Requirements

To be qualified for graduation with a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Applied Science degree, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • The completion of an approved academic program of study with a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) semester hours of credit (plus applicable physical education requirement, US Perspectives requirement, Global Perspectives requirement, and the Critical Thinking requirement).
    • Thirty (30) semester hours of upper-level course work must be completed at Dalton State College, excluding credit-by-examination.
    • All Upper Division courses and electives must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
  • The demonstration of a satisfactory knowledge of United States and Georgia history and constitutions by examination or by passing HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 and POLS 1101 at a Georgia institution.
  • A grade of C or higher in ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102.
  • An institutional GPA of 2.0 (C) or higher.
  • Formal approval by the faculty. The faculty reserves the right to require additional tests, special examinations or certifications that may be appropriate to establish the academic competence of potential graduates.
  • Certification by the Vice President for Fiscal Affairs that all financial obligations to the College have been satisfactorily discharged.
  • All Business Administration graduates must successfully complete Junior Seminar (BUSA 3701) .

To be qualified for graduation with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Applied Science degree, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • The completion of an approved academic program of study with a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of credit (plus applicable physical education requirement, US Perspective requirement, Global Perspectives requirement, and the Critical Thinking requirement).
    • Twenty semester hours must be completed at Dalton State College, excluding credit-by-examination and institutional credit to meet residency requirements. 
    • Academic residency requirements for active duty service members will not be more than 25% of the undergraduate degree program.
    • All academic programs designed for transfer may be modified if necessary to meet the requirements for graduation from University System of Georgia senior colleges or universities as designated in their current catalogs. The student must present a copy of the latest catalog when requesting modification.
  • The demonstration of a satisfactory knowledge of United States and Georgia history and constitutions by examination or by passing HIST 2111 or 2112 and POLS 1101 at a Georgia institution.
  • A grade of C or higher in ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102.
  • An institutional GPA of 2.0 (C) or higher.
  • Formal approval by the faculty. The faculty reserves the right to require additional tests, special examinations or certifications that may be appropriate to establish the academic competence of potential graduates.
  • Certification by the Vice President for Fiscal Affairs that all financial obligations to the College have been satisfactorily discharged.

To be qualified for graduation with a Certificate, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • The completion of an approved program of study.
    • A minimum of eighteen semester (18) hours must be completed at Dalton State College, excluding credit-by-examination and institutional credit.
  • A grade of C or higher in ENGL 1101 and/or ENGL 1102, if taken.
  • A cumulative or a graduation average of 2.0 (“C”) or higher.
  • Formal approval by the faculty. The faculty reserves the right to require additional tests, special examinations or certifications that may be appropriate to establish the competence of potential graduates.
  • Certification by the Vice President for Fiscal Affairs that all financial obligations to the College have been satisfactorily discharged.