Georgia College, in cooperation with other institutions of the University System of Georgia, has adopted a core curriculum to allow the transfer of credit from one University System institution to another without penalty to the student. The University System's core curriculum is comprised of five areas: Areas A-E. Students successfully completing an Area A-E course at one University System institution will receive full credit in Areas A-E for the course upon transfer to another System institution, even if the area has not been completed, as long as the course is within the area hour limitations of either the sending institution or the receiving institution and the student does not change from a non-science major to a science major.
Students must also complete learning goals in US Perspectives (US), Global Perspectives (GL), and Critical Thinking (CT) as part of the core curriculum requirements. The US Perspectives (US) and Global Perspectives (GL) learning goals are overlaid on courses in Areas A-E, and a student fulfills these requirements by taking courses in Areas A-E that have also been approved to meet these learning goals. The Critical Thinking (CT) overlay is met through a holistic institutional plan that demonstrates how students who complete Areas A-E will have acquired foundational critical thinking skills. Students who transfer after having completed Areas A–E but without having completed the US, GL, and/or CT requirements must complete any remaining requirements at Georgia College.
In addition to the overlay requirements mandated by the University System of Georgia, Georgia College students are required to complete two additional Global Perspectives (GL) learning goals as a requirement for graduation.
Georgia College's approved core curriculum courses for Area A, B, C, D, and E and for the CT, US, and GL Learning Goals are listed below. Courses not listed here are not approved for these areas.