Cleveland State University

Columbus State Community College Transfer Guide

School of Nursing
Effective Spring 2010

General Education at Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University's General Education (GenEd08) curriculum consists of knowledge and skill components considered to be critical for all University graduates to master in the subject matter areas listed below. As a student at Columbus State Community College (CSCC), you may choose to take these GenEd08 courses at CSCC or at CSU. Please contact a CSCC advisor for guidance on courses required to receive your associate's degree.

General Education Course Equivalencies

The courses listed below can be used to fulfill General Education requirements at CSU.

CSU Gen Ed 08 Category CSCC Equivalents
Writing/Composition
2 courses / 6 credits

Required for Basic Nursing and RN-BSN majors
ENGL 101 and 102, or ENGL 111 (C or better in each course)

Mathematics/QL
2 courses / 6 credits
Required for all Nursing majors
MATH 135 or
MATH 277 and MATH 278

Basic Nursing and RN-BSN majors also choose one of the following:
MATH 116, 130, 131, 132, 135, 148, 150, 151, 152, 153

Arts & Humanities
2 courses / 6 credits
(from 2 different departments)

One introductory Arts & Humanities course plus one course focused on a society other than the U.S.

NOTE: 1 non-US Social Science or Arts and Humanities course must be focused on Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East. These courses are in bold italics

Required for all Basic and Accelerated Nursing majors
PHIL 130

RN-BSN majors choose one of the following

Introductory courses:
ENGL 225, 235, 240, 251, 259, 260, 276
HUM 151, 152, 222, 245
MUS 101
PHIL 101, 150
THEA 100



Basic Nursing and RN-BSN majors also choose one of the following:

Non-US Courses:
ART 101
ENGL 274
HUM 111, 112, 113, 131, 132, 181, 182, 251, 252, 253, 254, 270
PHIL 130

Social Science
2 courses / 6 credits
(from 2 different departments)

One introductory Social Science course plus one course focused on a society other than the U.S.

NOTE: 1 non-US Social Science or Arts and Humanities course must be focused on Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East. These courses are in bold italics

Required for all Nursing majors
PSY 100

Non-US courses:
GEOG 200

Natural Science
2 courses / 7 credits (must include at least 1 lab credit)

Courses with lab credit are starred(*)

Required for all Nursing majors
CHEM 111* and CHEM 113*
or
CHEM 171* and CHEM 172*

Social Diversity
2 courses / 6 credits

Must be comprised of:
  • 1 African-American course
  • 1 US Diversity course
Students transferring in more than 60 hours are only required to take 1 course
Basic Nursing and RN-BSN majors choose from the following:

African-American Experience:
ENGL 270
HUM 224
SOC 280

US Diversity:
No courses available

Writing Across the Curriculum/
Speaking Across the Curriculum

Minimum of 3 courses
Required for Basic Nursing and RN-BSN majors

Students transferring 60-89 hours: one course waived
Students transferring 90 + hours: two courses waived.
One WAC/SPAC course must be in the student's major.

No transfer courses count toward this requirement - all WAC/SPAC courses must be completed at CSU.

Foreign Language Required for Basic Nursing and RN-BSN majors
Students who graduated from high school in 1987 or later are required to complete one of the following:
  • Two years of a single foreign language in high school
  • An introductory level sequence of a single foreign language (generally, two semesters of 100-level study)
  • Two American Sign Language courses and one approved foreign culture course
All students are strongly encouraged to discuss this requirement with an academic advisor.
Recommended Pre-Requisite Courses

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CSU Courses CSCC Equivalents Track
Accelerated Basic RN to BSN
BIO 266/267 BIO 121 X X X
BIO 268/269 BIO 122 X X X
Chemistry I w/lab CHEM 111 or CHEM 171 X X X
Chemistry II w/lab CHEM 113 or CHEM 172 X X X
BIO 264/265 BIO 215 X X X
PSY 101 PSY 100 X X X
College-Level Mathematics See Math/QL section above   X  
ENG 101 ENGL 101   X X
ENG 102 ENGL 102   X X
ENG 101 and 102 ENGL 111   X X
MTH 147 MATH 135 or (MATH 227 and 228) X   X
Health Care Ethics PHL 130 X    

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