Three-Year Degree Programs


Now you can get your degree in three-years

Central State University and other Ohio public colleges and universities are implementing plans to allow students to complete a traditional bachelor's degree in three years. The three-year graduation plan was created to demonstrate that it is possible for students to graduate in less than four years. However, a three-year graduation plan is not designed for every student and the following specifications are assumed:

  • No remedial coursework is required
  • The student does not fail any classes
  • The student does not change either the major or minor
  • The student is willing to take classes each summer

Central State University students must earn 124 credits to complete the three-year degree. Credits may be granted on a case-by-case basis using Advanced Placement (AP) credit, College Level Examination (CLEP) credit, Transfer credit, and Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) credit. Participating degree programs  three-year degree plans include semesters and two summer sessions. Central State University’s three-year program will launch in Fall 2013. More details to follow.

CSU Three-year degree programs include:

College of Business

Contact Dr. Fidelis Ikem, dean, 937-376-6441


College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Contact Professor James Smith, interim dean, 937-376-6453


College of Science and Engineering

Contact Dr. Subramania Sritharan, dean,  937-376-6275