Other Degree Requirements

Foreign Language Requirements

  1. Requirements for Students Subject to RHSC (Required High School Curriculum) formally CPC (College Preparatory Curriculum)-High School Graduation less than five years ago:
    Students graduating from high school are subject to RHSC. These students are required to complete two years of the same foreign language in high school to satisfy RHSC requirements. If the RHSC requirement in foreign language is not met at the time of enrollment, the student must enroll in a first foreign language course (1001) which will count toward college graduation.
  2. Requirements for Students Not Subject to RHSC-High School Graduation more than five years ago: Students graduating from high school more than five years ago are not subject to RHSC. These students may count the foreign language toward graduation even though they may have completed these levels of the same language in high school.

Students who graduate from high schools outside the United States are not subject to the RHSC requirements. Students whose native language is not English and have graduated from a high school in the U. S. and who have not satisfied RHSC in high school may take a proficiency exam in their native language and satisfy their RHSC requirement, if they are proficient at the Elementary II (1002) level of their language.

Foreign Language Degree Requirements

B.A. Degree Requirements in Foreign Languages/Computer Science

B.A. degree students must complete either

  1. foreign language through the Intermediate II level (or equivalent) OR
  2. two computer science courses that emphasize coding and programming (or equivalent).

Equivalence may be demonstrated by one of the following:

  1. High School transcripts showing a minimum of four (4) years preparation in a single language (per USG policy, courses taken in Middle School can count but must be documented in the HS transcript);
  2. Taking and passing a placement test which grants credit through the Intermediate II course in a foreign language;
  3. Transcripts showing four computer science units

Students transferring to Georgia Southern without sufficient course work to meet a program’s foreign language/computer science requirement will be required to fulfill the necessary courses for graduation.

B.S. Degree Requirements in Foreign Languages

B.S. degree students whose program specifies a foreign language or allows for the option of a foreign language must complete through the Intermediate I level (or equivalent).

Equivalence may be demonstrated by one of the following:

  1. High School transcripts showing a minimum of four (4) years preparation in a single language (per USG policy, courses taken in Middle School can count but must be documented in the HS transcript);
  2. Taking and passing a placement test which grants credit through the Intermediate II course in a foreign language

B.S. degree programs may require a course with significant international content in lieu of a foreign language requirement.