Course Equivalency Guide

When you have been admitted you will receive an official Degree Audit Report (DARS) illustrating how your previous credits transfer to Winona State (learn to read your DARS with this tutorial).

If you would like to know how your credits transfer prior to receiving your DARS, visit uSelect to compare equivalencies. If your school is not listed, contact us.  Winona State also offers credit for prior learning, such as AP, IB, and CLEP exams.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum for General Education Requirements
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum is a cooperative transfer program for all public colleges and universities in Minnesota. If Winona State certifies that a student transferring to another participating college or university has satisfied all ten areas (see list below) of emphasis of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, then the other school will give the student credit for fully satisfying their general education requirements.

WSU's general education requirements comprise three areas within General Education Program:  
1.    Basic Skills: College Reading and Writing, Oral Communication, Mathematics, and Physical Development and Wellness
2.    Arts and Sciences Core: Humanities, Natural Science, Social Science, and Fine and Performing Arts
3.    Unity and Diversity: Critical Analysis, Science and Social Policy, Global or Multicultural Perspectives, and Contemporary Citizenship or Democratic Institutions   

View a current list of courses meeting these requirements.

If a student, transferring from WSU to another school that participates in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, has completed some but not all the University Studies Program requirements, then he or she will be certified as having completed those areas of emphasis indicated by the table below. (Note:  For students whose initial enrollment is Fall 2006 or later, introductory or beginning world language courses do not count toward any of the MNTC goals although such courses typically fulfill Humanities requirements in the University Studies Program.)??

Successful completion of University Studies Program flagged requirements will not result in certification of completion of MNTC areas of emphasis. Students transferring to a college or university outside Minnesota or to a Minnesota institution that does not participate in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum may have their transcripts evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

WSU General Education Requirements and MNTC Equivalents
Goal 1:  Communications (7 credits)
ENG   111, CMST 191

Goal 2:  Critical Thinking (3 credits)
CAST 301, CHEM 190, 425, CMST 375, CS 130, 150, 234, ECON 302, ENG 210, FIN 360, GEOS 240, HERS 326, 433, 491, HIST 298, MATH 210, 315, MTED 201, MUS 203, NURS 366, 392, PHIL 110, 210, 250, PHYS 223, PSY 308, RESC 151, RTTR 244, STAT 303, 305, 310, 321, THAD 119, 215, WAGS 373

Goal 3:  Natural Sciences (7 credits)
Natural Science Lab Course required (4 credits):  BIOL 118, 201, 203, 211, 212, 241, 242, CHEM 107, 108, 210, 212, 213, GEOS 105, 107, 110, 115, 120, 130, PHYS 115, 201, 202, 221, 222, SCIE 201, 203
Additional Natural Science (3 credits): BIOL 117, 118, 201, 203, 211, 212, 241, 242, CHEM 100, 106, 107, 108, 210, 212, 213, GEOS 100, 104, 105, 106, 107, 110, 111, 115, 116, 120, 121, 130, PHYS 115, 200, 201, 202, 221, 222, SCIE 201, 203

Goal 4:  Mathematical/Logical Reasoning (3 credits)
MATH 100, 110, 112, 115, 120, 130, 140, 150, 155, 160, 165, STAT 110, 210

Goal 5:  History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
CMST 282, 283, 287, 289, ECON 201, 202, EFRT 303, 304, 305, GEOG 110, 212, 213, HIST 120, 121, 122, 150, 151, 214, POLS 120, 130, 150, 201, 221, PSY 210, 250, 325, SOC 150, 205, 212, 216, SPED 400, WAGS 148

Goal 6:  Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)
Humanities (6 credits):  Art 109, 221, 222, 224, ENG 120, 240, HUM 140, MUS 109, 112, 113, 122, PHIL 120, 201, 230, 240, 260, 270, 280, 290, 301, 302, 341, RESC 140
Fine Arts (3 credits):  Art 110, 114, 115, 117, 118, 120, 128, 130, ENG 222, MCOM 115, MUS 110, 111, 120, 141, 143, 233, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 247, 320, 324, RESC 143, THAD 111, 115, 131, 141, 151, 153, 155, 157, 205, 253, 255, 257, 295

Goal 7:  Human Diversity (3 credits)
BIOL 365, BUED 350, CAST 302, CHIN 201, 202, CMST 281, 290, 291, ECON 220, 404, 415, 430, 435, EFRT 308, ENG 107, 220, 221, FIN 440, FLAN 218, FREN 201, 202, GEOG 223, 225, GEOS 425, 450, GERM 201, 202, GS 200, 205, 210, 215, 232, 233, 250, 255, 300, HERS 305, HIST 123, 165, 170, 220, 235, HON 251, JPN 201, 202, MKTG 450, MUS 114, 115, 116, NURS 325, POLS 205, 225, 226, 270, 335, 390, RTTR 265, 450, SOCW 445, SPAN 201, 202, THAD 312, WAGS 220, 234, 235

Goal 8:  Global Perspectives (3 credits)
BIOL 365, BUED 350, CAST 302, CHIN 201, 202, CMST 281, 290, 291, ECON 220, 404, 415, 430, 435, EFRT 308, ENG 107, 220, 221, FIN 440, FLAN 218, FREN 201, 202, GEOG 223, 225, GEOS 425, 450, GERM 201, 202, GS 200, 205, 210, 215, 232, 233, 250, 255, 300, HERS 305, HIST 123, 165, 170, 220, 235, HON 251, JPN 201, 202, MKTG 450, MUS 114, 115, 116, NURS 325, POLS 205, 225, 226, 270, 335, 390, RTTR 265, 450, SOCW 445, SPAN 201, 202, THAD 312, WAGS 220, 234, 235

Goal 9:  Ethical and Civic Responsibility (3 credits)
ACCT 211, BUED 215, 360, BUSA 106, CE 200, 220, CS 115, 116, 344, ECON 320, 420, EDUC 120, 299, ENG 211, FIN 201, HERS 235, HIST 125, MCOM 100, MKTG 100, 101, MUS 298, NURS 120, 260, PHIL 130, 220, 332, 335, POLS 135, 218, 220, 228, 332, 343, RESC 150, RTTR 290, 421, STAT 350

Goal 10:  People and the Environment (3 credits)
BIOL 104, 109, 269, 330, 490, CHEM 320, CS 110, ECON 315, 450, ENGR 102, 390, 480, GEOS 102, 103, 108, 325, PHIL 330, PHYS 140, POLS 340, PSY 298, 330, 360