Academics

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When it comes down to it, you’re coming to college for an education.

Oh, there’s no denying that the culture and athletics and student life are great (and very important), but, in the end, you’re looking for a degree and a plan for the future. Conveniently, UAB happens to have all of those things – except for the plan – but we can help you build that yourself. We offer more than 115 areas of study, including a few that you can’t find anywhere else in the state, or even the region. And you definitely can’t find our top-notch, field-tested, nationally renowned, actually-really-nice-in-person faculty anywhere else in the state. Mostly because, well, they’re here.

  • Academic Advising Academic Advising

    The hardest part of your first year should be your classes, not deciding what they should be.

  • Academic Advising Academic Advising

    Details about academic advising at UAB.

  • Academic Honor Code Academic Honor Code

    The University of Alabama at Birmingham expects all members of its academic community to function according to the highest ethical and professional standards.

  • AP Credits AP Credits

    If you have Advanced Placement (AP) credits, the Office of the Registrar will work with you to ensure they are correctly posted on your UAB transcript.

  • AP Credits AP Credits

    The Advanced Placement (AP) program exposes high school students to college-level material.

  • Career & Professional Development Career & Professional Development

    Explore. Experience. Prepare. Succeed. UAB Career and Professional Development works with students and employers on the career development process.

  • Fast Track Programs Fast Track Programs

    Our fast track programs help you earn both an undergraduate and a master’s degree in just five years, moving you along your particular path and getting you ahead of the crowd.

  • IB Credits IB Credits

    If you have International Baccalaureate (IB) credits, the Office of the Registrar will work with you to ensure they are correctly posted on your UAB transcript.

  • Majors, Minors, and Degrees Majors, Minors, and Degrees

    Picking a major is the first step toward the great future that UAB can help you find. And with 49 undergraduate degree programs and a wide variety of minors and concentration areas, UAB is certain to meet your academic needs.

  • Other Credits Other Credits

    If you have other alternative credits, the Office of the Registrar will work with you to ensure they are correctly posted on your UAB transcript.

  • Program Types

    Several types of study away programs are available.

  • Register for Classes Register for Classes

    Important details about registering for classes.

  • Study Away Study Away

    Through the Study Away program, you can venture to locales both familiar and exotic to take in the sights—and the insights—of different cultures, and return as both a more active community member and engaged citizen.

  • Undergraduate Course Repeat Policy Undergraduate Course Repeat Policy

    Students may repeat any course in an effort to improve grades and/or to improve understanding of the course content.

  • Undergraduate Research Undergraduate Research

    UAB is known for providing undergraduate students with opportunities to work with mentors and engage in meaningful research projects as early as your freshman year.