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 Information Technology, 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 Information Technology 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:
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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 II – Humanities and Fine Arts In addition to the specific requirements for this area, i.e. 3 semester hours in World or American literature and 3 semester hours in the arts, a 3 hour semester course in Philosophy Logic (PHL 121) is a required course for the Information Technology specialization at the University of South Alabama. In Alabama Junior/Community Colleges, PH 116 satisfies the required Philosophy Logic requirement in the Humanities and Fine Arts area of the Information Technology specialization at the University of South Alabama. AREA III - Natural Sciences and Mathematics:
For the Information Technology specialization at the University of South Alabama, the following options are available in Area III:
In Alabama Junior/Community Colleges, the following options are available in Area III for the Information Systems specialization at the University of South Alabama:
MA 125 Calculus I 3 SH MTH 125 -or- -or- MA 120
Calculus and its Applications
3 SH MTH 120 An 8 semester hour sequence of natural sciences courses with laboratory from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Geology is required. An 8 semester hour sequence of natural sciences courses with laboratory from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Geology is required. AREA V - Total 23 Semester Hours: CIS 115
8 SH CIS 251-252 -or- CIS 255-256 BUS 245-255 Applied Business Statistics I & II 6 SH BUS 271-272 CA 110 Public Speaking 3 SH SPH 107 CA 275
Small Group Communication
3 SH SPH 228 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 Information Technology at the University of South Alabama, please consult the USA Bulletin.