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Valdosta State Academics

Valdosta State University requires at least 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree. If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program.

Valdosta State does accept 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.

Around 40% of students who started college at Valdosta State graduate within six years.

Valdosta State offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Are Required at Valdosta State?

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 lanuage requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at Valdosta State

When choosing a major, Valdosta State students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Valdosta State below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed. Valdosta State does not require a senior project for all students.

Does Valdosta State Offer Learning Disability Services?

Valdosta State offers 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.

Does Valdosta State Offer Online Classes?

Valdosta State has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Valdosta State Offer Credit for AP Classes?

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.

Does Valdosta State Have An Honors Program?

Valdosta State offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does Valdosta State Require Internships?

Valdosta State does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

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.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. 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

Dual Degree Programs at Valdosta State

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

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Valdosta State Majors & Subject Areas

Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Educational/Instructional Technology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Art Teacher Education
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Library and Information Science
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
Astronomy
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Public Administration
Social Work
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Sociology and Anthropology
Dance, General
Interior Design
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Music, General
Music Performance, General
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Athletic Training/Trainer
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Business Administration and Management, General
Organizational Leadership
Accounting
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
History, General

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

12,304

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

78%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,583

Out-of-State

$17,638

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 15
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