Degree candidates at Cuyahoga Community College must be in good standing. An Associate of Applied Science degree will be granted to the student completing the following requirements.
Comprehensive Graduation Requirements
- The satisfactory completion of 60 semester credit hours at the 1000-level or higher. No more than 3 of the 60 credits can be completed in physical education.
- 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).
- The completion of a minimum of 12 credits of advanced coursework (exclusive of 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.
- The completion of no fewer than 20 of the required 60 semester hours at the 1000-level or higher while in attendance at Cuyahoga Community College.
- 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 that 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 Science 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 Science degree program sequences in this catalog.
Communication/Mathematics/Natural & Physical Sciences (6 semester credits)
- ENG-1010 College Composition I or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I1
Three (3) semester credits selected from the following courses:
|COMM-1010||Fundamentals of Speech Communication||3|
|COMM-101H||Honors Speech Communication||3|
|ENG-1020||College Composition II||3|
|ENG-102H||Honors College Composition II||3|
|MATH-1190||Algebraic and Quantitative Reasoning||3|
|MATH-1380||Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers II||4|
|MATH-1410||Elementary Probability and Statistics I||3|
|MATH-1420||Elementary Probability and Statistics II||3|
|MATH-1470||Modern Mathematics for Business and Social Science I||4|
|MATH-1480||Modern Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences II||4|
|MATH-1490||Business Probability and Statistics I||3|
|MATH-1500||Business Probability and Statistics II||3|
|MATH-153H||Honors College Algebra||4|
|MATH-161H||Honors Calculus I||5|
|MATH-162H||Honors Calculus II||5|
|MATH-2010||Introduction to Discrete Mathematics||4|
|MATH-231H||Honors Calculus III||4|
|MATH-2410||Introduction to Linear Algebra||3|
Natural and Physical Sciences
|BIO-1040||The Cell and DNA||3|
|BIO-104L||The Cell and DNA Laboratory||1|
|BIO-105L||Human Biology Laboratory||1|
|BIO-1060||Environment, Ecology, and Evolution||3|
|BIO-106L||Environment, Ecology, & Evolution Laboratory||1|
|BIO-1100||Introduction to Biological Chemistry||3|
|BIO-1221||Anatomy and Physiology for Diagnostic Medical Imaging||4|
|BIO-1230||Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye||4|
|BIO-1410||Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals I||4|
|BIO-1420||Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals II||3|
|BIO-1500||Principles of Biology I||4|
|BIO-150H||Honors Principles of Biology I||4|
|BIO-1510||Principles of Biology II||4|
|BIO-151H||Honors Principles of Biology II||4|
|BIO-2060||Principles of Genetics||3|
|BIO-2100||Biology of Aging||3|
|BIO-2331||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO-2341||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|CHEM-100L||Everyday Chemistry Laboratory||1|
|CHEM-1010||Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry||4|
|CHEM-101H||Honors Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry||4|
|CHEM-1020||Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry||4|
|CHEM-102H||Honors Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry||4|
|CHEM-1081||Medicinal Plants Chemistry||3|
|CHEM-1300||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM-130H||Honors General Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM-130L||General Chemistry Laboratory I||1|
|CHEM-1310||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM-131H||Honors General Chemistry II||5|
|CHEM-131L||General Chemistry Laboratory II||1|
|CHEM-2300||Organic Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM-2310||Organic Chemistry II||5|
|ESCI-1050||Introduction to Ocean Studies||3|
|ESCI-131L||Lab in Physical Geography||1|
|ESCI-141H||Honors Physical Geology||3|
|ESCI-141L||Lab in Physical Geology||1|
|ESCI-151L||Lab in Historical Geology||1|
|ESCI-1610||Geology of the National Parks||3|
|ESCI-161L||Lab in Geology of the National Parks||1|
|PHYS-1210||College Physics I||4|
|PHYS-1220||College Physics II||4|
|PHYS-1300||Physics of Optical Materials||4|
|PHYS-2250||Radiographic Physics and Quality Control||4|
|PHYS-2310||General Physics I||5|
|PHYS-2320||General Physics II||5|
|The following courses from non-science subject areas can be counted toward this requirement for the Associate of Applied Science degree:|
|MT-1242||Somatic Studies I||3|
|MT-1272||Somatic Studies II||3|
|MT-1280||Somatic Studies III||2|
Students who transfer in credits for ENG-1020 College Composition II without having credit for ENG-1010 will have ENG-1010 waived, but the required 6 hours in Communication/Mathematics/Natural & Physical Sciences must be earned.
Mathematics and Data Analysis (3 semester credits)
- Three (3) semester credits of Mathematics at the 1000-level or higher.
Course List Code Title Credit Hours MATH-1100 Mathematical Explorations 3 MATH-1190 Algebraic and Quantitative Reasoning 3 MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics 3 MATH-1380 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers II 4 MATH-1410 Elementary Probability and Statistics I 3 MATH-1420 Elementary Probability and Statistics II 3 MATH-1470 Modern Mathematics for Business and Social Science I 4 MATH-1480 Modern Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences II 4 MATH-1490 Business Probability and Statistics I 3 MATH-1500 Business Probability and Statistics II 3 MATH-1530 College Algebra 4 MATH-153H Honors College Algebra 4 MATH-1540 Trigonometry 3 MATH-154H Honors Trigonometry 3 MATH-1580 Precalculus 5 MATH-1610 Calculus I 5 MATH-161H Honors Calculus I 5 MATH-1620 Calculus II 5 MATH-162H Honors Calculus II 5 MATH-2010 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics 4 MATH-2310 Calculus III 4 MATH-231H Honors Calculus III 4 MATH-2410 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3 MATH-2520 Differential Equations 3
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:
- Courses that have been used to complete the Communication requirement cannot count toward fulfilling Arts and Humanities requirement.
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Art ART-1010 Art Appreciation 3 ART-1040 Survey of Non-Western Art 3 ART-2020 Art History Survey: Prehistoric to Renaissance 3 ART-2030 Art History Survey: Late Renaissance to Present 3 Dance DANC-1100 Dance Appreciation 3 English 2000-level Literature courses ENG-2020 Women Writers on the Experiences of Women 3 ENG-2310 American Literature I 3 ENG-2320 American Literature II 3 ENG-2350 British Literature I 3 ENG-2360 British Literature II 3 ENG-2410 Introduction to Literature: Poetry 3 ENG-2420 Introduction to Literature: Fiction 3 ENG-2430 Introduction to Literature: Drama 3 ENG-2510 African-American Literature I 3 ENG-2520 African-American Literature II 3 ENG-2601 Literature for Children and Adolescents 3 ENG-2700 World Literature 3 ENG-2710 Shakespeare 3 ENG-2730 Exploration of World Mythology 3 ENG-2770 Rhetorics of Gaming: Introduction to Video Game Analysis 3 History HIST-2031 Islam to the Modern Middle East 3 Humanities HUM-1010 Introduction to Humanities 3 HUM-1020 The Individual in Society 3 HUM-102H Honors Individual in Society 3 HUM-1030 The Individual in Cosmos 3 HUM-2020 Community Engagement Through the Humanities 3 Media and Journalism Studies MJS-1310 Film Appreciation 3 Music MUS-1010 Survey of European Classical Music 3 MUS-1020 Survey of Jazz 3 MUS-1030 Survey of Rock and Roll 3 MUS-1040 Survey of African-American Music 3 MUS-1050 Survey of World Music 3 Philosophy PHIL-1000 Critical Thinking 3 PHIL-1010 Introduction to Philosophy 3 PHIL-101H Honors Introduction to Philosophy 3 PHIL-1020 Introduction to Logic 3 PHIL-2010 Comparative World Religions 3 PHIL-2020 Ethics 3 PHIL-202H Honors Ethics 3 PHIL-2031 Philosophy of Science 3 PHIL-2040 Philosophy of Art 3 PHIL-2050 Bioethics 3 PHIL-205H Honors Bioethics 3 PHIL-2060 Business Ethics 3 PHIL-208H Honors Social Justice 3 Religious Studies REL-1010 Introduction to Religious Studies 3 REL-2010 Religious Traditions of Western Christianity 3 REL-2060 African-American Religious Experience 3 Theatre THEA-1010 Theatre Appreciation 3 THEA-2210 History of Theatre and Drama I 3 THEA-2220 History of Theatre & Drama II 3 Course List Code Title Credit Hours Anthropology ANTH-1010 Cultural Anthropology 3 ANTH-2010 Peoples and Cultures of the World 3 ANTH-2110 Archaeology 3 Economics ECON-1210 Survey of Economics 3 ECON-2000 Principles of Microeconomics 3 ECON-2010 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Geography GEOG-1000 Introduction to Geography 3 GEOG-1010 World Regional Geography 3 GEOG-1050 Africans in the Americas 3 GEOG-1510 Regional Geography of the United States and Canada 3 GEOG-2030 Environmental Geography 3 History HIST-1010 History of Civilization I 3 HIST-101H Honors History of Civilization I 3 HIST-1020 History of Civilization II 3 HIST-102H Honors History of Civilization II 3 HIST-1510 United States History to 1877 3 HIST-151H Honors United States History to 1877 3 HIST-1520 United States History Since 1877 3 HIST-152H Honors United States History since 1877 3 HIST-1630 History of Immigration in America 3 HIST-1700 History of Africa 3 HIST-2150 African American History to 1877 3 HIST-2160 African American History 1877-present 3 HIST-2660 Women in American History 3 HIST-2700 History of Modern Africa 3 Political Science POL-1010 American National Government 3 POL-101H Honors American National Government 3 POL-1020 State & Local Government 3 POL-2020 Introduction to Conflict and Peace Studies 3 POL-2030 Comparative Politics 3 POL-2060 Political Systems of Africa 3 POL-2070 International Relations 3 POL-2100 Constitutional Law 3 POL-2120 Women and Politics 3 Psychology PSY-1010 General Psychology 3 PSY-101H Honors General Psychology 3 PSY-1050 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3 PSY-2010 Child Growth and Development 3 PSY-2020 Life Span Development 4 PSY-202H Honors Life Span Development 4 PSY-2040 Social Psychology 3 PSY-2050 Psychology of Personality 3 PSY-2060 Adolescent Psychology 3 PSY-2080 Abnormal Psychology 3 PSY-2100 Introduction to Aging 3 PSY-2110 Educational Psychology 3 Sociology SOC-1010 Introductory Sociology 3 SOC-101H Honors Introductory Sociology 3 SOC-1020 Social Institutions 3 SOC-2010 Social Problems 3 SOC-201H Honors Social Problems 3 SOC-2020 Sociology of the Family 3 SOC-2100 Aging and Society 3 SOC-2110 Death and Dying 3 SOC-2160 Introduction to Criminology 3 SOC-2310 Contemporary American Black-White Relations 3 SOC-2410 Sociology of Gender 3 SOC-2510 Urban Sociology 3 SOC-2550 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 Urban Studies UST-1010 Introduction to Urban Studies 3 UST-2020 Urban Cultures 3 UST-2070 Urban Politics 3 UST-2640 American Urban History 3 Women and Gender Studies WGS-1510 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies 3 WGS-151H Honors Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies 3 WGS-2010 Women in the World 3 WGS-201H Honors Women in the World 3 WGS-2120 Women and Politics 3
Natural and Physical Sciences
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Natural and Physical Sciences ANTH-1210 Human Evolution 4 Biology BIO-1040 The Cell and DNA 3 BIO-104L The Cell and DNA Laboratory 1 BIO-1050 Human Biology 3 BIO-105L Human Biology Laboratory 1 BIO-1060 Environment, Ecology, and Evolution 3 BIO-106L Environment, Ecology, & Evolution Laboratory 1 BIO-1070 Insect Biology 3 BIO-1100 Introduction to Biological Chemistry 3 BIO-1221 Anatomy and Physiology for Diagnostic Medical Imaging 4 BIO-1230 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye 4 BIO-1410 Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals I 4 BIO-1420 Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals II 3 BIO-1500 Principles of Biology I 4 BIO-150H Honors Principles of Biology I 4 BIO-1510 Principles of Biology II 4 BIO-151H Honors Principles of Biology II 4 BIO-2020 Tropical Biology 4 BIO-2060 Principles of Genetics 3 BIO-2100 Biology of Aging 3 BIO-2150 Environmental Science 3 BIO-2200 Radiobiology 2 BIO-2331 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 BIO-2341 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 BIO-2500 Microbiology 4 BIO-2600 Pathophysiology 3 Chemistry CHEM-1000 Everyday Chemistry 3 CHEM-100L Everyday Chemistry Laboratory 1 CHEM-1010 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry 4 CHEM-101H Honors Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry 4 CHEM-1020 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 4 CHEM-102H Honors Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 4 CHEM-1081 Medicinal Plants Chemistry 3 CHEM-1300 General Chemistry I 4 CHEM-130H Honors General Chemistry I 5 CHEM-130L General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 CHEM-1310 General Chemistry II 4 CHEM-131H Honors General Chemistry II 5 CHEM-131L General Chemistry Laboratory II 1 CHEM-2000 5 CHEM-2300 Organic Chemistry I 5 CHEM-2310 Organic Chemistry II 5 Earth Science ESCI-1030 Earth 3 ESCI-103L Earth Laboratory 1 ESCI-1040 Weather Studies 3 ESCI-1050 Introduction to Ocean Studies 3 ESCI-1310 Physical Geography 3 ESCI-131L Lab in Physical Geography 1 ESCI-1410 Physical Geology 3 ESCI-141H Honors Physical Geology 3 ESCI-141L Lab in Physical Geology 1 ESCI-1510 Historical Geology 3 ESCI-151L Lab in Historical Geology 1 ESCI-1610 Geology of the National Parks 3 ESCI-161L Lab in Geology of the National Parks 1 Physics PHYS-1010 Astronomy 3 PHYS-101L Astronomy Laboratory 1 PHYS-1050 Everyday Physics 2 PHYS-1210 College Physics I 4 PHYS-1220 College Physics II 4 PHYS-1300 Physics of Optical Materials 4 PHYS-2250 Radiographic Physics and Quality Control 4 PHYS-2310 General Physics I 5 PHYS-2320 General Physics II 5 The following courses from non-science subject areas can be counted toward this requirement for the Associate of Applied Science degree: DIET-1200 Basic Nutrition 3 EMT-1401 Anatomy & Physiology for Paramedics 4 MT-1242 Somatic Studies I 3 MT-1272 Somatic Studies II 3 MT-1280 Somatic Studies III 2
Program requirements are outlined by the specific technical program sequences in this catalog. Approximately one half of each Associate of Applied Science 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. Program requirements are identified in the Associate of Applied Science degree program sequences in this catalog.
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.