• UAB’s Quality Enhancement Plan focuses on team mechanics and team dynamics. The skills our students develop through this process enhance their engagement throughout all academic and nonacademic activities, and leave them better prepared to succeed in the workforce upon graduation.

  • More than two dozen Freshman Learning Communities help new students integrate through shared courses on a common theme.

  • Highly recruited students are drawn to the specialized courses and research opportunities of the UAB Honors College, which continues to produce Fulbright, Goldwater and Rhodes Scholars, and the Early Medical Professional Schools Acceptance Program, which guarantees admission to UAB’s schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Optometry.

  • In addition to faculty-mentored research, students also take part in active learning through service-learning projects in the community, study abroad individually or on faculty-led study groups and abundant co-ops, internships, teaching, and clinical experiences.

Undergraduate research

  • The Research Experience for Undergraduates program, funded by NSF and NASA, enables students to pursue research projects in physics, chemistry, mechanical and biomedical engineering, materials science, physiology and dentistry linked to interdisciplinary faculty research. Participants have published first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals and attended national meetings to present their original research.

  • The student-published research journal Inquiro is an annual publication of UAB interdisciplinary research edited and published by undergraduates who work with UAB faculty and researchers to learn the elements of professional research publication.

  • The Undergraduate Research Expo showcases the academic endeavors of undergraduate students in an eclectic range of poster and oral presentations on topics from music performance to robotics.