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Graduation Requirements

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Gordon State College requires students to complete a minimum of 25 percent of the credit hours required for a degree in residence at Gordon State College. Some programs may require a higher percentage for completion of the program as noted in program specific sections of this Catalog.

Associate of Arts, Associate of Science Degrees

To qualify for an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at Gordon State College, the student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, Areas A – G, specified in the Academic Catalog. These requirements consist of 60-64 semester hours of course work.
  2. Earn at least 18 hours of degree requirements at Gordon State College. Note: Active duty military personnel follow the SOC residency requirement. See “Military Service Members” section of this catalog for those requirements.
  3. Have a minimum cumulative institutional grade point average of 2.0.
  4. Satisfy the U. S. and Georgia history and Constitution requirements mandated by the Georgia Legislature.
  5. Apply to graduate by the official midterm date of the semester prior to the anticipated semester of graduation. A student who plans to graduate at the end of Spring Semester, for example, is required to complete an application for graduation no later than the midterm of the preceding Fall Semester. The Application for Graduation is available online through the student’s Banner Web account. The application is accessed via the Apply to Graduate link in the Student menu in Banner web.

Notes:

  1. To graduate with an associate degree, a student must satisfy the requirements for the degree by meeting all of the requirements listed in any one of the Academic Catalogs in effect during the student’s period of consecutive enrollment. However, returning students who have had an absence from Gordon State College of three semesters or longer must meet requirements of one of the Academic Catalogs in effect subsequent to their return. If the student had completed any of Areas A-E prior to or during their absence of three or more semesters, they would incur no additional obligations for the completed Areas.
  2. Students may graduate and receive a diploma at the end of any semester in which all degree requirements are fulfilled. Formal commencement exercises are held only at the end of Fall and Spring Semesters.
  3. Students who have received Academic Renewal must complete at least 18 semester hours of degree requirements at Gordon State College after acquiring Academic Renewal to be eligible for graduation.
  4. Requirements for graduation with honors are outlined on page 92 of the Academic Catalog. Students who have received Academic Renewal must complete at least 18 semester hours of degree requirements at Gordon State College after acquiring Academic Renewal to be eligible for graduation with honors.

Associate of Science in Nursing Degree

Requirements for the Associate of Science in Nursing degree are outlined beginning on page 201-202 in the Academic Catalog.

Notes:

  1. To graduate with an associate degree, a student must satisfy the requirements for the degree by meeting all of the requirements listed in any one of the Academic Catalogs in effect during the student’s period of consecutive enrollment. However, returning students who have had an absence from Gordon State College of three semesters or longer must meet requirements of one of the Academic Catalogs in effect subsequent to their return.
  2. Students may graduate and receive a diploma at the end of any semester in which all degree requirements are fulfilled. Formal commencement exercises are held only at the end of Fall and Spring Semesters.
  3. Students who have received Academic Renewal must complete at least 18 semester hours of degree requirements at Gordon State College after acquiring Academic Renewal to be eligible for graduation.
  4. Requirements for graduation with honors are outlined on page 92 of the Academic Catalog. Students who have received Academic Renewal must complete at least 18 semester hours of degree requirements at Gordon State College after acquiring Academic Renewal to be eligible for graduation with honors.

Baccalaureate Degrees

To qualify for a baccalaureate degree at Gordon State College, the student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Satisfy the 60 hours of Core Curriculum requirements, Areas A – F, specified in the Academic Catalog, together with applicable Area G requirements.
  2. Complete all courses required for the selected degree and major program. Requirements are specified in the Academic Catalog. Baccalaureate programs require a minimum of 120 earned semester hours (including the 60 hours from Core Areas A – F) together with applicable Area G requirements. More hours may be required for particular programs.
  3. Fulfill all additional program requirements for the selected degree and major program. Additional requirements for each baccalaureate degree program are outlined in the Academic Catalog.
  4. Earn at least 30 semester hours of credit applicable toward the degree at Gordon State College. In addition, half of the upper level hours required for the degree must be completed at Gordon State College. Note: Active duty military personnel follow the SOC residency requirement. See “Military Service Members” section of this catalog for those requirements.
  5. Have a minimum cumulative institutional grade point average of 2.0.
  6. Satisfy the U. S. and Georgia history and Constitution requirements mandated by the Georgia Legislature.
  7. Apply to graduate by the official midterm date of the semester prior to the anticipated semester of graduation. A student who plans to graduate at the end of Spring Semester, for example, is required to complete an application for graduation no later than the midterm of the preceding Fall Semester. The Application for Graduation is available online through the student’s Banner Web account. The application is accessed via the Apply to Graduate link in the Student menu in Banner Web.

Notes:

  1. To graduate with a baccalaureate degree, a student must satisfy the requirements for the degree by meeting all of the requirements listed in any one of the Academic Catalogs in effect during the student’s period of consecutive enrollment. However, returning students who have had an absence from Gordon State College of three semesters or longer must meet requirements of one of the Academic Catalogs in effect subsequent to their return. If students have completed the Core Curriculum at a USG institution prior to or during their absence of three or more semesters, they would not have any additional obligations relative to the Core Curriculum beyond those associated with a change of major area. Additionally, if students have completed any of Areas A - E prior to or during their absence of three or more semesters, they would incur no additional obligations for the completed Areas.
  2. Students may graduate and receive a diploma at the end of any semester in which all degree requirements are fulfilled. Formal commencement exercises are held at the end of Fall and Spring Semesters.
  3. Students who have received Academic Renewal must complete at least 30 semester hours of credit applicable toward the degree and half of the upper level hours required for the degree at Gordon State College after acquiring Academic Renewal to be eligible for graduation.
  4. Requirements for graduation with honors are outlined on page 92 of the Academic Catalog. Students who have received Academic Renewal must complete at least 30 semester hours of credit applicable toward the degree and half of the upper level hours required for the degree at Gordon State College after acquiring Academic Renewal to be eligible for graduation with honors.

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