Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University
Three-Year Bachelorís Degree Options


Qualified undergraduate students entering Cleveland State University may be able to complete a Baccalaureate degree in three years. Completing a three-year degree typically requires that students start the first year at CSU with credits from one or more of the following:

  1. Advanced Placement credits
  2. International Baccalaureate program credits
  3. Application of transfer or PSEOP credits
  4. Completion of coursework during summer sessions
  5. A waiver of foreign-language or other program requirements based on proficiency exams

The combination of requirements and preparatory work will vary, depending on the specific degree program.  Please consult the sample pathways below for additional information about program requirements and completion options.

Students interested in this initiative should meet with an advisor to determine whether they meet the criteria for completing a 3-year degree.  Regular advising throughout the degree program will be essential to ensure timely completion of all requirements.

Sample Three-year Degree Pathways:

  • Business Administration (BUS)  -  3 Tracks: AP    Community College   Summer Course
  • Computer Information Science (CIS) - 3 Tracks: AP    Community College   Summer Course
  • Civil Engineering      3 Year Plan - Civil Engineering
  • Exercise & Fitness Specialist3 Year Plan - Exercise & Fitness Specialist
  • Mathematics 3 Year Plan - Mathematics
  • Nursing 3 Year Plan - Nursing
  • Political Science3 Year Plan - Political Science
  • Religious Studies3 Year Plan - Religious Studies
  • Sport Management3 Year Plan - Sport Management
  • Urban Studies3 Year Plan - Urban Studies

For more information: Ohio Board of Regents:  Three Year Degree completion initiative  • flyer



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Mailing Address
Office of Academic Planning
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, AC220
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Parker Hannifin Admin. Center 220
2300 Euclid Avenue

Phone: 216.687.5324
FAX: 216.687.5372




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