College of Education and Professional Studies Area V Required Courses

Transfer Articulation

We appreciate your interest in the University of South Alabama (USA). USA is dedicated to making the transfer transition as easy as possible. As required by state law, USA will take your coursework as outlined on the AGSC Transfer Guide and graduate you with the same number of hours as our native students in the same major (assuming you do not change majors). If you have printed out an AGSC Approved Transfer guide for Elementary Education, we would strongly recommend that you print this page and use it along with your AGSC guide. Our Colleges/Departments have chosen those courses which would best fit into USA's existing General Studies Program. To minimize transfer problems and best prepare you to finish your program in the minimum hours required, you should take courses as outlined below. Thanks again for choosing the University of South Alabama.

Elementary Education Area V Professional Studies Required Courses

The following courses are required for the degree in Elementary Education at the University of South Alabama. These courses are in addition to the courses listed on the STARS guide that you accessed. These courses fulfill degree requirements in Area V of the Alabama General Studies Core Curriculum and may be taken at your community college.

Please refer to the STARS guide for all requirements.  Also note: Only one half of the credit hours required for a degree may be transferred from a community college. While the total number of transfer hours will appear on the transcript, the academic department offering the major will determine how they may apply to the degree.


For more information regarding the degree in Elementary Education at the University of South Alabama, please consult the USA Bulletin.

If you have questions about Elementary Education, contact:

College of Education and Professional Studies
UCOM 3100
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
Ph:  (251) 380-2738

Area V Electives

Note the courses below satisfy the requirement for Area V electives mentioned in the Stars Guide.

Additional USA Required Courses     Alabama Community College Equivalent Courses  
AREA III - Total 11 Semester Hours:        
MA 110     MTH 110  
Choose four hours from courses listed below:        
BLY 101
BLY 121
CH 101
CH 131
CH 132
GEO 101
GEO 102
GY 111
GY 112
PH 101
PH 104
PH 114
PH 115
PH 201
PH 202
     BIO 101
BIO 103
CHM 104
CHM 111
CHM 112
GEO 101
GEO 102
GLY 101
GLY 102
AST 220
PHY 120
PHY 201
PHY 202
PHY 213
PHY 214
AREA V - Total 23 Semester Hours        
MA 112
MA 201 Strongly recommended
    MTH 112
MTH 231
CH, PH, or GY lab science elective or BLY 102 or BLY 122     CHM, PHY, or GLY lab science elective or BIO 102 or BIO 104 or PHS 111 or PHS 112  
MA elective not used in Area III     MTH elective that is transferable for degree credit  
HS 262     HED 221
HED 224
PE 100
PE 101-157 Activity (1 hour)
    PED 100
PED Activity