Transfer Guides

Lakeland Community College Transfer Guide

Monte Ahuja College of Business Administration

General Education at Cleveland State University

Transfer students are strongly encouraged to contact the CSU's Transfer Center at 216-687-5568 to identify the appropriate transfer guide.

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.

The following is a suggested program of study for students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in the following fields: Accounting, Business Economics, Finance, General Business, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Operations Supply Chain Management.


The courses listed below can be used to fulfill General Education requirements at CSU.


2 courses / 6 credit

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


2 courses / 6 credits
Required for all majors:
MATH 1650 and 2400 (C grade or better required in each course)
​​​​​​​MATH 1890 and 2400 (C grade or better required in each course)

Arts and Humanities

2 courses / 6 credits from 2 different departments

At least one of these courses, or one of the approved Social Sciences course, must be focused on Africa, Asia, Latin American or the Middle East (AALAME).


ARTS 1120, 2220, 2230
ENGL 2210, 2215, 2220, 2230, 2235, 2245, 2250, 2260, 2261, 2263, 2296
HIST 1150, 1550, 2150, 2250
HUMX 1100, 1200, 1300
MUSC 1200, 1215, 1800, 2250
PHIL 1300, 1500, 2600, 2700, 2800
PHOT 1000 

HIST 2750
PHIL 2000 

Social Sciences

2 courses / 6 credits from 2 different departments

At least one of these courses, or one of the approved Arts and Humanities course, must be focused on Africa, Asia, Latin American or the Middle East (AALAME).

Required for all majors
ECON 2500 and 2600

ANTH 1160
COMM 1100, 1150, 2100
ECON 1150, 2500, 2600, 2700, 2930
GEOG 1500, 1800, 2000, 2500
JRNL 1000
LING 1500
PEHR 1750
POLS 1300, 2200, 2300, 2500
PSYC 1500, 2400, 2500, 2600
SOCY 1150, 1190, 2270, 2280
SPCH 1150
URST 2000

AALAME requirement should be taken under Arts and Humanities. 

Natural Sciences

2 courses / 7 credits 

Must include at least 1 lab credit. 

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


Social Diversity

2 courses / 6 credits

Must complete:

  • 1 African-American course
  • 1 US Diversity course

Students transferring in more than 60 hours are only required to take 1 course.


SOCY 2000
URST 2100

ASLI 1550, 1700
ENGL 2248, 2275
HIST 2450
HMSV 1215
IDST 1200
POLS 2400
PSYC 1700

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
NOTE: International Business majors must demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in foreign language. This requirement can be satisfied through completion of three years of a single foreign language in high school or four semesters of a foreign language (including at least two intermediate-level courses) at the college/university level. 



ACT 221 and 222ACCT 1100 and 1200 (ACT majors only) Average GPA of 2.5 among both courses
ACT 321ACCT 2110 (ACT majors only) (C grade or better required)
ACT 361ACCT 2390 (ACT majors only) (C grade or better required)
BLW 411BUSM 2100
BUS 151BUSM 1300
ECN 201 and 202ECON 2500 and 2600
GAD 250BUSM 2400
IST 203ITIS 1005 (C grade required for IST majors)
IST 211ITCS 1840 and 2840 (Information Systems majors only) (C grade or better required in each course)
IST 305BUSM 1700
MKT 301BUSM 2500 (C grade required for MKT majors)
BUS 201 and OSM 202MATH 2130 and 2135 - applies to students enrolled in a CSU BBA program (C grade or better required in each course)

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.