South University was originally established in 1899 as a Practical Business College in Savannah Georgia by Dr. John Draughon. Since that time, the school came to be known as South University, and has now transformed into a full service university now located in Montgomery, Alabama.
South University offers programs in undergraduate as well as graduate studies. South University classes are offered at 11 sites, the main campus, and are offered online as well. South University offers degrees in the College of Health Professions which includes but is not limited to Health Science and Medical Assisting. The College of Business offers degree programs in Healthcare Administration and Information Technology. The College of Arts and Sciences offers degrees in Paralegal Studies and Psychology. The College of Nursing offers different levels of nursing degrees, from a BSN to an RN.
South University in Montgomery, Alabama comprises a two story building which includes computer and professional labs, state of the art classrooms, a bookstore, and a student center for the enjoyment of its students. The library is located on the second floor and is run by on-site librarians to assist with any librarian needs. The collection consists of books, periodicals, and videos. All specialized training for students and staff are held in the library, and such training consists of internet and proprietary database training; as well as trainings on bibliographic citation.
The computer lab has several workstations which offer tutorials, internet access, on line database services, and class support software. South University offers a litany of on line classes and students have the choice to attend traditional classes, on line classes, or a combination of both to better suit their personal needs.
South University operates on a quarter system made up of 11 weeks. Associate degrees require 8 quarters to complete. Bachelor degrees require 12 quarters to complete. The quarters are offered on a year around basis, which gives the student time to complete their curriculum without interrupting their courses with long breaks.