School of Computer and Information Sciences Area V Required Courses
We appreciate your interest in the University of South Alabama (USA). USA is dedicated to making the transfer transition as easy as possible. As required by state law, USA will take your coursework as outlined on the AGSC Transfer Guide and graduate you with the same number of hours as our native students in the same major (assuming you do not change majors). If you have printed out an AGSC Approved Transfer guide for Computer Science, we would strongly recommend that you print this page and use it along with your AGSC guide. Our Colleges/Departments have chosen those courses which would best fit into USA's existing General Studies Program. To minimize transfer problems and best prepare you to finish your program in the minimum hours required, you should take courses as outlined below. Thanks again for choosing the University of South Alabama.
Area V Professional Studies
The following courses are required for the degree in Computer Science at the University of South Alabama. These courses are in addition to the courses listed on the STARS guide that you accessed. These courses fulfill degree requirements in Area V of the Alabama General Studies Core Curriculum and may be taken at your community college. Please print these pages. Fill in your name, signature, and today's date. Attach these pages to your STARS articulation guide. Name (print): Last:
Signature: ________________________________________________________ Date:
Remember that although more than 64 semester hours may be taught at the freshman/ sophomore level and thus listed as possibilities on the STARS guides and this Area V page, you MAY NOT transfer more than 64 semester hours from a junior or community college. You should take no more than 64 semester hours at the two-year institution. When you have finished reviewing these Area V requirements, please visit the University of South Alabama Undergraduate Admissions Page for more information about transferring to USA and applying to the University. Note the courses below satisfy the requirement for Area V electives mentioned in the Stars Guide.
Additional USA Required Courses
Alabama Community College Equivalent Courses
AREA III – Options for transfer credit AREA III – Options for transfer credit
The University of South Alabama does allow choices in Area III Natural Sciences and Mathematics. In addition to the Calculus-based Physics sequence, PH 201 and PH 202, the following are also acceptable Natural Science sequences with laboratory experience for transfer.
The University of South Alabama does allow choices in Area III Natural Sciences and Mathematics. In addition to the Calculus-based Physics sequence, PHY 213 and PHY 214, the following are also acceptable Natural Science sequences with laboratory experience sequences for transfer.
BLY 121 BIO 103 -and- -and- BLY 122 BIO 104 CH 131 CHM 111 -and- -and- CH 132 CHM 112 GY 111 GLY 101 -and- -and- GY 112 GLY 102 AREA V - Maximum of 23 Semester Hours: CIS 115
Introduction Problem Solving and Programming
3 SH CIS 197 -or- CIS 211 -or- CIS 212 MA 126 Calculus II 4 SH MTH 126 MA 227 Calculus III 4 SH MTH 227 -or--or- MA 237 Linear Algebra 3 SH MTH 237 MA 267 Discrete Mathematics 3 SH MTH 250 MTH 270
Two additional Natural Science courses* with laboratory experience chosen from the following list are acceptable for transfer credit (8 semester hours)
Two additional Natural Science courses* with laboratory experience chosen from the following list are acceptable for transfer credit.
NEITHER BLY 101 NOR BLY 102 if the sequence BLY 121-BLY 122 was completed in Area III
NEITHER PH 114 NOR PH 115 if the sequence PH 201-PH 202 was completed in Area III
A student may transfer:
NEITHER BIO 101 NOR BIO 102 if the sequence BIO 103-BIO104 was completed in Area III
NEITHER PHY 201 NOR PHY 202 if the sequence PHY 213-214 was completed in Area III
Questions regarding degree/graduation requirements and the applicability of transfer credit toward satisfaction of degree requirements should be directed to the School of Computer and Information Sciences, FCW 20 , University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688-0002 (251) 460-6390.
Questions regarding transfer admission and transfer credit evaluation should be directed to the Office of Admissions, Meisler Hall Suite 2500, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688-0002 (251) 460-6141 or (800) 872-5247.
For more information regarding the degree in Computer Science at the University of South Alabama, please consult the USA Bulletin.