Requirements for All Degrees

Credit Hours
Area A1 6
Area A2 3
Area B 7
Area C 6
Area D18
Area D23
Area E 9
Area F 18
Additional Requirements - First-Year Seminar and Concepts of Health and PE4
Upper Division Requirements and Electives60
Total Credit Hours124

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 or in Composition II (ENGL   1102) who earn an unsuccessful grade ("D" or "F") will be required to take the course again in the following semester in which the student is enrolled to ensure that they can build on the necessary skills needed for demonstrating competence in written communication. 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 satisfies Georgia Constitution and United States Constitution;
  • HIST   3133 United States Constitutional History  satisfies United States Constitution;
  • HIST   2110 satisfies Georgia History and United States History;
  • HIST   2111 U.S. History to 1877 satisfies Georgia History and United States History;  
  • HIST   2112 History of America Since 1865 U.S. History since 1877 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.