Transfer Guides

Cuyahoga 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 Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), you may choose to take these GenEd08 courses at Tri-C or at CSU. Please contact a Tri-C 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 Tri-C Equivalents
Writing/Composition
2 courses / 6 credits

ENG 1010 OR ENG 101H and
ENG 1020 OR ENG 102H (C or better is required in all courses)

Mathematics/QL
2 courses / 6 credits
Chemical, Civil, Computer, Computer Science, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering majors:
MATH 1610 and MATH 1620

Engineering Technology majors choose from the following: (prefer 1470 or above)
MATH 1470, 1480, 1510, 1521, 1580, 1610, 161H, 1620, 162H

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:
ART 1040, 2020, 2030
ENG 2700, 2720
FREN 2420
GER 2420
HIST 1010, 101H, 1020, 102H, 1700, 2040, 2051, 2060, 2080
ITAL 2420
MUS 1010, 1050, 2500, 2510
PHIL 208H, 2010
REL 1010, 2010, 2030, 2040, 2050
RUSS 2420
SPAN 2420, 2430
THEA 2210, 2220

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:
MET 2421 plus one course from the Non-US section below:

Engineering Technology majors choose from the following:
SPCH 1000 plus one course from the Non-US section below:

Non-US courses:
GEOG 1010, 1050
POL 2060

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 1300/130L*
PHYS 2310* and 2320*

Engineering Technology majors choose from the following:​ PHY 1210 and CHM 1300 preferred

BIO 1040/L*, 1050/L*, 1060/L*, 1100*, 1500*, 1510*, 2010*, 2050*, 2150, 2331*, 2341*
CHEM 1010*, 1020*, 1300/L*, 130H*, 1310/L*, 131H*
ESCI 1310/L*, 1410/L*, 141H, 1610/L*, 2300
PSCI 1010/L*, 1020/L*, 1030/L*
PHYS 1050, 1210*, 1220*, 2310*, 2320*

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:
ENG 2510, 2520
HIST 2070, 2150, 2160
JMC 1610
MUS 1040
REL 2060
SOC 2310, 2550
UST 2020

US Diversity courses:
ASL 1100
EDUC 2050
HIST 2660
SOC 2410
WST 200H, 1510, 1520

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 CCC Courses:
Chemistry
Chemical Engineering
CHM 262 and 267 CHEM 1310/131L
CHM 331 and 336 CHEM 2300
Advanced Chemistry Elective CHEM 2310
Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronic Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology
ESC 120 MET 1100
Civil and Mechanical Engineering
ESC 201 MET 2610
ESC 202 MET 2620
Math
Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering
ESC 250 MATH 2520
Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering
MTH 283 MATH 2310
Electrical and Computer Engineering
MTH 284 MATH 2410
Computer Engineering
MTH 220 MATH 2010
Computer Programming
Chemical and Electrical Engineering, and Engineering Technology majors
ESC 151 IT 2670
Computer Engineering
CIS 260 IT 2650 (grade of C+ required for Computer Science Majors)
CIS 265 IT 2660 (grade of C+ required for Computer Science Majors)

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.