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.
The hardest part of your first year should be your classes, not deciding what they should be.
Students completing Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) examinations can have their results evaluated in subjects drawn from across the curriculum.
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.
Career & Professional Development
Explore. Experience. Prepare. Succeed. UAB Career and Professional Development works with students and employers on the career development process.
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.
Early Medical School Acceptance Program
EMSAP is an elite program that offers highly qualified incoming freshmen guaranteed admission to UAB's School of Medicine, Dentistry, or Optometry after successful completion of the undergraduate degree.
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.
UAB offers an array of opportunities for our high ability students, starting with the UAB Honors College and continuing with a seamless transition for upperclassmen to major-specific honors programs within your academic department.
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.
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.
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.
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.