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:

  • Accounting  -  3 Tracks: AP    Community College   Summer Course
  • Anthropology 3 Year Plan - Anthropology
  • Art Design 3 Year Plan - Art Design
  • Art History 3 Year Plan - Art History
  • Art Studio 3 Year Plan - Art Studio
  • Biology 3 Year Plan - Biology
  • Black Studies 3 Year Plan - Black Studies
  • Business Economics -  3 Tracks: AP    Community College   Summer Course
  • Chemical Engineering 3 Year Plan - Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry 3 Year Plan - Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering      3 Year Plan - Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering 3 Year Plan - Computer Engineering
  • Computer Information Science (CIS) - 3 Tracks: AP    Community College   Summer Course
  • Early Childhood Education 3 Year Plan - Early Childhood Education
  • Economics   3 Year Plan - Economics
  • Electrical Engineering 3 Year Plan - Electrical Engineering
  • Exercise & Fitness Specialist3 Year Plan - Exercise & Fitness Specialist
  • General Business -  3 Tracks: AP    Community College   Summer Course
  • Health Sciences General Interest 3 Year Plan - Health Sciences General Interest
  • Information Systems & Technology  -  3 Tracks: AP    Community College   Summer Course
  • International Business  -  3 Tracks: AP    Community College   Summer Course
  • Linguistics 3 Year Plan - Linguistics
  • Management  -  3 Tracks: AP    Community College   Summer Course
  • Marketing  -  3 Tracks: AP    Community College   Summer Course
  • Mathematics 3 Year Plan - Mathematics
  • Music 3 Year Plan - Music
  • Non-Profit Administration 3 Year Plan - Non-Profit Administration
  • Nursing 3 Year Plan - Nursing
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management  -  3 Tracks: AP    Community College   Summer Course
  • Organizational Leadership 3 Year Plan - Organizational Leadership
  • Philosophy 3 Year Plan - Philosophy
  • Physics 3 Year Plan - Physics
  • Political Science3 Year Plan - Political Science
  • Political Science - International Relations 3 Year Plan - Political Science - International Relations
  • Psychology 3 Year Plan - Psychology
  • Public Safety 3 Year Plan - Public Safety
  • Social Work 3 Year Plan - Social Work
  • Spanish 3 Year Plan - Spanish
  • Religious Studies3 Year Plan - Religious Studies
  • Sport Management3 Year Plan - Sport Management
  • Urban Studies3 Year Plan - Urban Studies
  • Women's Studies 3 Year Plan - Women's Studies

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



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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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