Transfer Guides

Lakeland Community College Transfer Guide

Washkewicz College of Engineering

Effective Fall 2008

General Education at Cleveland State University

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

As of Fall 2015, Computer Science has been relocated to the College of Engineering from Business. 

CSU Gen Ed 08 Category Lakeland Community College Equivalents
Writing/Composition
2 courses / 6 credits

ENGL 1110 OR ENGL 1111 and
ENGL 1120 OR ENGL 1121 (C or better in each course)

Mathematics/QL
2 courses / 6 credits

Chemical, Civil, Computer, Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering majors
MATH 2500 and 2600

Engineering Technology majors, choose from the following (prefer 1600 or above)
MATH 1600, 1650, 1700, 1890, 2400, 2500, 2600

Arts and Humanities
2 courses / 6 credits
(from 2 different departments)

One introductory Arts and 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

Chemical, Civil, Computer, Computer Science, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Technology majors
PHL 215 must be completed at CSU plus one course from the Non-US section below

Non-US
ARTS 2220, 2230
HIST 1150, 1250, 2750

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

Chemical, Civil, Computer, Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering majors
ENGS 2820 plus one course from the Non-US section below

Engineering Technology
COMM 1100 or 1150 plus one course from the Non-US section below 

Non-US courses:
GEOG 1600

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

Courses with lab credit are starred(*)

Chemical, Civil, Computer, Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering majors
CHEM 1500*
PHYS 2410* and 2420*

Engineering Technology majors, choose from the following (prefer PHY 1610 and CHEM 1500)

BIOL 1010, 1020, 1030, 1140, 1150*, 1160*, 1170*, 1180*, 1200*, 1510*, 1520*, 2210*, 2220*
CHEM 1050*, 1100*, 1150*, 1500*, 1600*
GEOL 1100*, 1200*
GEOG 1550*
PHYS 1100*, 1200*, 1500, 1550, 1610*, 1620*, 2100*, 2410*, 2420*
PSCI 1100*, 1300*, 1400*, 1500*

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 course:
SOCY 2000
URST 2100

US Diversity:
ASLI 1550, 1700
ENGL 2248, 2275
HIST 2450
HMSV 1215
IDST 1200
POLS 2400

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
Major Recommended Courses

CSU Courses Choose from Corresponding Lakeland CC Courses:
Chemical Engineering
CHM 262 and 267 CHEM 1600*
CHM 331 and 336 CHEM 2500
Advanced Chemistry Elective CHEM 2600
ESC 201 (Optional) ENGS 2010 (Optional)
Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronic Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology
ESC 120 ENGS 1000 or ENGR 1000
Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering
ESC 250 MATH 2850
ESC 282 ENGS 2820
Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering
MTH 283 MATH 2700
Civil Engineering
CVE 211 and CVE 212 CIVT 2111, 2112 and CADT 1100
GEO 100 GEOL 1100
Civil and Mechanical Engineering
ESC 201 ENGS 2010
Electrical and Computer Engineering
MTH 284 MATH 2800
Computer Engineering and Computer Science
CIS 260 ITCS 1820 and 2820
CIS 265 ITCS 2870
Chemical and Electrical Engineering, and Engineering Technology majors
ESC 151 CPET 1120
Mechanical Engineering
MCE 250 and 251 CIMN 1110 and 1210
ESC 202 ENGS 2020

IMPORTANT NOTE: Engineering courses have many prerequisites, which are strictly enforced. You will need a minimum of 2.5 years at CSU to complete degrees in Civil and Mechanical Engineering programs, and a minimum of 3 years at CSU to complete degrees in Chemical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering programs.

  • Chemical Engineering - Calculus II, Physics I, and General Chemistry II/Lab
  • Civil Engineering - Calculus III, Differential Equations, and Physics II
  • Computer Engineering - Calculus II and Physics I
  • Computer Science - Calculus II and Physics I and II
  • Electrical Engineering - Calculus II and Physics I
  • Mechanical Engineering- Calculus III, Differential Equations, and Physics II

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.