A world-renowned research university and medical center — a first choice for education and health care: The UAB Vision
UAB offers access to totally online and blended format degree and certificate programs that are an extension of UAB’s dynamic traditional campus that has thrived on boldness and innovation. UAB continues to push the frontiers in science, medicine, business, engineering, education, clinical care, the arts and the humanities — and has garnered national and international respect. Access to our online degree and certificate programs allows you to be a part of this exciting university experience no matter where you are in the world.
BENEFITS OF A UAB DEGREE
When you join the UAB family as an online student, you will have access to the same award winning faculty that has led UAB to become a world class institution recognized all over the world for excellence in research, service, and innovation. When you complete your degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, you will join over 115,000 UAB graduates living around the world.
UAB continues to grow rapidly. UAB has seen record overall enrollment, climbing to 19,535 in the fall 2016. Enrolling at UAB will allow you to become a part of this young, dynamic university and of this growing opportunity for a distinctive student experience. Your degree will give you knowledge that will change your world!
As a globally-ranked university, UAB's faculty are committed to fulfilling their role as global citizens. We have students from over 80 countries around the world on our campus. UAB is consistently ranked in the top tier of the most diverse institutions in the United States!
Through online learning at UAB, we deliver knowledge that will change your world, whenever and wherever you choose to learn.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by a regional accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
As a online student at UAB you will receive the same excellent education as a student taking courses in person on the UAB campus. All online courses are offered through UAB, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accredited institution, with additional discipline-specific accreditations as appropriate. As part of our commitment to providing quality education, we subscribe to Quality Matters (QM) and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). These organizations provide resources, training, and other tools to help our faculty develop online and blended courses that meet the organizations' high standards.
Quality Matters Implementation at UAB
UAB is committed to implement the Quality Matters standards for the design of online and blended courses, and we are systematically building and evaluating our courses based on these rigorous, research-supported standards. The Quality Matters standards assure that the online components of these courses promote learner engagement and provide students with all the tools and information they need to be successful learners. For more information about the Quality Matters Program, go to www.qualitymatters.org.