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Communication Transfer Pathway

  • Associate of Arts (AA)
  • 60 credits
  • Delivery Method: On-Campus

Why Study Communication Transfer Pathway at LSC?

The Communication Studies Transfer Pathway AA offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Communication bachelor’s degree programs at most Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University, Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

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Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications right for you?

Arts, audio/video technology, and communications workers use creativity and their talents on the job. You might work for an audience as a performer or artist. This includes painters, dancers, sculptors, actors, and singers. Or, you might work behind the scenes to make a performance successful. This includes set designers, editors, broadcast technicians, and camera operators.

Is Government and Public Administration right for you?

Government and public administration workers help pass and enforce the law. You could work in national, state, or local government. You will find almost every type of occupation within the government, including some jobs that are only found within government.

Plan Your Education

The Communication Transfer Pathway Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Program Outcomes

A student completing Lake Superior College’s Minnesota State Communication Studies Transfer Pathway and transferring into a designated bachelor’s program in communication at a Minnesota State university will have junior standing and may complete the bachelor’s degree within an additional 60 credits. You will be able to transfer to the following designated majors at Minnesota State universities:

At Metropolitan State University:

Bachelor of Arts, Professional Communication

  • Organizational Communication
  • Public Relations

Minimum program admission requirement: Completed CMST – Transfer Pathway AA with minimum GPA of 2.0.

At Minnesota State, Mankato:

Bachelor of Science, Communication Studies

Minimum program admission requirement: Completed CMST – Transfer Pathway A.A. with minimum GPA of 2.0.

At Minnesota State, Moorhead:

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies

  • Career-Adaptive Communication
  • Event Planning and Promotion
  • Communication Training and Development
  • Sales Communication
  • Sports Communication

Minimum program admission requirement: Completed CMST – Transfer Pathway A.A. with minimum GPA of 2.0.

At Southwest State University:

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies

  • General Communication Studies
  • Public Relations

Minimum program admission requirement: Completed CMST – Transfer Pathway A.A. with minimum GPA of 2.0.

At St. Cloud State University:

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies

  • Relational Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Persuasion and Advocacy
  • Leadership and Organizational Communication
  • Comprehensive Emphasis

Bachelor of Science, Communication Studies Interdepartmental

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies Supplementary

Minimum program admission requirement: Completed CMST – Transfer Pathway A.A. with minimum GPA of 2.0.

At Winona State University:

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies

  • General Option
  • Leadership and Advocacy Option
  • Organizational Communication Option

Minimum program admission requirement: Completed CMST – Transfer Pathway A.A. with minimum GPA of 2.4.

In order to graduate and be guaranteed admission to a Minnesota State university’s designated program you must earn an overall grade point average as indicated by the university to which you will transfer.

There are additional communication-related programs for which this pathway is not designed. If students are interested in a major not listed above, they are encouraged to contact the University directly to discuss transferring to that program.

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