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Georgia Legislative Requirements

Section §20-3-68 of the Official Code of Georgia requires all candidates for a degree in Georgia receive significant instruction at the college level in the history of the United States, the history of Georgia, the United States Constitution, and the Constitution of Georgia. Generally, degree candidates fulfill these requirements by taking a US History course and a course in American Government from GSW. However, transfers and second degree candidates who did their previous college work outside Georgia will not have fulfilled the Georgia History and Georgia Constitution requirements even if they have taken a US History or American Government class at a university outside Georgia.  These candidates can fulfill the Georgia requirements in one of two ways. If they have not yet completed either a US History or American Government, they can simply take HIST, 2111, HIST 2112, or POLS 1101 from GSW. If they have taken US History or American Government from a university outside Georgia, they can fulfill the Georgia requirements by taking a challenge exam. For information on taking a challenge exam or on the Georgia Legislative Requirements, contact the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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800 GSW State University Dr.
Americus, GA 31709

Bryan P. Davis, PhD, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
229-928-1361
bryan.davis@gsw.edu