Cleveland State University

Lakeland Community College Transfer Guide

Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Effective Fall 2008

General Education at Cleveland State University

Due to curriculum changes in the College of Urban Affairs, transfer students are strongly encouraged to contact the College of Urban Affairs Advising Office at 216-687-2135 to identify the appropriate transfer guide.

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 Lakeland Community College (LCC), you may choose to take these GenEd08 courses at LCC or at CSU. Please contact a LCC 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 GenEd08 Category Lakeland Community College Equivalents
Writing/Composition
2 courses / 6 credits

ENGL 1110 OR ENGL 1111 and
ENGL 1120 OR ENGL 1121 (C or better in each course)

Mathematics/QL
2 courses / 6 credits

MATH 1101, 1201, 1550, 1600, 1650, 1700, 1890, 2250, 2350, 2450, 2500, 2600

Note: UST 404 at CSU partially completes this requirement

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: One 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:
ARTS 1120, 2240, 2245
ENGL 1140, 2210, 2215, 2220, 2230, 2235, 2245, 2250, 2260, 2261, 2263, 2296
HIST 2100, 2200
HUMX 1100, 1200, 1300
MUSC 1200, 1215, 1800, 2250
PHIL 1300, 1500, 2600, 2800
PHOT 1000

Non-US Courses:
ARTS 2220, 2230
CMPA 1000
HIST 1100, 1200, 1600, 2500, 2750
PHIL 2000, 2700

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: One 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 majors:
URST 2000 and GEOG 1600 (Non-US)

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

Courses with lab credit are starred(*)

BIOL 1010, 1020, 1030, 1140, 1150*, 1160*, 1170*, 1180*, 1200*, 1510*, 1520*, 2210*, 2220*
CHEM 1050*, 1100*, 1150*, 1500*, 1600*
GEOL 1100*, 1200*
GEOG 1550*
PHYS 1100*, 1200*, 1500, 1550, 1610*, 1620*, 2100*, 2410*, 2420*
PSCI 1100*, 1300*, 1400*, 1500*

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

African-American Experience course:
SOCY 2000
URST 2100

US Diversity:
ASLI 1500, 1600, 1700
ENGL 2248, 2275
HIST 2450
HMSV 1215
IDST 1200
POLS 2400

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 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

Requirements for Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Majors

CAUTION: Urban Affairs requires 36 hours of upper-division (300-400 level) courses. Taking courses at LCC which correspond to some upper-division courses will not reduce the number of upper-divsion hours required for the degree.

> Major: Urban Studies (see also degree completion program for AAB in Paralegal Studies)

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CSU Courses LCC Equivalents
UST 200 URST 2000
UST 300 ECON 2600
UST 302 URST 2100

> Major: Public Safety Management/Executive Public Safety Management (see also degree completion program for AAS in Criminal Justice, Fire Technology or Emergency Management)

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CSU Courses LCC Equivalents
UST 200 URST 2000
UST 302 URST 2100

> Major: Nonprofit Administration (formerly Urban Services Administration) - (AAS, Human Services)

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CSU Courses LCC Equivalents
UST 200 URST 2000
UST 300 ECON 2600
UST 302 URST 2100

> Major: Environmental Studies

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CSU Courses LCC Equivalents
UST 200 URST 2000
UST 300 ECON 2600
CHM 251/256 CHEM 1100
PHY 221 PHYS 1610
UST 289 GEOG 1500

> Major: Organizational Leadership

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CSU Courses LCC Equivalents
UST 200 URST 2000

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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