General Information

  • Transferable credits may only come from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts from all previously attended schools.
  • GGC follows the standard Board of Regents policies and procedures.  Additional information is noted below about those policies.
  • Georgia Gwinnett College requires all students to complete at least 25% of their credit in residence prior to graduation. A student is defined to be "in residence" when (s)he is taking Georgia Gwinnett College courses. Transient courses taken at another institution and courses transferred from other colleges are not considered to qualify a student as "in residence.” Typically, the last 31 semester hours of a student's academic program satisfies the requirement to be "in residence."

General Education

All Board of Regents schools have 6 established areas that must be completed. They are labeled Areas A through F. Each school has the ability to determine what courses go into these categories within the prescribed format laid out by the Board of Regents (BOR). The general education area is made up of 60 hours.

  • Area A – contains the freshman English and math courses (must make a “C” or better)
  • Area B – contains courses that are institutionally defined
  • Area C – contains courses that are in the humanities (such as English and fine arts)
  • Area D – contains courses in the sciences, technology and math
  • Area E – contains courses in the social sciences
  • Area F – contains courses that are needed as pre-requisites for the major area and are often at the 2000 level. (must make a “C” or better)
  • Additional credits – 3 hours of Physical Education – one hour must be a wellness course

The BOR has provided an allowance for students who have completed a certain area at another BOR school to have that area considered completed at GGC. (This policy applies to students transferring from GGC to another BOR school also). Because of the number of BOR schools and the various curricula at the different schools over a period of several years, it is difficult to program that information into a student’s record without feedback from the student. If you think you have completed a certain area at another BOR school, you would need to alert us to that fact so that adjustments can be made in your record.

Major Requirements

This area is where each major department develops the curriculum in order to provide a sound academic experience that prepares students for the work environment. It will vary by school, but outside accrediting agencies often dictate what the course work will look like. The total number of hours in the major requirements is 60. In this category students must have the following:

  • Must make a “C” or better in the courses
  • Must have at least 39 hours at the 3000/4000 level
  • Must complete a program of study outlined for graduation by each major department

Core Curriculum

For specific requirements for Georgia Gwinnett College refer to Program Completion in the Georgia Gwinnett College Catalog. In addition to the 60-hour core curriculum all students are required to complete three credit hours of physical education that includes one credit hour of wellness (such as PHED 1101) and two additional credit hours of physical education. Veterans with 12 months or more active military service may request a waiver of the required physical education credits.

Students transferring to Georgia Gwinnett College should be aware of the following University System of Georgia policy:

  1. Students completing any core curriculum course at one USG institution or through eCore will receive full credit for that course upon transfer to another USG institution within the same major, even if a core area is not completed and even if it means giving transfer credit across areas (e.g., credit of a math course in Area C).
  2. All transfer students are required to complete ITEC 1001 (or higher IT course) unless completed at a prior institution. This is not an additional graduation requirement but will count toward completion of Area B, Area D, or the program of study.
  3. Assessment of the core curriculum by each institution is required as part of their accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and by the USG Comprehensive Program review process.

Students transferring into or out of Georgia Gwinnett College may use the table below to assure completion of all General Education requirements.

Georgia Gwinnett College General Education Requirements

Area A – Essential Skills (9 to 10 hrs) (Depending on major)

  • ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 (English Comp I & II) and MATH 1001 (Quantitative Reasoning) or MATH 1111 (College Algebra) or MATH 1113 (Pre-Calculus) or MATH 2200 (Calculus I) or higher math (must receive a grade of “C” or better)

Area B – Institutional Option (4 hrs) 

  • Information Technology (4 hrs): ITEC 1001 (Introduction to Computing) or higher information technology 

Area C – Humanities/Arts (6 hrs) 

  • Arts/Literature (3 hrs): MUSC 1100 (Music Appreciation) or ARTS 1100 (Art Appreciation) FILM 1005 (Intro to Film) or ENGL 2110 (World Literature) or ENGL 2100 (Trans-Atlantic English Literature) 
  • Global Culture (3 hrs): RELN 1100 (World Religions) or GEOG 1101 (Human Geography) or one semester of intermediate level foreign language (2001 or higher in Spanish, French, or Chinese) 

Area D – Science, Mathematics, and Technology (11 hrs) 

  • Science (7 hrs): Choose one sequence: PSCI 1101K and PSCI 1102K (Physical Sciences I & II) BIOL 1101K and BIOL 1102 (Biological Sciences I & II) CHEM 1211K and CHEM 1212K (Principles of Chemistry I & II); CHEM 1151K and CHEM 1152K (Survey of Chemistry I &II)
  • Information Technology (4 hrs): ITEC 2110 (Digital Media) or ITEC 2120 (Introduction to Programming) 

Area E – Social Sciences (12 hrs) 

  • History (6 hrs): Choose one US History course: HIST 2111 (U.S. History I) or HIST 2112 (U.S. History II) and one other course from the following: HIST 1111 (World History I), HIST 1112 (World History II), HIST 1121 (Western Civilization I), or HIST 1122 (Western Civilization II) 
  • Human and Institutional Behavior (6 hrs): POLS 1101 (American Government) Choose one of the following (If proficiency in American Politics and Georgia history and constitution is demonstrated choose two of the following) PSYC 1102 (The Psychological Experience) or SOCI 1101 (Introduction to Sociology) or ANTH 1102 (Introduction to Anthropology) or ECON 2100 (Introduction to Economics) 

Area F – Pre-Requisites for Major (18 hours) 

  • Requirements to be determined by the academic program. Must receive a grade of “C” or better. 

See Board of Regents Policy Manual Section 3.3.1.
 

3. By completing the General Education requirements, students will satisfy the overlay requirements in the areas of Critical Thinking, Global Learning, and United States Perspectives. The courses which students may take at GGC are listed below.

Critical Thinking

MATH 1111 (College Algebra)

MATH 1113 (Pre-Calculus)

MATH 2200 (Calculus I)

CHEM 1151K (Survey of Chemistry I with Lab)

CHEM 1152K (Survey of Chemistry II with Lab)

 

CHEM 1211K (Principles of Chemistry I with Laboratory)

CHEM 1212K (Principles of Chemistry II with Laboratory)

 

BIOL 1101K (Biological Sciences I and Laboratory)

BIOL 1102 (Biological Sciences II)

 

PSCI 1101K (Physical Science with Laboratory)

PSCI 1102 (Physical Sciences)

 

ENGL 2110 (World Literature)

ENGL 2100 (Transatlantic English Literature)

 

ANTH 1102 (Introduction to Anthropology)

 

 

ART 1100 (Art Appreciation)

 

 

ECON 2100 (Introduction to Economics)

 

 

FILM 1005 (Introduction to Film)

 

 

MUSC 1100 (Music Appreciation)

 

 

PSYC 1102 (The Psychological Experience)

 

 

SOCI 1101 (Introduction to Sociology)

 

 

Global Perspective

ENGL 2110 (World Literature)

ENGL 2100 (Transatlantic English Literature)

HIST 1111 (Survey of World History/Civilization I)

HIST 1112 (Survey of World History/Civilization II)

HIST 1121 (Survey of Western Civilization I)

HIST 1122 (Survey of Western Civilization II)

HIST 2211 (Survey of United States History I)

HIST 2212 (Survey of United States History II)

ART 1100 (Art Appreciation)

 

FILM 1005 (Introduction to Film)

 

FREN 2001 (Intermediate French I)

 

GEOG 1101 (Introduction to Human Geography)

 

MUSC 1100 (Music Appreciation)

 

RELN 1100 (World Religions)

 

SPAN 2001 (Intermediate Spanish I)

 

United States Perspective

HIST 2211 (Survey of United States History I)

HIST 2212 (Survey of United States History II)

POLS 1101 (American Government)

 

Other Requirements

  • Student Success – This area is available for students who may need additional support in the basic areas. Math Placement Index (MPI) and/or English Placement Index (EPI) scores, calculated based upon High School GPA, SAT/ACT and/or ACCUPLACER test scores determine whether a student needs to enroll in Student Success. Also, students who have been out of school for some time and feel they need some additional help may self-select to enroll in Student Success.
  • RHSC - Students who have not completed the required RHSC units must take additional courses as outlined below to make up for the RHSC deficiencies. All RHSC deficiencies must be made up before the student has earned 20 semester hours of college level credit. College courses taken to satisfy RHSC deficiencies are required for degree completion but cannot be used to fulfill Core Curriculum or program requirements at Georgia Gwinnett College. The credits earned for these courses are calculated in the term grade point average but not in the cumulative Georgia Gwinnett College grade point average. Transfer students who satisfy RHSC requirements at another institution of the University System of Georgia will be acknowledged as having met those requirements.

Area of RHSC Deficiency

Prescribed Remediation

ENGLISH

Pass placement tests in reading and English or complete Student Success coursework in Reading and English. Courses used to satisfy RHSC deficiency in English and reading: ENGL 0999 Student Success Pre-College Composition.

MATHEMATICS

Pass placement tests in mathematics or complete Student Success coursework in mathematics. Courses used to satisfy RHSC deficiency in mathematics: MATH 0999 Student Success Pre-College Algebra.

SCIENCE

Complete a laboratory science course from Area D of the General Education curriculum; course must be successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Courses used to satisfy RHSC deficiency in science:
PSCI 1101K Physical Sciences I
BIOL 1101K Biological Sciences I

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Complete a course from Area E of the General Education curriculum; course must be successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Courses used to satisfy RHSC deficiency in social science:
ANTH 1102 Anthropology
PSYC 1102 The Psychological Experience
SOC 1101 Sociology
HIST 1111 Survey of World History I
HIST 1112 Survey of World History II HIST 1121 Survey of Western Civilization I
HIST 1122 Survey of Western Civilization II

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Complete an approved foreign language course from the General Education curriculum; course must be successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Courses used to satisfy RHSC deficiency in foreign language:
SPAN 1001 Elementary Spanish I
FREN 1001 Elementary French I

  • Student Success – This area is available for students who may need additional support in the basic areas. Math Placement Index (MPI) and/or English Placement Index (EPI) scores, calculated based upon High School GPA, SAT/ACT and/or ACCUPLACER test scores determine whether a student needs to enroll in Student Success. Also, students who have been out of school for some time and feel they need some additional help may self-select to enroll in Student Success.

University System and Technical College System of Georgia Articulation Agreement

The articulation agreement is based on the principles of serving student needs, avoiding duplication of mission, using state resources efficiently, and expanding opportunities for post-secondary attainment in Georgia.

A Post-secondary Oversight Council comprised of appropriate System Office staff from the TCSG and USG will meet on a regular basis to assure compliance with this articulation agreement, address other articulation issues if they arise, and encourage the development of programs and policies to support Georgia’s college completion goals.

General Education Course Transfer

This policy assures students who transfer between TCSG and USG institutions that they will not be required to repeat the course work approved for transfer that was successfully completed at another institution.

USG institutions and TCSG institutions will accept the following general education courses for transfer between their respective institutions. Courses will only be accepted from institutions accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Both the USG and the TCSG are committed to and responsible for assuring that faculty teaching these courses meet the SACSCOC comprehensive standard for faculty qualifications.

New TCSG general education courses proposed for transfer to USG institutions in Core Curriculum Areas A-E will follow the same review procedure required for new Core Curriculum courses proposed by USG institutions:

  • The TCSG System Office staff will present the proposed course(s) to the USG System Office.
  • The USG System Office will convene a meeting of the appropriate disciplinary Regents Academic Advisory Committee. Non-voting faculty designated from the TCSG will be invited to participate.
  • Course(s) approved by a Regents Academic Advisory Committee for transfer in Areas A-E will be recommended to the USG General Education Council for review.
  • Course(s) approved by the USG General Education Council will be reviewed by System Office staff who will submit the courses to the USG Board for final action.

Upon receipt of USG Board approval for the designated course(s), TCSG colleges will clearly publicize the designated approval categories to TCSG students.

If you have any questions about transferring credit, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 678.407.5700 or by email at ggcregistrar@ggc.edu.