Cleveland State University

Owens Community College Transfer Guide

Monte Ahuja College of Business Administration
Effective Spring 2010

General Education at Cleveland State University

College of Business Majors

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 Owens State Community College (OCC), you may choose to take these GenEd08 courses at OCC or at CSU. Please contact a OCC 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.

General Education Course Equivalencies

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

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

ENG 111, 112 (C or better in each course)

Mathematics/QL
2 courses / 6 credits
Required for all majors:
MTH 125, 126

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: 
ART 105
ENG 200, 201, 210, 220, 225, 251, 252, 266, 267, 280
HIS 201, 202
HUM 100
MUS 101, 102, 103
PHL 101, 221
THE 261

Non-US Courses:
ENG 264, 265, 270, 271
HIS 101, 102, 151, 152
HUM 105, 275
MUS 105, 202, 203
PHL 102

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 majors:
ECO 201, 202

Non-US Courses:
No Non-US courses available - must be completed at CSU

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

Courses with lab credit are starred(*)
AST 101
BIO 201*, 202*, 203, 205*, 211*, 212*, 239
CHM 115*, 121*, 122*
PHY 201*, 202*, 221*, 222*
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:
AAS 101, 120
ENG 260
SOC 220

US Diversity:
ENG 215
HIS 270

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.

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

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CSU BBA Courses OCC Equivalents
ACT 221 and 222 ACC 101 and 102
ACT 321 ACC 203 (ACT majors only)
ACT 361 ACC 140 (ACT majors only)
BLW 411 BUS 200
BUS 151 BUS 101
ECN 201 and 202 ECO 202 and 201
GAD 250 ENG 120
IST 203 IST 100
MTH 148 MTH 125
MTH 149 MTH 126
MKT 301 MKT 101
OSM 201 and OSM 202 MTH 213 and 215

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.