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Transfer Course Equivalencies

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and Liberal Education Requirements for Bachelor of Science Degrees

UMC bachelor of science (B.S.) degree programs require a minimum of 40 credits of liberal education. This requirement also meets the 10 goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.

Goal Area 1: Written and Oral Communication—9 credits minimum
*COMP 1011—Composition I
*COMP 1013—Composition II
*SPCH 1101—Public Speaking
*required for bachelor of science degrees

Goal Area 2: Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is taught throughout the liberal education curriculum at UMC. Upon completion of the other 9 Minnesota Transfer Curriculum goal areas students will have met the critical thinking goal.

Goal Area 3: Biological and Physical Sciences (with labs)—3 credits each area minimum
+BIOL 1009—General Biology (also Goal Area 10)
++CHEM 1001—Introductory Chemistry
++ CHEM 1021—Chemical Principles I (also Goal Area 10)
++ CHEM 1401—Elementary Bioorganic Chemistry (also Goal Area 10)
++GEOL 1001—Introductory Geology (also Goal Area 10)
+HSci 1123—Fundamentals of Nutrition
+NATR 3374—Ecology
++PHYS 1012—Introductory Physics (also Goal Area 10)
++PHYS 1101—Introductory College Physics I
++PHYS 1102—Introductory College Physics II
+biological sciences course
++physical sciences course

Goal Area 4: Mathematical Thinking—3 credits minimum
MATH 1031—College Algebra
MATH 1142—Survey of Calculus
MATH 1150—Elementary Statistics
MATH 1250—Precalculus
MATH 1271—Calculus I

Goal Area 5: History and the Behavioral and Social Sciences—6 credits minimum
CRJS 1500—Introduction to Criminal Justice (also Goal Area 9)
ECE 2100—Child Development and Learning
ECON 2101—Microeconomics
ECON 2102—Macroeconomics
GEOG 1104—World Regional Geography (also Goal Area 8)
HIST 1301—American History I
HIST 1302—American History II
PSY 1001—General Psychology
PSY 1093—Lifespan Development
SOC 1001—Introduction to Sociology (also Goal Area 7)
SOC 1102—Cultural Anthropology (also Goal Area 8)

Goal Area 6: The Humanities (the arts, literature, and philosophy)—6 credits minimum
ART 1152—Drawing and Design
ART 1252—Color and Design
ART 1352—Art Design and Techniques
ART 2000—Elementary Art
COMM 2434—Oral Interpretation and Performance Techniques
HUM 1301—Introduction to Humanities
HUM 3310—Culture and Technology (also Goal Area 8)
LIT 1005—Introduction to Literature (also Goal Area 8)
LIT 1016—Readings in American Life (also Goal Area 7)
LIT 3001—World Literature (also Goal Area 8)
MUS 1011—University Singers (R)
MUS 1021—Introduction to Music (also Goal Area 7)
MUS 1041—Private Music Instruction (R)
MUS 1042—Private Instruction: Class Piano (R)
MUS 1051—Pep-Jazz Band (R)
MUS 1071—Musical Theatre (R)
MUS 1111—Music Theory I: Foundations of Tonal Music
MUS 3011—University Singers (choir) (R)
MUS 3029—Music of the 20th Century (also Goal Area 7)
MUS 3041—Private Music Instruction (R)
PHIL 1001—Introduction to Philosophy (also Goal Area 9)
PHIL 2002—Introduction to Ethics (also Goal Area 9)
TH 1121—Theater Production (R)
(R) repeatable to 3 credits toward meeting Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and liberal education goal

Goal Area 7: Human Diversity—one course minimum
COMM 3001—Communication in Human Relationships
LIT 1016—Readings in American Life (also Goal Area 6)
MUS 1021—Introduction to Music (also Goal Area 6)
MUS 3029—Music of the 20th Century (also Goal Area 6)
SOC 1001—Introduction to Sociology (also Goal Area 5)

Goal Area 8: Global Perspective—one course minimum
ECON 1010—Global Trade Economics
GEOG 1104—World Regional Geography (also Goal Area 5)
GNED 3000—Global Seminar
HIST 1021—World Civilization I
HIST 1022—World Civilization II
HUM 3310—Culture and Technology (also Goal Area 6)
LIT 1005—Introduction to Literature (also Goal Area 6)
LIT 3001—World Literature (also Goal Area 6)
SOC 1102—Cultural Anthropology (also Goal Area 5)

Goal Area 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility—one course minimum
CRJS 1500—Introduction to Criminal Justice (also Goal Area 5)
ECON 1111—Personal Economics
NATR 1226—Environmental Science and Sustainability (also Goal Area 10)
PHIL 1001—Introduction to Philosophy (also goal Area 6)
PHIL 1002—Introduction to Ethics (also goal Area 6)
POL 1001—American Government

Goal Area 10: People and the Environment—one course minimum
BIOL 1009—General Biology (also Goal Area 3)
CHEM 1021—Chemical Principles I (also Goal Area 3)
CHEM 1401—Elementary Bioorganic Chemistry (also Goal Area 3)
GEOL 1001—Introductory Geology (also Goal Area 3)
NATR 1226—Environmental Science and Sustainability (also Goal Area 9)
PHYS 1012—Introductory Physics (also Goal Area 3)