The University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, specialists, and doctoral level. Many academic programs have additional accreditation from organizations appropriate to the particular academic discipline involved.
The professional and residency programs of the UAB School of Optometry have been accredited since May 1973 by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association, the official accrediting body for optometric institutions.
Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
American Optometric Association
243 North Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63141
Commission on Colleges and Schools
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033