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History at UAB

UAB is one of the best places in the nation to study history. We have a world-class faculty with diverse teaching and research interests spanning the globe, from ancient history to the contemporary era. Our location in the state’s largest city allows students to do internships at museums and historical sites. Birmingham is a perfect place to study urban and public history (two of our strengths!), the history of race and civil rights, nation-building and nationalism, documentary filmmaking, and the histories of technology, medicine, and health.


Why Major in History at UAB?

Transfer Student Scholarships

The Department of History is offering two $5,000 scholarships to deserving students who transfer from another college into UAB as history majors. Applicants should demonstrate academic promise and a commitment to the study of History.

To apply, send your college transcript, a one-page description of why you are interested in studying history, and some of your career aspirations are to Dr. Walter Ward at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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