Transfer Guides

Lorain County 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 Lorain County Community College (LCCC), you may choose to take these GenEd08 courses at LCCC or at CSU. Please contact a LCCC 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 LORAIN COUNTY Community College Equivalents
Writing/Composition
2 courses / 6 credits

ENGL 161 (C or better)
ENGL 162 (C or better)

Mathematics/QL
2 courses / 6 credits

Chemical, Civil, Computer, Computer Science, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering majors
MTHM 181 and 182

Engineering Technology majors, choose one course from the following: (prefer 150 or higher)
MTHM  150, 151, 152, 162, 168, 171, 172, 175, 178, 181, 182

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 Courses:
ARTS 243, 244, 245
ENGL 253
HSTR 151, 152, 261, 262, 268, 269
HUMS 261, 262, 271
MUSC 262
PHLY 161
RELG 181

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
ESC 282 must be completed at CSU plus one course from the Non-US section below

Engineering Technology majors
CMMC 165 plus one course from the Non-US section below 

Non-US Courses:
GPHY 151, 151G

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
CHMY 171*
PHYC 251* and 252*

Engineering Technology majors, choose two courses from the following (prefer CHMY 171 and PHYC 151)

ASTY 151*
BIOG 115, 121*, 122*, 145, 151*, 152*, 157, 159*, 161*, 162*, 163*, 165, 195*, 268,
CHMY 155, 161*, 162*, 171*, 172*
PSSC 153*, 155*, 156*, 161*
PHYC 151*, 152*, 251*, 252*

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 Courses:
ENGL 266
HSTR 265, HSTR 267
SOCY 276
URBS 152, 152G, 162, 162G

US Diversity Courses:
HMSR 131
HSTR 177, 292
WMST 210

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 LCCC Courses:
Chemical Engineering
CHM 262 and 267 CHMY 172
CHM 331 and 336 CHMY 271
Advanced Chemistry Elective CHMY 272
ESC 201 (Optional) EMCH 231 (Optional)
Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering
ESC 250 MTHM 283
Computer and Electrical Engineering
ESC 310 ENGR 268
Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering
MTH 283 MTHM 281
Civil and Mechanical Engineering
ESC 201 EMCH 231
Electrical and Computer Engineering
MTH 284 MTHM 280
Computer Engineering and Computer Science
CIS 260 CISS 226

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.