University Bulletin 2017-2018

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About the University

 

The University of South Alabama, founded in 1963, offers a superb, well-rounded educational experience with high academic standards. USA’s fields of study are remarkably diverse, encompassing business, the liberal arts, education, engineering, computing, the sciences and health care. 

USA enrolls more than 16,000 students and has awarded more than 82,000 degrees in its history. The Mitchell-Moulton Scholarship Initiative, a $50-million fundraising challenge, is strengthening USA’s commitment to expanding opportunities for current and future students. 

A University of South Alabama education provides opportunities for students to explore and develop interests that build the foundation of lifelong career paths. With more than 50 undergraduate degree programs, there are plenty of avenues for discovery. Through graduate study in 34 master’s and 12 doctoral programs, students focus on specific areas of learning and research to gain specialized skills. Academic programs are offered through 10 divisions: Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions; College of Arts and Sciences; Mitchell College of Business; School of Computing; College of Education and Professional Studies; College of Engineering; College of Medicine; College of Nursing; the Graduate School; and the Auburn University School of Pharmacy at USA. 

USA’s undergraduate Honors College for highly motivated and accomplished students includes course work and extracurricular activities throughout the four years of a student's undergraduate career. In the past few years, USA students have been awarded national scholarships and fellowships that include a National Merit Scholar, five Goldwater Scholarships, seven Hollings Scholarships, 29 Tau Beta Pi Scholarships (Engineering Honor Society), and 17 fellowships for graduate study from organizations such as the American Heart Association and the National Science Foundation.

The faculty at USA promote an environment in which hands-on research is widely available to undergraduate and graduate students. As problem-solvers and pioneers in developing new technologies and promoting bold ideas, USA researchers collaborate across disciplines to address global issues and uncover new fields of inquiry. The outcomes are new information and opportunities, the transformation of traditional disciplines, new global partnerships and innovations that benefit society. 

In health care, USA Health serves the region with advanced and innovative care through USA Medical Center, USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, USA Physicians Group and the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. 

USA’s beautiful, tree-shaded main campus spreads across 1,200 acres. The campus includes state-of-the-art educational facilities as well as a 116,000-square-foot recreation center, indoor and outdoor pools, a nature trail and even a disc golf course. 

In addition to USA's outstanding academic programs, our students enjoy a wide variety of social, cultural, entertainment and athletic activities that contribute to an outstanding college experience. The USA Jaguars men’s and women’s athletics teams compete in 17 Division I sports within the Sun Belt Conference. Intramural and club sports allow all students the opportunity to participate at a level that suits their abilities. 

Students have many choices for on-campus housing, with six residential communities that are home to 32 residence halls. These co-ed communities offer standard double occupancy rooms, plus suite and apartment-style accommodations with kitchenettes. Each community has recreational and study lounge areas, multipurpose rooms and laundry facilities. The Greek housing community is made up of nine houses for specific social Greek organizations. 

USA’s location in the historic city of Mobile, Alabama, and the University’s close proximity to the beaches of the Gulf Coast affords a wide variety of off-campus recreational, arts and cultural opportunities. 

To learn more about USA, visit our website  at www.southalabama.edu or schedule a campus visit by calling (251) 460-6141 or (800) USA-JAGS.