Bachelor of Science in Professional Health Sciences

 

The Department of EMS Education offers the Bachelor’s of Science degree in Professional Health Sciences for those students who want to have a well-rounded background in health sciences, but do not wish to pursue a specific professional degree. This program also allows students in pre-professional programs that change their major from specific professional degrees to apply most of their course credits towards this degree. The program provides broad information in both health related disciplines as well as health informatics and/or management. Graduates from this program should be suited to work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, health insurance companies, and physicians’ offices; as well as becoming pharmaceutical reps, medical supply reps, hospital managers’ assistants and more. They could also pursue an MPA and go into hospital administration and many other fields.

Accreditation

The University of South Alabama is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  The Department of EMS Education's Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoEMSP).

Admission to the University

Criteria for general admission of EMS students to the University are the same as those for all students.  Please consult with the University's Admission's office for more information about admission policies and procedures.

Admission to the Health Sciences Component

All students are required to fulfill a 41 semester hour General Education Core and a 25 semester hour Pre-professional Core as outlined in the curriculum below. After successfully completing these courses, students may enroll in the Health Sciences component. Also, must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all pre-requisite courses and a minimum University GPA of 2.0.

Bachelor of Science in Professional Health Sciences Curriculum - Concentration in Healthcare Management

Download a copy of the degree curriculum here:  Bachelor of Science in PHS Curriculum - Concentration in Healthcare Management

Bachelor of Science in Professional Health Sciences Curriculum - Concentration in Health Informatics

Download a copy of the degree curriculum here:  BS PHS Degree Curriculum - Concentration in Health Informatics

Tuition and Fees

Students are responsible for payment of all tuition and fees according to University policies and procedures.  Tuition and fees are set by the University of South Alabama, upon approval of the Board of Trustees.  For current information on tuition and fees, please refer to the University’s Admission’s office.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for eligible students.  Interested applicants should contact the University’s Financial Aid Office.

Advising Contact Information

Academic Advisor
Linda Stearns

lstearns@southalabama.edu

Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
University of South Alabama
HAHN 3028
5721 USA Drive North
Mobile, Alabama 36688
Telephone: (251) 445-9260
Fax: (251) 445-9397
Available for appointments: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.