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History Transfer Pathway Associate of Arts Degree

Location(s): In Person and Online

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Program Overview

Major ID: TPHI

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

The History Transfer Pathway provides students with the opportunity to study the narrative of past events as they relate to the human race. They use this knowledge to discuss, write, and educate others regarding the interpretation of the past.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the History Transfer Pathway will be prepared to transfer to a baccalaureate program in History. With a degree in History you can work in a number of fields within the government and education systems such as special collections librarians, archivists, museum work, and faculty at secondary and postsecondary institutions. A History degree is also useful preparation for careers in policy studies or the practice of law.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate a broad understanding of U.S. history and at least one period of world history.
  2. Students will make use of historical thinking.
  3. Students will analyze historical sources, distinguishing primary from secondary sources.
  4. Students will communicate effectively using historical evidence and methods.
  5. Students will analyze and understand the diversity of peoples within their distinctive historical contexts.

Program Faculty

Kurt Kortenhof

Ayesha Shariff

Program Advisor

Pathway Advisors are the Academic Advisors for the Associate of Arts degree and are located in the Advising Center, Room 1340, Main Floor. For assistance or additional information, please call our Advising Center at 651.846.1739 or email: advising@saintpaul.edu

Additional Requirements

  • At least 60 earned college-level credits (40 MnTC credits and 20 additional MnTC, pre-major or elective credits)
  • A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1711 
  • Associate of Arts (AA) cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Meet Saint Paul College residency requirement: 20 credits. This requirement may be reduced to 12 credits with transfer of at least 12 college-level credits from another Minnesota State College and University or the University of Minnesota.

Transfer Opportunities

Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to saintpaul.edu/Transfer.

Program Requirements

Subtotal: 11 Credits

Pathway Total: 20 Credits

MnTC Requirements

Refer to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Course List  for each Goal Area

  • Goal 1: Communication 9 Credits

    ENGL 1711 - Composition 1  4 Credits
    ENGL 1712 - Composition 2  2 Credits
    COMM 17XX 3 Credits
  • Goal 2: Critical Thinking
    Fulfilled when 10 goal areas (40 credits) are completed.
  • Goal 3 Natural Science 7 Credits
    Two courses from two different disciplines, one of which must be a lab course.
  • Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning 3 Credits
    One course numbered between 1700-1799 or 2700-2799.
  • Goal 5: History, Social Science and Behavioral Sciences 9 Credits
    Three courses from two different disciplines.
    Pathway courses HIST 1745  and HIST 1746  will count toward Goal 5.
    One additional non-HIST course is required.
  • Goal 6: Humanities & Fine Arts 9 Credits
    Three courses from two different disciplines.
  • Goal Areas 7-10
    Select courses to meet all 10 Goal Areas for each Goal Area

MnTC Requirements Total: 40 Credits

Course Sequence

Students are allowed to take the courses in any order. However, all course prerequisites need to be followed. For specific suggestions, please speak with a Pathway Advisor or the program faculty. Students should consult with the Program Advisor each semester. Not all courses are offered each semester; a selection of courses is offered summer term.

Total Program Credits: 60

If courses are counted in both the Pathway Requirements and the MnTC Requirements students may need to complete additional classes to reach the 60 credit total.

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ on Reading Comprehension or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Arithmetic: Score of 200+

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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