Articulation Agreements

In an effort to ensure the transferability of credit courses across institutions, KSU observes articulation agreements so the transfer student has a defined guarantee for specific courses, clusters of courses, and related academic requirements from one institution to another.

  • Core curriculum courses completed at one USG institution are fully transferable to another USG institution. Each institution's core curriculum shall consist of 60 semester hours, 42 hours in Areas A-E and 18 hours in Area F, as follows:

    • Area
    • Area A1
      Communication Skills
      At least 6 semester hours
    • Area A2
      Quantitative Skills
      At least 3 semester hours
    • Area B
      Institutional Options
      At least 3 semester hours
    • Area C
      Humanities/Fine Arts and Ethics
      At least 6 semester hours
    • Area D
      Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology*
      At least 7 semester hours
    • Area E
      Social Sciences
      At least 6 semester hours
    • Area F
      Lower Division Major Requirements
      At least 18 semester hours

    Area D: At least 4 of these hours must be in a lab science course.

    *Given the importance of the STEM disciplines, any institution that wishes to drop Area D below 10 hours must make a compelling intellectual case that its core proposal will not lead to students knowing less about the natural sciences, math, and technology. [An example of such a compelling case might be if the institution proposed to put 3 or more hours of math in Area B and 7 hours of natural science in Area D.]

    In addition to Areas A-E, three overlay requirements: US perspectives, Global Perspectives, and Critical Thinking are added to the core. Students satisfy overlay requirements by taking courses or tests that meet the overlay.

    Students completing any core curriculum course will receive full credit for that course upon transfer to another USG institution within the same major, even if a core area is not completed and even if it means giving transfer credit across areas (e.g., credit of a math course in Area C).


  • The Regents’ Engineering Pathway (REP) was established in 1986 to expand the availability of engineering education opportunities for Georgians. In its current structure, students complete two or more years of pre engineering courses at participating University System of Georgia (REP Partner) institutions and then transfer to Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Southern University, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University or the University of Georgia to complete a B.S. degree in Engineering (REP Engineering Institutions).


  • USG institutions and TCSG institutions accept the following general education courses for transfer between their respective institutions:

    • Technical College System of Georgia title prefix & number
      University System of Georgia Equivalent - KSU equiv.
      USG Area option if USG equivalent not available
    • American Government POLS 1101
      POLS 1101 - POLS 1101
      Area E - Social Sciences
    • American Literature ENGL 2130
      ENGL 2130 - ENGL 2130
      Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts,& Ethics
    • Art Appreciation ARTS 1101
      ARTS 1100 - 1107 - ART 1107
      Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, & Ethics
    • Biology Introduction I - BIOL 1111/L
      BIOL 1111/L - SCI 1101
      Area D - Natural Sciences,Math, & Technology Non - Majors biology credit
    • Biology Introduction II BIOL 1112/L
      BIOL 1112/L - SCI 1101 (1102 IF 1101 already awarded).
      Area D - Natural Sciences, Math, & Technology Non - Majors biology credit
    • Calculus MATH 1131
      MATH 1131 - MATH 1190
      Area A2 - Quantitative Skills Area D - Natural Sciences, Math & Tech
    • Chemistry I ( Intro) CHEM 1151/L
      CHEM 1151/L - CHEM 1151/L
      Area D - Natural Sciences, Math, & TechnologyNon - Majors chemistry credit
    • Chemistry II (Intro) CHEM 1152/L
      CHEM 1152/L - CHEM 1152/L
      Area D - Natural Sciences, Math, & TechnologyNon - Majors chemistry credit
    • College Algebra MATH 1111
      MATH 1111 - MATH 1111
      Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
    • Economics (Macro)ECON 2105
      ECON 2200
      Area E for Non - Majors
    • Economics (Micro) ECON 2106
      ECON 2100
      Area E for Non - Majors
    • Economics (Principles) ECON 1101
      ECON 1101 - ECON 1000
      Area E - Social Sciences
      Area B1 Course at KSU
    • English Composition I ENGL 1101
      ENGL 1101 - ENGL 1101
      Area A1 -Communication
    • English Composition II ENGL 1102
      ENGL 1102 - ENGL 1102
      Area A1 -Communication
    • Humanities (Intro) HUMN 1101
      HUMN 1101 - HUM 1T00
      Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts & Ethics
    • Math Modeling (Intro) MATH 1101
      MATH 1101 - MATH 1101
      Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
    • Pre - Calculus MATH 1113
      MATH 1112 - MATH 1113
      Area A2 or Area D
    • Physics I (Intro) PHYS 1111/L
      PHYS 1111/L - PHYS 1111/L
      Area D - Natural Sciences,Math, & TechnologyNon - Majors physics credit
    • Physics II (Intro) PHYS 1112/L
      PHYS 1112/L - PHYS 1112/L
      Area D - Natural Sciences,Math, & TechnologyNon - Majors physics credit
    • Psychology (Intro) PSYC 1101
      PSYC 1101 - PSYC 1101
      Area E - Social Sciences
    • Public Speaking SPCH 1101
      COMM 1100-1110 - COM 2129
      Area B - Institutional OptionsArea C - Humanities, Fine Arts & Ethics
    • Sociology (Intro)SOCI 1101
      SOCI 1101 - SOCI 1101
      Area E - Social Sciences
    • Statistics (Intro) MATH 1127
      MATH 1127 - MATH 1107
      Area D - Natural Sciences,Math, & Technology(not approved in the USG for Area A)
    • US History I HIST 2111
      HIST 2111 - HIST 2111
      Area E - Social Sciences
    • US History II HIST 2112
      HIST 2112 - HIST 2112
      Area E - Social Sciences
    • World History I HIST 1111
      HIST 1111 - HIST 1111
      Area E - Social Sciences
    • World History II HIST 1112
      HIST 1112 - HIST 1112
      Area E - Social Science




  • The following agreements outline the articulation between The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia by and on behalf of Kennesaw State University and designated Schools with regard to the acceptance of credit for students completing the District's Teaching as a Profession Pathway.


    KSU accepts International transfer credits based upon a course-by-course credentials evaluation from a recognized member of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES); American Association of Collegiate Registrar and Admissions Officers (AACRAO); or Lisano International.

    The credentials evaluation must demonstrate the coursework is equivalent to undergraduate coursework taken in the United States at a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

    International transfer credit is generally awarded as elective credit and further review by academic departments is often required to recommend either specific equivalencies or substitutions toward the degree program. Please note that courses taken at an international institution holding a U.S. regional accreditation will not require a credentials evaluation; e.g., American University of Bulgaria.