Cleveland State University

Owens 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

Students planning to transfer to Cleveland State Fall 2014 or later should utilize this transfer guide. If you used a previous version of the guide, you are encouraged to contact the faculty advisor for your major to discuss any recent curriculum changes.

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 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 OCC Equivalents
Writing/Composition
2 courses / 6 credits

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

Mathematics/QL
2 courses / 6 credits

Biology
MTH 131 and 232 OR MTH 213 and MTH 131 OR MTH 213 and an upper-level statistic courses to be completed at CSU

Biology - Medical Technology
MTH 213 and an upper-level statistic courses to be completed at CSU

Chemistry (ACS-Certified track)
MTH 131 and MTH 232

Chemistry (Pre-Professional track)
MTH 131 and MTH 213

Environmental Science
MTH 131 and MTH 213 or MTH 213 and an upper-level statistics courses to be completed at CSU

Health Science (General Interest track)
MTH 213 PLUS choose one course listed below

Health Science (Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy, and Pre-Physician Assistant track)
MTH 213 and an upper-level statistic courses to be completed at CSU

Mathematics
MTH 131 and MTH 232

Pharmaceutical Science
MTH 131 and MTH 232

Physics
MTH 131 and MTH 232

Psychology
MTH 213 and an upper-level statistic courses to be completed at CSU

Speech and Hearing
MTH 213 PLUS choose one course listed below

Health Sciences (General Interest) and Speech and Hearing majors choose an additional course from the following

MTH 110, 125, 126, 130, 131, 213, 215, 232

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

Health Science:
PHL 221 plus choose one Non-US course from the list below

All other majors choose from the following:

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

Environmental Science (Environmental Planning):
ECO 201 (Non-US course must be completed at CSU)

Health Science (Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy, and Pre-Physician Assistant tracks) and Psychology:
PSY 101 (Non-US course must be completed at CSU)

All other majors choose from the following:

Introductory courses:
ECO 111, 201, 202
GOV 111, 207
GPH 106, 108
PSY 101, 111
SOC 101, 201, 240, 250, 280

Non-US Courses:
No courses available

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

Courses with lab credit are starred(*)

Biology:
BIO 201* and 202*
CHM 121* and 122*

Biology - Medical Technology:
BIO 201*
BIO 211* and 212*
CHM 121* and 122*

Chemistry (ACS Certification):
CHM 121* and 122*
PHY 221* and 222*

Chemistry (Pre-Professional):
BIO 201* and 202*
CHM 121* and 122*
PHY 201* and 202*

Environmental Science:
BIO 201* and 202*
CHM 121* and 122*
PHY 201* or PHY 221*

Health Sciences (Pre-Occupational Therapy):
BIO 201* plus one course from the "all other majors" section below

Health Sciences (Pre-Physical Therapy):
BIO 201*
PHY 201* and 202*

Health Sciences (Pre-Physician Assistant):
BIO 201* and 202*
BIO 211* and 212*
CHM 121* and 122*

Mathematics (B.S. Option)
PHY 221* and 222*

Pharmaceutical Science:
BIO 201* and 202*
BIO 211* and 212*
CHM 121* and 122*
PHY 201* and 202*

Physics (B.A. Option):
BIO 201* and 202* or CHM 121* and 122*
PHY 221* and 222*

Physics (B.S. Option):
PHY 221* and 222*

All other majors choose from the following:
AST 101
BIO 201*, 202*, 203, 205*, 211*, 212*, 239
CHM 115*, 121*, 122*
PHY 201*, 202*

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 below

Speech and Hearing majors complete the Social Diversity requirement by completing SPH 438 at CSU (African American Experience) and one US Diversity course from the list below

All other majors choose from the following:

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.

Other Equivalent Courses

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CSU Courses OCC Equivalent Courses
Biology
BIO 200/201 BIO 201
BIO 202/203 BIO 202
BIO 266/267 BIO 211
BIO 268/269 BIO 212
Chemistry
CHM 261/266 CHM 121
CHM 262/267 CHM 122
Health Sciences
HSC 203 OAD 245
Mathematics
MTH 147 MTH 213
MTH 167 MTH 128 or MTH 170
MTH 168 MTH 175
MTH 181 MTH 131
MTH 182 MTH 232
MTH 281 MTH 233
MTH 286 MTH 234
MTH 288 MTH 235
Physics
PHY 221 PHY 201
PHY 222 PHY 202
PHY 241 PHY 221
PHY 242 PHY 222
Psychology
PSY 101 PSY 101
PSY 223 PSY 260
PSY 339 PSY 215
PSY 345 PSY 220

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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