Humanities and Sciences Division

Division Office: Main Building Room 232, Clifton Campus

Division Phone Number: (513) 569-1700

The Humanities and Sciences Division provides general education for students in all Cincinnati State degrees and certificates. The Division also offers college-transfer associate's degrees and career-technical associate's degrees and certificates in education and helping professions.

The Humanities and Sciences Division supports student success with creative, student-focused instruction; robust individualized support; and extracurricular opportunities. The Division promotes career success and lifelong learning through experiential learning, collaborative experience, and focus on civic engagement.

The Humanities and Sciences Division offers two associate's degrees for students who plan to continue in a bachelor's degree program immediately after graduating from Cincinnati State:

The Division also offers four Associate of Applied Science degrees that prepare students for immediate employment:

The Division offers an Associate of Technical Studies degree for individuals currently working in law enforcement who want to advance in their field:

The Division also offers several certificate programs:

College Orientation

An online New Student Orientation program is available for all Cincinnati State students. For more information visit the New Student Orientation page on the College website.

To prepare for success in college, degree-seeking students are required to complete a college First Year Experience (FYE) course within the first 12 credit hours taken at Cincinnati State. For more information about the FYE course offerings, see the First Year Experience Requirement section of this catalog.

Placement in English and Mathematics

To ensure success in academic studies in Humanities and Sciences, entering students will meet with an academic advisor who will help them to identify the appropriate level for classes the student is selecting. Individualized preparatory materials and support are available year-round to increase students' opportunities for success in their courses.

Cooperative Education

The Humanities and Sciences Division shares the College’s commitment to cooperative education as an integral part of the curriculum. Cooperative education allows students to apply concepts learned in the classroom through practical, hands-on experience in full-time or part-time work environments. These work experiences may include paid cooperative education or unpaid internships.

In some cases, degree-seeking students with prior work experience related to their post-baccalaureate career goals may be eligible to receive credit through the standard College procedures for granting advanced standing credit. The program chair and cooperative education coordinator must approve all substitutions in advance.

Students must schedule a meeting with the cooperative education coordinator at least one semester prior to the anticipated start of their co-op activities to discuss options and plan how to complete co-op credits.

For eligibility requirements, co-op registration policies, and other issues related to cooperative education, please refer to the Cooperative Education section of this Catalog.

Tutoring Center, Writing Center, and Math Center

The Writing Center in Room 235 Main Building (Clifton Campus) offers instructional support at no charge to all Cincinnati State students and members of the community to improve the quality of their writing and enhance their performance in courses with writing requirements. Staff members are qualified, experienced writing instructors who provide guidance to students in all facets of the writing process. Writing Center assistance is available both in person and virtually using web-conferencing tools such as Zoom, by appointment and on a walk-in basis.

The Math Center in Room 228 Main Building (Clifton Campus) offers instructional support at no charge to Cincinnati State students and members of the community to improve their mathematics skills and enhance their performance in any course that includes mathematics. Math Center assistance is provided on a walk-in basis in person and virtually using web-conferencing tools such as Zoom.

The Tutoring Center in Room 261 Main Building (Clifton Campus) serves as a resource to support, improve, and enhance student learning. Tutoring is available for Biology, Chemistry, Math, and other courses, as well as assistance in reading, study skills, and personal computing. Tutoring can be provided for most courses when students request assistance. In addition to faculty and staff tutors, student tutors provide peer-to-peer support. Student tutors have received an A or B in their coursework and must be recommended by Cincinnati State faculty members. Student tutors are trained to provide effective support.

Ohio Transfer 36

The Ohio Department of Higher Education developed the Ohio Transfer 36 to facilitate transfer of credits from one Ohio public college or university to another. The Ohio Transfer 36 contains 36 to 40 semester hours of course credits in the areas of communication, mathematics, arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural and physical sciences. A completed Ohio Transfer 36 at one college or university automatically meets the requirements for the Ohio Transfer 36 at another college or university once the student is admitted. For additional information, see the Transferring College Credit and the Ohio Transfer 36 sections of this Catalog.

The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees contain all of the required courses for the Ohio Transfer 36. The Associate of Applied Science degrees contain many of the required courses. Students earning Associate of Applied Science degrees may schedule additional courses needed to complete the Ohio Transfer 36 at their convenience. Students who transfer to an Ohio public university for a baccalaureate degree will find that an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree, or an Associate of Applied Science degree combined with Ohio Transfer 36 completion, leads to preferential consideration at the receiving institution.