Dec 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

1480 Semester Hours Requirement - Bachelor’s Level

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The curriculum for a baccalaureate degree at Georgia State University requires a minimum of 120 semester hours. Some programs require a higher number of semester hours. Students should consult the description of their program in this catalog to determine the number of semester hours required. Students must earn 25 percent or more of the credit hours required for the degree through Georgia State direct instruction.

The semester hours for graduation are calculated as follows:

Semester hours included:

  • Academic credit (transfer and Georgia State) in which grades A, B, C, D, S, or P are earned (except as excluded below) and
  • Credit earned through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and any other approved credit-by-examination

Semester hours excluded:

  • All hours earned in courses that are repeated except the final attempt
  • Hours earned in courses with course numbers below 1000
  • GSU 1010 , GSU 1050 , and GSU 1060
  • Physical education “skills” courses KH 1020, KH 1030 (previous course prefixes: HPRD, HPRS, PE)

Questions may be directed to the Academic Records, Graduation Review and Diploma Services Office, 75 Piedmont Avenue,