University of South Alabama

University of South Alabama Admissions and School Information

The University of South Alabama is based in Mobile, Alabama, but also operates a secondary campus, the USA Baldwin County. The main campus awards bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in arts, sciences, business, education, engineering and medicine.

About the University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama opened its doors in 1964 to 276 students. Currently, the university enrolls 14,757 students into over 100 degree programs throughout nine colleges. .

The University of South Alabama houses two hospitals, a cancer institute and several centers that treat over 250,000 patients yearly. The university also features a 160-acre Technology and Research Park that connects faculty and students with the business community.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

The University of South Alabama welcomes first-time freshmen, transfer and graduate students. All applicants must submit applications and required fees. Prospective freshmen must hold GPAs of 2.0 and have overall scores of 19 on the ACT or the SAT equivalent. Special exceptions may be made for students over the age of 23 by contacting the Director of Admissions.

Colleges and Schools at University of South Alabama

College of Allied Health Professions

University of South Alabama undergrads at this college can study biomedical sciences, speech and hearing science, radiologic sciences and cardiorespiratory care. Grad students are offered degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, communication sciences and disorders, physician assistant studies and audiology. Students are also offered a 24 month certification program in radiologic technology.

College of Arts and Sciences

The University of South Alabama's first college the College of Arts and Sciences offers certificate, bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs to 3750 students. Areas of study include arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Students can also find interdisciplinary undergraduate degree programs in African American studies, gender studies, gerontology and international studies.

Mitchell College of Business

Undergraduate students at the Mitchell College of business find majors in finance, management, accounting, marketing and general business. Business students may choose concentrations within majors, but are not required to establish a minor. Graduate students are offered a master's degree in business administration and accountancy. The college also features evening courses each term for grad students.

College of Education

USA's second largest college, the College of Education offers educator preparation programs to 2,400 students. Students can choose to major in teacher education, educational leadership, library media, counseling and psychometry, health, leisure studies and physical education. The College of Education at USA is the only college in the state to provide master's and doctoral degree programs in instructional design and development.

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in chemical, electrical and computer, civil and mechanical engineering to 800 undergraduates and 100 graduate students. Engineering students seeking bachelor's degrees must pass the Fundamentals in Engineering Exam, which is the first step to becoming a licensed professional. Engineering research projects are offered to both undergraduate and graduate students.

College of Medicine

The College of Medicine awards a Doctor of Medicine and Ph.D. in Basic Medical Sciences. The first two years of the M.D. program are taught at the university, the second two years are spent in a residency at the University of South Alabama hospitals and clinics including USA Medical Center and USA Children's and Women's Hospital. The doctorate in basic medical sciences focuses on biomedical investigation.

College of Nursing

The University of South Alabama's College of Nursing offers a bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree program in nursing. Undergraduate students are allowed to complete their last two years of study at the Baldwin County campus located in Fairhope, AL. The Baldwin County campus features three human patient simulators, as well as an iStan; a human simulator with a human-like skeletal structure.

School of Computer and Information Sciences

USA's School of computer and Information Sciences offers bachelor's degree programs in computer science, information systems and information technology. A interdisciplinary program is also offered with the College of Engineering in Computer Engineering. A master's degree program is offered with concentrations in computer science and information systems.

School of Continuing Education and Special Programs

The School of Continuing Education and Special Programs offers credit and non-credit courses to community members. The school houses the adult degree program, center for continuing education and conference services, developmental studies, hazardous operations and environmental safety, English language center, international education and weekend college. Programs at the college are offered through the main campus, the Baldwin County campus and distance learning.

Contact Information

  • Address: 307 University Blvd., Mobile, AL 36688
  • Phone Number: (251) 460-6101