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Psychology Area V Required Courses

Transfer Articulation
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 Psychology, 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.  
Psychology
Area V Professional Studies
Required Courses
The following courses are required for the degree in Psychology 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.  


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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.  

Public Speaking 3 SH Choose one of the following:
CA 110   3 SH SPH 106 -or- SPH 107  
If CA 110 already taken as part of Area II requirements, choose one additional 3 SH course from Area II.
If SPH 106 or SPH 107 already taken as part of Area II
requirements, choose one additional 3 SH course from
Area II.


Foreign Languages 6 SH  
If 6 SH foreign language sequence already taken as part of Area II requirements, choose two additional 3 SH courses from Area II. Otherwise choose any two-semester sequence from the following: If 6 SH foreign language sequence already taken as part of Area II requirements, choose two additional 3 SH courses from Area II. Otherwise choose any two-semester sequence from the following:
LG 111 Introductory French I 3 SH FRN 101 Introductory French I 3 SH
-and-       -and-      
LG 112 Introductory French II 3 SH FRN 102 Introductory French II 3 SH
-or-       -or-      
LG 131 Introductory Spanish I 3 SH SPA 101 Introductory Spanish I 3 SH
-and-       -and-      
LG 132 Introductory Spanish II 3 SH SPA 102 Introductory Spanish II 3 SH
-or-       -or-      
LG 151 Introductory German I 3 SH GRN 101 Introductory German I 3 SH
-and-       -and-      
LG 152 Introductory German II 3 SH GRN 102 Introductory German II 3 SH
-or-       -or-      
LGS 102 Introductory Japanese I 3 SH JPN 101 Introductory Japanese I 3 SH
-and-       -and-      
LGS 103 Introductory Japanese II 3 SH JPN 102 Introductory Japanese II 3 SH
-or-       -or-      
LGS 106 Introductory Arabic I 3 SH ARB 101 Introductory Arabic I 3 SH
-and-       -and-      
LGS 107 Introductory Arabic II 3 SH ARB 102 Introductory Arabic II 3 SH


Natural Sciences and Mathematics 3-4 SH  
Take one additional course from Area III in addition to those taken in Area III. Take one additional course from Area III in addition to those taken in Area III.


Computer Technology Requirement 3 SH  
All undergraduate students must demonstrate basic computer skills prior to graduation. This requirement may be satisfied by:  
  1. Passing the USA Computer Proficiency Examination (CPE)
    OR
  2. Passing CIS 150: Introduction to Computer Applications
CIS

146

Microcomputer Applications



Pre-professional, major, and elective courses .
12 SH

PSY 120 General Psychology 3 SH PSY 200 General Psychology 3 SH
PSY 220 Research Design and Analysis 3 SH        
Any two PSY courses not previously taken (excluding PSY 250 Life Space Development) 6 SH Any two PSY courses not previously taken (excluding PSY 210 Human Growth and Development) 6 SH


Areas I-IV = total 41 semester hours  
Area V additional = total 27-28 semester hours  
Total Areas I–IV plus Area V = 68-69 semester hours  
(Note a maximum of 64 hours may be transferred to USA)  



Questions regarding degree/graduation requirements and the applicability of transfer credit toward satisfaction of degree requirements should be directed to the Department of Psychology LSCB 320, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688-0002 (251) 460-6371.  
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 Psychology at the University of South Alabama, please consult the USA Bulletin.  

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