About the College of Arts and Sciences

Our distinctive combination of strong academic programs, outstanding teaching, and a diverse student body nestled in the historic and vibrant city of Birmingham make the College a unique destination for those seeking excellence in education, research, and entrepreneurship.

Our 19 departments — home to over 300 full-time faculty and more than 40 baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees — make us the largest academic entity in the UAB academic enterprise. We are home to research centers, community outreach programs, and interdisciplinary cooperation.



new undergraduate programs since 2017


majors unique in the State of Alabama


increase in grant submissions since 2013


new buildings since 2014


Priorities and Initiatives



Our goal is clear: to ensure that each of our students leaves UAB with the knowledge and tools to succeed in an expanding and increasingly complex global future.

Working together — our students and faculty, our research staff and community partners — we will provide our students and scholars the tools and resources they will need to find their place in the world.

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Strategic Priorities

Strategic Priorities

To achieve these goals the College will focus on accelerating development in five strategic areas.

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The Dean’s Office manages all administrative operations for the College, which includes Academics and Faculty Affairs, Research, Advancement and Alumni Affairs, Communications, Business Operations, and Student Recruitment. The dean, associate deans, and staff members are committed to ensuring the College remains aligned with its strategic priorities and that it achieves its core goal to prepare and educate all of our students across all disciplines.