U.S. and Georgia Constitution and History 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 North Georgia or another regionally accredited college or university in Georgia: HIST 2111, HIST 2112 or POLS 1101.
If you took HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 or POLS 1101 at any regionally accredited institution in the State of Georgia, you have met the mandated requirements and do not have to take any exams. If you transferred one or more of these courses into North Georgia from an out of state institution, you will have to take at least two exams to meet the mandated requirements.
If you transferred from another state or received AP or CLEP credit for POLS 1101, you need to take the GA Constitution, GA History and U.S. History exams.
Students should contact the Department of Political Science & International Affairs and the Department of History & Philosophy for clarification of these restrictions.
Any 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 North Georgia College and State University: