Bachelor of Science in Professional Health Sciences
The Department of Emergency Medical Services offers the Bachelor’s of Science degree
in Professional Health Sciences (PHS) for those students who want to have a well-rounded
background in health sciences, but do not wish to pursue a specific professional degree.
The PHS 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.
The University of South Alabama is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of the University of South Alabama may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website.