School of Computing Area V Required Courses
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Information Systems Area V Professional Studies Required Courses
The following courses are required for the degree in Information Systems 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 Information Systems at the University of South Alabama, please consult the USA Bulletin.
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School of Computing
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University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688
Ph: (251) 460-6390
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STARS Articulation Guide
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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 II – Humanities and Fine Arts|
|In addition to the specific requirements for this area, i.e. 3 semester hours in World or American literature and 3 semester hours in the arts, a 3 hour semester course in Philosophy Logic (PHL 121) is a required course for the Information Technology specialization at the University of South Alabama.||In Alabama Junior/Community Colleges, PH 116 satisfies the required Philosophy Logic requirement in the Humanities and Fine Arts area of the Information Technology specialization at the University of South Alabama.|
|AREA III - Natural Sciences and Mathematics:|
|For the Information Technology specialization at the University of South Alabama, the following options are available in Area III:||In Alabama Junior/Community Colleges, the following options are available in Area III for the Information Systems specialization at the University of South Alabama:|
|MA 120 Calculus and its Applications
MA 125 Calculus I
|An 8 semester hour sequence of natural sciences courses with laboratory from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, or Geology is required.||An 8 semester hour sequence of natural sciences courses with laboratory from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, or Geology is required.|
|AREA IV – History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences|
|In addition to the specific requirements for this area, i.e. a World, Western Civilization or American history, a 3 hour course in Microeconomics (ECO 215) is a required course for the Information Systems specialization at the University of South Alabama.||In Alabama Junior/Community Colleges, ECO 232, satisfies the required Microeconomics requirement in the History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences area of the Information Systems specialization at the University of South Alabama.|
|AREA V - Total 23 Semester Hours:|
|CIS 115 Beginning Programming||3 SH||CIS 212|
|ISC 285 Intermediate Programming||3 SH||CIS 213
|BUS 245-255 Applied Business Stat I & II||6 SH||
|ACC 211 Basic Accounting Principles||3 SH||BUS 241|
|CA 275 Small Group Communication||3 SH||SPH 228|