Darton State College Policies and Procedures
Darton College grants the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science Degrees. Although some students will satisfy degree requirements each semester, there are only two formal graduation exercises each year, one following the Fall Semester and one following the Spring Semester. General requirements for the degrees are as follows:
- Quantitative - The student must complete a minimum of 60 semester hours of academic work, plus physical education requirements. A student must present 18 semester hours as residence instruction at Darton College.
- Qualitative - The student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (C) on all work presented to meet graduation requirements of Darton College. In addition, students have to earn a “C” or better in English 1101 and English 1102.
- Curricular - The student must satisfy the requirements of the core curriculum or complete a specific program of study. All candidates are required to satisfy the provision of the Georgia State Code 32-706 as amended by the General Assembly, which requires all candidates for a degree to pass either courses in or an appropriate examination on the history of the United States, the history of Georgia, the United States Constitution, and the Constitution of Georgia. These requirements may be met by successfully completing Georgia and United States History, HIST 2111 or HIST 2112, and American Government, POLS 1101, or taking an exemption exam as explained below:
To take an exemption exam and receive credit, the student must:
- be currently enrolled at Darton College.
- call (229-317-6810) and make an appointment, (three-day advance notice required).
- score 70% or higher on the exam.
- pass on the first attempt.
For History and Government Taken in Another State
In the library, use the appropriate book(s) on reserve:
|HIST 2111||Study Kenneth Coleman’s Georgia History in Outline through the Reconstruction material (pages 1-80). (32 questions, 1 hour allowed)|
|HIST 2112||Study Kenneth Coleman’s Georgia History in Outline beginning with post Reconstruction and continuing through to the end of the book (pages 80-118). (32 questions, 1 hour allowed)|
|POLS 1101||Study “The Georgia Studies Book: Our State and Nation” chapters 23-30, 2nd Edition, 2004; published by The Carl Vinson Institute of Government, the University of Georgia; authors: Edwin L. Jackson, Mary E. Stokes, Lawrence R. Hepburn, Mary A. Hepburn (on reserve) and The League of Women Voters’ “Guide to Georgia Government,” 2000 edition (on reserve) and visit the website www.georgia.gov and review the government sections.|
For Divisional Challenge Tests (complete course exempt exam)
|HIST 2111||Study any American History book through 1877 and also Kenneth Coleman’s Georgia History in Outline - through Reconstruction (pages 1-80). (232 questions, 3 hours allowed)|
|HIST 2112||Study any American History book after 1877 to the present and also Kenneth Coleman’s Georgia History in Outline - post Reconstruction through the end of the book (pages 80-118). (232 questions, 3 hours allowed)|
|POLS 1101||Study any U.S. Government text and also study “The Georgia Studies Book: Our State and Nation” chapters 23-30, 2nd. Edition, 2004; published by The Carl Vinson Institute of Government, the University of Georgia; authors: Edwin L. Jackson, Mary E. Stokes, Lawrence R. Hepburn, Mary A. Hepburn (on reserve) and the League of Women Voters’ “Guide to Georgia Government,” 2000 edition (on reserve) and visit the website www.georgia.gov and review the government sections.|
FOR OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCE SUBJECTS
Study an appropriate textbook (ie: from the college bookstore, local bookstore, library) on the subject.
Oral Communications - Competency in oral communications will be required of all graduates of Darton College. This requirement may be fulfilled by examination or by satisfactory completion of one of the following courses:
- COMM 1000 Cultural Diversity in Communication
- COMM 1100 Human Communications
- COMM 1110 Public Speaking
- COMM 1111 Issues in Argumentation and Advocacy
- COMM 2105 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
- COMM 2220 Small Group Communication
- THEA 1105 Acting
- THEA 2105 Oral Interpretation
- or other approved courses containing oral communication components.
Special - Additional graduation requirements may be imposed on students in career programs.
Regents' Testing Program - All students must pass the University System Regents' test to receive an associate degree.
Academic Profile - The Academic Profile, a national assessment test, is a graduation requirement. The exam should be taken during the semester of graduation. Tests are given in C-205, multiple times each semester. To find the schedule for open hours, follow these steps. Go to www.darton.edu Click on calendars. Click on Testing Center Calendar. Appointments are not required. There is no charge for the Academic Profile.
Competency in Fitness/Wellness - A competency in fitness/wellness will be required of all graduates of Darton College with the exception of those excluded by program requirements, special contracts and certificate programs.
Dr. Gary Barnette
Vice President for Academic Affairs
K Building, Room 332 B