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3.4.5 Legislative Requirement

A Georgia law requires that all candidates for a degree from an institution supported by public funds shall pass an examination "of the History of United States and the History of Georgia" and an examination "upon the provisions and principles of the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Georgia." The requirements for instruction in the above areas can be met by passing a test in each of the four areas or by satisfactorily completing one of the following courses at either UNG or another university in the University System of Georgia: HIST 2111, HIST 2112 or POLS 1101.

If a student transfers one or more of these courses into UNG from a private or out-of-state institution, the student will have to take at least two exams to meet the mandated requirements. See the following exam options.

  • If a student received AP or CLEP credit for POLS 1101 & HIST 2111 or HIST 2112, the student needs to take the GA Constitution and the GA History exam.
  • If a student transferred from another state or received AP or CLEP credit for POLS 1101, the student needs to take the GA Constitution, GA History and U.S. History exams.
  • If a student transferred from another state or received AP or CLEP credit for HIST 2111 or HIST 2112, the student needs to take the U.S. Constitution, GA Constitution and GA History exams.

Students should contact the Department of Political Science & International Affairs and the Department of History, Anthropology & Philosophy for clarification of these restrictions.

Any baccalaureate student who has not met the legislative requirement, but has completed Area E, may petition the departments to use the following upper-level courses to meet the requirements listed below through coursework at the University of North Georgia:

  • Credit for U.S. history requirement: HIST 3150 or HIST 3151
  • Credit for Georgia history requirement: HIST 3182, HIST 3183, HIST 3184, or HIST 3185
  • Credit for Georgia constitution requirement: POLS 3106, POLS 4112, POLS 4120

Approved 15-MAY-2013

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