessment OR complete developmental courses through English Essentials AND score a 78 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Assessment OR complete College Reading I or II.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 1

Course Outline: ENGL1150

ENGL 1150
Composition I 3
Human Diversity  
SPEE 1020 This course focuses on the practical and theoretical concepts of human communications and the styles used in personal, social and professional environments. Students will also acquire skills in critical thinking, perception, listening, emotional communication, verbal and non-verbal expressions and conflict resolution. Meets MnTC Goal 7

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/26/1999 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 7

Course Outline: SPEE1020

SPEE 1020
Interpersonal Communication 3
Mathematics (choose one course numbered over 1000)  
MATS any Math course (except 1000 and 1205) 3-4
Science (choose one course numbered over 1000)
BIOL any Biology course (except 1200) 3-4
CHEM any Chemistry course 4
PHYS any Physics course 3
Total Credits 12-14

Elective Courses

Students must complete a minimum of 16-18 credits from at least two of the following Goal Areas listed on the following Minnesota Transfer Curriculum pages:

Goal Area Credits
Goal 2 Critical Thinking  
Goal 5 History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Goal 6 Humanities and Fine Arts  
Goal 8 Global Perspective  
Goal 9 Ethical and Civic Responsibility  
Goal 10 People and the Environment  
Total Credits 16-18
Total Requirements: 30