Psychology Transfer Pathway | Riverland Community College Accredited 2-Year Minnesota School Offering Programs to Southern, MN - Riverland

Psychology Transfer Pathway

Transfer Pathway

Why study Psychology at Riverland?

The Psychology Transfer Pathway AA offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate in Arts degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Psychology 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.

 

    What will I study?

 

   Designated Bachelor Degree Programs
  • Bemidji State University - 2.25 GPA; Major courses with a “C” or higher
  • Metropolitan State University - Foundation Courses with "C-" or higher
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato – A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (C) is required, including PSYC 201 Statistics with a grade of C or better
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead
  • Southwest Minnesota State University – A grade of “C-” or better is required for major or minor coursework applied toward a degree from the Psychology Program
  • St. Cloud State University – GPA: 2.50 overall
  • Winona State University - GPA 2.0, completion of specific courses with "C" or higher

 

Faculty Highlight
Sharon Hyland

Sharon Hyland
Psychology Instructor

I have lived and taught in Austin MN at the community college since 1989. For 8 years, I was an instructor in the college's Registered Nursing program. From 1997 to present, I have been teaching courses within Riverland's psychology department. Psychology, which is the study of the mind and human behavior, is a fascinating subject that applies to every area of life. My favorite part about teaching is actually seeing former students successfully pursuing their careers and dreams when I am out and about in Austin, Albert Lea and the surrounding communities.

Barb Houle

Barb Houle
Psychology Instructor

It is my honor to be a part of the educational journey of the students! I greatly enjoy teaching psychology and sharing in the students' successes. One aspect that I especially appreciate and convey to students is that psychology is all around us. For example, I tell students that Developmental Psychology is the story of us--we are all somewhere in the lifespan! A part of learning psychology is the ability to apply psychological concepts in everyday life to create a better understanding of human nature. My own personal topic of interest is volunteerism and this theme has run through different areas of my life--from being a volunteer in the Peace Corps, to researching motives for volunteering, and finally, initiating the Read to Recovery program

Last Updated: September 12, 2018

    Quick Facts
  • Associate of Arts
  • 60 Credits | Four Semesters
  • Location: Austin
  • Offering: Fall, Spring, Summer
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