Usually a student will take 15 to 16 hours each semester in order to complete a bachelor's degree in 4 years.back to top
Contact the Associate Dean to get approval and he will assist you in registering for the overload.back to top
Check with your advisor to see if an exception may be made. If so, your advisor and the Associate Dean will assist you in registering for the overload.back to top
No, it is just a suggested model. Note the prerequisites for the required courses. Many of the general core curriculum courses do not require any prerequisites and may be taken at any time.
Students also should consider other factors when scheduling their classes, such as the number of work hours each week, family responsibilities, the possible need for developmental studies classes to be better prepared for college-level work, etc. These issues can be discussed with your advisor.back to top
A prerequisite is a course that must be taken prior to another course in order to be prepared for it. The PAWS system will block a student from registering for a course if the prerequisite has not been completed. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the department chair or the instructor of the course.back to top
These are general required courses for your degree that may vary from major to major. Check with your advisor if you have questions about course options that may be available. Five areas are included:
No, it varies according to the program, particularly the science courses required. For instance, the Radiologic Sciences program does not require any chemistry. The sooner you can narrow down your choices of a program, the better.back to top
If you have a score of 27 or higher on the English section of the ACT (SAT Verbal of 550 or higher), you will be exempt from EH 101 and may register for EH 102. Students must replace the 3 semester hours for EH 101 with another course if the minimum 128 hours for a bachelor’s degree are not met.
Currently, Advanced Placement (AP) credit for EH 101 and 102 will be awarded with a score of "3" or higher. Six semester hours of credit will be granted. Note: Effective Spring 2005, AP credit will be awarded only for EH 101 with a score of "4" or higher. Official AP scores mailed from the College Entrance Examination Board are required.
College Level Examination (CLEP) credit for EH 101 and 102 will be awarded if a student scores "500" or higher on the English Composition - General Examination. Six semester hours of credit will be granted. Official CLEP scores mailed from the Educational Testing Service are required.back to top
New Policy: Effective Fall 2004, students must complete the online Math Placement Test in order to register for a 100 level mathematics course. The test should be taken at least 48 hours prior to registration to allow time for the scores to be added to the Banner student record system. The test will determine the most appropriate math course for which you are qualified. The registration system will enforce the placement and course prerequisites as indicated in the table below.
The placement test must be completed by the student within 2 hours, and the use of calculators is not allowed. The test may be taken as soon as the JAG number is received from the Office of Admissions. Students should keep a copy of their results from the Math Placement Test to take to their academic advisors. The URL is www.southalabama.edu/mathplacement. Questions about the test should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Mathematics Department at 251-460-6264.
Based on the guidelines listed, you may start with MA 112, Precalculus Algebra, and then take MA 113, Precalculus Trigonometry, which together equate to MA 115. If you are ready to start with MA 113, you may take it and it alone will satisfy the requirement.back to top
The Chemistry Placement Test must be taken prior to enrolling in CH 131/131L, General Chemistry I/Lab. A score of 35 or higher is required. If you score below a 35, you must take CH 100, Fundamentals of Chemistry. In order to take CH 100, you must have MTH 100 credit or MPT score 66.
If you have a score of less than 26 on the science reasoning section of the ACT, you should not attempt to take BLY 121/121L, General Biology I/Lab, and CH 131/131L, General Chemistry I/Lab, in the same semester. Because BLY 121/121L has a chemistry component, you may wish to take the chemistry first.back to top
Yes, the Department of Biomedical Sciences offers the following: BMD 311, Human Anatomy (3 hours).back to top
Go to the Honors web site for details. It is wise to schedule an advising appointment and go over the requirements in person.back to top
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