College Preparatory Curriculum Requirements

 

College Preparatory Curriculum Requirements Applicable to Students Pursuing Associate of Arts Degrees

 

The Georgia Board of Regents requires that all students admitted to Associate of Arts programs must complete the University System of Georgia's College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) requirements and graduate from a high school accredited by a regional accrediting association (such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) or the Georgia Accrediting Commission or from public schools regulated by school systems and state departments of education.

 

The 16 specified University System College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) courses are:

 

      MATHEMATICS Four college preparatory Carnegie Units of mathematics, including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. Applied Math I and II may substitute for Algebra I.

      ENGLISH - Four college preparatory Carnegie Units which have as their emphasis grammar and usage, literature (American, English, World), and advanced composition skills.

      SCIENCE - Three college preparatory Carnegie Units of science, with at least one laboratory course from the life sciences and one laboratory course from the physical sciences.

      SOCIAL SCIENCE - Three college preparatory Carnegie Units of social science, with at least one course focusing on United States studies and one course focusing on world studies.

      FOREIGN LANGUAGE - Two college preparatory Carnegie Units in the same foreign language emphasizing speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

 

Students who have CPC deficiencies shall be required to satisfy those deficiencies by subject area in the following manner:

 

      ENGLISH-Students with less than the four required units of English will be required to take the COMPASS placement examination in English and reading. Based upon the student's score, the student will (1) exempt Learning Support English and/or reading or (2) be placed in Learning Support English and/or reading.

      MATHEMATICS-Students with less than the four required units of mathematics will be required to take the COMPASS placement examination in mathematics. Based upon the student's score, the student will (1) exempt Learning Support mathematics or (2) be placed in Learning Support mathematics at the appropriate level.

      SCIENCE-Students with fewer than the three required units of science will be required to take an additional laboratory science course as specified by Bainbridge College. Students should see the Director of Admissions and Records for required course information since the requirements are subject to change.

      SOCIAL SCIENCE-Students with fewer than the three required units of social science will be required to complete an additional social science course as specified by Bainbridge College. Students should see the Director of Admissions and Records for required course information since the requirements are subject to change.

      FOREIGN LANGUAGE-Students with fewer than two units of the same foreign language will be required to complete an additional foreign language course as specified by Bainbridge College. Students should see the Director of Admissions and Records for required course information since the requirements are subject to change.

 

 

The following provisions apply to the science, social science, and foreign language requirements: These additional required courses represent three or four semester hours each of academic credit coursework which will NOT count toward a student's degree program. The student must earn a "C" or better in each of these courses. Students transferring from outside the University System with fewer than 30 hours of transferred courses and who accumulate 30 or more semester hours of college-level credit at Bainbridge College before completing all CPC requirements may not register for other courses unless they also register for the appropriate deficiency course or courses. Students transferring from outside the University System with 30 semester hours or more academic core curriculum courses are exempt from the above outlined CPC policies.