Cleveland State University

Columbus State Community College Transfer Guide

College of Sciences and Health Professions
Effective Spring 2010

General Education at Cleveland State University

College of Sciences and Health Professions

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.

The following is a suggested program of study for students pursuing the following fields: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Health Sciences (including Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy, and Physician Assisting), Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Science, Physics, Pre-Pharmacy, Psychology, and Speech and Hearing.

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
ENGL 101 and 102, or ENGL 111 (C or better in each course)
Mathematics/QL
2 courses / 6 credits

Biology (plus choose one more course from the list below):
MATH 135 or MATH 151

Biology (Medical Technology), Environmental Science and Health Science (General)(plus choose one more course from the list below):
MATH 135

Chemistry, Geology, Math, Pharmaceutical Science (Chemistry/Analysis and Medicinal/Biological), and Physics:
MATH 151 and MATH 153

Health Science (Pre-Therapy and Pre-Physician Assistant):
MATH 135 and an upper-level statistics course to be taken at CSU

Pharmaceutical Science (Administration):
MATH 135 and an additional statistics course to be taken at CSU

Pre-Pharmacy:
MATH 135 and MATH 151

All other majors choose from 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

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

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

Environmental Science (Environmental Planning):
ECON 200 plus one Non-US course

Health Sciences (Pre-Physician Assistant and Pre-Occupational Therapy) and Psychology:
PSY 100 plus one Non-US course

Pharmaceutical Science (Administration):
ECON 200 OR 240 plus one Non-US course

All other majors choose from the following:

Introductory courses:
ANTH 200, 201, 202
ECON 100, 200, 240
POLS 100, 101, 250
PSY 100, 251, 261
SOC 101, 210
SSCI 101, 102, 104

Non-US courses:
GEOG 200

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

Courses with lab credit are starred(*)

Biology:
BIO 174* and 175*
CHEM 171*, 172*, and 173*

Biology - Medical Technology:
BIO 174* and 175*
CHEM 171*, 172*, and 173*

Chemistry (ACS Certification):
CHEM 171*, 172*, and 173*
PHYS 177*, 178*, and 179*

Chemistry (Pre-Professional):
BIO 174* and 175*
CHEM 171*, 172*, and 173*
PHYS 117*, 118*, and 119*

Environmental Science:
BIO 174* and 175*
CHEM 171*, 172*, and 173*
PHYS 177* and 178* OR PHYS 117* and 119*

Geology:
CHEM 171*, 172*, and 173*
PHYS 117*, 118*, and 119* OR
PHYS 177*, 178*, and 179*
GEOL 121*

Health Sciences (Pre-Physician Assistant)
BIO 174* and 175*
CHEM 171*, 172*, and 173*

Health Sciences (Pre-Therapy):
BIO 174*
CHEM 111*, 112*, and 113*
PHYS 117*, 118*, and 119*

Pharmaceutical Science:
BIO 174* and 175*
CHEM 171*, 172*, and 173*
PHYS 117*, 118*, and 119*

Physics (B.A. Option):
BIO 174* and 175* OR CHEM 171*, 172*, and 173*
PHYS 177*, 178*, and 179*

Physics (B.S. Option):
PHYS 177*, 178*, and 179*

Pre-Pharmacy:
BIO 174* and 175*
CHEM 171*, 172*, and 173*
PHYS 117*, 118*, and 119* OR PHYS 177*, 178*, and 179*

All other majors choose from the following:

BIO 100, 104*, 111*, 112*, 121*, 122*, 125*, 127*, 174*, 175*, 201*, 211, 212
CHEM 100*, 111*, 112*, 113*, 171*, 172*, 173*
GEOL 101, 121*
NSCI 101*, 102*, 103*
PHYS 117*, 118*, 119*, 177*, 178*, 179*

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

Health Science majors must complete the US Diversity requirement by completing HSC 305 at CSU and one African-American Experience course

All other 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

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 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.
Other Equivalent Courses

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CSU Courses CSCC Equivalent Courses
Biology
BIO 200/201 BIO 174
BIO 202/203 BIO 175
Chemistry
CHM 251/252/256/257 CHEM 111/112/113
CHM 261/262/266/267 CHEM 171/172/173
CHM 331/332/336/337 CHEM 251/252/253/254/255
Geology
GEO 100/101 GEOL 121
GEO 150/151 GEOL 122
Health Sciences
HSC 203 MULT 101
Math
MTH 147 MATH 135
MTH 181/182 MATH 151/152/153
MTH 281 MATH 254
MTH 286 MATH 255
MTH 288 MATH 268
Physics
PHY 221/222 PHYS 117/118/119
PHY 241/242 PHYS 177/178/179
Psychology
PSY 101 PSY 100
PSY 223 PSY 240
PSY 339 PSY 267
PSY 345 PSY 230
Speech and Hearing
SPH 251/252 ITT 141/142/143/144/145

This information is provided solely for the convenience of the reader, and the University expressly disclaims any liability which may otherwise be incurred. This publication is neither a contract nor an offer to make a contract. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the University reserves the right to make changes at any time with respect to course offerings, degree requirements, services provided, or any other subject addressed herein.

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