DEPARTMENTS OF INSTRUCTION

1997-1998 Bulletin Information

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College of Allied Health Professions
Biomedical Sciences
Medical Technology
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Radiologic Sciences
Cardiorespiratory Care
Speech and Hearing Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences
Air Force Studies
Art and Art History
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Communication
Dramatic Arts
English
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Geology and Geography
History
Interdisciplinary Programs
African-American Studies
Gerontology
International Studies
Personalized Study Program
Mathematics and Statistics
Military Science
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science and Criminal Justice
Psychology
Public Administration
Sociology and Anthropology

College of Business and Management Studies
Accounting
Economics
Finance
Management
Marketing and Transportation

College of Education
Behavioral Studies and
Educational Technology
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Foundations
Health, Physical Education and Leisure Studies
Special Education

College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

College of Nursing
Adult Health Nursing
Community/Mental-Health Nursing
Maternal-Child Health Nursing

School of Continuing Education and Special Programs
Adult Interdisciplinary Studies
Career Planning
Developmental Studies Program
Emergency Medical Training Program
English As A Second Language
International Programs and Development

School of Computer and Information Sciences
Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Engineering

Department of Cooperative Education

SUBJECT ABBREVIATIONS

ACC
AED
AFR
AHN
AN
AIS
ARH
ARS
AS
BLY
BMD
BSET
CA

CE
CED
CH
CHE
CIS
CJ
CMN
COE
CpE
CP
CRC
CSC
DRA
DS
ECE
ECO
EDF

EDL
ED
EE
EEC
EED
EG
EH
EMT
EPY
ESL
FIN
GEO
GRN
GY
HS
HSC
HY
IDE
IDS
IS
ISC
ISD
ITE
LG
LGS
L
MA
MAS
MCN
ME
MGT
MKT
MS
MT
MUA
MUB
MUE
MUL
MUO   
MUS
MUT

NSE
NU
OT
PA
PE
PH
PHL
PSC
PSY
PT
RAD
RED
SED
SPA
SPE
ST
SY
USA
Accounting
Art Education
African-American Studies
Adult Health Nursing
Anthropology
Adult Interdisciplinary Studies
Art History
Studio Art
Air Force Studies
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Behavioral Studies and Educational Technology
Communication

Civil Engineering
Counselor Education
Chemistry
Chemical Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences
Criminal Justice
Community Mental-Health Nursing
Cooperative Education
Computer Engineering
Career Planning
Cardiorespiratory Care
Computer Science
Dramatic Arts
Developmental Studies
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Foundations
Educational Leadership
Educational Media
Electrical Engineering
Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
Emergency Medical Training
Educational Psychology
English as a Second Language
Finance
Geography
Gerontology
Geology
Health and Safety
Health Sciences
History
Interdepartmental Education
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Information Science
Instructional Systems Design
Information Technology
Languages
Language Self-Instruction
Leisure Studies
Mathematics
Marine Sciences
Maternal-Child-Health Nursing
Mechanical Engineering
Management
Marketing and Transportation
Military Science
Medical Technology
Applied Music (Group A)
Applied Music (Group B)
Music Education
Music Literature
Musical Organizations
Musical Studio
Music Theory
Natural Science Education
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Physical Education
Physics
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Physical Therapy
Radiologic Sciences
Reading Instruction
Secondary Education
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Special Education
Statistics
Sociology
University Competency


In the college course listings, usual lecture and laboratory meeting hours per week are shown by numbers and parentheses. For example, Chemistry 110 has 3(1) 1(2), which means three one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week.

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
Preparation for the Health Professions
Pre-professional programs in pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, and pre-veterinary medicine are offered at the University of South Alabama. The Pre-professional Advisory Committee guides the students concerning professional school admission requirements in these areas. Students planning to follow pre-professional programs listed above should see the Director of the Health Pre-Professions Program, Dr. T. G. Jackson, Department of Chemistry.

Program in Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, and Pre-Optometry
This program is designed to prepare students for the vigorous demands of dental, medical, and optometry schools. The program is demanding and requires a high scholastic competence and performance. Students must maintain a better than B record to be competitive when applying to professional schools.

Most dental, medical and optometry schools prefer that the bachelors degree be earned for admission. However, some outstanding students may gain admission to a professional school prior to graduation.

The Health Pre-professional Advisor will advise the pre-professional students for their first two years of college work. After two years of work the department in which the student wishes to major will guide the student in major and minor work. However, the student should continue to work with the Health Pre-professional Advisor and should obtain information concerning the application procedure for professional schools early in the junior year. Application Forms and instructions are available in the office of the Health Pre-professional Advisor.

The pre-optometry student should write for an official bulletin from the professional schools of interest during the freshman year and discuss with the Health Pre-professional Advisor any special requirements for those schools. The student should make official application for admission to the professional schools about a year in advance of the expected date of matriculation.

The courses listed below are generally required for all professional schools. However, the student should discuss specific requirements with the Health Pre-Professional advisor. The student should prepare to take the appropriate admissions exam, usually during the junior year.

General Chemistry with Lab:
    Two semesters or three quarters
Organic Chemistry with Lab:
    Two semesters or three quarters
General Biology with Lab:
    Two semesters or three quarters
Physics with Lab:
    Two semesters or three quarters
Mathematics:
    Two semesters or three quarters calculus is recommended; some schools require calculus
Humanities:
    Two semesters or three quarters
English Composition or Literature:
    Two semesters or three quarters

Program for Pre-Pharmacy
Requirements for admission to pharmacy school vary. Complete information about professional curricula in pharmacy may be obtained by writing for an official bulletin from professional schools of choice. To matriculate in pharmacy school the student must be accepted for admission by the Admissions Committee of the School of Pharmacy. The student should make application for admission to the professional schools of choice at least two quarters in advance of the date the student plans to enter professional school. The student must also receive approval for admission by the university with which the professional school is affiliated and applications for admission to the universities of choice should be made at least three quarters in advance of the date the student plans to enter. Specific requirements for several professional schools are available in the office of the Pre-professional Advisor.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Students interested in the pre-veterinary medicine program at the University of South Alabama should see the Director of the Health Pre-professions Program, Dr. T. G. Jackson, Department of Chemistry.

Preparation for Law School
Students interested in preparing for a career in law will find outstanding opportunities at the University of South Alabama. The finest pre-law education is considered by many to be a four-year liberal arts curriculum, but law schools will accept bachelor's degrees in other areas also.

Law schools generally do not prescribe a particular major or course of undergraduate study to qualify for admission. They all stress, however, the importance of excellence in whatever course of study is pursued. Specifically, the Association of American Law Schools emphasizes excellence in attaining the following three objectives in pre-law studies:

  1. Comprehension and expression in words.
  2. Critical understanding of human institutions and values with which the law deals.
  3. Creative power in thinking

"Shortly stated, what the law schools seek in their entering students is not accomplishment in mere memorization but accomplishment in understanding, the capacity to think for themselves, and the ability to express their thoughts with clarity and force" (from Association of American Law Schools, Statement of Policy).

To help the student develop the best possible course of study to prepare for law school in the light of particular needs, the University of South Alabama provides a Pre-Law Advisor in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice. Pre-Law students are urged to consult with the Advisor for detailed information concerning how best to prepare for law school and for information concerning the Law School Admission Test, now required by practically all law schools.

DEGREES CONFERRED

College/School Degrees Offered
Allied Health Professions Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Cardiorespiratory Care
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
Bachelor of Pre-Professional Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
M.H.S. in Physician Assistant Studies
M.S. in Physical Therapy
M.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences
Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Science
M.S. in Biological Sciences
M.A. in Communication
M.A. in English
M.A. in History
M.S. in Marine Sciences
Ph.D. in Marine Sciences
M.S. in Mathematics
M.P.A. in Public Administration
M.S. in Psychology
M.A. in Sociology
Business and Management Studies Bachelor of Science
M.B.A. Master of Business Administration
M.A. Master of Accounting
Computer and Information Sciences Bachelor of Science
M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences
Continuing Education and Special Programs Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Education Bachelor of Science
M.E. Master of Education
M.S. Master of Science
College/School Degrees Offered
Education (cont'd) Ed.S. Educational Specialist
Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Development
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Engineering Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
M.S. in Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering
Medicine Ph.D. in Basic Medical Sciences
Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing
M.S. in Nursing


All degrees are conferred at the commencement exercises in June and December.

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