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5th Year Program Admissions

Interested in the 5th Year Biology Program at UAB? Here are the details you need to know.

Admission Requirements

You can be admitted to the program as a freshman on a provisional basis. Full admission is granted during your junior year, after you have completed 60 hours of coursework. You must have a mentor before you can be admitted to the program. Most students will have worked in your mentor’s lab for at least one term before applying.

Admission to the program requires:

  • a minimum 3.25 grade point average
  • three letters of recommendation
  • an interview with the program director
  • a satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) by fall of your senior year

You can contact Dr. Peggy Biga, Graduate Program Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about the program.