Required High School Curriculum

Requirements for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019

The following high school courses are required of students who plan to enroll in regular college programs leading to the baccalaureate degree in institutions of the University System of Georgia:

  • Mathematics: Four units of mathematics, including Algebra I/Coordinate Algebra, Geometry/Analytic Geometry, Algebra II/Advanced Algebra, and a fourth unit of advanced math, or equivalent courses. Georgia Southern does not accept Mathematics Support or Mathematics of Finance.
  • English: Four units of literature (American, English, World) integrated with grammar, usage, and advanced composition skills.
  • Science: Four units of science where at least two courses include a laboratory component. Georgia public high school students must have at least one unit of biology, one unit of physical science or physics, one unit of chemistry, earth systems, environmental science, or an advanced placement science course, and a fourth science.
  • Social Science: Three units of social science, with at least one course focusing on U.S. studies and one course focusing on world studies.
  • Foreign Language: Two units in the same foreign language emphasizing speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Two units of American Sign Language or certain Computer Sciences (must have a coding and programming emphasis) may be used to satisfy this requirement.

The Board of Regents provides a listing of specific qualifying college preparatory and academic courses in the Student Affairs Handbook, Section 3.2.3. It is available online in the USG Academic Affairs Handbook. The Office of Student Affairs for the University System of Georgia maintains a complete list of courses that can be used to satisfy the RHSC requirements in the Staying on Course document that can also be found online in the USG Academic Affairs Handbook.

Students who have completed the Required High School Curriculum and who meet all other admission requirements will be considered for admission to Georgia Southern University as regularly admitted students.