Cleveland State University

Lorain County 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 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.

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
All majors choose one of the following:

MTHM 121, 122, 150, 151, 152, 162, 168, 171, 172, 175, 178, 181, 182

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 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
URBS 151, 151G, 161, or 161G
GPHY 151 or 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

Lower Division Requirements for all Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Majors

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

> Major: Urban Studies (AAS in Public Administration)

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CSU Courses LCCC Equivalents
UST 200 URBS 151, 151G, 161, or 161G
UST 300 ECNM 152
UST 290 URBS 251
UST 302 URBS 152, 152G, 162, or 162G
UST 405 PLSC 251

> Major: Public Safety Management (AAS, Criminal Justice or Fire Science)

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CSU Courses LCCC Equivalents
UST 200 URBS 151, 151G, 161, or 161G
UST 302 URBS 152, 152G, 162, or 162G
UST 405 PLSC 251

> Major: Nonprofit Administration (formerly Urban Services Administration) - AAS in Public Administration

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CSU Courses LCCC Equivalents
UST 200 URBS 151, 151G, 161, or 161G
UST 300 ECNM 152
UST 302 URBS 152, 152G, 162, or 162G
UST 405 PLSC 251

> Major: Environmental Studies

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CSU Courses LCCC Equivalents
UST 200 URBS 151, 151G, 161, or 161G
UST 300 ECNM 152
UST 405 PLSC 251
CHM 251/256 CHMY 161
PHY 221 PHYC 151
UST 289 PSSC 161

> Major: Organizational Leadership - AAS in Public Administration

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CSU Courses LCCC Equivalents
UST 200 URBS 151, 151G, 161, or 161G
UST 405 PLSC 251

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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