Liberal Arts Transfer Programs

The Liberal Arts transfer programs at BSC provide you with the first two years of courses toward your four year degree. Small classes, professors focused on teaching and affordable tuition make BSC a great choice. When it's time to move on, your classes will transfer easily and you'll be ready for what comes next.
 0LiberalArtsheader900X300.jpg
Accounting

The future looks good for accounting majors with good analytical skills. BSC students gain a basic understanding of the world of business and industry, and the technology that enables today's accounting practice. The program offers courses toward the first two years of a bachelor's degree.

View more

Agriculture, Technology, Food & Natural Resources

Agriculture, Technology, Food and Natural Resources offers a strong foundation for students planning to continue their agricultural education at a four-year college in a wide array of fields including agribusiness, animal/range science, biotechnology, food safety and more.

View more

Art-Visual

At BSC, students learn how to create art that communicates ideas, thoughts and feelings. Students work in two- and three-dimensional art and general design to develop understanding of the visual language needed to analyze and apply aesthetic knowledge. Graduates earn an Associate in Arts and may transfer as an art major to a four-year institution.

View more

Biology

The Biology program provides the first two years of core classes toward a bachelor's degree for students pursuing a career in any of the biological sciences. The program also is an important foundation for related career fields such as medicine and biological and environmental engineering, as well as agriculture and wildlife management. An optional internship is available.

View more

Business Administration

Business administration students receive an education in the world of business and commerce. Accounting, economics, marketing, law and ethics and statistics form the foundation for study. BSC's cooperative agreements with Dickinson State University and Minot State University allow students to pursue a bachelor's degree in this area on the BSC campus.

View more

Business Education

The BSC Business Education program curriculum is designed for teaching business education in high school. Students can complete the first two years of foundation courses and then pursue a bachelor's degree on campus through BSC's cooperative agreements with Dickinson State University and Minot State University.

View more

Chemistry

Chemistry forms the basis of all biological and physical science study, including pre-medicine, pharmacy and chemical engineering. BSC's program provides the first two years of core classes toward a bachelor degree for students planning a career in chemistry or related field.

View more

Computer Science

The BSC Computer Science program provides students with the skills needed to analyze a problem and design and implement a solution to meet the ever-changing demands of industry. Students study computer program design, practicing a variety of high-level programming languages, as well as technology troubleshooting.

View more

Criminal Justice (Transfer)

This Criminal Justice program prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university. Goal is to acquire basic understanding of the criminal justice field. Criminal justice courses provide a working knowledge of the various bureaucratic structures and systems with sociology and psychology courses aiding in the understanding of human behavior. Major concentration options include law enforcement, courts, corrections and security.

View more

Economics

Studying economics helps students apply an analytical approach to thinking that will enhance future studies and endeavors. Students learn to express data and information in many ways. Besides general education courses, the curriculum focuses on business law and accounting, statistics, and how micro- and macroeconomics principles function under economic structures, policies and capital markets.

View more

Education - Early Childhood

A degree in Early Childhood Education prepares students for administration and teaching positions in childcare, preschool, Head Start and after-school programs. BSC offers coursework for transfer to an early childhood education program at a four-year institution.

View more

Education - Elementary

Elementary and kindergarten teachers introduce children to the basics of math, language, social studies, science and the arts. Students concentrate on general education classes the first year and add courses in children's literature, math and music for elementary teachers, and art/design sophomore year.

View more

Education - Secondary

A career in Secondary Education offers the reward of making a permanent difference in the lives of children and adults. Students concentrate on general education classes the first year and add courses in their selected major during sophomore year to meet requirements in that specialty.

View more

Engineering

The Engineering program provides basic curriculum in science, mathematics and other courses required by most engineering schools. Students focus on analysis, problem solving and real-life application of engineering principles. The program can be completed in two or three years, depending on preparation in math, physics and chemistry.

View more

English

Mastery of the written word is essential for communication in today's global world. Demand is high for those who can read perceptively and write clearly. BSC English courses provide the opportunity for students to explore ideas and to strengthen their writing, reading, and critical thinking skills.

View more

Foreign Language

BSC offers a Spanish program that helps students experience the thrill of being able to communicate information, feelings and ideas in another language. Faculty implement traditional teaching methods and the latest technology to develop foreign language skills required for day-to-day tasks and for fostering a global perspective.

View more

History

Studying the past makes history relevant to the present. BSC's History curriculum prepares students for careers in teaching, graduate studies in history, civil service careers, pre-professional training for other professions, museum/archival work, journalism, and other allied fields.

View more

Management (Transfer)

The Management curriculum affords students the opportunity to obtain rewarding employment in the business field. Curriculum is available in an online format as well as on campus. The area of study is a combination of general education and business courses, many of which may be transferred to a four-year baccalaureate school.

View more

Mass Communications (Transfer)

BSC's Mass Communications program provides traditional training in the foundations of writing and reporting as well as video and audio broadcast, electronic publishing and digital content. Students gain hands-on experience through the Mystic Media channels -- The Mystician, MystiCast and The MYX.

View more

Mathematics

The Mathematics program provides students with a solid foundation in mathematics, university physics, probability and statistics. Students focus on analysis, problem solving, and real-life application of mathematical principles.

View more

Medical Laboratory Scientist

A medical laboratory scientist has extensive knowledge of laboratory tests and data. This demanding and rigorous field requires three years of academic studies and one year at an accredited school of medical laboratory science. BSC's pre-professional courses provide the necessary scientific background for transfer.

View more

Music

BSC's music program provides core curriculum for music teachers and professional performers with coursework in music theory, vocal methods, applied music, conducting, piano and more. Performance ensembles are open to all students. Students may earn a four-year degree in music on the BSC campus. Several music scholarships are available.

View more

Nursing

Nurses are in high demand in North Dakota and throughout the United States. BSC offers several nursing options including a one-year certificate, two-year Associate in Applied Science, or Associate in Science with transfer option to a baccalaureate program -- all of which prepare students for the workforce upon completion.

View more

Philosophy

Those pursuing a philosophy major should be interested in history and the study of ideas through time. Philosophers pursue the eternal questions that must be considered and reconsidered in each culture and time. The study of philosophy focuses on truth and knowledge, ethics, social and political theory and organization, logic and critical thinking, and the nature of reality.

View more

Physical Education

BSC's Physical Education program provides the first two years of study toward a bachelor's degree with or without a teaching credential. Curriculum includes four semesters of athletics and specialized coursework in injury care/prevention, first aid, health, and electives in officiating, dance and wellness.

View more

Physics

Physics explores the nature of matter and energy and provides, together with mathematics and chemistry, the foundation of work in all fields of physical science and engineering. It also has applications in biology and medical science. BSC students take the first two years of core math, chemistry, physics and computer programming courses toward a baccalaureate degree.

View more

Political Science

The Political Science program at BSC helps students gain knowledge and understanding of politics and political events on all levels of government. The study of political science is an excellent background for law, foreign affairs, government service, politics, journalism and related fields.

View more

Pre-Chiropractic

The Pre-Chiropractic program at BSC provides the first two years of required classes for students planning a career as a chiropractic practitioner. Study includes general chemistry and biology, organic chemistry, college physics, algebra trigonometry and statistics.

View more

Pre-Dentistry

BSC offers students entering the dentistry field the ability to complete some of the prescribed prerequisites needed to apply to a dentistry program. Coursework contains general education classes with emphasis on the sciences.

View more

Pre-Medical

BSC students planning to attend medical school are advised to major in biology with health care emphasis. This course of study best prepares students to take the MCAT exam at the end of their junior year.

View more

Pre-Occupational Therapy

The Pre-Occupational Therapy program at BSC provides the first two years of core classes for students planning a career as an occupational therapist. An occupational therapist is a member of the healthcare team responsible for helping individuals across the lifespan perform tasks of daily living, work and leisure, all of which are referred to as meaningful occupations.

View more

Pre-Optometry

The Pre-Optometry program at BSC provides core classes toward a bachelor's degree for students planning a career in optometry. Because optometry schools differ in their requirements, BSC offers an extended associate degree program and a variety of courses required by optometry schools.

View more

Pre-Pharmacy

The Pre-Pharmacy program provides the first two years of core classes for students planning a career in pharmacy. BSC's curriculum is based on the suggested pre-professional curriculum of North Dakota State University's School of Pharmacy.

View more

Pre-Physical Therapy

The Pre-Physical Therapy program at BSC provides the first two years of core classes for students planning a career as a physical therapist. Physical therapists use techniques to help injured or sick people improve or restore their movement and manage their pain, often reducing the need for surgery or long-term prescription medication. As licensed health care professionals, they are an important part of rehabilitation for patients with chronic conditions or injuries.

View more

Pre-Radiologic Technology

The Pre-Radiologic Technology program at BSC provides the first two years of core classes toward a bachelor's degree for students planning a career in radiologic technology. Students study human biology, anatomy and physiology, introductory chemistry and microbiology, college physics, and algebra and trigonometry.

View more

Pre-Respiratory Therapy

The Pre-Respiratory Therapy program provides the first two years of core classes toward a bachelor's degree for students planning a career as a respiratory therapist. Study includes general biology, microbiology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, college physics, algebra and ethics.

View more

Pre-Veterinary

The Pre-Veterinary Medicine program provides the first two years of core classes for students planning a career in veterinary medicine and is not a degree in itself. Most North Dakota residents apply to veterinary colleges in Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, Washington, Oregon or California due to North Dakota's admission agreements with these states.

View more

Psychology

BSC's psychology curriculum enhances knowledge and understanding of human behavior for students pursuing a four-year degree in a psychology or those interested in studying human and animal behaviors. Students can earn a four-year degree in psychology on the BSC campus through a cooperative agreement with Minot State University.

View more

Religion

Religion is an inter-disciplinary field with its foundation in the humanities. The study of religion helps develop the essential skills of critical thinking, analytical writing, public speaking, and cross-cultural communication. BSC offers the first two years of coursework toward a bachelor's degree in a religious studies specialty.

View more

Social Work

Social Work is a profession that helps individuals, families, organizations, groups or communities engage resources to alleviate human problems. BSC offers core courses toward a bachelor's degree in social work. Students take courses in psychology, ethics, statistics, government, cultural diversity, social welfare, human services, relationships/self esteem and professional writing.

View more

Sociology

Sociology explores how people create and maintain society, develop culture and organize the patterns of their lives in families, groups and institutions. BSC offers students the first two years of study toward a bachelor's degree in sociology, anthropology or social and criminal justice.

View more

Speech Communication

The ability to communicate effectively is essential to all careers, particularly in the practice of law, politics, public relations, broadcasting, business and teaching. The BSC Speech Communication curriculum provides a balance between speech theory and practice, as well as core and selected communications courses toward the first two years of a bachelor's degree.

View more

Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience that has many academic, professional, and personal benefits. Studying abroad provides a great resume builder, is a valuable experience, aides in the development of cross-cultural communication skills, increases cultural awareness, provides leadership skills and independence, and establishes connections throughout the world.

View more

Theatre Arts

The BSC Theatre Arts program provides freedom to experiment and the encouragement to learn, as well as the first two years toward a four-year degree in theater. A major is not required for participation in either of the two study options -- performance or technical theater. Opportunities include three major productions, BSC Drama Club, student-directed plays and regional competition.

View more

Undecided/Liberal Arts

BSC's suggested liberal arts curriculum is a good beginning for students still deciding on a career choice or educational major. The suggested coursework helps students investigate several academic areas known collectively as the arts and sciences. The 61-credit program includes two years of foreign language, English composition, speech, history and math. Students may choose 21 credits in elective courses to explore more options.

View more