Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

Graduation Requirements

To qualify for a baccalaureate degree at Georgia College, the student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete all courses required for the selected degree, core and major program. All requirements must be completed using the same catalog.
  2. Have a minimum 2.00 institutional grade point average.
  3. Successfully complete a minimum of 120 earned semester hours. More hours may be required for particular programs. First Year Academic Seminars, orientation and wellness courses (WELL or ELEW) may not be counted toward the 120 hours.
  4. All students, regardless of their degree program, must earn the grade of C or better in ENGL 1101.
  5. Complete 39 of the total number of semester hours counted toward a baccalaureate degree in courses at the upper (3000-4000) level.
  6. Complete at least 21 semester hours at the upper (3000-4000) level in the major field of study.
  7. Complete at least 21 of the last 30 3000-4000 level credit hours counted toward the degree in residence at Georgia College.
  8. Complete at least 18 semester hours of required courses for the major field, professional component or area of concentration, and 10 semester hours of those required for the minor, in residence at Georgia College.
  9. Complete a minimum of 40 semester hours required for the baccalaureate degree in residence at Georgia College.
  10. Complete requirements within ten calendar years from the year they are admitted to Georgia College. Students must graduate under the degree requirements in effect in the catalog under which they entered. Students who take longer than ten calendar years to complete their degree requirements must repeat the courses, if they are still required, that were taken before the start of the ten-year period.
  11. Complete the requirements for degrees in accordance with the regulations in effect at the time the degree is to be awarded. Students must graduate under the degree requirements in effect at the time of their admission to the University, provided their enrollment in the University is continuous. Students who are not enrolled for one semester or longer, excluding the Summer term, will be subject to the degree and major requirements in effect at the time of their return to the University.
  12. Fulfill the departmental requirements for the chosen major. Students should seek consultation from their advisor and see the departmental sections of the Catalog for the major requirements.
  13. Present a written application for the degree on the form available in the Office of the Registrar, 107 Parks Hall, by the dates indicated in the official University Calendar. Students must also pay the required graduation fee.
  14. Satisfy the Critical Thinking, US Perspectives and Global Perspectives Overlays.
  15. Successfully pass the legislative requirement of the Georgia and U.S. history and constitution exams.
  16. Satisfy the Senior Exit requirement(s) in the chosen major(s).