Valdosta State University requires at least 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Valdosta State accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Valdosta State has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 41% of students who start college at Valdosta State finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Valdosta State offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Valdosta State may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Valdosta State has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Valdosta State directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Valdosta State students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Valdosta State.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Valdosta State does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Valdosta State
Valdosta State offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ Valdosta State does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Valdosta State has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Valdosta State offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Valdosta State offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Valdosta State.
🟨 Valdosta State does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Odum Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Valdosta State offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Valdosta State have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Valdosta State has an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Valdosta State include:
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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