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Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree | Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree | Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics Degree

 

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree, in addition to meeting the general requirements for bachelor’s degrees, including the SAGES and Physical Education requirements, must also complete the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of 128-133 credit-hours as specified by the requirements for each BSE program.
  2. The general education requirements of the Case School of Engineering listed below.
  3. The requirements for the specific engineering major listed below as presented in the Bulletin in the section devoted to each department or program.

Note that most students pursuing a degree from the Case School of Engineering will complete ENGR 398 and ENGL 398 to fulfill the SAGES Departmental Seminar requirement and will complete an engineering senior project in their major to fulfill the SAGES Senior Capstone requirement. 

 

Majors available for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Systems and Control Engineering
  • Engineering (undesignated)

With the exception of the undesignated major in engineering, all of the engineering programs listed above are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

 

General Education Requirements of the Case School of Engineering

These requirements provide a foundation in mathematics and sciences for programs in engineering leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The CSE general education requirements are also designed to develop communication skills and to provide a body of work in the humanities and social sciences. Course credit earned by Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, proficiency examinations, and transfer may be used to satisfy Case School of Engineering general education requirements.

 

Mathematics, Sciences, and Engineering Requirements (44 credit-hours)
Course ID and TitleCredits
MATHEMATICS 14
MATH 121 – Calculus for Science and Engineering I  
MATH 122 – Calculus for Science and Engineering II
or
MATH 124 – Calculus II 
 
MATH 223 – Calculus for Science and Engineering III
or
MATH 227 – Calculus III 
 
MATH 224 – Elementary Differential Equations
or
MATH 228 – Differential Equations 
 
CHEMISTRY* 4
CHEM 111 – Principles of Chemistry for Engineers  
PHYSICS 8
PHYS 121 – General Physics I - Mechanics
or
PHYS 123 – Physics and Frontiers I - Mechanics
 
PHYS 122 – General Physics II - Electricity and Magnetism
or 
PHYS 124 – Physics and Frontiers II - Electricity and Magnetism
 
ENGINEERING  18
ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming
or
EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java
 
ENGR 145 – Chemistry of Materials  
ENGR 200 – Statics and Strength of Materials  
ENGR 210 – Introduction to Circuits and Instrumentation  
ENGR 225 – Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Heat, and Mass Transfer**  
TOTAL UNITS 44
*The chemistry-materials course sequences CHEM 105-CHEM 106-ENGR 145 may substitute for the sequence CHEM 111-ENGR 145.
**Students pursuing a polymer science and engineering major or the biomaterials concentration in the biomedical engineering major may substitute EMAC 351 and 352 for ENGR 225. Students pursuing majors in aerospace or mechanical engineering may substitute EMAE 251, 252, and 353 for ENGR 225.
Natural Sciences, Mathematics, or Statistics Requirement (three credit-hours)

Course designated by major department.

 

Humanities and Social Sciences (15 credit-hours)
Course ID and Title Credits
ENGL 398 – Professional Communication for Engineers 2
ENGR 398 – Professional Communication for Engineers 1
12 credit-hours comprised of three- or four-credit-hour courses*  12
TOTAL UNITS 15

*Humanities: Akkadian (AKKD), Arabic (ARAB), Art History (ARTH), Art Studio (ARTS), Chinese (CHIN), Classics (CLSC), Dance (DANC), English (ENGL), French (FRCH), German (GRMN), Greek (GREK), Hebrew (HBRW), History (HSTY), Italian (ITAL), Japanese (JAPN), Latin (LATN), Linguistics (LING), Music - General (MUGN), Music - History (MUHI), Music - Theory (MUTH), Philosophy (PHIL), Portuguese (PORT), Religious Studies (RLGN), Russian (RUSN), Spanish (SPAN), Theater (THTR), World Literature (WLIT)

 

and/or

 

Social Sciences: Anthropology (ANTH), Cognitive Science (COGS), Communication Sciences (COSI), Economics (ECON), Political Science (POSC), Psychology (PSCL), Sociology (SOCI)

 

and/or

 

Other courses that meet this requirement for CSE degree candidates: Applied Social Sciences (SASS), Bioethics (BETH)

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree

 

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree, in addition to meeting the general requirements for bachelor’s degrees, including the SAGES and Physical Education requirements, must also complete the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of 127 credit-hours.
  2. The General Education Requirements of the Case School of Engineering as modified for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree listed below.
  3. The requirements for the computer science Bachelor of Science major as presented in the Bulletin.

 

Note that most students pursuing a degree from the Case School of Engineering will complete ENGR 398 and ENGL 398 to fulfill the SAGES Departmental Seminar requirement and will complete an engineering senior project in their major to fulfill the SAGES Senior Capstone requirement.

 

General Education Requirements of the Case School of Engineering, modified for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

These requirements provide a foundation in mathematics and sciences for the Bachelor of Science program in computer science. The CSE general education requirements are also designed to develop communication skills and to provide a body of work in the humanities and social sciences.

 

Course credit earned by Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, proficiency examinations, and transfer may be used to satisfy Case School of Engineering general education requirements.

 

Mathematics, Sciences, and Engineering Requirements (29 credit-hours)
Course ID and TitleTotal Credits
MATHEMATICS 14
MATH 121 – Calculus for Science and Engineering I  
MATH 122 – Calculus for Science and Engineering II
or
MATH 124 – Calculus II
 
MATH 223 – Calculus for Science and Engineering III
or
MATH 227 – Calculus III
 

MATH 224 – Elementary Differential Equations
or
MATH 228 – Differential Equations

 

CHEMISTRY*

4
CHEM 111 – Principles of Chemistry for Engineers  
PHYSICS
8
PHYS 121 – General Physics I - Mechanics
or
PHYS 123 – Physics and Frontiers I - Mechanics
 
PHYS 122 – General Physics II - Electricity and Magnetism
or
PHYS 124 – Physics and Frontiers II - Electricity and Magnetism
 
ENGINEERING 7
EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java  
ENGR 145 – Chemistry of Materials  
TOTAL UNITS 33
The chemistry-materials course sequences CHEM 105-CHEM 106-ENGR 145 may substitute for the sequence CHEM 111-ENGR 145.
Natural Sciences, Mathematics, or Statistics Requirement (three credit-hours)

Course designated by major department.

 

Humanities and Social Sciences (15 credit-hours)
Course ID and TitleCredits
ENGL 398 – Professional Communication for Engineers 2
ENGR 398 – Professional Communication for Engineers 1
12 credit-hours comprised of three- or four-credit-hour courses* 12
TOTAL UNITS 15

*Humanities: Akkadian (AKKD), Arabic (ARAB), Art History (ARTH), Art Studio (ARTS), Chinese (CHIN), Classics (CLSC), Dance (DANC), English (ENGL), French (FRCH), German (GRMN), Greek (GREK), Hebrew (HBRW), History (HSTY), Italian (ITAL), Japanese (JAPN), Latin (LATN), Linguistics (LING), Music - General (MUGN), Music - History (MUHI), Music - Theory  (MUTH), Philosophy (PHIL), Portuguese (PORT), Religious Studies (RLGN), Russian (RUSN), Spanish (SPAN), Theater (THTR), World Literature (WLIT)

 

and/or

 

Social Sciences: Anthropology (ANTH), Cognitive Science (COGS), Communication Sciences (COSI), Economics (ECON), Political Science (POSC), Psychology (PSCL), Sociology (SOCI)

 

and/or

 

Other Courses that Meet this Requirement for CSE Degree Candidates:  Applied Social Sciences (SASS), Bioethics (BETH)

Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics Degree

 

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics degree, in addition to meeting the general requirements for bachelor’s degrees, including the SAGES and Physical Education requirements, must also complete the following requirements:

    1. A minimum of 125 credit-hours.
    2. The General Education Requirements of the Case School of Engineering as modified for the Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics degree and listed below.
    3. The requirements for the major in data science and analytics as presented in this Bulletin.

     

    Note that most students pursuing a degree from the Case School of Engineering will complete ENGR 398 and ENGL 398 to fulfill the SAGES Departmental Seminar requirement and will complete an engineering senior project in their major to fulfill the SAGES Senior Capstone requirement.

     

    General Education Requirements of the Case School of Engineering, modified for the Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics Degree

    These requirements provide a foundation in mathematics and sciences for the Bachelor of Science program in data science and analytics. The CSE general education requirements are also designed to develop communication skills and to provide a body of work in the humanities and social sciences.

     

    Course credit earned by Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, proficiency examinations, and transfer may be used to satisfy Case School of Engineering general education requirements.

     

    Mathematics, Sciences, and Engineering Requirements (44 credit-hours)
    Course ID and TitleCredits
    MATHEMATICS 14
    MATH 121 – Calculus for Science and Engineering I  
    MATH 122 – Calculus for Science and Engineering II
    or
    MATH 124 – Calculus II 
     
    MATH 223 – Calculus for Science and Engineering III
    or
    MATH 227 – Calculus III 
     
    MATH 224 – Elementary Differential Equations
    or
    MATH 228 – Differential Equations 
     
    CHEMISTRY* 4
    CHEM 111 – Principles of Chemistry for Engineers  
    PHYSICS 8
    PHYS 121 – General Physics I - Mechanics
    or
    PHYS 123 – Physics and Frontiers I - Mechanics
     
    PHYS 122 – General Physics II - Electricity and Magnetism
    or 
    PHYS 124 – Physics and Frontiers II - Electricity and Magnetism
     
    ENGINEERING  3
    EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java  
    TOTAL UNITS 29
    *The chemistry-materials course sequences CHEM 105-CHEM 106-ENGR 145 may substitute for the sequence CHEM 111-ENGR 145.
    Natural Sciences, Mathematics, or Statistics Requirement (three credit-hours)

    Course designated by major department.

     

    Humanities and Social Sciences (15 credit-hours)
    Course ID and Title Credits
    ENGL 398 – Professional Communication for Engineers 2
    ENGR 398 – Professional Communication for Engineers 1
    12 credit-hours comprised of three- or four-credit-hour courses*  12
    TOTAL UNITS 15

    *Humanities: Akkadian (AKKD), Arabic (ARAB), Art History (ARTH), Art Studio (ARTS), Chinese (CHIN), Classics (CLSC), Dance (DANC), English (ENGL), French (FRCH), German (GRMN), Greek (GREK), Hebrew (HBRW), History (HSTY), Italian (ITAL), Japanese (JAPN), Latin (LATN), Linguistics (LING), Music - General (MUGN), Music - History (MUHI), Music - Theory (MUTH), Philosophy (PHIL), Portuguese (PORT), Religious Studies (RLGN), Russian (RUSN), Spanish (SPAN), Theater (THTR), World Literature (WLIT)

     

    and/or

     

    Social Sciences: Anthropology (ANTH), Cognitive Science (COGS), Communication Sciences (COSI), Economics (ECON), Political Science (POSC), Psychology (PSCL), Sociology (SOCI)

     

    and/or

     

    Other courses that meet this requirement for CSE degree candidates: Applied Social Sciences (SASS), Bioethics (BETH)

    ‌Bachelor of Arts Degree | Bachelor of Science Degree

    Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree, in addition to meeting the general requirements for bachelor’s degrees, including the SAGES and Physical Education requirements, must also complete the following requirements: 

    1. A minimum of 120 total credit-hours earned.
    2. No more than 42 credit-hours beyond the 100-level in any one department may be applied to the 120 credit-hour total.
    3. At least 90 credit-hours in arts and sciences. These credits may be drawn from those offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as those in economics, biochemistry, nutrition, and computer science. (Students completing both a BA and BS are exempted from six hours of the 90-credit-hour arts and sciences requirement for the BA.)
    4. A minimum of 30 credit-hours of courses at the 300- or 400-level.
    5. The General Education Requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences listed below.
    6. The requirements for a major listed below as specified in the bulletin for each department or program. A major requires a minimum of 30 credit-hours, at least 24 of which are taken in the major department or program.
    7. For all courses taken in the major department and for which grades are averaged, and for all courses taken to satisfy major requirements and for which grades are averaged, a BA candidate must earn a minimum cumulative average of 2.000. Major requirements include all required and elective work completed in the major department combined with required courses completed in related fields. Transfer students must complete at Case Western Reserve University at least half the credit-hours required in the major department.

     

    Majors available for the Bachelor of Arts degree:

    Anthropology
    Art History
    Asian Studies
    Astronomy
    Biochemistry
    Biology
    Chemical Biology
    Chemistry
    Chinese
    Classics
    Cognitive Science
    Communication Sciences
    Computer Science
    Dance
    Dean’s Approved Major**
    Economics
    English

    Environmental Geology
    Environmental Studies*
    Evolutionary Biology*
    French
    French and Francophone Studies
    Geological Sciences
    German
    German StudiesGerontological Studies*
    History
    History and Philosophy of Science
    International Studies
    Japanese Studies
    Mathematics
    Music
    Natural Sciences*
    Nutrition

      Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism
      Origins Sciences
      Philosophy
      Physics
      Political Science
      Pre-architecture*
      Psychology
      Religious Studies
      Sociology
      Spanish
      Statistics
      Teacher Education*
      Theater
      Women's and Gender Studies
      World Literature

      *May be taken only as a second major.

       

      **Any student interested in developing for the BA a major of his or her own design may submit, before the end of the sophomore year, a program proposal for a Dean's Approved Major to the Office of Undergraduate Studies. The Dean of Undergraduate Studies and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences must approve any proposed Dean's Approved Major.

      General Education Requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences

      These requirements provide a broad foundation for the Bachelor of Science degree programs.

       

      Students pursuing a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences may not fulfill the Departmental Seminar requirement with a course that is being used to fulfill an Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, or Natural & Mathematical Sciences breadth requirement.  A course that has been designated as a Departmental Seminar and that also falls into the Global and Cultural Diversity category may be used to fulfill both requirements.

       

      Course credit earned by Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, A-levels and similar programs offered at high schools may not be used to satisfy the Global and Cultural Diversity Requirement. Transfer credits for college-level course work done at other institutions—for example, prior to matriculation, during the summer, or in an approved Study Abroad program—may be applied to this requirement if approved by the appropriate department.

       

      Breadth Requirements
      (minimum of six three- or four-credit-hour courses, totaling at least 18 credit-hours)

      One-half or more of the breadth requirement courses in each breadth area must be taken on campus. Credit earned for Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, A-levels and similar programs offered in high schools, or by proficiency exams may be used to satisfy up to one-half of this requirement if the credit is equivalent to specific courses taught at CWRU. AP, IB, and A-level credit equivalents ending in “TR” may not be used to satisfy the breadth requirements. Pre-matriculation and post matriculation transfer credit for work done at other institutions—for example, at colleges or universities prior to matriculating at CWRU, during the summer or in an approved Study Abroad program—may be applied to satisfy part of this requirement if approved by the appropriate department.

       

      Note: Two courses used to fulfill requirements for the major may be used also to fulfill the breadth requirements.

       

      Arts and Humanities (six to eight credit-hours)

      Two three- or four-credit-hour arts and humanities courses selected from:

      • Akkadian (AKKD)
      • Arabic (ARAB)
      • Art History (ARTH)
      • Art Studio (ARTS)
      • Chinese (CHIN)
      • Classics (CLSC)
      • Dance (DANC)
      • English (ENGL)
      • French (FRCH)
      • German (GRMN)
      • Greek (GREK)
      • Hebrew (HBRW)
      • History (HSTY)
      • Italian (ITAL)
      • Japanese (JAPN)
      • Latin (LATN)
      • Linguistics (LING)
      • Music - General (MUGN)
      • Music - History (MUHI)
      • Music - Theory (MUTH)
      • Philosophy (PHIL)
      • Portuguese (PORT)
      • Religious Studies (RLGN)
      • Russian (RUSN)
      • Spanish (SPAN)
      • Theater (THTR)
      • World Literature (WLIT)

      Natural and Mathematical Sciences (six to eight credit-hours)

      Two three- or four-credit-hour natural and mathematical science courses selected from:

      • Astronomy (ASTR)
      • Biochemistry (BIOC)
      • Biology (BIOL)
      • Chemistry (CHEM)
      • Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences (EEPS)
      • Mathematics (MATH)
      • Nutrition (NTRN)
      • Physics (PHYS)
      • Statistics (STAT)

      Social Sciences (six credit-hours)

      Two three-credit-hour social science courses selected from:

      • Anthropology (ANTH)
      • Cognitive Science (COGS)
      • Communication Sciences (COSI)
      • Economics (ECON)
      • Political Science (POSC)
      • Psychology (PSCL)
      • Sociology (SOCI)
      Quantitative Reasoning (three to four credit-hours)

      Each student must complete at least one three- or four-credit-hour course identified as a quantitative reasoning course selected from the list below. This course may also be used to fulfill a major, minor and/or breadth requirement.

       

      Course credit earned by Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, A-levels and similar programs offered by high schools, by proficiency exams, by courses taken at domestic colleges and universities or in an approved Study Abroad program may be used to satisfy the quantitative reasoning requirement if the credit is equivalent to the specific CWRU courses that satisfy the requirement.

       

      Course IDCourse TitleCredits
      ANTH 319 Introduction to Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences 3
      BIOL 321 Design and Analysis of Biological Experiments 3
      EECS 132 Introduction to Programming in Java 3
      ENGR 131 Elementary Computer Programming 3
      MATH 121 Calculus for Science and Engineering I

      4

      MATH 123 Calculus I

      4

      MATH 125 Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci I 4
      MATH 150 Mathematics from a Mathematician's Perspective 3
      PHIL 201 Introduction to Logic 3
      PSCL 282 Quantitative Methods in Psychology 3
      STAT 201 Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences 3
      STAT 201R Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences Using R Programming 3
      Global and Cultural Diversity (three to four credit-hours)

      The goal of the Global and Cultural Diversity requirement is to provide students with the opportunity for academic reflection about the variation in human experience. Courses that satisfy this requirement must 1) substantively explore one or more cultures outside the United States, or 2) address in a substantive way ethnic, gender, sexual, religious, or other cultural practices within the United States, so as to provide students with fresh perspectives on their own cultural assumptions, traditions, and experiences. This course may also be used to fulfill a major requirement and/or one of the breadth requirements.

       

      Course credit earned by Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, A-levels and similar programs offered at high schools may not be used to satisfy the Global and Cultural Diversity Requirement. Transfer credits for college-level course work done at other institutions—for example, prior to matriculation, during the summer, or in an approved Study Abroad program—may be applied to this requirement if approved by the appropriate department.

       

      For a complete list of courses that fulfill the Global and Cultural Diversity requirement, click here.

       

      Bachelor of Science Degree

       

      Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degrees, in addition to meeting the general requirements for bachelor’s degrees, must also complete the following requirements:

      1. A minimum of 120-133 credit-hours as specified by the requirements for each BS program.
      2. A minimum of 30 credit-hours of courses at the 300- or 400-level.
      3. The General Education Requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences listed below. For some BS programs, the General Education Requirements of the College Arts and Sciences have been modified and incorporated into the degree requirements as presented in this bulletin in the section devoted to each department or program.
      4. The requirements for a major field listed below as presented in this bulletin in the section devoted to each department or program.
      5. For all courses taken in the major department and for which grades are averaged, and for all courses taken to satisfy major requirements and for which grades are averaged, a candidate for a BS from the College of Arts and Sciences must earn a minimum cumulative average of 2.000. Major requirements include all required and elective work completed in the major department combined with required courses completed in related fields. Transfer students must complete at Case Western Reserve University at least half the credit-hours required for the major.
       

      Majors available for the Bachelor of Science degree:

      Applied Mathematics
      Art Education
      Astronomy
      Biochemistry
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Geological Sciences
      Mathematics
      Mathematics and Physics
      Music Education
      Nutrition
      Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism
      Physics
      Statistics
      Systems Biology

      General Education Requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences

      These requirements provide a broad foundation for the Bachelor of Science degree programs.

       

      Students pursuing a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences may not fulfill the Departmental Seminar requirement with a course that is being used to fulfill an Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, or Natural & Mathematical Sciences breadth requirement.  A course that has been designated as a Departmental Seminar and that also falls into the Global and Cultural Diversity category may be used to fulfill both requirements.

       

      Course credit earned by Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, A-levels and similar programs offered at high schools may not be used to satisfy the Global and Cultural Diversity Requirement. Transfer credits for college-level course work done at other institutions—for example, prior to matriculation, during the summer, or in an approved Study Abroad program—may be applied to this requirement if approved by the appropriate department.

       

      Breadth Requirements
      (minimum of six three- or four-credit-hour courses, totaling at least 18 credit-hours)

      One-half or more of the breadth requirement courses in each breadth area must be taken on campus. Credit earned for Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, A-levels and similar programs offered in high schools, or by proficiency exams may be used to satisfy up to one-half of this requirement if the credit is equivalent to specific courses taught at CWRU. AP, IB, and A-level credit equivalents ending in “TR” may not be used to satisfy the breadth requirements. Pre-matriculation and post matriculation transfer credit for work done at other institutions—for example, at colleges or universities prior to matriculating at CWRU, during the summer or in an approved Study Abroad program—may be applied to satisfy part of this requirement if approved by the appropriate department.

       

      Note: Two courses used to fulfill requirements for the major may be used also to fulfill the breadth requirements.

       

      Arts and Humanities (six to eight credit-hours)

      Two three- or four-credit-hour arts and humanities courses selected from:

      • Akkadian (AKKD)
      • Arabic (ARAB)
      • Art History (ARTH)
      • Art Studio (ARTS)
      • Chinese (CHIN)
      • Classics (CLSC)
      • Dance (DANC)
      • English (ENGL)
      • French (FRCH)
      • German (GRMN)
      • Greek (GREK)
      • Hebrew (HBRW)
      • History (HSTY)
      • Italian (ITAL)
      • Japanese (JAPN)
      • Latin (LATN)
      • Linguistics (LING)
      • Music - General (MUGN)
      • Music - History (MUHI)
      • Music - Theory (MUTH)
      • Philosophy (PHIL)
      • Portuguese (PORT)
      • Religious Studies (RLGN)
      • Russian (RUSN)
      • Spanish (SPAN)
      • Theater (THTR)
      • World Literature (WLIT)

      Natural and Mathematical Sciences (six to eight credit-hours)

      Two three- or four-credit-hour natural and mathematical science courses selected from:

      • Astronomy (ASTR)
      • Biochemistry (BIOC)
      • Biology (BIOL)
      • Chemistry (CHEM)
      • Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences (EEPS)
      • Mathematics (MATH)
      • Nutrition (NTRN)
      • Physics (PHYS)
      • Statistics (STAT)

      Social Sciences (six credit-hours)

      Two three-credit-hour social science courses selected from:

      • Anthropology (ANTH)
      • Cognitive Science (COGS)
      • Communication Sciences (COSI)
      • Economics (ECON)
      • Political Science (POSC)
      • Psychology (PSCL)
      • Sociology (SOCI)
      Quantitative Reasoning (three to four credit-hours)

      Each student must complete at least one three- or four-credit-hour course identified as a quantitative reasoning course selected from the list below. This course may also be used to fulfill a major, minor and/or breadth requirement.

       

      Course credit earned by Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, A-levels and similar programs offered by high schools, by proficiency exams, by courses taken at domestic colleges and universities or in an approved Study Abroad program may be used to satisfy the quantitative reasoning requirement if the credit is equivalent to the specific CWRU courses that satisfy the requirement.

       

      Course IDCourse TitleCredits
      ANTH 319 Introduction to Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences 3
      BIOL 321 Design and Analysis of Biological Experiments 3
      EECS 132 Introduction to Programming in Java 3
      ENGR 131 Elementary Computer Programming 3
      MATH 121 Calculus for Science and Engineering I 4
      MATH 123 Calculus I 4
      MATH 125 Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci I 4
      MATH 150 Mathematics from a Mathematician's Perspective 3
      PHIL 201 Introduction to Logic 3
      PSCL 282 Quantitative Methods in Psychology 3
      STAT 201 Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences 3
      STAT 201R Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences Using R Programming 3

      Global and Cultural Diversity (three to four credit-hours)

      The goal of the Global and Cultural Diversity requirement is to provide students with the opportunity for academic reflection about the variation in human experience. Courses that satisfy this requirement must (1) substantively explore one or more cultures outside the United States, or (2) address in a substantive way ethnic, gender, sexual, religious, or other cultural practices within the United States, so as to provide students with fresh perspectives on their own cultural assumptions, traditions, and experiences. This course may also be used to fulfill a major requirement and/or one of the breadth requirements.

       

      Course credit earned by Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, A-levels and similar programs offered at high schools may not be used to satisfy the Global and Cultural Diversity Requirement. Transfer credits for college-level course work done at other institutions—for example, prior to matriculation, during the summer, or in an approved Study Abroad program—may be applied to this requirement if approved by the appropriate department.

       

      For a complete list of courses that fulfill the Global and Cultural Diversity requirement, click here.

      Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

      Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, in addition to meeting the general requirements for bachelor’s degrees, including the SAGES and Physical Education requirements, must also complete the following requirements:

      1. A minimum of 126 credit-hours

      2. The General Education Requirements of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing listed below.

      3. The requirements for the major in nursing as presented in the Bulletin.

      4. For all courses specifically required for the major in nursing, a minimum grade of C.

      Note that most nursing students will complete NURS 320 – Theoretical and Evidence Bases for Best Practice in Nursing to fulfill the SAGES Departmental Seminar requirement and will complete NURS 373 Global Health Practicum to fulfill the SAGES Senior Capstone requirement. Also, most Nursing students will complete NURS 277 upon matriculation to count as a half-semester of Physical Education credit; this course may be used again two years later for a second half-semester.

       

      General Education Requirements of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

      (minimum of 10 three- or four-credit-hour courses, totaling at least 30 hours)

      These requirements provide a broad educational foundation for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

       

      Course credit earned by Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, proficiency examinations, and transfer credit may be used to satisfy School of Nursing general education requirements.

       

      Arts and Humanities (six to eight credit-hours)

      Two three- or four-credit-hour courses selected from:

      • Akkadian (AKKD)
      • Arabic (ARAB)
      • Art History (ARTH)
      • Art Studio (ARTS)
      • Chinese (CHIN)
      • Classics (CLSC)
      • Dance (DANC)
      • English (ENGL)
      • French (FRCH)
      • German (GRMN)
      • Greek (GREK)
      • Hebrew (HBRW)
      • History (HSTY)
      • Italian (ITAL)
      • Japanese (JAPN)
      • Latin (LATN)
      • Linguistics (LING)
      • Music - General (MUGN)
      • Music - History (MUHI)
      • Music - Theory (MUTH)
      • Philosophy (PHILD
      • Portuguese (PORT)
      • Religious Studies (RLGN)
      • Russian (RUSN
      • Spanish (SPAN)
      • Theater (THTR)
      • World Literature (WLIT)
      Natural and Mathematical Sciences (18 credit-hours)

      Course ID

      Course Title

      Credits

      MATHEMATICAL REASONING AND ANALYSIS*

      3

      ANTH 319

      Introduction to Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences

       

      PSCL 282

      Quantitative Methods in Psychology

       

      STAT 201
      or
      STAT 201R

      Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences

      Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences Using R Programming

       

      NATURAL SCIENCES

      15

      BIOL 114

      Principles of Biology

       

      BIOL 116

      Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I

       

      BIOL 117

      Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II

       

      CHEM 119

      Concepts for a Molecular View of Biology I

       

      CHEM 121

      Concepts for a Molecular View of Biology II

       

      TOTAL UNITS

      18

      *Students choose one of these three courses. A student who successfully completes any one of these courses is not eligible to enroll in or receive credit for either of the other two.

      Social Sciences (six credit-hours)

      Course ID

      Course TitleCredits

      SOCI 203

      Human Development: Medical and Social*

      3

      Social Sciences course**

       

      3

      TOTAL UNITS

      6

      *or approved course in human growth and development

      **Any three-credit-hour course selected from: Anthropology (ANTH), Cognitive Science (COGS), Communication Sciences (COSI), Economics (ECON), Political Science (POSC), Psychology (PSCL), oe Sociology (SOCI).

      Bachelor of Science Degree 

      Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and the Bachelor of Science in Management, in addition to meeting the general requirements for bachelor’s degrees, including the SAGES and physical education requirements, must also complete the following requirements:

      1. A minimum of 122 credit-hours.

      2. The General Education Requirements of the Weatherhead School of Management listed below.

      3. The requirements for a major in accounting or management as presented in the Bulletin in the section devoted to each department or program.

      4. For all courses taken in the major department and for which grades are averaged, and for all courses taken to satisfy major requirements and for which grades are averaged, a candidate for a BS from the Weatherhead School of Management must earn a minimum cumulative average of 2.000. Major requirements include all required and elective work completed in the major department combined with required courses completed in related fields. Transfer students must complete at Case Western Reserve University at least half the hours required for the major.

      5. A minimum of 30 credit-hours of courses at the 300- or 400-level. 

      Majors available for the Bachelor of Science in Management:

      • Business Management
      • Dean's Approved Major*
      • Finance
      • Marketing

      *Any student interested in developing a major of his or her own design for the BS in Management should consult with the Office of Undergraduate and Integrated Study Programs in the Weatherhead School of Management.

       

      General Education Requirements of the Weatherhead School of Management

      (minimum of eight three- or four-credit-hour courses, totaling at least 26 hours)

      These requirements provide a broad educational foundation for programs in accounting and management, leading to the Bachelor of Science degree.

       

      Course credit earned by Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, proficiency examinations, and transfer credit may be used to satisfy Weatherhead School of Management general education requirements.

       

      NOTE: Two courses used to fulfill requirements for the major may be used also to fulfill the breadth requirements.

       

      Arts and Humanities (six to eight credit-hours)

      Two three- or four-credit-hour courses selected from:

      • Akkadian (AKKD)
      • Arabic (ARAB)
      • Art History (ARTH)
      • Art Studio (ARTS)
      • Chinese (CHIN)
      • Classics (CLSC)
      • Dance (DANC)
      • English (ENGL)
      • French (FRCH)
      • German (GRMN)
      • Greek (GREK)
      • Hebrew (HBRW)
      • History (HSTY)
      • Italian (ITAL)
      • Japanese (JAPN)
      • Latin (LATN)
      • Linguistics (LING)
      • Music - General (MUGN)
      • Music - History (MUHI)
      • Music - Theory (MUTH)
      • Philosophy (PHIL)
      • Portuguese (PORT)
      • Religion (RLGN)
      • Russian (RUSN)
      • Spanish (SPAN)
      • Theater (THTR)
      • World Literature (WLIT)
      Natural and Mathematical Sciences (14-16 credit-hours)

      Course ID

      Course Title

      Credits

      MATH 125

      Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci I

      4

      MATH 126

      Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci II

      4

      Two Natural Sciences courses*

       

      6

      TOTAL UNITS 

      14

      *Any two three- or four-credit-hour courses selected from: Astronomy (ASTR), Biochemistry (BIOC), Biology (BIOL), Chemistry (CHEM), Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences (EEPS), Nutrition (NTRN), or Physics (PHYS)

      Social Sciences (six credit-hours)

      Any two three-credit-hour courses except ECON 102 – Principles of Microeconomics* or ECON 103 – Principles of Macroeconomics* selected from:

      • Anthropology (ANTH)
      • Cognitive Science (COGS)
      • Communication Sciences (COSI)
      • Economics (ECON)
      • Political Science (POSC)
      • Psychology (PSCL)
      • Sociology (SOCI)

      *ECON 102 – Principles of Microeconomics and ECON 103 – Principles of Macroeconomics are included in accounting, business management, finance, and marketing major requirements, as well as the requirement for a WSOM dean's approved major.