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

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, academics.georgiasouthern.edu/success/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:

  • HIST   2110 U.S. A Comprehensive Survey /HIST 2110H/HIST 2110S satisfies Georgia History and United States History;
  • HIST   2111 History of the United States to 1877  satisfies Georgia History and United States History;
  • HIST   2112 Survey of US History II satisfies Georgia History and United States History;
  • HIST   3133 United States Constitutional History satisfies United States Constitution;
  • HIST   4130 Georgia History satisfies Georgia Constitution and Georgia History;
  • POLS   1101 American Government/POLS 1101H satisfies Georgia Constitution and United States Constitution;
  • POLS   3330 State and Local Government satisfies Georgia Constitution.

The following previous Armstrong State University courses and the requirements each course satisfies are as follows:

  • HIST 1100 satisfies United States History, United States Constitution, Georgia History, and Georgia Constitution
  • HIST 1100H satisfies United States History, United States Constitution, Georgia History, and Georgia Constitution
  • HIST 2001/2001H satisfies United States History, United States Constitution, Georgia History, and Georgia Constitution
  • POLS 1100 satisfies United States History, United States Constitution, Georgia History, and Georgia Constitution
  • POLS 2001 satisfies United States History, United States Constitution, Georgia History, and Georgia Constitution
  • POLS 2200 satisfies United States Constitution and Georgia Constitution
 

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 
  • AP for HIST   2110 U.S. A Comprehensive Survey satisfies United States History
  • IBO for HIST   2110 U.S. A Comprehensive Survey satisfies United States History

Information concerning examination preparation materials are offered through FOLIO. To request access to the materials, please visit the link https://forms.gle/rKpyih8U6AG78dxy5 or contact the Testing Office using the contact info:

Testing Office - Armstrong Campus:

912-344-2582
testingsav@georgiasouthern.edu
Memorial College Ctr. Bldg. Room 206
Testing Office – Statesboro campus

912-478-5415
testing@georgiasouthern.edu
Cone Hall Room 2004

If you have any questions, contact your academic advisor:
http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/advisement/