Constitution and History


Important Note:


On March 9, 2016, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved a revision to system-wide policies related to the Core Curriculum.

  1. Institutions in the University System of Georgia will not be required to identify or track overlay requirements related to US Perspectives, Global Perspectives, and Critical Thinking.
  2. Students will not be required to complete the overlay requirements from this point forward.
  3. Students who are scheduled to graduate in the Spring 2016 Semester and who have not completed the overlays may graduate without fulfilling this requirement.

Constitution and History Requirements

The Georgia law, as amended March 4, 1953, requires that before receiving an undergraduate degree all students pass an examination or a comparable course in United States and Georgia history/constitution. Courses that fulfill the United States and Georgia History/Constitution Requirement are:

HIST 2111The United States to 18773
HIST 2112The United States since 18773
POL 1101Government of the United States3
PUBP 3000American Constitutional Issues3
INTA 1200American Government in Comparative Perspective3

Courses that carry the Social Science attribute and that appear on the list above can serve both purposes.