College of Sciences and Health Professions

General Requirements

Introduction

The faculty of the College of Sciences and Health Professions awards its degrees to students who meet the following general requirements:

  • Successful completion of a minimum of 128 semester credit hours, of which 42 semester credit hours must be earned in 300- and/or 400-level courses. Credit toward the degree must be earned in courses acceptable to the departments and curricula of the College of Sciences and Health Professions, which includes those courses included in official articulation agreements and other courses taken through accredited institutions.

  • Fulfillment of all of the General Education Requirements of the university and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 as set forth in the section on University Regulations. Students must also achieve a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 in a major program in the College of Sciences and Health Professions. (Note: A minimum grade-point average higher than 2.00 may be required by a department. Students must meet the requirements as specified by their major department.)

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Foreign Language or Foreign Culture Requirement

The College of Sciences and Health Professions requires all students who graduated from high school in 1987 or later to have completed two years of a foreign language in high school (with passing grades). Students who did not complete the courses in high school are considered deficient in foreign language and must successfully complete a first-year foreign language sequence, or successfully complete two semesters of American Sign Language and one approved foreign culture course (see list). The deficiency must be corrected prior to the completion of 60 credits at Cleveland State. Transfer students should promptly submit a high school transcript to Cleveland State to verify that the foreign language deficiency has been fulfilled.

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Other Requirements

Total Minimum Number of Semester Credit Hours Required: All students must successfully complete a minimum of 128 academic semester credit hours. However, some degree programs may require more than the college minimum. Students must comply with the requirements of their major program.

Upper-Division Requirement: All students must successfully complete a minimum of 42 semester credit hours at the 300- and/or 400-level. Some degree programs, however, may require more than the college minimum.

Introduction to University Life: This one-credit course must be successfully completed by all newly admitted first year students; it is not required for transfer students. It is highly recommended that this course be taken during the first semester of enrollment.

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