Cleveland State University

Lorain County Community College Transfer Guide

Monte Ahuja College of Business Administration
Effective Fall 2008

General Education at Cleveland State University

College of Business Majors

Due to curriculum changes in the College of Business, transfer students are strongly encouraged to contact the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center at 216-687-3729 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 Lorain County Community College (LCCC), you may choose to take these GenEd08 courses at LCCC or at CSU. Please contact a LCCC advisor for guidance on courses required to receive your associate's degree.

The following is a suggested program of study for students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in the following fields: Accounting, Business Economics, Finance, General Business, Information Systems, International Business, Management and Labor Relations, Marketing, and Operations Supply Chain Management.

CIS majors please view the College of Business CIS Transfer Guide

General Education Course Equivalencies

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

CSU GenEd08 Category LCCC Equivalents
Writing/Composition
2 courses / 6 credits

ENGL 161 (C or better)
ENGL 162 (C or better)

Mathematics/QL
2 courses / 6 credits
Required for all majors:
MTHM 151 (or 171) and 152 (or 178) (C grade or better required in each course)

Note: Students planning to take MTHM 152 or 178 must take MTHM 171 as the prerequisite

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 254
CMMC 163
ENGL 251, 252, 254, 255, 257, 259
HSTR 161, 162, 171, 252
HUMS 151, 190, 263, 274, 281
MUSC 251, 252, 261
PHLY 151, 165, 171, 174, 271, 281
RELG 251, 261, 281
SPNH 254
THTR 151, 185

Non-US Courses:
ARTS 243, 244, 245
ENGL 253
HSTR 151, 152, 261, 262, 268, 269
HUMS 261, 262, 271
MUSC 262
PHLY 161
RELG 181
SPNH 271, 272

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:
ECNM 151 and 152

Non-US Courses:
GPHY 151, 151G

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

Courses with lab credit are starred(*)

ASTY 151*
BIOG 115, 121*, 122*, 145, 151*, 152*, 157, 159*, 161*, 162*, 163*, 195*, 268,
CHMY 155, 161*, 162*, 171*, 172*
PSSC 153*, 155*, 156*, 161*
PHYC 151*, 152*, 251*, 252*

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 Courses:
ENGL 266
HSTR 265, HSTR 267
SOCY 276
URBS 152, 152G, 162, 162G

US Diversity Courses:
HMSR 131
HSTR 177, 292
WMST 210

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

NOTE: International Business majors must demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in foreign language. This requirement can be satisfied through completion of three years of a single foreign language in high school or four semesters of a foreign language (including at least two intermediate-level courses) at the college/university level.

Additional Business Requirements (for all majors, unless otherwise indicated)

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CSU BBA Courses LCCC Equivalents
ACT 221 and 222 ACTG 151 and 152 (ACT majors only) Average GPA of 2.5 among both courses
ACT 321 ACTG 265 (ACT majors only) (C grade or better required)
ACT 361 ACTG 267 (ACT majors only) (C grade or better required)
BLW 411 BADM 161 or 165
BUS 151 BADM 155
ECN 201 and 202 ECNM 151 and 152
GAD 250 BADM 211
IST 203 CISS 121
IST 211 CISS 221 and 222 (Information Systems majors only)
MKT 301 MKRG 251
OSM 201 MTHM 168 *Effective through Summer 2015 - applies to students enrolled in a CSU BBA program by Summer 2015 (C grade or better required)
OSM 202 Must be completed at CSU

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.

Cleveland State University is an AA/EOE committed to nondiscrimination. M/F/H/V encouraged.