Requirements for All Degrees
|Area A1 - Communication Skills||6|
|Area A2 - Quantitative Skills||3|
|Area B - Global Engagement||4|
|Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics||6|
|Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology||11|
|Area E - Social Sciences||12|
|Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major||18|
|Additional Requirements - Health, Kinesiology, and First-Year Seminar||6|
|Upper Division Requirements and Electives||60|
|Total Credit Hours||126|
Definition of a Major
A major program must include 21 credit hours or more of upper division (junior-senior level) courses in a field of study.
Regents' Exemption Policy
Students enrolled in Composition I (ENGL 1101/WRIT 1101/ENGL 1101H) or inComposition II (ENGL 1102)who earn an unsuccessful grade ("D" or "F") will be required to take the course again in the following term in which the student is enrolled to ensure that they can build on the necessary skills needed for demonstrating competence in written communication. Faculty teaching the course will design an individualized course of study, based on a required conference during the first two weeks of the re-take semester. The student and faculty will determine the particular practices necessary for successfully completing the course with a least a "C" grade.
History and Constitution (U.S. and Georgia) Requirements
Georgia law requires that each candidate for a degree or certificate demonstrate knowledge of the history and constitution of the United States and Georgia. These requirements may be met by passing examinations offered by the Testing Office (912) 478-5415, http://studentsupport.georgiasouthern.edu/asc/testing/legislative-exemption-exams/or by receiving a passing grade (D grade or higher) in certain courses at Georgia Southern University. The courses and the requirement(s) each course satisfies are as follows:
- POLS 1101/POLS 1101H Introduction to American Government satisfies Georgia Constitution and United States Constitution;
- HIST 3133 United States Constitutional History satisfies United States Constitution;
- HIST 2110/HIST 2110H/HIST 2110S U.S. A Comprehensive Survey satisfies Georgia History and United States History;
- POLS 3330 State and Local Government satisfies Georgia Constitution;
- HIST 4130 Georgia History satisfies Georgia Constitution and Georgia History.
Equivalent courses taken at an out-of-state institution will not satisfy the Georgia History or the Georgia Constitution requirements.
If the student has transfer courses from colleges in the State of Georgia or has questions about his/her History or Constitution requirements, the student may contact his/her advisement center or academic advisor to determine how to satisfy the remaining requirements.
These requirements may be met if the student has already received credit for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and/or the Advanced Placement Program (AP) and/or the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). Credit is awarded as follows:
- CLEP for POLS 1101 American Government satisfies United States Constitution
- CLEP for HIST 2110 U.S. A Comprehensive Survey satisfies United States History
- AP for POLS 1101 American Government satisfies United States Constitution (Georgia Constitution requirement will be satisfied only if the student has completed the AP course at a Georgia high school)
- AP for HIST 2110 U.S. A Comprehensive Survey satisfies United States History (Georgia History requirement will be satisfied only if the student has completed the AP course at a Georgia high school)
- IBO for HIST 2110 U.S. A Comprehensive Survey satisfies United States History (Georgia History requirement will be satisfied only if the student has completed the IBO course at a Georgia high school)
Equivalent courses or tests listed above taken at an out of state high school, will not satisfy the Georgia History or the Georgia Constitution requirement.
Information concerning preparation classes that will prepare students for the examinations offered by the Testing Office can be accessed at studentsupport.georgiasouthern.edu/asc/testing/legislative-exemption-exams or call (912) 478-5415.