Georgia State University requires at least 120 semester hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Georgia State, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Georgia State accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Georgia State has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 60% of students who start college at Georgia State complete all the credits required within six years.
Georgia State offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Georgia State may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Georgia State has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Georgia State directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Georgia State students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Georgia State.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Georgia State does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Georgia State
Georgia 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 job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Georgia 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.
✅ Georgia State has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Georgia 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.
✅ Georgia State offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
❌ Georgia State does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the University Library and there are 6 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Georgia State does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
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 Georgia 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.
Georgia State has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy 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 Georgia State include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•a Navy ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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