Ohio Transfer 36

Formally known as the Transfer Module

The Ohio Board of Regents developed a statewide policy which will facilitate the transfer of students in Ohio colleges and universities. This policy, referred to as Ohio Transfer 36, allows students who meet the Ohio Transfer 36 requirements of their home institutions to meet automatically the Ohio Transfer 36 requirements of the colleges or universities to which they transfer, even though the requirements of the institutions may vary. Students should note that after transfer, they will be required to meet additional general education requirements that are not included in Ohio Transfer 36.

Ohio Transfer 36 is made up of a specific subset or the entire set of a college or university's general education requirements in English composition, mathematics, humanities, fine arts, social science, behavioral science, physical science, natural science and interdisciplinary course work. The study of foreign language is also encouraged. The requirements contain 36 to 40 semester hours of course credits as specified by individual colleges and universities.

Why the name Ohio Transfer 36?

  • 36 is the minimum number of credit hours a student needs for the Ohio Transfer 36;
  • There are 36 public colleges and universities that are part of this statewide guarantee; and
  • It promotes the idea that these 36 credit hours are a "route" to academic success and completion.

Southern State's Ohio Transfer 36 Requirements

Ohio Transfer 36 at Southern State consists of 36 semester credit hours of introductory courses in: English Composition/Oral Communications, Mathematics, Arts/Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences and Natural & Physical Sciences.

Students should follow these directions in selecting courses for Ohio Transfer 36:

  • Select minimum requirements from introductory courses following the instructions provided in each section.
  • Complete the required minimum hours of Ohio Transfer 36 from the remaining courses on this list.
  • Check with an academic Advisor to ensure the courses selected are the most appropriate for the major and the transfer college or university selected.

English / Communications – 9 hours

Course # Course Title Credits
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
COMM 1115 Fundamentals of Effective Speech 3

Mathematics – minimum of 3 hours

Course # Course Title Credits
MATH 1124 Finite Math 3
MATH 1125 Quantitative Reasoning 4
MATH 1141 College Algebra 4
MATH 1142 College Trigonometry 4
MATH 2221 Calculus I 5
MATH 2222 Calculus II 5
MATH 2223 Calculus III 4
MATH 2250 Linear Algebra 4
MATH 2281 Introductory Statistics 4

Arts / Humanities – 6 hours from at least two areas


Course # Course Title Credits
ENGL 2201 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 2202 * The Great American Novel (1925 – Present) 3
ENGL 2207 * Women's Literature 3
ENGL 2217 Readings in Early British Literature 3
ENGL 2218 Readings in Later British Literature 3
ENGL 2230 American Literature to 1865 3
ENGL 2235 American Literature after 1865 3
ENGL 2236 * Contemporary World Literature: The Novel (1945 to present) 3
ENGL 2240 Introduction to Films 3
ENGL 2241 Film History 3
ENGL 2246 * Classical & World Mythology 3
ENGL 2247 * Critical and Cultural Approaches to the Fairytale 3

Fine Arts

Course # Course Title Credits
FNAR 1104 Introduction to the Fine Arts 3
FNAR 1111 History of Art I 3
FNAR 1112 History of Art II 3
FNAR 1116 Music Appreciation I 3
FNAR 1117 Music Appreciation II 3


Course # Course Title Credits
PHIL 1101 * Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 1102 Introduction to Western Philosophy 3
PHIL 1107 Ethics 3


Course # Course Title Credits
THEA 1121 Introduction to Theatre 3

Social Sciences – 6 hours from at least two areas


Course # Course Title Credits
ECON 2205 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 2206 * Principles of Macroeconomics 3


Course # Course Title Credits
HIST 1110 American History I 3
HIST 1111 American History II 3
HIST 1130 * African American History 3
HIST 1140 * American Women's History 3
HIST 1151 * World History I 3
HIST 1152 * World History II 3

Political Science

Course # Course Title Credits
PSCI 1104 American Government (The American Democracy I) 3
PSCI 1105 American Government (The American Democracy II) 3


Course # Course Title Credits
PSYC 1110 Principles of Psychology 3


Course # Course Title Credits
SOCI 1107 * Introduction to Diversity 3
SOCI 1170 Introduction to Sociology 3

Natural & Physical Sciences – 6 hours with at least one laboratory course


Course # Course Title Credits
BIOL 1040 Human Biology I 3
BIOL 1041 Human Biology I Lab 1
BIOL 1050 Human Biology II 3
BIOL 1060 Environmental Science 3
BIOL 1310 Principles of Biology I Lecture 4
BIOL 1311 Principles of Biology I Lab 1
BIOL 1320 Principles of Biology II Lecture 4
BIOL 1321 Principles of Biology II Lab 1
BIOL 1510 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 1511 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
BIOL 1520 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 1521 Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
BIOL 2300 Microbiology 3
BIOL 2301 Microbiology Lab 1


Course # Course Title Credits
CHEM 1151/1161 First Year Chemistry I / First Year Chemistry Lab I 4/1
CHEM 1152/1162 First Year Chemistry II / First Year Chemistry Lab II 4/1
CHEM 2201/2211 Organic Chemistry I / Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 4/1
CHEM 2202/2212 Organic Chemistry II / Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 4/1

Physical Science

Course # Course Title Credits
PHYS 1101 Introduction to Physical Science 3
PHYS 1104 Physical Geology 4
PHYS 1130 Astronomy 3
PHYS 2201/2211 General Physics I / General Physics Lab I 4/1
PHYS 2202/2212 General Physics II / General Physics Lab II 4/1
PHYS 2221/2231 College Physics for Scientists & Engineers I / College Physics for Scientists & Engineers Lab I 4/1
PHYS 2222/2232 College Physics for Scientists & Engineers II / College Physics for Scientists & Engineers Lab II 4/1

* Courses meet global or cultural perspective

Additional Transfer Module Policy Details

Under the guidelines of Ohio Transfer 36 policy, receiving institutions will give priority admission status to students who have completed either the Associate of Arts degree, the Associate of Science degree or 60 semester hours (including Ohio Transfer 36) with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Students should note, however, that admission to an institution does not necessarily guarantee admission into a particular major, minor or field of concentration.

After transfer students are admitted into their receiving institutions, they are subject to the same regulations, including residency requirements, as are native students. They also will be given the same class standing and other privileges as native students.

As early as possible in their academic careers, all transfer students should communicate with various colleges and universities to which they would like to transfer. These communications and subsequent early decisions about majors and prospective receiving institutions will enable students to plan their courses of study at their transfer institutions. This planning, along with the help provided by Ohio Transfer 36, should make the transfer of students in Ohio schools work smoothly. Southern State cannot be responsible if the student takes courses out of sequence or substitutes courses for those listed in the program.