Other Enhanced Learning Opportunities and Honors Options:

UAB also offers numerous additional honors level opportunities and early acceptance programs to exceptional students looking for additional challenges and rewards that come with an honors education at UAB.  As with the departmental and school-level honors tracks, many of these additional opportunities work synergistically with the Honors College signature programs and add additional opportunities for students to craft their own individualized set of enhanced academic experiences.


Early Medical School Acceptance Program
The Early Medical School Acceptance Program (EMSAP) is an undergraduate and medical school educational program which provides highly qualified students an opportunity to have an enriched undergraduate experience in preparation for attending medical school.  This program is not an accelerated BS/MD programs in that it expects students to spend four years as an undergraduate and an additional four years in medical school. EMSAP provides a path to medical school that offers undergraduate students maximum flexibility to explore their interests in humanities, social sciences, or any major

Nursing Scholars

If you know now that you have a passion for nursing, there’s no reason to wait—in the Nursing Scholars Program, you can have a spot in the School of Nursing waiting for you as soon as you earn your undergraduate degree.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Early Acceptance Program
Work hard through your undergraduate career and earn instant and automatic acceptance into the School of Health Professions with the Doctor of Physical Therapy Early Acceptance Program.

Chemistry Scholars
The Chemistry Scholars program puts you under the guidance of top faculty members from all areas of campus, for the special kind of learning and experience you can’t find in an ordinary curriculum.

Biology Scholars
Get the hands-on, in-lab experience, counselling, mentorship, and resources to find your future in biology with the Biology Scholars Program.



Fast-Track and Fifth-Year Programs for UAB Students:

UAB offers numerous fast-track and fifth-year masters programs to its exceptionally motivated students.  Each of these programs helps students achieve a strong future faster than traditional programs.  With fast-track and fifth-year programs, students are able to earn both their undergraduate degree and master’s degrees in just five years of accelerated studies.  This allows students to move forward in their career or into a professional or Ph.D. program earlier.   A little extra time and some extra work go a long way with these accelerated programs.  


Fifth Year Master's in Biology

In the Fifth Year Master's in Biology program, students earn a bachelor's and master's in a total of five years while working closely with a faculty mentor.

3-2 Program in Occupational Therapy
If you already know your future is in occupational therapy, there’s no reason to wait eight years to get there.

Fast-Track Master's Programs in Engineering
UAB's School of Engineering offers motivated students the opportunity to earn both their bachelor's and master's in five years in programs in these areas of engineering: biomedical, civic, electrical, materials and mechanical. 

Fifth Year Master's in Computer and Information Sciences
The Fifth Year Master's in Computer and Information Sciences enables superior students to complete their bachelor's and accelerate their progress toward a master's degree—and, along the way, to receives benefits such as lab space and funding.

Fast-Track Master of Accounting
The Fast-Track Master of Accounting program in UAB's School of Business is open to high-achieving undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting.

5th Year MPH Program
As a field, public health has the power to shape society and civilization. The Public Health Fast Track M.P.H. program gets you there sooner, helping you earn your master’s degree in public health in just five years.

Fast-Track Program in Mathematics
Students in the UAB Fast-Track in Mathematics program navigate through an accelerated curriculum that enables them to complete both their undergraduate and master's degrees in four to five years.