Program outcomes: Students successfully completing this program will have completed a core of courses that satisfies general education requirements for the first two years of study at most regionally accredited colleges and universities. Most students will acquire sufficient knowledge that the institutional average score of graduating students on recognized tests of general education competencies will equal or exceed the national average among institutions of similar description and mission.
This program is designed for students who intend to transfer to senior institutions of higher education to complete requirements for Bachelor of Arts degrees. Students desiring other curricula (e.g., history, sociology, law, dramatic arts, languages, English, liberal arts, etc.) may design their own programs within the framework of the following general requirements. If the student intends to transfer upon completion of the Associate of Arts degree, he/she should consult the academic advisor and refer to the senior institution catalog before beginning one of the emphases.
Summary of Required Hours
Courses in each general education category must be selected from the list in the General Education Program .
1Most four-year colleges and universities require six hours of intermediate-level foreign language for a B.A. degree. Students might consider completing that requirement while at Cleveland State.
2Students who seek an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree should take the history sequence required by the senior institution. For a TBR university, one course in Tennessee History may be substituted for one course in American History.
3Content and/or assignments for these courses may require the use of computers, media equipment or access to the Internet. If you believe you might lack the technical skills necessary to succeed in class, advise the instructor immediately.