Degree candidates at Cuyahoga Community College must be in good standing. An Associate of Applied Business degree will be granted to the student completing the following requirements:

Comprehensive Graduation Requirements

The Associate of Applied Business degree prepares students with the skills necessary to enter and compete effectively in today’s workforce.

  1. The satisfactory completion of 60 semester credit hours (exclusive of physical education) at the 1000-level or higher.
  2. The achievement of a minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 for all courses attempted at Cuyahoga Community College (with exceptions as provided under College policies for repeating a course, Grade Forgiveness and Fresh Start).
  3. The completion of a minimum of 12 credits of advanced coursework (exclusive of physical education and 1800-level special topics and independent study/research courses) of the 60 semester credits. Advanced coursework is defined as follows: 2000-level courses, MATH-1400 level and above, BIO-1500 level and above, CHEM-1300 level and above, and PHYS-1200 level and above.
  4. The completion of no fewer than 20 of the required 60 semester hours (exclusive of physical education) at the 1000 level or higher while in attendance at Cuyahoga Community College.
  5. Special Topics, Independent Study/Research, and Cooperative Education courses may be applied to the general education and program graduation requirements unless otherwise noted.

General Education Requirements

Each of the College’s degree programs require that students complete a set amount of courses in the areas of general education which include: Communication, Mathematics and Data Analysis, Natural and Physical Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Students completing the general education requirements, along with the specific program requirements for a degree will have achieved the College’s general education outcomes.

All Associate of Applied Business degrees have been designed to meet the general education requirements as listed below. Most programs have selected specific courses to meet the general education requirements. For program specific requirements and/or recommendations, see the Associate of Applied Degree program sequences in this Catalog.

Communication (6 semester credits)

The communication skills of reading analytically, writing fluently, listening critically, and speaking articulately are essential. Students must complete the following to meet this requirement:

  • ENG-1010 College Composition I or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I1
  • Three (3) semester credits selected from the following courses: 

Mathematics and Data Analysis (3 semester credits)

The ability to integrate numerical methods for use in today’s workforce is essential. Students must complete the following to complete this requirement:

Arts and Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences/ Natural and Physical Sciences (6 semester credits)

The appreciation of the achievements of the Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural and Physical Sciences provides the ability to integrate learning within a complex global perspective; to gain an awareness of and respect for different cultures; to integrate ethical decision making in dealing responsibly with personal, family, and community issues; and to understand, analyze, and describe aspects of human behavior from diverse political, social, historical, and cultural perspectives. To meet this requirement, students must complete the following:

  • Select six (6) semester credits from at least 2 of the following areas, with a minimum of 3 credits in each area:

Arts and Humanities

Art
ART-1010Art Appreciation3
ART-1040Survey of Non-Western Art3
ART-2020Art History Survey: Prehistoric to Renaissance3
ART-2030Art History Survey: Late Renaissance to Present3
Dance
DANC-1100Dance Appreciation3
English 2000-level Literature courses
ENG-2310American Literature I3
ENG-2320American Literature II3
ENG-2350British Literature I3
ENG-2360British Literature II3
ENG-2410Introduction to Literature: Poetry3
ENG-2420Introduction to Literature: Fiction3
ENG-2430Introduction to Literature: Drama3
ENG-2510African-American Literature I3
ENG-2520African-American Literature II3
ENG-2601Literature for Children and Adolescents3
ENG-2700World Literature3
ENG-2710Shakespeare3
ENG-2720Survey of Biblical Literature3
ENG-2730Exploration of World Mythology3
Humanities
HUM-1010Introduction to Humanities3
HUM-1020The Individual in Society3
HUM-102HHonors Individual in Society3
HUM-1030The Individual in Cosmos3
Media and Journalism Studies
MJS-1310Film Appreciation3
Music
MUS-1010Survey of European Classical Music3
MUS-1020Survey of Jazz3
MUS-1030Survey of Rock and Roll3
MUS-1040Survey of African-American Music3
MUS-1050Survey of World Music3
MUS-2520Jazz History I2
Philosophy
PHIL-1000Critical Thinking3
PHIL-1010Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL-101HHonors Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL-1020Introduction to Logic3
PHIL-2010Comparative World Religion3
PHIL-2020Ethics3
PHIL-202HHonors Ethics3
PHIL-2031Philosophy of Science3
PHIL-2040Philosophy of Art3
PHIL-2050Bioethics3
PHIL-205HHonors Bioethics3
Religious Studies
REL-1010Introduction to Religious Studies3
REL-2010Religious Traditions of Western Christianity3
REL-2020Religious Traditions of Judaism3
REL-2060African-American Religious Experience3
Theatre
THEA-1010Theatre Appreciation3
THEA-1100Survey and Appreciation of American Musical Theatre3
THEA-2210History of Theatre and Drama I3
THEA-2220History of Theatre & Drama II3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Anthropology
ANTH-1010Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH-2010Peoples and Cultures of the World3
ANTH-2030Archaeological Field Methods4
ANTH-2110Archaeology3
Economics
ECON-1210Survey of Economics3
ECON-1220Economic Development of the American Economy3
Geography
GEOG-1010World Regional Geography3
GEOG-1030Environmental Geography3
GEOG-1050Africans in the Americas3
GEOG-1510Regional Geography of the United States and Canada3
Political Science
POL-1010American National Government3
POL-101HHonors American National Government3
POL-1020State & Local Government3
POL-2030Comparative Politics3
POL-2060Political Systems of Africa3
POL-2070International Relations3
POL-2100Constitutional Law3
Psychology
PSY-1010General Psychology3
PSY-101HHonors General Psychology3
PSY-1050Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology3
PSY-2010Child Growth and Development3
PSY-2020Life Span Development4
PSY-2040Social Psychology3
PSY-2050Psychology of Personality3
PSY-2060Adolescent Psychology3
PSY-2080Abnormal Psychology3
PSY-2100Introduction to Aging3
PSY-2110Educational Psychology3
Sociology
SOC-1010Introductory Sociology3
SOC-101HHonors Introductory Sociology3
SOC-1020Social Institutions3
SOC-2010Social Problems3
SOC-201HHonors Social Problems3
SOC-2020Sociology of the Family3
SOC-2100Aging and Society3
SOC-2110Death and Dying3
SOC-2310Contemporary American Black-White Relations3
SOC-2510Urban Sociology3
SOC-2550Race and Ethnic Relations3
Urban Studies
UST-1010Introduction to Urban Studies3
UST-1020Urban Geography3
UST-2020Urban Cultures3
UST-2070Urban Politics3
UST-2640American Urban History3
Women's Studies
WST-1510Introduction to Women's Studies3
WST-2010Women in the World3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Natural and Physical Sciences
ANTH-1210Human Evolution4
Biology
BIO-1040The Cell and DNA3
BIO-104LThe Cell and DNA Laboratory1
BIO-1050Human Biology3
BIO-105LHuman Biology Laboratory1
BIO-1060Environment, Ecology, and Evolution3
BIO-106LEnvironment, Ecology, & Evolution Laboratory1
BIO-1100Introduction to Biological Chemistry3
BIO-1221Anatomy and Physiology for Diagnostic Medical Imaging4
BIO-1230Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye4
BIO-1300Horticultural Botany3
BIO-1410Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals I4
BIO-1420Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals II3
BIO-1500Principles of Biology I4
BIO-150HHonors Principles of Biology I4
BIO-1510Principles of Biology II4
BIO-151HHonors Principles of Biology II4
BIO-2020Tropical Biology4
BIO-2060Principles of Genetics3
BIO-2070Techniques in Molecular Genetics3
BIO-2100Biology of Aging3
BIO-2150Environmental Science3
BIO-2200Radiobiology2
BIO-2331Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO-2341Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO-2500Microbiology4
BIO-2600Pathophysiology3
Chemistry
CHEM-1000Everyday Chemistry3
CHEM-100LEveryday Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM-1010Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry4
CHEM-101HHonors Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry4
CHEM-1020Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry4
CHEM-102HHonors Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry4
CHEM-1080Herbal Medicines and Natural Products3
CHEM-1300General Chemistry I4
CHEM-130HHonors General Chemistry I5
CHEM-130LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM-1310General Chemistry II4
CHEM-131HHonors General Chemistry II5
CHEM-131LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM-2000Analytical Chemistry5
CHEM-2300Organic Chemistry I5
CHEM-2310Organic Chemistry II5
Earth Science
ESCI-1030Earth3
ESCI-103LEarth Laboratory1
ESCI-1040Weather Studies3
ESCI-1050Introduction to Ocean Studies3
ESCI-1310Physical Geography3
ESCI-131LLab in Physical Geography1
ESCI-1410Physical Geology3
ESCI-141HHonors Physical Geology3
ESCI-141LLab in Physical Geology1
ESCI-1510Historical Geology3
ESCI-151LLab in Historical Geology1
ESCI-1610Geology of the National Parks3
ESCI-161LLab in Geology of the National Parks1
Physical Science
PSCI-1010Astronomy [PSCI-1010 is now listed as PHYS-1010; students must register under PHYS-1010]3
PSCI-101LAstronomy Laboratory [PSCI-101L is now listed as PHYS-101L; students must register under PHYS-101L]1
PSCI-1020Everyday Chemistry [PSCI-1020 is now listed as CHEM-1000; students must register under CHEM-1000]3
PSCI-102LEveryday Chemistry Lab [PSCI-102L now listed as CHEM-1000; students must register under CHEM-100L]1
PSCI-1030Earth [PSCI-1030 is now listed as ESCI-1030; students must register under ESCI-1030]3
PSCI-103LEarth Laboratory [PSCI-103L is now listed as ESCI-103L; students must register under ESCI-103L]1
Physics
PHYS-1010Astronomy3
PHYS-101LAstronomy Laboratory1
PHYS-1050Everyday Physics2
PHYS-1210College Physics I4
PHYS-1220College Physics II4
PHYS-1300Physics of Optical Materials4
PHYS-2250Radiographic Physics and Quality Control4
PHYS-2310General Physics I5
PHYS-2320General Physics II5
The following courses from non-science subject areas can be counted toward this requirement for the Associate of Applied Business degree:
DIET-1200Basic Nutrition3
EMT-1401Anatomy & Physiology for Paramedics4
MT-1242Somatic Studies I3
MT-1272Somatic Studies II3
MT-1280Somatic Studies III2

Program Requirements 

Program requirements are outlined by the specific technical program sequences in this Catalog. Approximately one-half of each Associate of Applied Business program requirements must include a minimum of 15 additional credits of general education or applied general education (i.e., “basic” coursework), for a total of 30 credits of non-technical coursework. Applied general education includes a focus on “21st century” skills and knowledge, including: information and communication literacy; critical thinking and problem solving; interpersonal and collaborative skills; global awareness; and financial, economic, business and civic literacy. Technical program concentrations should consist of 12 to 16 semester credits of technical specialization including a minimum one-semester credit Capstone Course.

The Capstone Course provides students with opportunities to apply technical, oral, and written skills; to prepare resumes and/or portfolios and develop interview skills; to study history and trends in the profession; and/or to discuss ethical and global issues within the profession. The program requirements are identified in the Associate of Applied Degree program sequences in this Catalog.

Cross-listed Courses

Cross-listed courses are identical courses offered in two or more subject areas. They differ only in subject area code and course number. Credit may be earned once for cross-listed courses. I