UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA
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Total Enrollment - 14,279
Average ACT of Entering Freshmen - 22.3
Full-Time Faculty - 720 with Doctorate - 76.7% (552)
Average Class Size - 23
Approximate Degrees Awarded Each Year - 2,000
Main Campus Acreage - 1,215
The University of South Alabama does not discriminate in its student and employment practices in violation of any applicable laws. The University of South 09/08 Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access educational institution.
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Go South! Go USA! INFORMATION 2 4 6 7 8 10 11 12 14
Welcome Historic Mobile Admissions Scholarships Campus Involvement Financial Aid Student Services Career Services Campus Dining
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Student Organizations Greek Life Campus Life ROTC SouthBound Orientation Residence Halls First Year Experience Program 22 Academic Programs
24 College of Allied Health Professions 26 College of Arts and Sciences 27 Mitchell College of Business 28 College of Education 29 College of Engineering 30 College of Medicine 31 College of Nursing
32 School of Computer and Information Sciences 33 School of Continuing Education and Special Programs 34 Health Pre-Professions 35 School of Pharmacy 36 Visit USA 37 Alumni
Welcome! The University of South Alabama, located on the upper Gulf Coast in Mobile, Alabama, was chartered in 1963 by the State of Alabama as a state-supported, comprehensive, co-educational institution of higher education. Since opening its doors to the first 264 students in 1964, USA has grown to an enrollment of over 14,000 in its various undergraduate and graduate programs and the College of Medicine. It is a dynamic and growing institution with a student body that is enthusiastic about life and learning. South Alabama is large enough to offer the programs you need, yet small enough to know and care about you as an individual. The entire institution is also fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.* USA continues to earn distinction as one of the fastest growing universities in Alabama. Our academic programs provide a solid base to allow students to grow intellectually, economically and socially. We’re proud of our Scholarship Program and the success of our Honors Program in recognizing and rewarding academically talented students. In addition to USA’s outstanding academic programs, our students enjoy a wide variety of social, cultural, entertainment and athletic activities that contribute to a well-rounded college experience. The USA Mitchell Center is home to Jaguar basketball, concerts and a host of other exciting activities. The Student Recreation Center and a new, multi-million dollar Intramural Field Complex provide students plenty of activities. The new campus-wide Transit System, JagTran, offers convenience. The new student services center, Meisler Hall, places all student services under one roof. Our students and faculty are benefiting from over $255 million in new facilities, major renovations, and expansion of the University. This includes a new Alumni Bell Tower, Health Sciences Building, Student Recreation Center, Mitchell College of Business - Joseph and Rebecca Mitchell Learning Center, Engineering Building, and Mitchell Cancer Institute. Students take advantage of USA’s Technology and Research Park and USA’s two owned and operated hospitals. The Mitchell Cancer Institute is putting USA at the forefront of medical research and treatment. We invite you to learn more about USA through this publication, our Web site, www.southalabama.edu, or through a personal visit to our campus. The University of South Alabama experience is best defined by the people — students, faculty, alumni and friends — who share a common enthusiasm as members of the USA family. * The University of South Alabama is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone 404-679-4501) to award baccalaureate, master’s, doctor of philosophy and doctor of medicine degrees.
“The college atmosphere at USA is welcoming and comfortable for any student. It really feels like home here at South Alabama.” Mickey Smith Psychology Newnan, Georgia
â€œThere are so many things to get involved in on our campus, and the city of Mobile has everything you could want. If you're seeking a great education and a full college experience, USA is for you.â€? Tristan Gist
Business Gulfport, Mississippi
Historic Mobile 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. Mardi Gras originated in Mobile (contrary to popular belief ) hosting celebrations and parades throughout the downtown area. This section of the Gulf Coast offers a climate perfect for a multitude of activities including water sports of every kind, scenic golf courses, art and cultural festivals, and much more. We have historic homes and museums, white-sandy beaches, terrific shopping opportunities, and outdoor events that occur year round. Mobile, the center of finance and industry along the mid-Gulf Coast, boasts an excellent business and industrial base. The city supports USA’s educational purpose with on-the-job training, cooperative education, and student employment in area businesses and health centers. Mobile is ranked as Alabama’s safest larger city as published by “Congressional Quarterly Press” and based on FBI statistics.
MOBILE, AL USA is located in Mobile, Alabama’s
oldest and second largest city. Mobile offers white-sandy beaches
nearby, great golf venues, homes and museums from the historic South’s rich heritage. Mobile is home to such national
events as the Senior Bowl football game (January), Mardi Gras (February/March), the Azalea Trail Run (March), America’s Junior Miss Pageant (July), and the GMAC Bowl football game (December). Mobile is the Azalea Capital of the
World, displaying more than 50 varieties in colors from paper white to pink, red, and translucent lavender. Mobile is the original site of Mardi
Gras in the United States, instituted in 1704, 62 years before New Orleans adopted the celebration. Mobile is the home of notables Jimmy
Buffett (entertainer), Hank Aaron (baseball Hall of Fame), and Winston Groom (author of Forrest Gump). Mobile is home to the USS Alabama
Experience our Gulf Coast fairs, festivals, Mardi Gras, and other cultural events.
Battleship and beautiful Bellingrath Gardens and Home.
“My decision to attend USA was based on the University’s excellent academic reputation.” Sara Hendrix
Exercise Science Holly Pond, Alabama
Applying for Admission First-Time Freshmen or Freshmen with Previous Credits Admission Have your high school transcript mailed directly to the USA Office of Admissions from your high school. Minimum ACT of 19 (SAT 900) and a high school GPA of at least a 2.0 (‘C’). Have your college transcript (if applicable) mailed directly to the USA Office of Admissions from your previous college.
Transfer Admission Have your college transcript mailed directly to the USA Office of Admissions from your college. If you have not completed 30 semester or 40 quarter hours, then you must also have your official high school transcript and official ACT or SAT scores mailed to the USA Office of Admissions. Advising guides are available for two-year institutions in coastal Mississippi and the Florida panhandle on our Web site at www.southalabama.edu/admissions/transfer/ We have a transfer coordinator dedicated to answer any questions you may have, regardless of the institution from which you are transferring.
Accelerated College Enrollment Program (ACEP) Available to Mobile and Baldwin County residents only. High school students who have completed their junior year are eligible. Have your official high school transcript mailed from your high school to the USA Office of Admissions. Have your official college transcript (if applicable) mailed to the USA Office of Admissions from your college. Have your official ACT or SAT scores mailed to the USA Office of Admissions from the testing agency. Have a letter of recommendation sent from your school counselor to the USA Office of Admissions. You must have an ACT score of 25 or higher (1130 SAT) and a high school GPA of 3.0, as computed by the Office of Admissions, to be considered for early admission.
USA Honors Program High school seniors with a minimum 27 ACT Composite (1210 SAT score) and a minimum 3.5 high school grade-point average (4.0 system), as computed by the University of South Alabama, are invited to apply. You must submit a regular USA application for admission, along with a separate Honors Program application no later than December 12. (Available online at www.southalabama.edu/honors) Students must interview with the Honors Program committee in early spring. Please contact the USA Honors Program at (251) 461-1637 for more information.
Priority Deadlines for Admission Fall Semester July 15 Spring Semester December 1 Summer Semester May 1
You could be a STAR! If you are transferring from a two-year public institution in the State of Alabama, keep in mind that the University of South Alabama participates in the statewide articulation service known as STARS. This program provides information on course selection for all majors and enables seamless transfer to USA. Visit USA’s Web site (www.southalabama.edu) and follow the links to transfer admission information, or contact USA’s transfer coordinator at 800-USA-JAGS.
Scholarships for New Students The University of South Alabama offers excellent scholarship opportunities to students of high academic achievement. The scholarship programs listed below are available to new undergraduate students at the University of South Alabama. Funds are depleted early, so students are encouraged to follow the application procedures and priority deadlines.
Bay Area Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 1 Presidential Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 1 Abraham Mitchell Business Scholarships . . . . December 1 Whiddon Honors Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . December 12 (USA Honors Program)
Community College Transfer Scholarships . . . . . . May 1 (Qualified students are automatically considered based on admission to the University)
Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarships . . . . . . . . . May 1 (Qualified students are automatically considered based on admission to the University and receipt of recommendation letter from their PTK advisor) For more information: Office of Admissions Meisler Hall 2500 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL 36688-0002 (251) 460-6141 (800) USA-JAGS For specific information about tuition and fees, please visit the admissions Web page at www.southalabama.edu/admissions/expenses.html
“I love campus life at USA. Everything I need is close by, plus I’m getting the best education money can buy.” Heather Fishel Biomedical Sciences Tupelo, Mississippi
Enrich your college experience!
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.
Develop Yourself Each spring, officers and senators are elected for one-year terms to the Student Government Association. Participating in SGA is an excellent way to develop leadership and management skills. This organization is responsible for the allocation of a considerable amount of extracurricular funding, overseeing student organizations, and working with the University administration and faculty to develop and improve your educational and personal life at USA.
Make Friends If Greek life is your interest, you will find active sorority and fraternity organizations on campus. Recruitment Week usually occurs during your first days on campus before Fall Semester begins.
Make Notes There are many on-campus musical ensembles available if you are interested in pursuing your musical interests. The groups listed below are open to all qualified students, whether you are a music major or not: Basketball Pep Band Percussion Ensemble Brass Ensemble Symphony Band Chamber Music Trumpet Ensemble Concert Choir University Chorale Flute Choir USA Chamber Singers Guitar Ensemble USA Opera Theatre Jazz Ensemble
Play a Role Students interested in drama have ample opportunity to participate in student productions. Theatre USA, the production arm of the department of Dramatic Arts, presents a full season of high-quality play productions each year. The major shows are directed by faculty or other professionals, while a series of one-acts is directed by students of demonstrated abilities. Dramatic Arts majors and non-majors are welcome to take part in productions.
John W. Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, opened in 1998, houses all of the performing arts at the University. The center has state-of-the-art facilities for all aspects of musical and theatrical performances. This beautiful, highly functional facility is a focal point to the main entrance of campus and draws a wide audience to attend musical recitals and dramatic performances throughout the year.
Catch the Jaguar Spirit The Mitchell Center is the home of Jaguar Basketball and a variety of events, including commencement, concerts and other entertainment. This beautiful 10,000+ seat facility is one of the most well-equipped in the country and a place where you will enjoy many activities.
NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Sports
Baseball Basketball Cross-Country Football (Fall 2009) Golf Tennis Track & Field
Basketball Cross-Country Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Track & Field Volleyball
Sports and Campus Recreation The University of South Alabama is an active place! USA’s NCAA Division I teams compete nationally in a wide range of sports. Attending an exciting Jaguar sporting event is a great way to get involved on campus and show your school spirit. The Student Recreation Center is home base for the campus recreation program. It is a great place to meet friends for a jog around the indoor track, play a game of racquetball or basketball, participate in aerobics classes, or work out in the weight room. A busy schedule of intramural sports open to all on milli students is available each semester and includes 0 3 t $ r New -of-the-a on basketball, flag football, volleyball, water polo, i state recreat to softball, and many more! ent ted stud is expec 9 00 er cent n Fall 2 e op
“I came to South Alabama because of the friendly students and faculty.” Daniel Edwards
Clinical Lab Sciences Pensacola, Florida
Your education is an investment in your future. While costs to attend the University of South Alabama are moderate, careful planning and preparation by you and your family is needed to meet the costs of attending college. USA’s Office of Financial Aid is ready to assist you in meeting the costs of your education and happy to answer your questions. Financial assistance can be awarded in the form of grants, loans, employment or scholarships and is intended to supplement, not replace, financial contributions from the student and family. Financial aid is awarded annually for the academic year which begins each August. The University uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to evaluate students for aid. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov in early January each year. Remember to apply early because some sources of aid are limited and depleted early.
Office of Financial Aid Meisler Hall 1200 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL 36688-0002 (251) 460-6231 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Online: www.southalabama.edu/finaid/
Payment Plan The USA Federal Credit Union offers USA students a method to pay tuition, fees, housing, and meal plans in four monthly installments during the semester, subject to credit approval. For information, contact Student Accounting at (251) 460-6195, or for an application visit www.southalabama.edu/studentaccounting/ deferredpaymentplans.html or the USA Federal Credit Union at (251) 706-0255.
Other Financial Aid Options to Investigate Off-Campus Employment: Through the USA Student Employment Center, students can easily be directed to off-campus employment opportunities in the Mobile area. (251) 460-7930. ROTC: Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at USA and provide excellent scholarship, leadership, and career opportunities. Army ROTC, (251) 460-6341; Air Force ROTC, (251) 460-7211. Cooperative Education: Employment opportunities are available in the student’s major and provide a salary along with valuable work experience. (251) 460-6188. Veteran Benefits: Students who are veterans or who have a parent who is a veteran should check with Veterans Affairs about benefits. (251) 460-6230.
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Student Services University Health Services Center The Health Services Center, located on the north side of campus, is staffed by professional nurses and physicians. Students pay a health fee each semester which allows them to see the physicians for routine tests and examinations at no additional charge. Students living in the residence halls have the opportunity to request the care of a particular physician and medical facility in Mobile on a health data form completed at check-in. If no particular request is made, students are taken to the University of South Alabama Medical Center. Effective Fall 2007, all firsttime entering students born after 1956 MUST provide proof of adequate immunization against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) before class registration. The form can be downloaded at www.southalabama.edu/studenthealth/domesticimmu2.pdf A comprehensive insurance policy is available to South Alabama students. Details are available at Southbound Orientation or through the Vice President for Student Affairs.
USA Bookstores The USA Bookstore and the USA Health Sciences Bookstore are your one-stop sources for all your academic needs, on campus and online. Both stores offer new and used textbooks, course supplies, and a wide assortment of USA apparel and merchandise. They both conduct textbook buy-back programs at the end of each term so students can sell the texts they no longer need and to make more used texts available for the following term. You can visit both bookstores online at www.southalabama.edu/bookstore. Orders placed online can be shipped or picked up in the stores.
â€œLet your future start here at South Alabama.â€? Lan Vu
Physical Therapy Mobile, Alabama
Special Student Services The University offers special services to students with disabilities. Students who register with this office must submit documentation regarding their disabilities. Services provided are: priority registration, counseling, advocacy training, enlargements for the visually impaired, interpreters for the deaf, assistance in obtaining recordings for the blind, and arrangements for accommodation in and out of the classroom as covered under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students in need of services due to a disability should contact the Special Student Services Office in Room 270, Student Center, (251) 460-7212.
Counseling USA Counseling Services is a professionally staffed service for students offering educational, vocational/career, and personal counseling, as well as emotional and substance abuse counseling. Counseling is free to all USA students.Counseling Services is located in Alpha Hall East, Room 326. The phone number is (251) 460-7051. The Web site is www.southalabama.edu/counseling.
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USA Career Services cares about your future! Our office provides comprehensive career planning including assistance with exploring careers and academic majors, gaining real-world work experience prior to graduation, and obtaining permanent employment and planning for graduate/professional school.
Career Exploration Our advising staff is available to assist students and alumni who are undecided about their career plans or academic majors. We offer services including one-on-one advising, administering career-related assessments, and using computer guidance programs to help you research career options that fit your interests, skills, values, personality, and abilities.
Cooperative Education and Internship Program The Cooperative Education and Internship Program will help place you in a job related to your major area of study. The Alternating Co-op Education Program allows you to work full-time one semester and attend class full-time the next semester. Internship opportunities can be short in duration lasting anywhere from a few weeks to one full academic term depending on the unique needs of the organization providing the learning experience. The Cooperative Education and Internship Program allows you to earn related work experience, confirm career objectives, apply classroom knowledge and skills, and establish professional contacts which should lead to stronger job prospects at graduation.
Job Search and Post-Graduate Plans Career Services offers many services to graduating students seeking career-related employment or those planning to pursue graduate or professional school. Our office maintains, Jaguar Job Link, an on-line career management system that allows students to search and apply for jobs, publish resumes to an on-line resume book, and participate in the on-campus interviewing (OCI) program. We also offer various career-related seminars and events including annual career expos/job fairs, a mock interview program, resume development assistance, help on researching and applying to graduate schools, and much more! For more information about our services, please visit us at 2100 Meisler Hall, call us at (251) 460-6188 or visit our Web site at www.southalabama.edu/careerservices.
Get Your Degree
USA Online is a program offering courses via the Internet. You may take part in one of our online degree programs or simply enroll for individual online courses in addition to your campus courses. Visit www.usaonline.southalabama.edu for current course listings and further details.
DAY South Alabama’s “USA Day” gives prospective students a chance to experience our campus, meet students and faculty, and see how . . .
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â€œI chose South Alabama because it is one of the best schools in Alabama. Being a native of Mobile, I can still obtain my degree without leaving home.â€? Darnesha Lewis Physical Therapy Mobile, Alabama
Dining Locations The Delta Deli (Delta Commons Building)
The Market (Student Center, second floor)
The Sandwich Shoppe (Student Center, first floor)
The Daily Grind (Student Center, first floor
Velma’s (Administration Building, ground floor)
Campus Dining USA Meal Plans Meal Plans provide you with a specific number of meals at the main meal dining hall throughout the semester, plus extra money to use at campus retail locations. Meal Memberships are perfect for students living on campus or for commuter students who spend at lot of time on campus.
The Declining Balance Account For the busy student, nothing is faster or more convenient than a declining balance account. The account is accessed through the magnetic stripe on the back of your student ID card (Jag Card). Instead of carrying cash around campus or waiting in line at the ATM, you just get your food, swipe your card, and go! This declining balance account is only for food purchases and will be accepted at campus dining. There is no fee to establish the account and no minimum balance to maintain. As long as you remain an active student, the unused balance carries forward from semester to semester and from year to year until you graduate or leave school.
Bonus Bucks When you sign up for a USA Dining Meal Plan you are given bonus bucks that you can use anywhere on campus. For example, suppose you want to buy a sub from Quizno’s in The Market, a cup of Starbucks coffee from the Daily Grind, or grocery items at the convenience store in the Delta Deli, your bonus bucks give you the option to break from your normal routine. Please remember that bonus bucks do not carry over from semester to semester. The USA Meal Plans are required for any student living in University Housing or The Grove with less than 24 credit hours. These course hours may be transferred in or earned at USA provided they are accepted by the University registrar’s office as completed and passed. Please remember that meal plans are priced per semester.
Dining Services: Student Center, (251) 460-6296
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Your Meal Ticket USA Dining Services offers an exciting and convenient food service program for the entire campus community. The meal plans are designed to offer variety and flexibility to suit your schedule as well as your budget. 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. The Declining Balance Meal Program works much like a credit card - only in reverse. You pre-deposit varying amounts of money into your personal account. Each time you make a purchase for a meal or snacks, the computerized register will deduct the cost of your purchases from your account and display your remaining balance. Your Declining Balance card is welcomed at all USA Dining Services locations, including pizza delivery from Papa John’s. The more traditional meal plans offer predetermined number of meals each week during the semester. You may choose from several options depending on your needs.
USA Student Organizations HONOR SOCIETIES Abeneefoo Kuo (Minority) Alpha Chi Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-Professional/Medical) Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology) Alpha Sigma Lambda (Continuing Education) Alpha Phi Sigma (Political Science) Beta Alpha Psi (Business) Delta Alpha Pi (Special Students) Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering) Freshman Leadership Council Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography) Golden Key Kappa Delta Pi (Education) Lambda Pi Eta (Communication) Mortar Board (Senior Leadership/Service) National Residence Hall Honorary National Society of Collegiate Scholars National Society of Leadership & Success Omicron Delta Kappa Order of Omega (Greek) Phi Alpha Theta (History) Phi Beta Delta (International Students) Phi Eta Sigma (Freshmen) Phi Kappa Phi (Academic Excellence) Pi Theta Epsilon (Occupational Therapy) Pi Tau Sigma (Engineering) Psi Chi (Psychology) Rho Lambda (Greek Women) Sigma Phi Omega (Gerontology) Sigma Tau Delta (English) Tau Beta Pi (Engineering) PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Accounting Club Alabama Physicians Assistants Student Society Air Force ROTC Alpha Kappa Psi (Business) American Chemical Society American Institute of Chemical Engineers American Medical Association Student Section American Society of Civil Engineers American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) American Society of Mechanical Engineers Anthropology Club Army ROTC Scabbard and Blade Arnold Air Society Art History Club Association for Computing Machinery Astronomy Club Basic Medical Sciences Organization Biology Graduate Organization Biology Student Association Biomedical Sciences Club (BMD) Broadcast Meteorology Club Clinical Laboratory Sciences Society College of Medicine Gay/Straight Alliance College of Medicine Student Assembly
Communication Student Association Criminal Justice Association Debate Society, USA Earth Sciences Club English Graduate Organization Engineering Student Council Entrepreneurs Club Financial Management Association Future Pharm.D Association Geography Club Geology Club Gerontology Club Graphic Design Association Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Instructional Design and Development Students International Association of Administrative Professionals International Studies Association Marine Sciences Graduate Student Organization Marketing Club Meteorology Club National Association of Future Doctors of Audiology National Society of Black Engineers National Society of Professional Engineers National Student Speech, Language, Hearing Association Object (Art) Opera/Musical Theatre USA Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Music) Physical Therapy Club Political Science Association Pre-Occupational Therapy Association (POTA) Pre-Physical Therapy Club Pre-Law Association Psychology Club Ranger Challenge Team Respiratory Therapy Student Association Sigma Alpha Iota (Music) Social Workers Student Organization Society of Auto Engineers Society for Human Resource Management Society of Physics Students Society of Women Engineers Sociology Club Student Alabama Education Association Student Art Association Student Council for Exceptional Children Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) Student National Medical Association Student Nurses Association Student Occupational Therapy Association SPECIAL INTEREST African-American Students Association Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform Americans for an Informed Democracy Amnesty International Arcade Stixx The Arke BACCHUS
Bass Club USA Bowling Club Chamber Singers USA Cheerleaders USA Chess Club USA Circle K (Service) Club Football Club Hockey Club Soccer College Bowl College Democrats College Republicans Colleges Against Cancer Collegiate Music Educators Comrades of Courage Concert Choir USA Council of International Student Organizations Creative Writing Club Cricket Club Dance Team, “The Prowlers” Diamond Girls Disc Golf Club English Society USA Equestrian Club Feminists for Progress Free Libre Open Source Software Freshman Advisory Board Friends of Internationals Future Teachers for Freedom Dreams Gay-Straight Alliance The Grove Council Heritage Panel Honors Program Organization Horror Club USA IGNITE Tobacco Abuse Prevention IMPACT - Mentor Group Indian Students Association Intercultural Dialogue Association Jaguar Joggers-Army ROTC Jaguar Productions Entertainment Board JAG-TV Japanese Students Association Jesters USA Karate Club Ladies of Black and Gold Latin American Students Association Literary Magazine - The Oracle Malaysian Student Council Men of Excellence Model United Nations Club Muslim Students Association Nepalese Students Association Outdoor Recreation Club USA Outlaws- Jaguars Support Club Pakistan Students Association Peer Health Educators Pep Band Philosophy Club Photography Association Poetry Theatre USA Prestige Ink Real Life Rescue Squad USA Residence Life Council Rotaract (Service) Sailing Club Saudi Student Association Sierra Student Coalition USA Silver Wings - AFROTC Society of Strategy Gamers Society for Anime and Gaming
Society for Philosophy and Sciences Soo Bahk Do South Alabama CARP South Paws Southerners (Student Ambassadors) Spanish Club Student Government Association Students for Organ Donation Students Today/Alumni Tomorrow STAT Symphony Band USA Think.Green! Toastmasters USA Trails to Tarmac Bicycle Club Turkish Student Organization University Chorale USA PHO-The Grove Vanguard Student Newspaper Video Gainers Alliance Vietnamese Student Association Virtue and Value Water Ski Club USA Women of Excellence RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS AGAPE Alpha Omega Baptist Campus Ministries Campus Crusade for Christ Campus Outreach Catholic Student Association Christian Student Ministries Chi Alpha Jewish Students of USA Muslim Student Association Presbyterian Campus Connection Wesley Foundation SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS Sororities: Alpha Gamma Delta Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Omicron Pi Chi Omega Delta Sigma Theta Kappa Delta Phi Mu Sigma Gamma Rho Zeta Phi Beta Fraternities: Alpha Phi Alpha Kappa Alpha Order Kappa Alpha Psi Kappa Sigma Omega Psi Phi Phi Beta Sigma Pi Kappa Alpha Pi Kappa Phi Sigma Chi Tau Kappa Epsilon Councils: College Panhellenic Council Interfraternity Council National Pan-Hellenic Council
Campus Involvement: Student Center, (251) 460-7003
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USA Greek Life
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Alpha Phi Alpha Kappa Alpha Order Kappa Alpha Psi Kappa Sigma Omega Psi Phi Phi Beta Sigma Pi Kappa Alpha Pi Kappa Phi Sigma Chi Tau Kappa Epsilon
Alpha Gamma Delta Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Omicron Pi Chi Omega Delta Sigma Theta Kappa Delta Phi Mu Sigma Gamma Rho Zeta Phi Beta
USA's Campus Life Approximately 2,500 students live on campus in residence halls, student apartments and fraternity and sorority housing, which sponsor many social and academic activities Students operate The Vanguard (student newspaper) and Jag-TV (student television station) Free access to computers are available in classrooms, computer labs, and libraries USA has over 200 student organizations, including ten fraternities and nine sororities A new $30 million, 130,000 square foot student recreation center is expected to open Fall 2009
Multi-purpose indoor courts Indoor and Outdoor pools Heated Outdoor Winter Spa Spinning Room 40 foot rock climbing wall
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Army ROTC The Army Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of South Alabama offers a progressive program which will enhance student education regardless of academic endeavor. The program is designed to improve the leadership abilities of students, develop managerial skills, inform students concerning the roles, missions and capabilities of the army and train qualified ROTC students to become commissioned officers in the active Army, Army National Guard or US Army Reserves. Military Science is an accredited field of minor study. Scholarships are available for every field of study to include Nursing majors. These scholarships will pay full tuition and fees or room and board and provide up to $500.00 a month in spending money. Most ROTC students will earn a scholarship.
Air Force ROTC The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is an educational program designed to give students the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing their chosen academic degree. Air Force ROTC is generally done over four years, but can be completed in as little as two. As a member of Air Force ROTC, you take ROTC classes as an elective which can also count toward a minor in Air Force Studies. You also participate in leadership lab, physical training, and other ROTC activities. The first half of the Four-Year Program is typically taken during the freshman and sophomore years. This program allows students to “try out” the Air Force ROTC for up to two years without incurring any obligation unless on scholarship. Entry into the second half of the program is competitive. There are scholarship opportunities available ranging from two year to three and one half years in length. Scholarships will pay for tuition and fees, $900 per year for books and a monthly allowance of up to $500 per month. Additionally, the program is allotted a number of dormitory scholarships funded by the University. Upon completion of Air Force ROTC, students receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force with a benefit package starting at approximately $45,000 per year.
Department of Military Science: MSN 1, (251) 460-6341 • Department of Air Force Studies: (251) 460-7211
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New Student Orientation
A comprehensive orientation program is held at the beginning of each semester to familiarize new students with the University of South Alabama. The overnight Freshman Summer Orientation also includes Parent Orientation sessions. The orientation sessions focus on topics of interest to new USA students such as academic policies and procedures, student life, campus activities, and campus security. Academic advising is also an integral part of Southbound Orientation. Students meet with an advisor in their major area of study who assists them in planning their schedule for the upcoming semester. Online registration for classes follows academic advising. Summer orientation information will be mailed to new fall students beginning in April. Contact the Office of New Student Orientation for more information (251) 460-7093.
DRIVING TIMES IN ALABAMA Gulf Shores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hour Montgomery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21/2 Hours Birmingham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Hours Dothan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31/2 Hours Huntsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51/2 Hours Florence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Hours
OUTSIDE OF ALABAMA Pensacola, FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hour Biloxi, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hour New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Hours Jackson, MS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Hours Atlanta, GA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Hours Tampa, FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Hours Nashville, TN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Hours Houston, TX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Hours Orlando, FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Hours
All area codes (251) University General Information . . . . . . . . . . . 460-6101 Admissions (WATS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 872-5247 Admissions (local) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-6141 Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-7121 Baldwin County Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 928-8133 Campus Involvement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-7003 Campus Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344-5904 Campus Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-6065 Career Services Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-6188 Counseling Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-7051 Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 706-0255 Dining Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-6296 Enrollment Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-6494 Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-6231 Honors Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-6261 Housing and Residence Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-6185 International Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-6050 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-7021 Biomedical Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-7044 Minority Student Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-6895 New Student Orientation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-7093 Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-6251 Special Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-7212 Student Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-6195 Student Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-6452 Student Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-6171 Telecommunications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-7114 Testing Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-7051 University Police. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-6312 Veterans Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460-6230
E-mail addresses are available on our Web site
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Campus Living Residence Halls A variety of residence hall options are available to meet the needs of our diverse campus population, including twoperson suites, two and four-person apartments, semi-private suites and apartments, and private suites. All of our buildings are co-ed which means that males and females reside in the same building. They are not, however, assigned to the same suite or apartment. The Beta-Gamma, Delta, and Greek residence hall areas house undergraduate and graduate students in diverse and supportive communities. The Epsilon buildings are set aside for first-time freshmen creating an exciting and encouraging community for students to begin their college experience together. All residence hall areas have RAs (resident advisors) and PAs (peer advisors) trained to assist and support students living on campus. Each area has a TV room, study room, and laundry facilities (unlimited laundry use is included in the studentâ€™s semester rent.) The residence halls include lovely facilities for several sororities and fraternities on Greek row. There is also a campus deli, conveniently located in the Delta Commons (near the Beta, Delta, Epsilon, and Greek buildings.) For first-time students, the popular options for living on campus are the Delta and Epsilon areas. Students are free to choose any area they wish; however the semi-privates, privates, apartments, and efficiencies in Beta, Gamma, and Delta are usually assigned to students returning for their second or third year. Rooms, most often assigned to first-time students, in the Delta and the Epsilon areas are two-person suites with a private bath in each room. High-speed and wireless Internet, campus cable, and telephone with local and voice mail services are provided in each room. The Delta suites, also include compact refrigerator/freezer, and are located on an exterior walkway. The Epsilon suites include a minirefrigerator or compact refrigerator/freezer and each room has a microwave. The Epsilon suites are located on an interior hallway. To apply for the residence halls, you must complete a housing contract. You can download a .pdf copy of the housing contract on-line. USA Housing and Residence Life makes every effort to accommodate room-type and roommate requests. Room-type preferences must be marked on the housing contract. Roommate requests must be mutual requests so both students must indicate their roommate choice on their housing contract. Assignments for Fall Semester are made in early June, and processed in the order in which they were received. It is highly recommended that students send in their housing contract and prepayment as early as possible. For more information on campus living at USA you can visit our Housing and Residence Life web site: www.southalabama.edu/housing.
The Grove The Grove is a privately-operated apartment complex, for upperclassmen, located on the southwest end of the main campus. First-time freshmen are not allowed to live at The Grove. This apartment complex is not managed by USA Housing and Residence Life. Students should be aware that the University Code of Student Conduct and all on-campus housing and residence hall rules and policies apply to all residents of The Grove. Students with less than 24 semester credit hours are required to purchase a Dining Services meal plan. For leasing information and all questions or concerns, contact The Grove management office at 251/341-9412.
Dept. of Housing: Delta Commons, (251) 460-6185
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Live Every Minute
First Year Experience Program
Living on campus lets you have the time of your life, enjoying the complete college experience. Itâ€™s the difference between having a total college experience or just part of it. When you live on campus at the University of South Alabama, you can make the most of every minute. Living on campus gives you more time to be a part of college life. The residence halls are only minutes from the classroom buildings, the Student Recreation Center, and the Library Building. The Mitchell Center and Stanky Field are within walking distance, too. Living on campus gives you the best of everything in one affordable, convenient package.
First-time freshmen will be required to include a credit course, Freshman Seminar, in their class schedule as part of the First Year Experience program. This course is designed to help new students build a solid foundation for success at the University of South Alabama. Each academic college will offer a Freshman Seminar course for Fall Semester. The course will cover effective study skills, exam preparation, college level research skills, writing effectively, student health issues, and other freshman year issues. The First Year Experience program is designed to provide students with a foundation of added support within the academic community.
USA Housing Floor Plans Delta Suite
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College of Allied Health Professions
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES CARDIORESPIRATORY CARE CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PHYSICAL THERAPY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES SPEECH AND HEARING SCIENCES Audiology Communication Sciences and Disorders Pre-Professional Health Sciences Speech-Language Pathology
College of Arts and Sciences
African-American Studies (Minor Only) Air Force Studies (Minor Only) ANTHROPOLOGY ART B.A. Art History Studio Art ART B.F. A. Art History Ceramics Graphic Design Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture BIOLOGY Basic Medical Sciences Non-Thesis, Thesis Environmental Science Marine Biology Pre-Health Professions Education/Biology (Double Major Only) Teaching Cert. CHEMISTRY ACS Certified Program Biochemistry COMMUNICATION Non-Thesis, Thesis Advertising Communication Technology Interpersonal Communication and Rhetoric Journalism (Print and Broadcast) Organizational Communication Public Relations Radio/TV/Film Composite Sciences (Minor Only) CRIMINAL JUSTICE DRAMATIC B.A. THEATRE ARTS B.F.A. Acting Musical Theatre Theatre Design and Technology ENGLISH Creative Writing Literature British and American Literature Education/Eng (Double Major Only) Teaching Certification
Concentration, Option, Specialization or Track
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Professional Writing (Minor Only) FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES French Education/French (Dble Major Only) Teaching Certification German Education/German (Dble Major Only) Teaching Certification Russian Spanish Education/Spanish (Dble Major Only) Teaching Certification Gender Studies (Minor Only) GEOGRAPHY Geographic Information Systems Certificate GEOLOGY Gerontology (Minor Only) Gerontology Certificate HISTORY Non-Thesis, Thesis Education/History (Dble Major Only) Teaching Certification INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Asian Studies European Studies International Relations Latin-American Studies Middle East Studies Foreign Language/International Studies (Dble Major Only) International Business/Intâ€™l Studies (Dble Major Only) MARINE SCIENCES Non-Thesis, Thesis MATHEMATICS and STATISTICS Computer Science Non-Thesis, Thesis Education/Math (Dble Major Only) Teaching Certification METEOROLOGY Basic Meteorology 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 Philosophy Religion PHYSICS Option A (interested in Graduate degree) Option B (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
ACCOUNTING BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ECONOMICS FINANCE
GENERAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT General Management
Human Resource Management
Service Management MARKETING International Business Marketing Management Real Estate
School of Computer and Information Sciences
COMPUTER INFORMATION SCIENCES Computer Science Information Systems Information Technology
School of Continuing Education and Special Programs
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Adult Degree Program Interdisciplinary Degree Program
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES Basic EMT Paramedic
COUNSELOR EDUCATION School Counseling School Psychometry Community Counseling EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL MEDIA ELEMENTARY EDUCATION+ HEALTH EDUCATION Teacher Certification Non-Certification INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST LEISURE STUDIES Therapeutic Recreation Recreation Administration PHYSICAL EDUCATION+ Teacher Certification Exercise Science
Concentration, Option, Specialization or Track
READING EDUCATION SECONDARY EDUCATION+ SPECIAL EDUCATION+ Early Childhood Special Education Collaborative Teaching K-6 Collaborative Teaching 6-12 Gifted and Talented
College of Engineering
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CIVIL ENGINEERING Environmental Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Structural Engineering Transportation Engineering Water Resources and Coastal Engineering
Hardware Software ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Control Systems Design Synthesis Materials Science Mechanics Thermodynamics
College of Medicine
College of Education
Mitchell College of Business
BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Microbiology and Immunology Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Physiology Cell Biology and Neuroscience Cancer Biology Lung Biology MEDICINE
NURSING Adult Acute Care NP/CNS Child Health NP/CNS Family Health NP/CNS Gerontological/Diabetes Nurse Manager NP/CNS Infant/Neonatal Health NP/CNS Psychiatric/Mental Health NP/CNS Women’s Health NP/CNS Nursing Administration Community/Public Health Nursing Education RN to BSN Nursing Practice
College of Nursing
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy at the University of South Alabama
+ Alternative Master’s Program also available. (except Secondary Education - Art)
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College of Allied Health Professions PROGRAMS
Biomedical Sciences Cardiorespiratory Care Clinical Laboratory Sciences Communicative Sciences and Disorders (Ph.D.) Occupational Therapy (M.S.O.T) Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Physician Assistant Studies (M.S.) Radiologic Technology/Sciences (Certificate Program and B.A.) Speech Language Pathology Speech and Hearing Sciences Audiology
Dean: UCOM 1500, (251) 380-2785
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Outstanding faculty and facilities New $50 million â€“ 170,000 square foot Health Sciences Building High passage rate on licensure and board examinations 100% Job Placement in Professional Programs Nationally Accredited programs One of the fastest growing colleges at USA Strong demand for Allied Health graduates Innovative and exciting graduate programs available
Academic Advising: UCOM 1550, (251) 380-2772
College of Arts and Sciences
PROGRAMS African American Studies (minor only) Air Force Studies (minor only) Anthropology Art (B.A. and B.F.A) Biology Chemistry Communication Composite Sciences (minor only) Criminal Justice Drama (B.A.) Theatre Arts (B.F.A) English Professional Writing (minor only) Foreign Languages and Literatures Gender Studies (minor only) Geography
Geology Gerontology (minor only) History International Studies Marine Sciences Mathematics and Statistics Meteorology Military Sciences (minor only) Music Philosophy Physics Political Science Pre-Law Pre-Social Work Psychology Public Administration Related Sciences (minor only) Social work Sociology
Dean: HUMB, Room 118, (251) 460-6280
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Offers 24 majors and 34 minors including African-American Studies, Air Force Studies, Gender Studies, Gerontology, and Military Science Pre-professional counseling and assistance is available for Pre-Health Professions, Pre-Law, and Pre-Social Work Wide range of programs from the Fine Arts and Humanities, Mathematics, the Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding faculty who are first and foremost teachers, but also are involved in a variety of creative, research, and writing activities Excellent facilities from the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center to the Coastal Weather Research Center
Mitchell College of Business
Accounting Business Administration Economics Finance General Business Management Marketing and Transportation
MISSION To contribute to the personal and professional development of our students and citizens, the economic development of the region, and the continuing success of the College and University.
Nationally accredited programs Seniors score well above average on national field exams Students consistently score in the top 5% on the Alabama CPA exam More than 90% of the faculty hold doctorates Gives students a solid foundation in all aspects business Students study a broad selection of business fundamentals before turning to their major concentration of choice MCOB is fully accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business
Dean: MCOB 106 (251) 460-6419
Academic Advising: MCOB 110 (251) 460-7167
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College of Education PROGRAMS:
Counselor Education Early Childhood Education Educational Leadership Educational Media Elementary Education Health Education Instructional Design Development Instructional Specialist Leisure Studies Physical Education Reading Education Secondary Education Special Education
Programs accredited by national and state agencies High passage rate on state licensure exams Highly sophisticated method of instruction available to prepare the teachers of the 21st century Nationally recognized faculty Students have access to micro-computing and to other phases of computer-assisted instruction
Dean: UCOM 3600, (251) 380-2738, Academic Advising: (251) 380-2889 www.southalabama.edu/coe
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College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Nationally accredited programs Outstanding facilities Cooperative education opportunities 97% of engineering faculty hold doctorates Graduates are recognized locally, nationally, and internationally and are routinely recruited by major companies around the world Masterâ€™s degrees offered in chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering Classes are smaller and allow for better communication with faculty
Dean: EGCB 108, (251) 460-6140
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College of Medicine PROGRAMS
Basic Medical Sciences (Ph.D.) Medicine (M.D.)
Nationally recognized faculty Nationally accredited Outstanding facilities in the USA Hospitals Center of medical research in South Alabama and the Mid-Gulf Coast region In the M.D. program, the first two years are taught on the main campus and the last two “clinical years” are spent within the USA hospital system All major specialties are housed within our two USA hospitals: Level 1 trauma center, Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric services, restorative care services, and regional burn center National attention has been focused on USA’s cutting-edge facilities and fascinating array of research activities
Dean: CSAB 170, (251) 460-7189 Director of Admissions: CSAB 241, (251) 460-7176
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College of Nursing
Regionally and nationally accredited BSN and MSN programs Outstanding clinical facilities including teaching hospitals and clinics High passage rate (above state and national average) on National Council Licensure Examination and Certification examinations Admissions every semester Graduates are highly recruited and rapidly rise to leadership positions Innovative RN to BSN and RN to MSN programs Availability of several specialty tracks in the MSN program Recently won approval for stateâ€™s first Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree
Dean: SHAC 1017
Academic Advising: SHAC 1012
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School of Computer and Information Sciences
Computer Information Science Computer Science Information Systems Information Technology
State of the art equipment gives USA students the opportunity to work with the latest in computing technology Unique, separate academic division which supports USAâ€™s commitment to education and research in the computing discipline Faculty are national leaders in CIS curriculum development The Computer Science, Information Systems and Information Technology programs in the School of Computer and Information Sciences at USA are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. USA was the first university to have all three programs accredited. New initiatives in Data mining, Data warehousing, Information Assurance, Robotics, Game Development, Data Forensics, and Network Security
Dean: FCW 20, (251) 460-6390 Academic Advising: FCW 20, (251) 460-6390
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Adult Degree Program Interdisciplinary Degree Program Emergency Medical Services
School of Continuing Education and Special Programs
Degree Program EMS Certificate Program (Basic EMT and Paramedic) Developmental Studies English as a Second Language Career Planning and Development
Flexible degree program for adults Outstanding facilities Wide variety of non-credit courses, conferences, lecture series and special education service projects are available for the community Certificate programs for Emergency Medical Services and Gerontology Intensive English Training for non-native speakers
Computer Labs for English
Language Training and Developmental Studies Center for Continuing Education and Conference Services Office of International Education Center for Emergency Response Training University of South Alabama Baldwin County
Dean: AHE 101, (251) 460-6283
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Health Pre-Professions PROGRAMS
Pre-Dentistry Pre-Medicine Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Veterinary
Advisor: Health Pre-Professions
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Excellent academic advising Outstanding acceptance rate to professional schools Internship programs available Active Pre-Professional honorary: (Alpha Epsilon Delta) Selection for admission to the programs is usually based on four criteria: the academic record, admission test scores, letters of evaluation, and the professional schoolâ€™s admission committee interview
Department of Biomedical Sciences: UCOM 5750, (251) 380-2704
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy at the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Students now have the opportunity to complete the entire program of study to become a pharmacist at the University of South Alabama through a recently established program with Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy. The program, which is identical to the program at the Auburn campus, requires three years (six semesters) of Pre-Pharmacy course work and four years of study in the Doctor of Pharmacy component. The first class of Doctor of Pharmacy students at the University of South Alabama began in August 2007. Students accepted to Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy at the University of South Alabama will be able to complete all Pre-Pharmacy course work and the entire Doctor of Pharmacy component at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.
The Pre-Pharmacy Component The University of South Alabama Pre-Pharmacy Program prepares students for admission to the Harrison School of Pharmacy at both the University of South Alabama campus and the Auburn University campus. Students who successfully complete the Pre-Pharmacy curriculum will also be well prepared for most pharmacy programs in the United States. Advantages of the USA Pre-Pharmacy program include:
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One-on-one advising from the pre-health advisor Clinical observations (CP 200) Practice PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test) Mock interviews
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AED (pre-health honor society) Small classes Excellent facilities Outstanding faculty
To view the Pre-Pharmacy curriculum, go to
www.southalabama.edu/healthprofessions/pharmcurr.html For more information about the Pre-Pharmacy component or to request an application for admission to the University of South Alabama contact the following: University of South Alabama Office of Admissions 2500 Meisler Hall 307 University Blvd., N Mobile, AL 36688-0002 251-460-6141 • 1-800-872-5247 email@example.com
Dr. Cindy Stanfield Advisor, Health Pre-Professions Professor of Biomedical Sciences University of South Alabama UCOM 6000 Mobile, AL 36688-0002 251-380-2704 firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the Doctor of Pharmacy Component go to the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy website at
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You are invited to learn more about how your future starts at USA by attending one of our Saturday “USA Days” held in November, February and April. You may also schedule an individual appointment to meet with an Admissions Officer and tour the campus and residence halls. Campus tours are held daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. by appointment. Please call us at (251) 4606141 or (800) USA-JAGS. You can check out USA’s website any time for a wealth of information about all aspects of the University of South Alabama. From the latest research conducted by our nationally recognized faculty to the latest student activities, you can stay informed of campus happenings by visiting
To request further information about degree programs, financial aid, student services, or application procedures, contact: University of South Alabama Office of Admissions Meisler Hall, Suite 2500 Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002 (251) 460-6141 or (800) USA-JAGS http://www.southalabama.edu e-mail: email: email@example.com
“I chose the University of South Alabama for its friendly environment and opportunities for academic success.” Marie Erobu Biology Mobile, Alabama
USAâ€™s Alumni Highlights
Making a Difference
Noah Rocker, Class of 2006
Brett Campbell, Class of 1993
Greg Dodge, Class of 1995
Beth Williams, Class of 2000
Alabama Power Anniston, Alabama
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wellstream Engineering Houston, Texas
School Teacher, Collier Elementary Mobile, Alabama
Christie Miree, Class of 1993
Steve Kittrell, Class of 1971
Tina Allen, Class of 1978
Paul Reynolds, Class of 2003
Southern Company Atlanta, Georgia
USA Baseball Coach Mobile, Alabama
Internationally Renowned Sculptor New York, New York
Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics New Orleans, Louisiana
Mike Dow, Class of 1973
Kitti K. Outlaw, M.D., Class of 1992
Kim Hurst, Class of 1998
Jon Lieber, Class of 1992
Former Mayor of Mobile Mobile, Alabama
Plastic Surgeon Mobile, Alabama
USA College of Allied Health Professions Mobile, Alabama
Chicago Cubs Council Bluffs, Iowa
GO JAGS! UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Office of Admissions Meisler Hall 2500 Mobile, AL 36688-0002