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Secondary Education 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 Social Studies, 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.  
Social Studies
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Required Courses
The following courses are required for the degree in Secondary Education/Social Studies 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:   ________________________________________________________

Remember that although more than 60 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 60 semester hours from a junior or community college. You should take no more than 60 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.  
If the courses listed below are also listed in Area I-IV as options, you may fulfill these Area V requirements by taking the courses in Areas I-IV, thus taking fewer courses in Area V. This will reduce the total number of semester hours that you take and assist you in graduating from USA with the minimum120 hours required for the degree.  

AREA IV - Total 12 semester hours:  
GEO 115     GEO 100    
HY 101     HIS 101    
HY 102     HIS 102    
PSY 120     PSY 200    

AREA V -Total 23 semester hours  
SY 109     SOC 200    
HY 135     HIS 201    
HY 136     HIS 202    
PSC 130     POL 211    
PE 100     PED 100    
PE 101-157 Activity (1 hour) PED Activity  
Free Elective (1 hour) Free Elective (1 hour)

Select one of the following:    
PSC 230       POL 106    
PSC 250       POL 230    
PSC 270       POL 236    

Questions regarding degree/graduation requirements and the applicability of transfer credit toward satisfaction of degree requirements should be directed to the College of Education UCOM 3100 , University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688-0002 (251) 380-2893.  
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 Secondary Education/Social Studies at the University of South Alabama, please consult the USA Bulletin.  

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