Transfer Guides

Cuyahoga Community College Transfer Guide

College of Sciences and Health Professions

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.

The following is a suggested program of study for students pursuing the following fields: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Science, Physics, Psychology, and Speech and Hearing.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE EQUIVALENCIES

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

Writing/Composition

2 courses / 6 credit

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
MAJORS TRI-C EQUIVALENTS
Biology MATH 1410 and 1610 or 161H
Or
MATH 1410 and 1420
Or
Math 1610 or 161H and 1620 or 162H
Biology – Medical Technology MATH 1410 and 1420
Chemistry (ACS – Certified track) MATH 1610 or 161H and 1620 or 162H
Chemistry (Pre-Professional track) and Pharmaceutical Science Concentration MATH 1410 and 1610 or 161H
Environmental Science MATH 1410 and 1420
Or
MATH 1410 and 1610 or 161H
Health Science (General interest track) MATH 1410 plus choose one more course from the list below.
Health Science
Pre: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant tracks and Health Promotions
MATH 1410 and 1420
Mathematics MATH 1610 or 161H and 1620 or 162H
Pharmaceutical Science MATH 1610 or 161H and 1620 or 162H
Physics MATH 1610 or 161H and 1620 or 162H
Psychology MATH 1410 and 1420
Or
MATH 1410 and PSY 2150
Speech and Hearing MATH 1410 plus choose one more course from the list below.
Health Sciences (General Interest) and Speech and Hearing majors choose an additional course from the following list 1100, 1190, 1420, 1470, 1480, 1530, 153H, 1540, 154H, 1580, 1610 or 161H, 161H, 1620 or 162H, 162H

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).

COURSE LIST AALAME OPTIONS

ANTH 1030
ART 1010, 2020, 2030
DANC 1100
ENG 2310, 2320, 2410, 2420, 2430, 2710, 2720, 2730
FREN 2420
GER 2420
HIST 1010, 101H, 1020, 102H, 1510, 151H, 1520, 152H, 1610, 2051, 2060
HUM 1010, 1020, 1030
ITAL 2420
JMC 1310
MUS 1010, 1020, 1030, 2500, 2510, 2520, 2530
PHIL 1000, 1010, 101H, 1020, 208H 2020, 2031, 2040, 2050
REL 2010, 2020
RUSS 2420
SPAN 2420
THEA 1010, 1100, 2210, 2220
UST 1120
WST 2030

ART 1040
ENG 2700
HIST 1700, 2040, 2080
MUS 1050
PHIL 2010
REL 1010, 2030, 2040, 2050
SPAN 2430

Health Science (all tracks): PHIL 2050
Plus one additional from above or AALAME course. 

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).

COURSE LIST AALAME OPTIONS

ANTH 1010, 1020, 2010
COMM 1000, 2160
ECN 1210, 1220, 2610, 2620
GEOG 1000, 1510
HLTH 1100
HS 1300
JMC 1011
POL 1010, 2030, 2070, 2100
PSY 1010, 101H, 1050, 2010, 2060, 2100
SSCI 1030, 1040
SOC 1010, 1020, 2010, 2051, 2070, 2100, 2110, 2150, 2160, 2210, 2510
UST 1010, 1020, 2070
WST 2010 

GEOG 1010, 1050
POL 2060 

Environmental Science (Environmental Planning): ECON 2620 
Plus one additional from above or AALAME course.
Health Science (Pre: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant tracks) and Psychology: PSY 1010 (or PSY 101H) Plus one additional from above or AALAME course.

Natural Sciences

2 courses / 7 credits from 2 different departments

Must include at least 1 lab credit.

DEPARTMENT COURSES WITH LAB COURSES WITHOUT LAB
BIO 1040/L, 1050/L, 1060/L, 1100, 1500 or 150H, 1510 or 151H, 2010, 2050, 2331, 2341 2150
CHEM 1010, 1020, 1300/L, 130H, 1310/L, 131H  
ESCI 1310/L, 1410/L, 1610/L 141H, 2300
PSCI 1010/L, 1020/L, 1030/L  
PHYS 1210, 1220, 2310, 2320 1050
 

 

DEPARTMENT COURSES WITH LAB
Biology: BIO 1500 or 150H, 1510 or 151H
CHEM 1300/130L (or CHEM 130H) and 1310/131L (or CHEM 131H)
PHY 1210, 1220
Biology – Medical Technology BIO 1500 or 150H, 2331, and 2341
CHEM 1300/130L (or CHEM 130H) and 1310/131L (or CHEM 131H)
Chemistry (ACS Certification) CHEM 1300/130L (or130H) and 1310/131L (or CHEM 131H)
PHYS 2310 and 2320
Chemistry (Pre-Professional) and Pharmaceutical Science Concentration  BIO 1500 or 150H and 1510 or 151H
CHEM 1300/130L (or CHEM 130H) and 1310/131L (or CHEM 131H)
PHYS 1210 OR 2310
Environmental Science BIO 1500 or 150H and 1510 or 151H
CHEM 1300/130L (or130H) and 1310/131L (or CHEM 131H)
PHYS 1210 OR 2310
Health Sciences (Pre-Occupational Therapy) BIO 1500 or 150H plus one additional course from the Natural Science list above. 
Health Sciences (Pre-Physical Therapy) BIO 1500 or 150H
CHEM 1010 or 101H and 1020 or 102H
PHYS 1210 and 1220
Health Sciences (Pre-Physician Assistant) BIO 1500 or 150H, 1510 or 151H, 2331, 2341
CHEM 1300/130L (or130H) and 1310/131L (or CHEM 131H)
Mathematics (B.S. Option) PHYS 2310 and 2320
Pharmaceutical Science BIO 1500 or 150H, 1510 or 151H, 2331, 2341
CHEM 1300/130L (or130H) and 1310/131L (or CHEM 131H)
PHYS 2310 and 2320
Physics PHYS 2310 and 2320

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.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE COURSES: US DIVERSITY COURSES

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

ASL 1100
EDUC 2050
HIST 2660
SOC 2410
WST 200H, 1510, 1520

Health Science majors: must complete this requirement by completing HSC 305 at CSU and one African American Experience from the list above. 
Speech and Hearing majors: must complete this requirement by completing SPH 438 at CSU. One additional US Diversity course from list above.

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

 

OTHER EQUIVALENT COURSES

MAJOR CSU COURSES TRI-C EQUIVALENTS
Biology BIO 200/201 BIO 1500 or 150H
  BIO 202/203 BIO 1510 or 151H
  BIO 264/265 BIO 2500
  BIO 266/267 BIO 2331
  BIO 268/269 BIO 2341
Chemistry CHM 251/256 CHEM 1010 or 101H
  CHM 252/257 CHEM 1020 or 102H
  CHM 261/166 CHEM 1300/130L or 130H
  CHM 262/267 CHEM 1310/131L or 131H
  CHM 331/336 CHEM 2300
  CHM 332/337 CHEM 2310
Geology GEO 100/101 ESCI 1410/141L or 141H
Health Sciences HSC 203 MA 1010 or MA 1020
Math MTH 147 MATH 1410
  MTH 167 MATH 1530 or 153H
  MTH 168 MATH 1540 or154H or 1580
  MTH 181 MATH 1610 or 161H or 161H
  MTH 182 MATH 1620 or 162H or 162H
  MTH 220 MATH 2010
  MTH 281 MATH 2310 or 231H
  MTH 288 MATH 2410
  MTH 286 MATH 2520
  MTH 347 MATH 1420
Physics PHY 221 PHYS 1210
  PHY 222 PHYS 1220
  PHY 241 PHYS 2310
  PHY 242 PHYS 2320
Psychology PSY 101 PSY 1010 or 101H
  PSY 220 PSY 2010 or 201H
  PSY 223 PSY 2020 or 202H
  PSY 221 PSY 2060
  PSY 317 PSY 2150
  PSY 339 PSY 2040
  PSY 342 PSY 2050
  PSY 345 PSY 2080
Speech and Hearing SPH 228 COMM 2180
  SPH 231 COMM 2150
  SPH 251 ASL 1010
  SPH 252 ASL 1020

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.