State of Georgia Legislative Requirements

In accordance with an act of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, all candidates for degrees are required to possess and demonstrate a reasonable mastery of United States history, Georgia history, the United States Constitution, and the Georgia Constitution.

These history requirements are met at VSU by the successful completion of History 2111 (3 hours) or History 2112 (3 hours). The constitution requirements are met at VSU by the successful completion of Political Science 1101 (3 hours).

Transfer credit for these three courses may not satisfy the requirements of the State of Georgia. Exemption tests in Georgia History or Georgia Constitution are offered to transfer students whose American History or Political Science course(s) did not include Georgia History or Georgia Constitution and to students who have obtained credit in American Government or in American History via the CLEP program, which does not include credit for satisfying the legislative requirements.

See the VSU Testing Office in Powell Hall West concerning the exemption tests in Georgia History and in Georgia Constitution.