Constitution Requirements (State of Georgia Legislative Requirements)

Students must satisfy the Georgia legislative requisites of demonstrating proficiency in United States and Georgia Constitutions.

Students may meet the U.S. and Georgia Constitutions requirement in one of the following ways:

  • Successfully completing Political Science 1101 at Middle Georgia State University, OR
  • Transferring in an equivalent course from a University System institution, which designates that course as fulfilling the Constitutions requirement, OR
  • Transferring in an equivalent course from a private institution in Georgia, whose catalog specifically indicates that the course satisfies the Georgia legislative Constitutions requirement.

Students have satisfied only the United States component of the Constitution requirement under the following circumstances and must still successfully pass an examination on the Georgia Constitution:

  • Transferring in an equivalent political science course from an out-of-state institution.
  • Transferring in an equivalent political science course from a private institution in Georgia whose catalog does not specify that the course meet the requirement.
  • Obtaining credit for Political Science 1101 through Advanced Placement or CLEP exams.

Students needing to take the constitution exam may do so when it is scheduled as a separate testing session. Scheduled GA/US Constitution sessions require registration and this can be done online.

Students opting to exempt Political Science 1101 will be required to pass a CLEP test and pass the Georgia Constitution test offered in the Testing Services.

Students are limited to two attempts at passing the U.S. and Georgia Constitutions exams. After that, students must enroll in Political Science 1101.

Georgia Constitution Examination

  • The Georgia constitution test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions.
  • The test has a 60 minute time limit.
  • A passing score is 60% or higher.
  • Two chances to pass the test are allowed.
  • Georgia Constitution Test Preparation:
    • Georgia Government by the League of Women Voters of Georgia, Inc. (On-reserve at the Middle Georgia State Library.)

U.S. Constitution Examination

  • The U.S. Constitution test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions.
  • The test has a 60 minute time limit.
  • A passing score is 60% or higher.
  • Two chances to pass the test are allowed.
  • U.S. Constitution Test Preparation:
    • Any current introductory POLS 1101 textbook
    • American Government (Brief edition) by James Wilson

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