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Anoka-Ramsey Community College

General Education Guidelines for Anoka-Ramsey Community College Students Transferring to the University of St. Thomas


Equivalent UST Subject Area Specific UST Course Specific Anoka-Ramsey Community College Course
(6.0-8.0 semester credits)
English 121 Critical Thinking
Literature and Writing
English 206
Texts in Conversation: Transfer
English 1121
Plus one of the following:
English 2202, 2203, 2204, 2207, 2208, 2210, 2215
(2.7-4.0 semester credits)
Selected from pages 24-25 of the
2012-14 UST catalog
One of the following:
Art 1100, 1107, 1108 Humanities 1103
Music 1100, 1110,1111, 2202 Theater 1101
(10.6-12.0 semester credits)
One laboratory science course
One math course
One additional course in natural
science, mathematics or statistics
One of the following lab science courses:
Biology 1100, 1103+lab, 1106, 1107, 2113, 2114, 2201, 2202, 2206, 2207
Chemistry 1020, 1061, 1062, 2061, 2062
Natural Science 1003, 1005
Physics 1007, 1317, 1318, 1327, 1328
Plus one of the following math courses:
Math 1100, 1120, 1300, 1310, 1400, 1401, 2100
Plus any lab science course from above or Math 1110, 1120, 1401, or 2100
Note: A minimum of 10.6 credits must be taken in this subject area.
(1 Intermediate level course)
Intermediate I level course in any
modern or classical language
This requirement can be met in one of the following ways:
·  Completion of American Sign Language 2201, Chinese 2201, French 2201,
·  German 2201, or Spanish 2201
·  A satisfactory score on UST's placement exam will waive the requirement
(2.7-4.0 semester credits)
Selected from page 24 of the
2012-14 UST catalog
One of the following:
Economics 2205, 2206
Geography 1102, 1106
Sociology 1111, 2221
Psychology 1110
(2.7-4.0 semester credits)
Selected from page 26 of the
2012-14 UST catalog
One of the following:
Art 1108 History 2240
Anthropology 2201 Humanities 2231, 2232, 2233, 2234
Biology 1108 Music 1110, 1111
Chinese 1111 Sociology 1111, 1145, 2207, 2221
English 2210 Communication Studies 2210
Geography 1102, 1106 Women’s Studies 1126, 1145 , 2234
Note: This requirement can also be completed by taking one of several UST courses
(2.7-4.0 semester credits)
Selected from page 24 of the
2012-14 UST catalog
One of the following:
History 1103, 1111, 1121, 1141, 2211, 2221
(6.0-8.0 semester credits)
PHIL 115 Philosophy of the
Human Person
PHIL 214 Ethics
These courses must be taken at UST
(10.6-12.0 semester credits)
THEO 101 The Christian
Theological Tradition
THEO 200/300 Level Course
THEO 400 Level Course
These courses must be taken at UST


Admissions Guidelines:


St. Thomas admits students on a first come, first served basis. Applications are reviewed as they arrive, as soon as they are determined to be complete. The sooner you apply the better. An early  application can facilitate an earlier registration time for classes.

St. Thomas will consider applications from students who have attained a grade-point average of at least 2.3 in transferable baccalaureate-level courses.

Although we do not have an application deadline, we do encourage students to apply by August 1 for fall semester and January 1 for spring semester. Generally, students are notified of acceptance within three weeks of completing their application.


Students will be required to fulfill general education requirements as published in the catalog of the year they enroll at the University of St. Thomas.

St. Thomas requires 84 credits outside the major department (76 credits for business majors), and a total of 132 credits for graduation. Students must complete 32 of their last 36 credits at St. Thomas, as stated in the Senior Residency Requirement.

This guidesheet is accurate to the best of our knowledge and ability at the time of publication, but is subject to change.

UST Transfer Award:

Merit-based financial aid is offered to new transfer students who have demonstrated academic success at the postsecondary level and positively contributed to their community. Awards will vary based on the applicant’s academic credentials and other achievements. Transfer students accepted for admission to the University of St. Thomas may receive $2,000-$15,000 per year.

There is no separate application required. All students accepted for regular admission as new transfers to St. Thomas will be automatically considered for any available funds. Accepted students will receive confirmation of their institutional commitment along with their offer of admission. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis and recipients will be selected until UST Transfer Award funds are exhausted.

Students admitted to St. Thomas under the condition of “accept with concern” “conduct probation” or “provisional” are not eligible to receive a UST Transfer Award, but may qualify for other need-based  sources of financial aid.


University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business Allied Requirements


Major field course required at USTAnoka-Ramsey course
that can satisfy UST subject area
ACCT 210 Financial Accounting
ACCT 215 Managerial Accounting
BUS 1125 Financial Accounting
BUS 2126 Managerial Accounting
ECON 251 Macroeconomics
ECON 252 Microeconomics
ECON 2205 Principles of Economics I
ECON 2206 Principles of Economics II
MATH 101 Finite Math or
MATH 111 Calculus for Business & Social Science or
MATH 113 Calculus I
Mathematics (one course)
MATH 1300 Finite Mathematics or
MATH 1310 Survey of Calculus or
MATH 1400 Calculus I
Note: Finance majors must take Math 1310 or 1400
Communication (see note)
COJO 100 Public Speaking or
COJO 105 Communication in the Workplace or
COJO 370 Intercultural Communication
(not required for Accounting or Finance majors)
CMST 2215 Public Speaking or
CMST 1110 Introduction to Speech Communication or
CMST 2210 Intercultural Communication or
Real Estate majors may take CMST 2215 or 1110 or 2210.
Business Communication majors may take CMST 2215 or 1110 plus CMST
2220 (Interpersonal), 2251 (Small Group) and CMST 2210.
Family Business majors must take CMST 2220 (Interpersonal) or CMST 2251
(Small Group).
International Business majors must take CMST 2210.
All other majors may take CMST 2215, 1110 or 2210.
Computer and Information Sciences
STAT 220 Statistics I
Computer and Information Sciences
An equivalent course is not available at this time.


Other required business courses are at the upper division level (numbered 300 or above) at St. Thomas. Therefore, lower division courses (numbered 1000-2990) will not fulfill business major requirements. A great number of lower division business electives will not benefit the student pursuing a St. Thomas business degree. St. Thomas requires 76 semester credits outside the business major, and 132 semester credits total for graduation.

The Opus College of Business offers bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration with concentrations in:

Accounting International Business
Business Communication Leadership and Management
Entrepreneurship Legal Studies in Business
Family Business Marketing Management
Financial Management Operations Management
General Business Management Real Estate Studies (Bachelor of Science)
Human Resources Management  


For more information about transferring to the University of St. Thomas, please call:
Georgia Fisher, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Opus College of Business, (651) 962-5547
Transfer Counselor, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, (651) 962-6150
Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid, (651) 962-6550

All online courses are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Submit online syllabi to UST Admissions for review.
This guidesheet is accurate to the best of our knowledge and ability at the time of publication, but is subject to change.

Based on the 2012-13 Anoka-Ramsey Community College catalog and the 2012-14 University of St. Thomas catalog
Updated 08-31-12

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