Competency Requirement in History and Constitution

Students who receive a bachelor degree or associate degree from a University System of Georgia institution are required by the Georgia legislature to show competency in United States and Georgia history and knowledge of the constitutions of the United States and Georgia. Successful completion of POLS 1101 - American Government may be used to fulfill the constitutional requirements. Successful completion of HIST 2111 - United States History I  or HIST 2112 - United States History II  may be used to satisfy the history competency requirements.

  • Students who transfer American History and/or American Government courses from institutions outside the state of Georgia must also fulfill the legislative requirements in Georgia history and/or constitution by examination.

  • Students who receive credit for American History and/or American Government courses through the Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Entrance Examination Board must also fulfill the legislative requirements in Georgia history and/or constitution by examination.

  • Students who receive credit for American History and/or American Government courses through the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma must also fulfill the legislative requirements in Georgia history and/or constitution by examination.

  • Students who receive credit for American History and/or American Government courses through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) must also fulfill the legislative requirements in Georgia history and/or constitution by examination.

  • Students who receive credit for American History and/or American Government courses through International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma must also fulfill the legislative requirements in Georgia history and/or constitution by examination.