Program specifics about earning a Sociology Transfer Pathway A.A. Degree at Northland.
The Sociology 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 Sociology bachelor’s degree programs at 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.
Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Program Learner Outcomes
- Students will use proper written and oral communication effectively in a variety of communication situations.
- Students will solve a variety of problems and evaluate arguments using appropriate critical thinking skills.
- Students will use a body of scientific knowledge to investigate relationships between unique natural systems, draw valid conclusions about them, and effectively communicate those conclusions to others.
- Students will use mathematical thought and the ability to conceptualize and apply mathematical logic to problem-solving.
- Students will evaluate appropriate social institutions and processes across a wide range of historical periods and cultures.
- Students will evaluate a variety of human responses to cultural conditions.
- Students will analyze human diversity and the varied human condition.
- Students will analyze cultural and global diversity issues, including their roles and responsibilities within a global society.
- Students will apply appropriate civic and moral principles to a variety of civic and moral problem-solving situations.
- Students will evaluate humanity’s impact on and responsibilities to the physical world.
- Students will assess, analyze, and develop personal goals towards optimal health and wellness throughout their lives.
- Students will retrieve appropriate information using all methods available.