University Bulletin 2016-17

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Baldwin County Campus

University Of South Alabama Baldwin County (USABC)

Director:          Cynthia L. Wilson (251) 928-8133
Home Page:     http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/usabc
E-mail:             usabc@southalabama.edu

The University of South Alabama Baldwin County (USABC) was established as a campus of the University in August, 1984, to offer higher education in one of the fastest growing and most diverse counties in Alabama. USABC offers upper-level (junior and senior) undergraduate courses, graduate courses, and non-credit programs. The campus is in downtown Fairhope. The administration building is located at 10 North Summit Street and the classroom complex is at the corner of Summit Street and St. James Place; and the College of Nursing building at 161 N. Summit Street.

Academic offerings include courses leading to Bachelor's degrees in the Interdisciplinary Studies, Communication-Public Relations Track, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Emergency Medical Services and Nursing Accelerated BSN Track. Courses in business, education, and liberal arts are offered each semester which can be used as credit in a variety of degree programs. Faculty who teach these courses are hired by the University's academic divisions.

Computer services are provided for students and faculty. Classrooms have internet access and audio-visual equipment. The administration building contains a computer laboratory and computers are available in the building's lobby for use during business and class hours. An additional computer lab is located at the Classroom Complex.

Credit courses are offered during the day and the evening in Fairhope. Most evening courses meet once per week and day time courses meet in a variety of formats. USABC students are eligible for on-line courses scheduled by the academic departments. Check the USABC web site, http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/usabc for the complete schedule of courses for each semester.

Printed materials for admission, academic programs, financial aid and student services are available in the administration building. Academic advising is available, by appointment, on the campus.

USABC supports the University's mission of public service by working cooperatively with community organizations. The Fairhope Film Festival, is co-sponsored by USABC and is held in the USABC Performance Center, USABC co-sponsors Leadership Baldwin County which is open to adults in the county. Special events are held on the USABC campus throughout the year.

USABC is growing both in the number of students and the academic courses offered. USABC is committed to providing the same high-quality educational experiences in Baldwin County that are provided on the main campus of the University of South Alabama.