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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

All students must submit to the Office of the Registrar a completed Application for Graduation by the application deadline for the given semester (posted on college website). All specific degree program requirements, including those regulating minimum GPA in programmatic courses, must be met in addition to the College's graduation requirements.

Baccalaureate candidates must:

  1. Earn a minimum overall Grade Point Average of 2.0 (C).

  2. Successfully complete all courses required in the degree program.

  3. Successfully complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours, with a minimum of 39 credit hours at 3000/4000 level.

  4. Complete the residency requirement:

    • At least 30 credit hours of upper division courses within the program of study (including courses for the major and any minors) must be taken at CCGA.

    • All students must complete 20 of the last 30 semester credit hours preceding graduation at the College. Graduation application must be on file in the Registrar's Office prior to completing coursework at another institution.

  5. Earn a C or better in all AREA F courses.

  6. Complete the Legislative Requirement, as explained in the catalog section below entitled, “LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENT IN HISTORY AND CONSTITUTION.”

  7. Complete all program specific requirements and testing. See program advisor for details.

  8. Satisfy all financial obligations to the College.

Associate Candidates must:

  1. Earn a minimum overall Grade Point Average of 2.0 (C).

  2. Successfully complete all courses required in a degree program.

  3. Complete the residency requirement:

    • Career Associate students must complete 24 credit hours at the College

    • Associate of Science/Associate of Arts in core curriculum students must complete 20 credit hours at the College

    • All students must complete 20 of the last 30 semester credit hours preceding graduation at the College.  If final requirements are to be completed at another institution, the student should contact the Registrar’s Office and have a graduation application on file prior to enrolling at the other institution to ensure residency and all other course requirements have been met. 

  4. Earn a C or better in all AREA F courses, for Associate of Science and Associate of Arts in core curriculum students—this requirement does not apply to career associate students.

  5. Complete the Legislative Requirement, as explained in the catalog section below entitled, “LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENT IN HISTORY AND CONSTITUTION.”

  6. Complete all program specific requirements and testing. See program advisor for details.

  7. Satisfy all financial obligations to the College.

DUAL DEGREES, DOUBLE MAJORS, AND DOUBLE CONCENTRATIONS

A student may earn multiple degrees and/or complete multiple programs of study from CCGA. All requirements of each program of study must be met and completed simultaneously along with the institutional requirements, as well as the following:

Dual Associate Degrees: Must include 18 additional credit hours in residence beyond the first degree.

Dual Baccalaureate Degrees or Double Majors: Must complete a minimum of 150 credit hours.

Double Concentrations (except in BS Middle Grades Education): Must complete a minimum of 135 credit hours.

Students pursuing multiple degrees and/or programs of study must be advised by faculty in both academic disciplines.

A student may be granted a degree under the requirements specified in the catalog at the time of admission, within a period of 10 years from date of first entry (if a break in enrollment has not occurred), or the current catalog. See individual program requirements for possible age limitations of specific courses.

LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENT IN HISTORY AND CONSTITUTION

In order to graduate, students must have taken coursework or otherwise demonstrated competency in both United States and Georgia history as well as both the United States and Georgia constitutions. This requirement is satisfied by successful completion of POLS 1101/1101H and one of HIST 2111/2111H or HIST 2112/2112H at CCGA, or similar courses at other University System of Georgia institutions. Alternatively, students can complete the requirements as follows:

  • U.S. History competency:

    • Successful completion of a U.S. History survey course at an accredited private or public college, or

    • Successful completion of national exams in U.S. History (e.g., CLEP).

  • U.S. Constitution competency:

    • Successful completion of a U.S. government survey course at an accredited private or public college, or

    • Successful completion of national exams in U.S. Government (e.g., CLEP).

  • Georgia History and Constitution competencies:

    • Completion of the CCGA Georgia History and Constitution exams, available through the Testing Center (912.279.5809).