COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
COLLEGE-WIDE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to completing the University of Georgia Core Curriculum, all recipients of degrees from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences are expected to satisfy the following requirements. Courses used to fulfill the Core Curriculum may simultaneously satisfy these requirements where applicable. Except for Multicultural selections, no course may be used to satisfy more than one Franklin College Requirement.

(NOTE: The University System of Georgia mandates that no transfer student may be required to take more credit hours for a degree than are required of native students. Transfer students who have completed the Core Curriculum at another USG institution without taking courses satisfying these requirements, and who have insufficient elective hours available to satisfy these requirements upon first enrolling at the University of Georgia, may petition the College for relief from one or more of these requirements.)

  1. All degree recipients must have satisfactorily completed one course certified by the College as dealing with multicultural subject matter.

    Courses in multicultural topics that satisfied the Multicultural requirement on the quarter system will continue to satisfy it on the semester system (until and unless some changes in the requirement are made.) (April 24, 1998)

  2. All A.B. and B.S. degree recipients must demonstrate competency in a foreign language equivalent to completion of the third semester of study at the University of Georgia. This requirement may be met by satisfactory scores on a language placement test (including AP, SAT II, UGA placement tests, or the TOEFL if English is not the student's native language) or satisfactory completion of a third semester course at an accredited college or university.

    Courses in American Sign Language may be used to satisfy the Franklin College Requirement. (April 24, 1998)

  3. All A.B. and B.S. degree recipients must have satisfactorily completed a minimum of one college course in literature; one college course in history; two college courses in social science (not including history); and two college courses dealing with the disciplines of fine and performing arts, philosophy, or religion.

    A. Literature

    1. Click here for Courses allowed from April 24, 1998 until December 10, 1998
    2. Effective December 10, 1998: only the following specific courses should be advised to satisfy the literature requirment.

          English - any 2000 level ENGL course.

          Comparative Literature - CMLT 2111, 2210, 2212, 2220, 2250H, 2260H, 2270H, 2280H, 2400, 2410H, 3100, 3110, 3140, 3150, 3170, 3200

          Classics - CLAS 1000H, 1010H, 1020H, any Latin/Greek course at 3000-level or above

          Linguistics - LING 2100

          Religion - RELI 4001, RELI 4080

          Germanic/Slavic Languages - GRMN 3100, 3250, 3260, 3600H, 4300/6300, 4400/6400, 4500/6500, RUSS 4050, 4060, 4250, 4260, 4270

          Romance Languages - FREN 3030, 3030H, 4050, 4060, 4070, 4080, 4120, ITAL 4040, 4050, 4060, 4070, 4120, PORT 4080, ROML 2550, 3000, SPAN 2550, 3030, 3030H, 4040, 4050, 4060, 4070, 4080, 4120
          (These changes are effective immediately and we will grandparent students who may have already taken any of the courses listed.)

      Transition literature selections - advised during the period from April 24, 1998 until December 10, 1998 and accepted by the College to fulfill the Franklin College literature requirement:

      • Literature: any course(s) explicitly devoted to literature in the departments of English, Classical Culture, Comparative Literature, Romance Languages, Germanic and Slavic Languages, African American Studies, or Women's Studies. In addition, LING 2100 * may also count.

    B. History: any course(s) taught at the undergraduate levels (April 24, 1998)

    C. Social Sciences: any course(s) from Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, Human Geography taught at the undergraduate levels. In addition, these courses may also count: WMST 1110-1110D, WMST 1110H, WMST 2010, WMST 2010H, AFAM 2000.(April 24, 1998)

    D. Fine Arts and Performing Arts: CLAS 4960H; any course(s) in Music, Art, Drama, Philosophy, Religion taught at the undergraduate levels. In addition, DANC 2010 and LING 2100* may count.(April 24, 1998)

  4. All A.B. and B.S. degree recipients must have satisfactorily completed one course in the physical sciences and one course in the biological sciences.

    A. Physical Science: any course taught at the undergraduate levels in the Physical Sciences (Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, Physical Geography, MARS 1010-1010L.)

    B. Biological Science: any course taught at the undergraduate levels in the Biological Sciences (Biochemistry, Genetics, Biology, Microbiology, Botany, Ecology, Cellular Biology, MARS 1020-1020L.) (April 24, 1998)

  5. Excluding courses taken to satisfy the Core Curriculum, no more than fifteen semester hours of courses outside the Franklin College may be counted toward the degree.

    * LING 2100 may be used to satisfy either the literature requirement or the Fine Arts, Philosophy, Religion or Linguistics 2100 area, but not both.