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Mobile, ALABAMA

Mobile offers a multitude of activities including museums, scenic golf courses, art and cultural festivals, shopping and much more.

BeaChes

This section of the Gulf Coast offers a climate perfect for long days at the beach. Participate in water sports of every kind and enjoy one of the most popular beaches in the South.

Cuisine

Seafood makes for some of the South’s tastiest eats and Mobile has much of it to offer. Join us as we share some of the greatest comfort food in the world.

TraDiTion

Mobile is the original site of Mardi Gras in the United States, instituted in 1704. Our city is also home to the USS Alabama Battleship and beautiful Bellingrath Gardens and Home.

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Mobile is Ranked as the safest Large city in Alabama as publisheD by “Congressional Quarterly Press” and based on FBI Statistics.

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Founded in 1702

as the original capital of the Louisiana Territory and nestled on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, Mobile boasts a rich history and prime location. Mobile is a fast growing cultural, recreational and economic center, and an ideal community to complement your experience at USA. The city supports USA’s educational purpose with on-the-job training, cooperative education, and student employment in area business and health centers.

Color runs Mobile hosts unique and fun color runs

throughout

the

year

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promote healthiness, happiness, and giving back to the community

BAYFEST Downtown The city of Mobile is full of excitement! It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re having fun in such an inviting climate. The only thing more inviting is the people you’ll meet.

City Life

Mobile is home to such national events as the REESE’S Senior Bowl Football game, Godaddy.com bowl, Mardi Gras, the Azalea Trail Run, and the Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program. Mobile is the original site of Mardi Gras in the United States, instituted in 1704, 62 Years before New Orleans adopted weeD iDe the celebration. Classic looks and Mobile is the home classic bikes tour of notables Jimmy the streets of Buffett, Hank Aaron downtown Mobile. and Winston Groom.

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As one OF THE largest and longestrunning music festivals in the state, Mobile’s BayFest has been a source of pride for the local people and a source of support for the local economy for almost two decades. Like any proper music festival, BayFest aims to please the taste buds as much as the ears and Alabama Gulf Seafood is the top choice for visitors who want to sample the Gulf Coast’s finest seafood as well as natives who’ve been spoiled on it for years.

“USA IS THE PERFECT FIT FOR ME” CARLY HAAS NURSING

Our Mission The mission of the University of South Alabama is to offer high-quality programs of teaching, research, public service, and health care that create, communicate, preserve, and apply knowledge in service to the people of Alabama as citizens in a global community.

Accreditation The University of South Alabama was admitted to membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools on December 4, 1968. The University of South Alabama is accredited to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Research Institution USA’s research and outreach programs have a dramatic positive impact on the region through the knowledge they produce, enhancement of our health and quality of life, economic stimulation, technology transfer to industry, and the sustainable high-technology jobs they create.

Quality Academic Programs USA graduates are accepted into the best medical schools, law schools, and graduate schools in the country. Our graduates always perform exceptionally well on national licensure exams. The University strives for fresh approaches to courses and programs. Emphasis is placed on the traditional dedication to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge, as a center of learning concerned with the arts and humanities, study of human nature, phenomena of the physical world, processes of human relationships, and the knowledge and skills necessary for participation in professional vocational endeavors. “Working in the classroom with USA students is a truly rewarding experience.

There is a constant exchange of

ideas and concepts as we work together to achieve the goals of the course.� Dr. Michael Mitchell, assistant vp of student affairs and Dean of Students

Student:Faculty Ratio

Growth

Faculty

21:1

1/4

81.6%

USA provides oneon-one attention and offers small classroom sizes to students to ensure academic success and more conducive learning.

Over a quarter billion dollars was invested in renovations and new state of the art facilities offering advanced learning environments for USA students.

Of the USA faculty hold a doctorate degree which allows our students to learn from the best in their field of study.

applying for

admission

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Application & Fee Submit your application for admission online or mail it in to the admissions office. -Online Application Fee: $35 -Hard Copy Application Fee:$45 www.southalabama.edu/admissions

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High School Transcript Have your high school transcript mailed directly to the USA Office of Admissions from your high school. Submit an official copy of your college transcript if applicable.

ACT or SAT Submit your Official ACT or SAT scores to USA by entering our school code when you register for the exams. The writing section is not required for admission. SAT scores will be calculated using the Critical Reading and Math.

Student Requirements: Incoming freshmen must meet these requirements for admission into the university. ACT

20

SAT OR

910

GPA +

2.0

HS Core Requirements +

16

NOTE: STUDENTS WITH A 19 ACT SCORE AND A 2.5 GPA ALSO MEET THE UNIVERSITY’S ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS.

Transfer Admission

Transfer students applying for undergraduate admission must be in good academic standing at their previous institution, and have a cumulative grade-point average from all colleges attended of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, as computed by the USA Office of Admissions. In some cases, students who have less than a 2.0 grade-point average may be considered for probationary admission. Admissions requirements -Online Application Fee: $35 -Hard Copy Application Fee:$45 -Have your College transcript mailed directly to the USA Office of Admissions from your college. Note: If the student has earned less than 30 semester hours or 40 quarter hours of college credit, high school transcripts or GED scores along with ACT or SAT scores will be required. If the student is 23 years of age or older ACT or Sat scores will not be required.

Scholarships The University of South Alabama offers excellent scholarship opportunities to students of high academic achievement. The scholarship programs listed below are available to undergraduate students at the University of South Alabama. Funds are depleted early, so students are encouraged to follow procedures and deadlines.

Bay Area Freshman Scholarship High School Seniors who are residents of Mobile and Baldwin counties in Alabama and the service areas in Florida and Mississippi who meet the minimum academic and deadline requirements are eligible for consideration for the Bay area Freshmen Scholarship.

NO SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION REQUIRED! All freshmen admitted to USA will be automatically considered for a Presidential or Bay Area scholarship.

Presidential Scholarships All 2013-2014 high school graduates who have been admitted as first time freshmen for the fall 2014 term and meet the Presidential Scholarship requirements bY December 1st will be guaranteed a scholarship award. Scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 minimum grade-point average and earn a total of 30 semester hours during the academic year.

Departmental Scholarships Each USA academic department offers a variety of scholarships. Students must contact their major department for more information on requirements and deadlines.

Transfer Scholarships We offer Transfer Scholarships to community college students transferring in the fall semester. Students must submit a scholarship application by June 15th along with a completed application for admissions and final spring transcripts. For more details on how to apply, visit www.southalabama.edu/admissions/ ugscholartransfer.html

FOR MORE INFORMATION: OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS MEISLER HALL 2500, 390 ALUMNI CIRCLE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA MOBILE, AL 36688-0002 (251) 460-6141 (800) USA-JAGS FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT WWW.SOUTHALABAMA.EDU/ADMISSIONS

Special Academic

Programs

Honors Program

The USA Honors Program attracts a diverse body of highperforming students and provides them WITH a vibrant center of academic excellence to help them become outstanding global citizens engaged in their community. Small discussion based classes, dedicated faculty, and a nurturing staff enable honors students to experience intellectual and personal growth. One on one attention, innovative research and a healthy academic scholarship are merely a small portion of what our Honors students receive. For details on the Honors Program and how to apply, please visit www.southalabama.edu/honors.

Mitchell Scholars Program The University of South Alabama Mitchell Scholars Program offers extraordinary opportunities to pursue a challenging program of scholarly and research activities through the Mitchell College of Business. The Abraham Mitchell Scholars Program is made available through an endowment by Abraham and Mayer Mitchell, prominent real estate developers and investors in Mobile, AL. To be eligible students must apply for admission into the University, major in the Mitchell College of Business, have an ACT composite between 28-36 or SAT (reading+AND math) of 1250 or higher and have a high school grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

College of Nursing Early Acceptance Program The College of Nursing has an early acceptance program for highly qualified high school seniors. Students selected for the early acceptance program and fulfilling all program requirements are guaranteed admission to the upper division professional component of the nursing curriculum. For details on how to apply for the College of Nursing Early Acceptance Program, CONTACT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS.

Physical Therapy Early Acceptance Program The Physical Therapy Early Acceptance Program offers a select number of talented high school seniors a position in the Physical Therapy Program’s first year class after completion of the pre-requisite requirements of the program and their USA undergraduate degree. Candidates selected will receive conditional acceptance to the Physical Therapy Program. For details on how to apply, please contact the office of admissions.

College of Medicine Early Acceptance Program The College of Medicine Early Acceptance Program (EAP) allows qualified high school seniors “the opportunity” to be accepted to medical school earlier in their academic career “contingent upon the student meeting all necessary requirements”. They can enter the medical school without competing for admission. This program is not an accelerated BS/MD program in that it expects students to spend four years as an undergraduate and an additional four years in medical school. For details on how to apply contact the office of admissions.

Student ServiCeS HealtH Center The USA Student Health Center (SHC) is dedicated to provide quality medical and educational services to the entire student body, when school is in session. Services include immunizations, x-rays, and general appointments.

(251) 460-7151

stuDent Disability serviCes Disability Services provides equal access, empowerment, support, resources, advocacy, collaboration and outreach throughout the University and community for students with disabilities.

(251) 460-7212

Campus poliCe

Career serviCes

The police department exists to meet the unique law enforcement needs of the university community. USAPD engages in community oriented policing that actively encourages a safe environment on campus.

Career services administers three major programs which are available to all students and alumni: • Career Employment AssistanceEmployment opportunities for seniors, graduate students and alumni. • Career Experience Opportunities- CO-OP and Internships • Career Education and Information Services

(251) 460-6312

(251) 460-6188

Jag Success is your campus home for academic success. They provide FREE workshops, homework help and academic coaching tutoring for USA students. Student leaders also offer specialized review and problem solving sessions for designated courses including mass statistics, chemistry, biology and physics. JAG success also helps connect people with other campus resources including math/STAT lab and the writing center. Jag Pals (peer academic leaders) also work with first year students to connect throughout their first year allowing new students to learn from someone like themselves, how to be successful in college. Generally pals meet and interact with students in First Year Experience class, email them during the week, and are available to share information on academics and student life. These leaders fill an important role as they help new students adjust academically and socially to college and life at South. “At the Mitchell College of Business we are continually striving to create an educational environment where students will thrive” – Joel Ponce FINANCE

DOCTORATE

SPECIALIST

MASTER

BACHELOR

CERTIFICATE

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Pat Capps Covey

Pre-Health Professions

GEOGRAPHY

College of Allied Health

Education/Biology (Double Major Only) Teaching Certification

Geographic Information Systems Certificate

CHEMISTRY

GEOLOGY

ACS Certified Program

Gerontology (Minor Only)

Professions BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES CARDIORESPIRATORY CARE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES Basic EMT Paramedic HEALTH SCIENCES OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PHYSICAL THERAPY

Biochemistry COMMUNICATION

Gerontology Certificate HISTORY

Non-Thesis, Thesis

Non-Thesis, Thesis

Advertising

Education/History (DOUble Major Only) Teaching Certification

Communication Technology Interpersonal Communication and Rhetoric

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Asian Studies

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES

Journalism (Print and Broadcast)

European Studies

Pre-Professional Health Sciences

Organizational Communication

International Relations

RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES

Public Relations

Latin-American Studies

SPEECH AND HEARING SCIENCES

Radio/TV/Film

Middle East Studies

Audiology

Composite Sciences (Minor Only)

Communication Sciences

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

and Disorders Speech-Language Pathology

College of Arts and Sciences African-American Studies (Minor Only) Air Force Studies (Minor Only)

DRAMATIC B.A. THEATRE ARTS B.F.A. Acting Musical Theatre Theatre Design and Technology ENGLISH

Foreign Language/International Studies (Double Major Only) International Business/IntERNATIONAL Studies (DOUble Major Only) MARINE SCIENCES Non-Thesis, Thesis MATHEMATICS and STATISTICS Computer Science Non-Thesis, Thesis

ANTHROPOLOGY

Creative Writing

ART B.A.

Literature

Teaching Certification

Art History

British and American Literature

Meteorology

Studio Art

Education/Eng (Double Major Only) Teaching Certification

Basic Meteorology

ART B.F. A. Art History

Professional Writing (Minor Only)

Ceramics

ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY

GLASS

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Graphic Design

French

Painting

Education/French (Double Major Only) Teaching Certification

Photography Printmaking Sculpture BIOLOGY Basic Medical Sciences Non-Thesis, Thesis Environmental Science Marine Biology

German Education/German (Double Major Only) Teaching Certification Russian Spanish Education/Spanish (Double Major Only) Teaching Certification Gender Studies (Minor Only)

Education/Math (Dble Major Only)

Broadcast Meteorology Environmental Meteorology Industrial Meteorology Military Science (Minor Only) MUSIC Music Business Music Education-Instrumental Music Education-Vocal Music Elective Studies in Outside Fields Music Performance-Instrumental Music Performance-Vocal PHILOSOPHY Classics

DOCTORATE

SPECIALIST

MASTER

BACHELOR

CERTIFICATE

School of Continuing Education and Special Programs Philosophy Religion PHYSICS Option A

Water Resources and Coastal Engineering COMPUTER ENGINEERING Hardware

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Adult Degree Program Interdisciplinary Degree Program

Software ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

(Interested in Graduate degree)

College of Education

Control Systems

Option B

Counselor Education

Design Synthesis

School Counseling

Materials Science

School Psychometry

Mechanics

Community Counseling

Thermodynamics

(not interested in Graduate degree) Pre-Medicine POLITICAL SCIENCE PSYCHOLOGY Applied Psychology General/Experimental Psychology PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Non-Thesis, Thesis Related Sciences (Minor Only) SOCIAL WORK SOCIOLOGY Non-Thesis, Thesis

EARLY Childhood Education

Systems Engineering

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

College of Medicine

EDUCATIONAL MEDIA ELEMENTARY EDUCATION/SPECIAL EDUCATION ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Health Education

BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Microbiology and Immunology Molecular and Cellular

Teacher Certification

Pharmacology

Non-Certification

Physiology

Instructional Design & Development

Cell Biology and Neuroscience

Instructional Specialist

Cancer Biology

Mitchell College of Business

Leisure Studies

ACCOUNTING

Therapeutic Recreation

MEDICINE

College of Nursing

Lung Biology

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Recreation Administration

FINANCE

Physical Education+

GENERAL BUSINESS

Teacher Certification

MANAGEMENT

Exercise Science

General Management

READING SPECIALIST

Human Resource Management

SECONDARY Education+

Entrepreneurship

Special Education+

Manager NP/CNS

Service Management

Early Childhood Special Education

Infant/Neonatal Health NP/CNS

MARKETING

Collaborative Teaching K-6

Psychiatric/Mental Health NP/CNS

International Business

Collaborative Teaching 6-12

Women’s Health NP/CNS

Marketing Management

Gifted and Talented

Nursing Administration

Real Estate

College of Engineering

Community/Public Health

School of Computing

CHEMICAL and BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING

COMPUTER INFORMATION SCIENCES

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Computer Science

Environmental Engineering

Information Systems

Geotechnical Engineering

Information Technology

Structural Engineering

Health Informatics

Transportation Engineering

NURSING Adult Acute Care NP/CNS Child Health NP/CNS Family Health NP/CNS Gerontological/Diabetes Nurse

Nursing Education RN to BSN Nursing Practice

AU’s Harrison School of Pharmacy at the University of South Alabama Pharmacy

HouSing & r eSidenCe L ife

We recognize the importance of becoming more than just a student. When you choose to live on campus, you’re choosing to become a part of something greater. Simply put, you’re becoming “South!” Living on campus will be one of the most rewarding experiences throughout your collegiate life. You will find that you’ll have a less stressful college experience and more advantages at USA housing and residence life.

(251) 460-6185 - www.southalabama.edu/housing Fully Furnished – No Community Bathrooms – Paid Utilities – Air Conditioned Expanded Basic Cable – Wireless Internet Access – Common Area TVs Free Laundry Facilities – Vending Machines – Intramural Teams

Amenities Delta

The delta community is made up of four nontraditional two person and private room residence halls. both freshmen and upperclassmen live in this community.

Epsilon

The Epsilon Community contains both traditional and non-traditional residence halls. Epsilon 1 and Epsilon 2 are both traditional halls housing our first-time freshmen IN Living Learning Communities (LLC). Both Epsilons have a TV Room, study room, and professional Residence Life staff offices. delta 6 is non-traditional with two person rooms with kitchenettes.

Stokes Hall

stokes hall, a traditional residence hall, opened fall of 2011 and features 330 suite-style rooms. Additionally, Stokes Hall features one (1) classroom, eight (8) study lounges, two (2) multipurpose rooms, interior hallways, and a large laundry room. Freshmen and Upperclassmen reside in this hall that has an added academic focus.

Beta and Gamma

The Beta/Gamma Community contains both apartment style and non-traditional residence hall accommodations. The apartment style residence halls are located in Beta 1 – 5 and Gamma 5 – 9. The non-traditional style residence halls are Gamma 0 – 4.

New Hall

This four-story traditional residence hall houses 350 first-time freshmen with two students per room. Each room contains its own bathroom while students will have their own personal lavatory in the living area of each room. The new building includes one classroom that seats 25, two large study lounges, two community lounges, a large laundry room, 2 Community Director offices, and 1 Faculty member office.

33 Residence Halls

11

On Campus Dining Locations

54 Resident Assistants

96

stuDent employment opportunities witHin HousinG & resiDenCe liFe Hall

dining

usa dining services offers an exciting and convenient food service program for the entire campus community. All students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan while Commuter students who spend a lot of time on campus may benefit from a meal plan or declining balance option. USA Dining Services offers several on-campus locations all within easy walking distance of residence halls and classrooms. The social experience of group dining is one of the most important elements of campus life. Your meal plan participation entitles you to more than good food; it provides an opportunity for you to gather with friends for meals, study breaks, or relaxation.

meal plans

There are 2 Portions to each meal plan:

MEALS

The meal portions of the meal plans are available at the Fresh Food Company, South Alabama’s All-youcare-to-eat location. The “Fresh” is located on the second floor of the dining hall adjacent to the residential communities.

Bonus Bucks

Bonus bucks and dining dollars supplement your meal plan and can be used at all South Alabama Dining Locations. Dining dollars work just like bonus bucks but are added separately and never expire.

How it Works

Once you have a meal plan your student ID works like a debit card. Just swipe your card and the meal is deducted from your account automatically showing your balance on every receipt.

(251) 460-9296 www.usadiningservices.com

HOW WILL YOU GET INVOLVED? In addition to the academic environment, the University of South Alabama offers a host of student activities. You can choose from over 200 student organizations including fraternities, sororities, honor societies, professional and departmental organizations, special interest clubs, and religious groups. These organizations represent the diversity of disciplines and interests that provide an opportunity for you to get involved on campus and enrich your college experience. (251) 460-7003 www.southalabama.edu/studentactivities

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Come Visit

soUth AlAbAmA Campus Tours Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Call and Schedule your Campus Tour Today (251) 460-7834

usa Day Saturday Preview Day held in Fall and Spring. For dates and Additional information visit:

www.southalabama.edu/studentrecruitment/visit.html


South Alabama Viewbook 2013-2014